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Triple D'Anvers - Brouwerij De Koninck NV

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Koninck NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuudJH on 10-08-2010)
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Reviews by Ryanm1:
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +19.5%

Think I might be the first person in the US to review this one. Snagged it from Wegmans after trolling their website and finding that they have exclusive rights in the US to sell this beer. Bought a 4 pack of 11.2oz bottles for $11.99. Poured this beer into a tall glass. Golden color with wheat specs and bubbles throughout the brew. Opaque. Descent amount of carbonation which is a characteristic of most Belgians. Sweet floral bouquet with those flavors coming through on the palate with the first sip. Slight amount of bitterness but not that much. Very carbonated when sipping. Great triple ranks high up there.

03-15-2014 01:38:58 | More by Ryanm1
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-17-2013 04:39:12 | More by cam477
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

On tap at The Holy Grail. The beer pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma has some strong wheat and biscuit notes, as well as some yeast and grass. The flavor is similar. I get some orange citrus as well as some candy sugar, biscuit malts and yeast. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-20-2012 00:54:15 | More by Mora2000
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ant1

France

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-11-2012 12:04:18 | More by ant1
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deebo

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Bottle brought home from Belgium, best by 11/08/12 stamped on bottle.
A-Pours a tall, loose white foamy head with staying power and lots of lacing. Color is pale golden with lots of CO2 bubbles.
S-Whiff of belgian yeast upfront, then pale malts and a hint of spicy hops.
T-Get a sweet yeasty note upfront, plenty of pale malt balanced with spicy non-astringent hops. Impressive that at 8% ABV-the alcohol is so well hidden.
M-Moderate/high carbonation, average body for a tripel
O-This has improved with a few months of aging-first bottle I had was about 8 months ago and it was not as balanced as it is now. A nice tripel. Makes me wish we could get reasonably priced good tasting Belgian style beers here in the US like you can anywhere in Belgium.

05-21-2011 00:55:53 | More by deebo
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +9%

At Brewery Ommegang 7/24/12

This is on the lighter end of the spectrum, as it should be, essentially a clear dark gold. It develops a pure white head that's dense but small off the tap, leaving spotting on the glass.
It's certainly malty right on the nose and into the flavor, with the yeast evident but not overpowering. Sweet white fruits flesh, a mix of banana, red apple, and green grape, are strong but not cloying in their sweetness. The candy sugar is as evident as it should be as well. A light spiciness complements all the way. Toward the finish, the malts seem to add a mildly grainy note.
The feel is crisp, clean and brisk in a light to medium body. A smooth flow comes out from the middle to the end of each sip after beginning with a bit of a crisp nip.

07-25-2012 15:21:50 | More by Brenden
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Andragos

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-11-2013 04:39:41 | More by Andragos
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2012 21:27:27 | More by jheezee
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MikWalker


3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-13-2013 17:38:02 | More by MikWalker
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2014 16:32:57 | More by desint
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%

Triple d'Anvers (french name for the belgian city-region of Antwerp), probably the new release of regular tripel from De Koninck brewery, but with a different name.

Looks dark golden, with decent head, good lacing in the glass, nice carbonation too.

Smell is of floral, citric and spicy hops. Mainly citrus.
Taste is pleasantly bittersweetness. Malts and hops... with the malts overpowering the aftertaste.

Medium body, decently smooth, no offensive alcohol in the aftertaste either. Not complex, but still ok.
Fine example of the belgian tripel style. Not top, but ok.

10-08-2010 12:35:31 | More by RuudJH
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-17-2013 13:49:46 | More by jcbogantes
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

Drank in it's hometown on 16th Dec 2012 in the then new Gollem. Draught, into a badged glass.

Light to mid-gold with a full but fairly thin white crown.

The nose was spicy hops with a mild malt undertone, some citrus notes in the mix too.

sweeter than the aroma suggests, but this isn't one of those over sweetened Triple's you can find in Belgium: this is a more subtle sweetness blended in with the yeast and hops to give a well balanced beer with enough flavours to keep you interested.

