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Finesse - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: number1bum on 06-26-2010

A 3 grain (barley, wheat, rye) tripel aged on pine needles.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 23
Photo of jjcote
1.83/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hopefully this was a bad bottle. I could not drink this beer and I've suffered though some bad ones. Taste like a glass of water that sat the nightstand during an inferno. Likely ruined my taste buds for the night. Not for me.

Photo of hotsudge
1.23/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I think we have a bad bottle...

A- golden orange with a small lacey head. Very chunky, more than the usual yeast at the bottom.

S- smoke

T- smoke

F- I couldn't make it to feel because the taste was horrible!

O- smoke smoke smoke

I do think we ended up with a bad bottle, as this undrinkable. At $19 a bottle this is a huge disappointment.

Photo of animal69
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GThreepwood
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of safaricook
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of giorgia
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, small white head goes fast to sticky lace and some floating bubbles.
Rye pops in the smell, and green spicy hops. There's also caramel and honey, flowers, apple, apricot, some pine.
Taste is complex and has that specific Dochter van de Korenaar feel, with slightly smoked mixed cereals, some sour lemon zest, faint pineapple and unrripe orchard fruit (thus a bit acidic). Belgian yeasts. Honey sweetness, herbal notes, a bit floral, and lots of pine and leafy hops in the finish.
Medium body, kinda fizzy, but helps lift to the palate the spicy hops (+ the yeastiness). No alcohol apparent, but should be drunk carefully.
Tasty and strong, a nice mix of spicy grains and hops, might seem weird and off to people that aren't used with Dochter van de Korenaar brews. Not the usual tripel.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Cozzatoad
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark orange colour, nicely transparent, some carbonation bubbles showing up. Thin white head (at most one finger) but nicely firm and persistent

S- Sweet caramel malts, maybe a hint of honey. Lots of fruity notes also on the fruity side, i'm picking peach and pear. A light herbal whiff. Feels nicely plenty/rich on the aroma

T- Sweet malts as suggested, bready and caramel with a touch of rustic spiciness. A nice bittering herbal feel brings balance and leaves you wanting for another sip. Fruity esters as suggested by the aroma though not so bright, a touch of warming alcohol feel

M- Dense body as well as quite dense carbonation, very full on the mouth but somehow not so round, i'm feeling a bit of an unpleasant sharp edge on the palate

O- Not a standard tripel but overall a very tasty and fine crafted one

Photo of Coren
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Brabander
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of 3SH33TS
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a small white head.
Nose shows caramel, bready malt and a cidery notes. Also some industrial booze.
Very similar flavours. Sweet malt, bready and caramel notes. Cider and industrial characters. Soft booze.
Carbonation is too high.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glowing orange-amber with thin white film that sheets.
Deep honey malts, woody whisky notes and some spice.
Overripe nectarine, apricot jam, rye spice, some pine resin, and a big noble bite.
Grassy finish and fruity linger.
Medium to full, lots of chew, round, hot and sticky.

Way too dark and thick for a tripel, with no spice to cut it. The bitterness (I do get the pine needle aging) just about saves it. You could tell me this was a RyePA and I'd believe it - but I still wouldn't love it.

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Finesse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.