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Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BA SCORE
92
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108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-14-2005

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.
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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cjgiant
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
Beer is fairly cloudy, but does grow a large amount of head. This fades to a nice foamy white, covering most of the surface. There is fairly significant lacing in my glass (but less if my friend's, so that could be glass-related).

Nose is a bit candy fruity, sweet apple, pear, white raisin, sweetness of a raw sugar nature. These come out more with warmth, as initial scents had a bit earthy, dirt/clay and even a hint of farmhouse funk.

Taste starts a tad dry, a bit woody even. The fruit flavors from the nose don't seem to be there, the taste being more like the skin of the apple or pear than the fleshy part. There is also a hint of alcohol just before the fruit flavors come on, but still never hit the strength of the nose. Feel is on the light side, body about the middle, carbonation is felt but not a key component of the feel.

An enjoyable, can't find anything wrong with this beer, but can't say I need to have this again beer. Will I have it again? If they get it on tap somewhere, sure. For it's cost, it might not warrant another bottle, but only considering the other options that are available. Long story short: it's a 'tweener, good but not quite good enough.

Photo of RochefortChris
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of diegominach
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JPurshock
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of fischgrape
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of amvrana
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of beerpirates
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of sonorb7
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jokemon
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of KristofH
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.