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Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Name : the character of Ondineke and the use of hop out of the region of Aalst convinced the Town Council to choose this beer as the official town beer.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-14-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

WynnO, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

schnarr84, May 25, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber with a half finger fine white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Classic tripel aroma of bready malt, clove, mildly grassy, hints of lemon and light stone fruit, dry and spicy. Flavor is mild bready, slightly caramel malt, clove, light fruit juice, Belgian yeast, hints of lemon and hay, nicely integrated; finishes with light hoppiness, pepper and Belgian yeast and spices, residual semi sweet fruit. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. A wonderfully understated tripel, seems mild at first as you try to tease out the flavors, but nothing really jumps out, because everything is so well balanced; the big clove and coriander burst common to tripels is not here, just these flavors melded into the fruit and yeast. Complex and satisfying, possibly the best tripel I've ever had.

LiquidAmber, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

sonorb7, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of jokemon
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours very carbonated. with a bright white foamy head that sticks to the glass as it dissipates.

Smell is sweet, yeasty, with some faint hop presence. It also seems very crisp if you can imagine that, comparable to a dry champagne.

Taste is so delicious. This has to be the most drinkable Tripel I have ever had. Again, there is carbonation, yeasty overtones with a slight sweetness but not overpowering in the background. Crisp and somewhat chalky, bubblegum sweetness. What I really like is that fact that this beer is not too sweet like some Tripels are. This beer reminds me of Mischief by the Bruery, very similar and also fantastic.

I look forward to drinking more beers from this brewery.

jokemon, Jan 25, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

750ml bottle, with a paper wrap in place of the standard label.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, medium tarnished golden apricot hue, with a teeming tower of frothy, melted marshmallow eggshell white head, which leaves some random chunky, fuzzy lace around the glass as it slowly disappears.

It smells of muddled light orchard fruit, Belgian yeast, grainy pale malt, candy sugar, white pepper, and zippy floral, earthy, and grassy hops. The taste is semi-sweet pale malt - with a touch of caramel - earthy yeast, an apple and pear fruitiness, simple sugar solution, clove and white pepper spice, and more edgy earthy, weedy, and floral Euro-hops.

The carbonation is active, for certain, but really not manifesting in anything more aggressive than a plucky frothiness, the body on the light side of medium weight, and generally quite smooth, with more than a suggestion of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the hops still providing stiff opposition to the malt and well-obfuscated alcohol.

An easy-drinking Tripel, if there was ever such a thing - the hops help even out this style's inherent sweetness, and the booze just isn't that hot (and I mean that in a very good way). Quite a healthy (figuratively speaking) serving, too, for just north of a tenner, and something nice to sip on, for a cold Saturday night.

biboergosum, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

samEBC, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

pixieskid, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DeutschesBier, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Bandi, Sep 15, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little chalky and has light aromas of fruits along with notes of yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of chalk and slight bits of pepper.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not your typical tripel and tastes more like a chalky version of a saison.

metter98, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

smithj4, Sep 15, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

101 Beer Kitchen July beer club pick. 22oz bottle.

Appearance- Two finger white head slowly reduces to a retained creamy top. A cloudy golden orange with high carbonation.

Smell- Mango, bread. Not able to dissect the pleasant aroma further.

Mouthfeel- Soft & silky. Only a tingle of the fruit. Not too sugary.

Taste- Banana bread with a backing citrus fruit effect that works vs. obvious fruit. Aftertaste is satisfying.

Overall- Malt/hop/sugar blend works well to create a steady body wth flavor that delivers throughout. Nothing too challenging though.

kbrown, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

mattpatey, Jul 16, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Ondineke's tripel is a fairly unique version of the style that keeps the focus primarily on the malt and hop ingredients, and less so on the yeast and yeast-derived esters and phenols, though these are present as well. While I appreciated its unique approach to the style, I did not find it particularly compelling to revisit again, particularly at $14 per bottle.

Pours a very tall (>4cm) head of off-white colored foam, with long-lasting retention of several minutes, eventually fading to a 0.2cm cap atop the body. Lacing is between average and excellent, with some substantial patches of foam sticking to the sides of the glass, but not coating the walls completely, as in other tripels. Body is a golden orange-brown in color, 40-50% opaque, with light bringing out yellow-orange-brown hues. Carbonation is visible through the slight haze, moderate in number and vigorousness.

Aroma is quite sweet from pale malts, light candi sugar, and dried apple esters, tempered by a surprising level of floral and bitter Continental hops. Fairly clean malt and hop characters, not much in the way of pure yeast scent or yeast-derived phenols, as in other tripels.

Front of palate is dominated by pale malt and light candi sugar sweetness, tempered by modest Belgian yeast flavors (phenols, banana-like esters) with a bit of herbal Continental hop quality. Mid-palate of sweet, pale malts; light candi sugar; diluted honey; mildly bitter and floral hops; faint Belgian yeast characters (phenols, banana-like esters, pure yeast flavor), and a slight concord grape character that I sometimes get in fresh pilsners, indicating perhaps malt or hop variety used. Back of palate picks up sweet, pale malts, ethanol, modest continental hop bitterness, and very faint traces of coconut. Lingering aftertaste of light candi sugar, pale malts.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a gentle foaming of the beer within the mouth, softly being effervescent and becoming quite soft and pleasing on the palate. Ethanol able to be felt in the nostrils and back of palate, somewhat surprising for the 8.5% ABV, when tripels with a higher alcohol content are able to hide it. Closes semi-dry, with moderate stickiness lingering on the palate.

falloutsnow, Jun 26, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured a somewhat cloudy orangeish gold with two finger, well-carb'd lace that died quick and left some lace on top of a typical, textbook Belgian aroma. Yeast in there, oranegy citric notes, some candi sugar sweetness, some other fruit notes that are basically "tropical". Definitely one of the most fuller-bodied beers I've had of this style as it is yeasty, fluffy and a smooth drinker. Again, typical Belgian flare with a mix of orange citric like hops that give off a touch of bitter clove like spice, some candi sugar sweetness (aided by barley), and there are some other sweet notes derived from tropical fruits like pineapple and pear (which is not tropical, I know), but not too crazy like mango. Perhaps the only knock on this beer is that the ABV, which isn't high, seems to bleed a little as it warms and as I progressed through the bomber I tasted warm bitter notes on end. A textbook triple other than a little hoppier and bitter than others; only other complaint is that per usual with De Glazen beers (at least where I'm at) is that one can find a beer as good or better for a lot less dough (do not know why the De Glazen beers are so high in comparison to other imports).

clayrock81, Jun 15, 2013
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Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
91 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.