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Lupulus - Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets

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BA SCORE
84
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 03-22-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Howler89:
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Howler89

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

So... This beer is pretty wild. And confusing. Pours the cloudy blonde shade with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. The smell isn't too aggressive. Citrusy hops but with minimal presence. The taste is more impressive. Sleek and crisp hops that cut your palate like a finely sharpened samurai sword. Minimal finish but it isn't terminal, at least in this case. A good beer that really makes minimal sense. All I know is.... this is not a tripel. If I was calling it anything I would call it Belgian strong pale ale. But it might not even be that exactly with this weird hop character. THe GF is pickin up white wine and I think that makes sense especially considering the crispness of the hops. A distant cousin of a refined dry riesling with extensive carbonation and hop character. Whatever I give up. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 04:59:15 | More by Howler89
More User Reviews:
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 02:31:15 | More by metter98
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Anatole

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-17-2014 09:42:21 | More by Anatole
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-01-2014 22:06:23 | More by jmtpi
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2014 04:27:35 | More by Twal
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-09-2014 13:00:20 | More by rrski198
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-20-2013 22:52:09 | More by RRC03
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AndreaBC

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-30-2013 13:10:26 | More by AndreaBC
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-09-2013 01:06:44 | More by PEIhop
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-23-2013 16:23:43 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-14-2013 23:10:49 | More by Jason
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dannyhead

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-11-2013 13:56:54 | More by dannyhead
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PortLargo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-07-2013 18:56:43 | More by PortLargo
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-27-2013 23:52:12 | More by jaydoc
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-18-2013 20:16:24 | More by kaelingirl
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StJamesGate

New York

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cafe Gollem, Amsterdam.

Cloudy blonde with cratered head.
Loads of musky, skunky, grassy hops on the nose.
Sourdough and whole grain loaf, a coriander herbal hit, and lemon rind hops.
Grainy end and hay linger.
Lt-med and round.

Good blonde qualities but with stupid amounts of hoppiness; I wouldn't have pegged this as any kind of tripel. (Where's the yeast?) Delivers on the name but without being a Belgian IPA, either. A crisp, grassy Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 11:47:42 | More by StJamesGate
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-18-2013 01:12:50 | More by wdarcy77
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-10-2013 02:34:53 | More by WOLFGANG
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flagmantho

Washington

4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1.5L bottle into an Achouffe tulip. A friend brought this back from Belgium and was kind enough to share.

Appearance: medium gold with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence and a thick white head with good retention. Nice!

Smell: sweet malt with a nice load of grassy hops. Nice pear character with a little graininess. Quite good indeed.

Taste: sweet and smooth malt with a nice pear character and a strong grassy hoppiness, much like in the aroma. There's a perfumey, almost soapy quality here too, but in my mind it really helps fill out the sweet fruitiness of the malt. Bitterness is strong for the style but smooth on the palate. Some may find it a bit too sweet, but I think it's totally appropriate for a tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a mammoth carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Awesome!

Overall: a deliciously hopped tripel. Glad I got to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 13:58:51 | More by flagmantho
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2013 21:34:05 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2013 21:24:53 | More by RandyPuckett
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2013 07:51:24 | More by GRUUMSH
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-03-2013 00:28:29 | More by valkyre65
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Hazy dark yellow with a very large white foamy head. Low visible carbonation. Head recedes relatively quickly.

S: Pilsner malt, Belgian fruity esters (apple and grape primarily), some grassy hops that remind me of drying hay.

T: Light cracker and pilsner malts, hop bitterness, Belgian yeast esters. The sweet/dry/bitter combination of flavors is a lot to work through. End is strangely vinous dry plus the hop bitterness.

M: Medium body, not as much carbonation as it looked. Alcohol a bit more noticeable than the ABV would lead you to expect.

O: Kinda weird. Not awful. Defies any style, so it's difficult to judge - but in the end just not my preference.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:24:43 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-28-2013 00:33:37 | More by hopkrid
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Lupulus from Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.