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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tongerlo Prior is a full-bodied beer with fruity notes that develop into a spicy and slightly flowery bitterness of hops. An authentic abbey ale, the age-old tradition of the White Canons of Tongerlo lives on in this officially recognised Belgian abbey ale. Re-fermentation in the bottle gives this beer a more intense taste and aroma as well as a longer shelf life. Tongerlo Prior was chosen as the best European blond abbey/trappist ale in the 2011 World Beer Awards.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1715) - BELGIUM - APR 28, 2012
Une bire qui gagne vieillir, mon exemplaire avait 1 an et demi en plus que la date limite. Dj jeune javais not cette triple trs favorablement, mais avec lge, et tout en gardant sa vie et sa couleur, elle montre dautres atouts que lon ne souponnait pas. Petite prcision pralable : je ne suis pas favorable aux grandes structures brassicoles, mais lorsque leur travail est honnte, il faut le reconnatre. Ici nous sommes en prsence dune entreprise trs moderne et du 3me producteur de pils en Belgique. Mais cette brasserie a le mrite de conserver le brassage de quelques recettes dont elle a les droits, notamment la Tongerloo et la Malonne en tant quabbaye. La Tongerloo est brasse bien sr en accord avec les Norbertins de ladite abbaye. Elle prsente dabord un beau niveau abv : 9 %. Sa couleur dore brillante est du plus bel effet et trs engageante, dautant que sa mousse est trs stable aprs le versage 2mm sur la bire pendant toute la dgustation et que les bulles sont fines et vives. Les armes sont de malt srieux, et dune fine pointe de cognac due au vieillissement. (Nhsitez jamais laisser vieillir quelques abbayes...) Le 1er got est dune belle richesse, avec des crales et un fond de pomme de terre et dpices. La 2me bouche montre la profondeur du froment (parce quil y a 2 crales dans cette bire) et une belle levure. La 3me bouche laisse passer le trs beau houblon de Saaz. La longueur est splendide, sur du vrai malt. La levure est de classe, forte mais un peu aigre. La finale est dune belle complexit, avec du malt, des fruits mrs et une pointe dalcool qui serait plutt maintenant de genivre. Signalons que cette bire a reu le prix de meilleure bire blonde dabbaye dEurope lors des World Beer Awards de 2011.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
plezatte (1) - - APR 12, 2011 does not count
Superb replacement of the old Tripel, which I did not like that much. But this is a completely new beer, with a new yeast culture. Strong and complex fruit aromas (bananas, citrus), vanilla, etc. Good use of hops, strong bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2072) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from the local taphouse shop (now gone). Great doughy beer. Aromas of caramel and fresh bread. Taste is sweet, with light bitter and sour notes, long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
serve (36) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2010
Aroma: A nice fresh and sweet aroma of flowers and fruits, bananacandy and a litlle bit sellerysalt. Appearance: golden, clear, frothy head, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: full body, sticky, lively, long finish, A very well balanced beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1374) - SPAIN - MAY 19, 2015
Compra: Hipercor San Juan Ingesta: Jugando a Kings Bounty Dark Side Opinion: Cerveza cuasi perfecta. Entra rapido y hay que tener cuidado que se sube mucho

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (389) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2015
A: citrus, cereal, bubblegum A: golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam T: very bitter, medium sweetness, lightly sour. P: full body, creamy, lively. Finish bitter, long finish. O: Bonita e cheirosa. Adocicada e amarga. Sabor marcante de doces de infncia. E com um final amargo e persistente. tima cerveja!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4164) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
roasty, dough, clove, brown, tan foam, sparkling, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, creamy, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dummi (28) - - OCT 10, 2014
Espuma muy abundante y realmente bella, blanca y uniforme que persiste varios minutos junto a la apreciable carobonatacin que mantiene viva la cerveza todo el tiempo. Color ambar algo turbia. El aroma es claramente afrutado destacando algn ctrico y muy agradable. Al paladar se aprecia cierta graduacin de alcohol, sabor a pimienta y amargor final que compenza el dulzor inicial. El final deja una sensacin de cerveza potente de gran calado.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity and caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with some nice burned plastic, malt and fruity notes. Finished sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2143) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
0,7l Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask! Clear yellow sprakling colour,white head. Aroma has a dominans of belgian yeastynes,fruits, flowery, fruits and a nice balanced sweet maltynes. Flavor, had a nice fruity sprakling, almost like champagne mouth feeling Belgian yeastynes, and flowery. Big body long fruity finish.


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