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Lupulus - Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 87
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Suds on 03-22-2009

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 87
Reviews by 3sheets2wind:
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2.68/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer smells good and it looks good, but it is simply too sweet. This is common for tripels, but this would benefit from additional fermentation. I would definitely try the same beer with a brett infusion. Sourer or drier would improve what it already has going for it. Beer is very light gold color and pours with a firm white head. It smells like Orval (hoo baby) but the cloying sweetness prevents this beer from joining such sublime company. Not a bad beer and decent price ($9 for a 75cL bomber), but I will not be getting this again. (543 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ant1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of peddani
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Dinkel
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at L'Autre Oeuil in Aylmer. Fun to get this hard-to-find.Light yellow coloured body with bubbly head. Very lacey. Above average carbonation.Yeasty bite to it, good drinkability and edgy, a good supper accompaniment. Above average full mouthfeel. (252 characters)

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crosenkrantz
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle; Poured a lightly hazy clear light yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly overcooked vegetable with grass and hay is not as awesome as I was expecting. Taste is a nice enough mix between some hay and grass with a solid malt backbone. I was expecting more hops based on the name and less overcooked vegetable. A bit of of a disappointment. (417 characters)

Photo of benlhoest
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcisco44
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Real light color, almost pinot grigio white, but fills the glass with a nice lemon orb glowing color, and an opaque appearance. Nice small rising column of carbonation in the middle, with a nice matching bright white rocky head. THick hard top with shampoo like retention and hanging on long.

Mild subtle aroma. Not much sweetness or hints of hop or much of anything. Mild bread yeast dough, maybe some honey but that's about it.

Mouthfeel off the bat is what I first notice on first sip. Big and heavily carbonated. Lots of quinine tonic water like feel and aromas. A bit gaseous. Body is really not big and thick enough to support this and it becomes distracting. Some spicy notes and warm malts with classic honey sucrose action in the mid palate.

Overall not bad, but the big carbonation on this really took down my enjoyment of it quite a bit. (895 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, light to medium straw amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, apple and pear, Belgian yeast, light grassy hops and a bit of skunkiness; slightly floral. Flavor is light caramel, apple and pear juice, clove, Belgian yeast, light citrus, lots going on here. Starts semi-sweet and dries out to an almost medicinal herbal and hop bitterness with an odd, but pleasant aromatic basalmic component. Medium bodied with peppery, active carbonation. An unusually flavored tripel, with complex and interesting flavors that develop throughout the taste. The aromatic aldahyde flavor is unusual, but fits with the other flavors as well as the clove and hop bitternss. I enjoyed tasting this and trying to figure it out. More citrus develops over time. Unusual, but nice drinking tripel. I will buy this again. (897 characters)

Photo of PortLargo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that took a long time to die down and consistently left a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out somewhat spicy and seems to transition to notes of pale malts and hints of alcohol. The spices reappear and linger through the finish.
M: It feels quite dry on the palate and not that heavy (a light- to medium-body is perceived) because a high amount of carbonation seems to lighten things up. The spiciness seems to prickle your tongue a little.
O: By the taste of alcohol, you can definitely tell that this beer is strong, but the high amount of carbonation helps to lighten up the body and make this a little more in the way of being drinkable. (998 characters)

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lupulus from Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.