Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Tripel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5712) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - OCT 7, 2012
330ml brown glass bottle brought back from Belgium by Chrissie. Oh, so lovely. A high abv, high temperature fermentation pale malt beer without too much hops getting in the way. Soft melted plastic and honey nose, and smooth, sweet and fragrant mouth. Heavenly stuff - even better than Carlsberg Special Brew. A little bit of smudgy bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable, and very moreish. Lovely job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2924) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden yellow, clear. Lots of carbonation and a medium-sized white head. Banana bread, candy sugar, lemon curd and a metallic note in the aroma. Sweet yeasty taste with a focus on honey and more banana. A mere suggestion of hop bitterness in the short and slightly boozy finish. Extreme carbonation. A decent enough beer, although it isnt as well-balanced as the best examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1510) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Beautiful white foam crown. In the flavor there is clear notes of the orange peel and light caramel. Palate is great and filling, but its aftertaste of light caramel, citrus fruits and berries gives it a refreshing flavor that complements its slightly strong taste of alcohol. Its a tasty triple with low hop bitterness. I enjoyed it with a selection of cheeses, this was very suitable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbonde (356) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
75 cl [email protected] in trappist [email protected] 12 degrees (too warm). Pours almost clear golden with small white head with sufficient retention. Aroma of malt, bread and alcohol with a hint of yeast and apple. Sweet and heavy taste adding spizy notes to the sugary, alcoholic base. A slight bitterness, which kicks in in the aftertaste is the best feature, especially when the slight yeast depot is stirred into action. Maybe it was due to having cellared this bottle (BBF Dec. 2015) that carbonation was quite low but this only added to a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. There are so much better Tripels out there - eg. Karmeliet and Westmalle - showcasing that Prior is a boring macro product at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stupre (305) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
33 cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bire. Triple assez classique avec un final pic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (787) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
33cl-fles tijdens les Zythologie in Syntra te Kortrijk. U: Helder goudblond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Brood, bleekmout, licht kruidig en gist. S: Moutzoet met wat hopbitterheid. Gist, bleekmout en lichte alcoholwarmte. M: Medium body en stevige carbonatie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sugar, yeast, alcohol, fruit, spices. Flavour is sweet, yeast, alcohol, fruit, spices, sugar. Full bodied nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jybi (265) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2017
La Tongerlo Prior est une bire triple dabbaye qui mrite son titre (avoir une telle dnomination impose certains devoirs!), et qui sans tre exceptionnellement riche en arme et en complexit, possde cet quilibre, cette puissance et ce raffinement qui font delle une bire plaisante. Le raffinement sexprime ds la bire verse, par son blond dor limpide (EBC aux alentours de 16), par son effervescence marque, porte par de fines bulles donnant naissance une mousse blanche abondante de trois voire quatre centimtres (initialement). Le nez est plutt classique dune triple, mais prsente une belle intensit sur des notes de crale, de coriandre et lgrement fruit sur la pche et le miel. Lattaque est souple, avec une lgre prsence de lamertume et des armes de fruits jaunes prgnants. La suite permet lamertume de prendre son envol. Celle-ci, dune bonne intensit restera longtemps en bouche, aide en cela par un alcool (9% Abv) bien prsent et qui se fera davantage ressentir sur un final aux notes pices et prsentant une petite astringence. La corpulence, quant elle est moyenne avec une arrire bouche simple porte essentiellement sur les fruits jaunes. Dans lensemble la bire est donc agrable, pleine en bouche, avec alcool bien intgr et surtout une trs belle homognit, mais le manque de complexit dans les armes lui font rester au stade de bire plaisante. Ainsi soit il.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3737) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2017
Flaska frn Belgiuminabox. Ett halvr gammal. Gyllengul, relativt klar med medelhgt vitt skum. Stor fruktigt estrig doft med jst och kryddor. Eldig och estrig och kanske vl mycket ung potens som slr ut i ltta bensin och klistertoner som nog skulle mogna bort med tiden, fruktig och blommor med tangerin, pomerans och lite flder och syren. En potent klassisk och nog lite vl ung trippel. Bra redan nu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAGICuenca91 (82) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2017
Buena cerveza. Un aroma correcto, combinado con una apariencia amarillenta tirando a mbar. Un sabor agradable y un gusto en el paladar bastante fuerte, debido a sus 9% de alcohol. Bebida en vaso de una botella de 33 cl. No la recordar como una gran cerveza, pero si buena.

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