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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A religious experience
Originally brewed by monks fleeing the French Revolution, this classic Belgian beer sparked its own revolution when Carl Vasta first introduced it in 2001 to an unsuspecting public who weren’t ready for its sensory onslaught. Thank God he didn’t ditch the recipe, as this strong golden ale with notes of clove and orange now has a beloved place in the Tuatara line-up.

Taste: Complex, nice sweetness, spicy phenolics of clove and orange.
Look: Pale golden amber
Aroma: Orange & spice
Try With: Smoked salmon
Hops: Goldings, Pacific Gold.
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Ale

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonybaldeagle (62) - - SEP 16, 2013
Delicious well balanced drop with high alcohol and high taste. Great story well executed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
jmgreenuk (10001) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 20, 2017
Tap at the Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is gluey malt, dry yeast, light citrus fruit, alcohol bitter. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a smooth, warm, rich malt, fruity light spice alcohol bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. The alcohol really dominates this beer which is really surprising at just 8.5% ABV.

3.8
mrjez (674) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle from BeerMa. Pours a clear bright gold, bubbles galore, nice low creamy head. Decent yeast-forward aroma, plenty of orange, spice, a fair showing of lager malt grain. Flavour is nice, a helping of yeast/funk carried by orange. Lots of clove and pepper in the backhalf. Perhaps lacks the breadiness and complexity of the forerunners in the style, but satisfying taste nonetheless. Medium/full feeling body with no sign of the 8.5%, tingly and tangy notes linger, quite refreshing in summer. Good stuff overall.

3.6
explosivedog (1618) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours bright straw colour. Clove, orange peel, black pepper, bread, sweet honey, quite floral. Big and yeasty. Nice.

4.1
nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Lizard bomber from Liquor King Carlton in Christchurch. Clear bright golden color with a lacy one-finger white head and some effervescent bubbles. Great aroma, yeasty, fruity esters, floral notes, candi sugar. The flavor has sweet Bartlett pear, candy apple, and a yeasty finish with just a well-integrated touch of hop bitterness. Smooth and creamy yet lively mouthfeel. Wow, from the opposite corner of the world comes a true-to-style tripel, packing legit Belgian flavor and aroma, polished and virtually flawless. Impressive.

4.2
User369532 (909) - - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Yellow golden color, hazy liquid. Oak barrel aroma, earthy. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent.

2.5
Moravius (1445) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
Flasche (65 cl) von Jenny Lou’s, Peking, abgefüllt 12/13, mithin knapp zwei Jahre alt. - Orangegelb, nur wenig trüb, kaum Schaum. - In der Nase fruchtig-süße Orange, unreife Banane, Lebkuchen, Minze. - Antrunk breit getreidig und karamelmalzig-süß mit einer deutlichen säuerlich-herben Note, die an Rhabarber oder unreife Banane erinnert, jedenfalls in einem Tripel deplaziert wirkt. Mild rezent, hefig, vollmundig. Im Abgang krautig herb, schwach säuerlich, mit kühlender Minze, dazu leicht fuselig. - Eigenartige Version eines belgischen Tripels. Es fehlt die aromatische getreidige Süße, aber auch die schwere Hopfenherbe der besten Tripelbiere, und die Hopfen- und Esteraromen sind untypisch und wenig stimmig. Gewöhnungsbedürftig.

3.6
Bule (2255) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
500 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color without much head. Sweetness and mild belgian yeast flavors. A little alcohol harshness.

3.7
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2015
really enjoyed this, smells fruity tastes smooth & wonderfully balanced full of peachy fruity bitter sweet flavours pleasantly tasty & warm the alcohol is barely noticeable

4.3
mkel07 (6395) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Stewarts Wine Company December 2013. This is one seriously tasty beer. Deep golden colour with spiced fruit in the aroma and creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
Clear gold colour with a skim of white head across the top of the beer. The aroma is so typical of style, it is done extremely well: basement, banana and fruity esters and spices. Rich and unctuous in the mouth with tangs of banana bread and grapefruit citrus. Thick body and spicy finish. Tasty stuff.


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