Body depth fine, a pleasant beer to finish a friendly Sunday evenings drinking with friends.

07-10-2013 15:13:59 | More by BlackHaddock
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tonton

Hong Kong

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

Wow. Reading through these reviews, I can only conclude that aging affects this beer immensely. Some of the reviews mention the awesome amount of sediment I experienced, yet some of th completely ignore this unmistakeable feature. Other reviews mention massive head, where I poured almost none. And even more notable is the difference in flavors experienced, with some people mentioning citrus (really?) and bread, where I had a completely different experience.

So here is my review.

My bottle (330cl) was dated best by January, 2013, and I am drinking it in August. ABV is listed at 8%.

The barman nearly poured the beer into a water glass, and I told him to stop! Finally i poured it myself into a Leffe chalice, which is acceptable. No proper tulip available.

The first thing I noticed was the lack of head. There was about half a finger, which reduced to surface film within 20 seconds.

I smelled, and what I smelled was not unpleasant, but was quite surprising, expecting the complex notes of a Tripel. I smelled a sweetness which I later attributed to toasted marshmallow. There were, contrary to other reviews here, no noticeable fruity or yeasty notes. Just a slightly smoky toasted marshmallow.

Then I tasted it, and got more of that toasted marshmallow, with sweet caramel, but despite all that, it did not taste at all too sweet. Still no citrus, no banana, just a little yeastiness, and a nice alcohol kick that blended quite well.

Mouth feel was average, great carbonation for a past date pour (it's bottle conditioned, so it should be), and... What's that?

Then I looked more closely. My God, I've never seen so much sediment in a beer. Someone mentioned Mott's unfiltered apple juice, and that's a good description. Very interesting to look at and to drink. I took a nice photo up against the light (why the hell doesn't BA allow photo uploads?) and continued enjoying my not quite Tripel marshmallow brew.

That was the last bottle at this bar. This is a beer I'll have to revisit. When I do, I'll post the results here.

08-30-2013 14:23:58 | More by tonton
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.98/5  rDev -18.4%

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. From my notes (sep´119). Ligth amber color, chill haze. Off-white froth showing not so lasting retention. Pale malts, fruity notes, slightly citric & spiced hues to the nose. Sweet fruity upfront –ripe apples & pears- & candy hints. Low bitterness with subtle acidic touch. Medium body, low carbonation. Watery texture & cloying mouthfeel. Medlar astringency.

06-21-2012 23:44:23 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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patre_tim

China

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-19-2014 02:24:17 | More by patre_tim
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-08-2012 18:33:58 | More by JohnK17
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2013 18:04:21 | More by safaricook
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-26-2013 13:55:48 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-10-2013 19:17:32 | More by byronic
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-08-2014 03:28:20 | More by TheBigBoy
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

From a 330 ml bottle to a snifter.

A: pours a hazy gold with a small one finger head that stays longer than I would have expected. It takes a while, but eventually. It does break and you are left with a thin layer of foam.

S: spices such as cloves, anise and cinnamon. There are notes of yeast and some malts as well.

T: the spices come through on the front along with some banana and then malts finish.

M: medium carbonation and body. The alcohol comes through a little strong though.

O: this could be a better beer if the alcohol didn't come through so strong. It just sort of was, nothing spectacular and nothing too disappointing.

01-30-2014 22:16:16 | More by polloenfuego
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janubio

Spain

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

330 ml. bottle, pours a copper-golden colour, with a small head and almost no retention. Smell of fried potatoes... no wait, that's my neighbour cooking. OK, now the window is closed, smell of caramel, citrus,spices, fennel and some notes of oak barrel. Very soft palate, maybe a bit watery. Taste is more or less the same as aroma, with the feeling that you're drinking a liquor rather than a beer. Maybe not completely balanced, but it's a very good beer.

09-21-2013 14:07:06 | More by janubio
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2012 02:52:55 | More by Brewsed
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-25-2012 23:59:03 | More by kjkinsey
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Triple D'Anvers from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
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