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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (15321) - Albertslund, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle from Fakta. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, spice and fruity notes.


4.4
NiklasT (103) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Clear, golden with white head. Aroma strong with lots of yeastines and spices. Taste well balanced along the same line and ends in sweet caramel and some bitterness. Very nice, not so well known tripel!

3.4
Tasche39 (422) - SPAIN - OCT 27, 2017
Cerveza triple muy clara y transparente, lo que contrasta con su potente sabor a cereal ligeramente alcohólico.

3.6
Silvan7 (1269) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle @ home. Giallo dorato, con riflessi ambrati, prima velato , poi più opalescente man mano che si versa il fondo. schiuma bianco lattiginoso, sporco, fine, non molto persistente. Aroma intenso, persistente, fruttato, di pesca e albicocca matura, alcool, caramello, zucchero candito. erbaceo/floreale da luppolo, e lievi sentori speziati. Gusto dolce abboccato, liquoroso, fruttato e zuccherino, finale più amaro, luppolato, floreale/vegetale e speziato. Calda, corposa, abbastanza rotonda nonostante nota amara, non molto carbonata. Equilibrata ed armonica

5
MaltMeister88 (1) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Cerveza potente pero agradable de tomar. Con sabores afrutados y un toque amargo.

3.5
nathanvc (712) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
Pours clear golden, fizzing, with a lasting, foamy, off-white head (turning hazy when pouring the yeast sediment). The aroma contains hops & spices, yeast, fruits (apple, peach) and malt. It tastes medium to heavy sweet (not yet cloying); the fruitiness lingers into the light bitter, spicy finish. Medium body, oily/slick texture, fizzy to lively carbonation. A decent, nice Abbey Tripel, at least better than famous counterparts like Leffe or Grimbergen.

3.8
Nevalainen (837) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Clear orange brown color with tall white head. Aroma if malty, fruity and spicy. Taste is little bitter with sweet finish. Notes of caramel and spicies. Warming alcohol in the finish. Everything suites fine together and you get different taste experiences the more you taste the beer. It wasn't very interesting at first, but it got better and better. Very nice.

4
Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - SEP 21, 2017
Tongerlo Prior pours a hazy yellow color with a beautiful head with stunning lacing. The nose is sweet caramel, molasses, unripe banana, vanilla, herbs, faint citrus. Medium-bodied and prickly, the attack is dominated by sweet caramel maltiness and is followed by a mid-palate with a pleasant mix of banana, citrus, herbs, cane sugar, and a hint of dark fruits. The finish is peppery and brings slightly bitter lemon peel to mind. A pleasant surprise!

4.4
drmet (1023) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2017
L: -pours a slightly hazy golden with a big,quickly dissipating,foamy,grey head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -honey,banana,wheaty,white bread,grainy,spicy,melon T: -white bread,spicy,honey,coriander,pears -medium to high bitterniss for the style F: -high carbonation -medium body -alcohol noticeable O: A great Tripel.Like a Bakery in a Bottle.

3.5
saintbase2 (475) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Barwa złocisto-bursztynowa. Piana obfita, wysoka na dwa palce, koloru białego, drobnopęcherzykowa z nielicznymi średnimi pęcherzami. Po paru chwilach redukuje się do postaci cienkiego, porwanego kożuszka, by po kilku minutach zniknąć całkowicie. Aromat słodowy, mocno owocowy, winny, w tle lekkie nuty ziołowo-korzenne. Smak owocowo-winny, lekko szczypiący w język, odrobinę alkoholowy, ale przykryty lekką goryczką. Na finiszu lekko słodkawo-gorzkie. Warka: 25.03.2016

3.4
Flanfl (816) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2017
Golden body, medium white head. Aroma of pear, grain, yeast. Flavours of grain, pear, yeast, alcohol fusel. Medium grainy, alcoholic, yeasty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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