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Triverius - Brouwerij De Graal

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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Graal visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 07-21-2005)
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Reviews by rfgetz:
Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours an attractive and relatively clear golden straw color, big puffy head, some decent retention. Scent brings classic fresh dried grain, bread and peppery spice but backs it with a nice dose of coriander, fresh flowers and decent amount of citrus juice. Citrus is surprisingly forward in the taste, taking only a backseat to the classic tastes of the style. Nice medium bodied, bubbly but smooth with some heft. A very nice take on the style.

rfgetz, Oct 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kraken
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large wine goblet. Best buy date of 5/2009. Moderate to slow pour yields one inch of billowy cotton white head. Head slowly diminishes to a fine uneven skim of champagne like bubbles. Moderate lacing. Beer pours a very light and totally clear, which is uncharacteristic for a wheat beer, straw yellow. Nose is of pale malt with hints of citrus, and flowers. On the palate, very sharp carbonation, hints of banana, bubble gum followed. Nice body, light sweetness, very clean in the finish, with faint hop bitterness. Booze is totally concealed. Nice beer!

Kraken, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +4.2%

valkyre65, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ste5venla, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +4.2%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

Pleasantly drinkable witbeer for a Spring warm day. Pours yellow body with some white lasting head. A little wheat and yeast aroma, its fine. Medium mouthfeel, nice wheat and balanced and crisp finish, a little lemon and without astringency of some. From Premiere Gourmet.

Sammy, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Ciocanelu, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

A: The beer is very hazy light pale yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that only died down a little and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus are present in the nose - orange and tangerine seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy but this isn't as prominent as the smell because it is balanced off by the underlying wheat. No spices are evident.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell and taste of this beer are very citrusy compared to other witbiers but it is still very drinkable and has some refreshing properties.

metter98, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Cap stamped with Lot12132 and 04/2014 (best by I assume).
A: Pours a nice slightly hazed lemon yellow with moderate carbonation producing a 2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention.
S: Nice fresh citrus (especially orange peel), wheat, bananas, clove, and hint of spice (?coriander).
T: Bananas, clove, orange peel, coriander, and hints of honey, toasted cracker, and white pepper. Very nice balance.
M: Soft wheat feel envelopes the tongue and coats the palate. Slight tingle of carbonation and spice. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.
D: A highly drinkable, very refreshing, and decently complex brew.

mwilbur, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

330ml bottle served in a Tulip glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Pale yellow in color.White froth, dense & lasting crown.Nice lacing rings.Bread, yeast & mildy tosted malt aromas, floral & orange hints.Slightly spicy & banana tasting.Touches of orange zest & coriander.Crispy feeling, medium body & gentle mildy diacetyl mouthfeel.Pleasant carbonation.Smooth hoppy aftertaste with fruit hues.Very good drinkability.ABV well hidden, no warming at all but refreshing.I´ve had more than a couple.

GONZALOYANNA, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of fmccormi
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

fmccormi, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Supergenious, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a rather hazy medium yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall the aroma for this beer is pretty light with some notes of wheat with even lighter notes of citrus/orange/tangerine and some light fruit (apple and pear). Very light hints of spices.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of wheat with light flavors of citrus/orange/tangerine, and spices - most notable is coriander but there are also light hints of clove and allspice. Very light amounts of sweetness or bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This is enjoyable and I like the fact that the beer is not overly sweet or bitter. I really found this beer to be quite enjoyable and easy to drink. This one is pretty refreshing.

dbrauneis, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

RBorsato, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of trebbates
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

trebbates, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a very clear pale golden color with a fluffy white head.

S: The nose is full of the usual spicy characteristics of clove and coriander along with sweet wheat, citrus, and some fruity esters.

T: The flavor is quite fruity with notes of banana, pear, and apple. The wheat, malt, and sugar provide plenty of sweetness which works well with the fruitiness.

M: The body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

D: A much nicer beer than I was expecting. I particularly enjoyed the fruitiness of it and it was quite different from any other witbier that I've had.

womencantsail, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of paterlodie
3.15/5  rDev -18%

Good and lasting head and a orangegolden beercolor, nice clouwdy. Nose is very much aronge peals( with sour hint) and lots of koreander dominating the whole nose. Hard to find any maltyness or other flavour. This counts also for taste that is again a mixture of orange and koreander, maltyness though now noticeable as is a tiny bit of hop in aftertaste. Good carbonisation and freshness makes mouthfeel good but IMO far too much orange and koreander.

paterlodie, Jul 21, 2005
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

lvoutlawjlh, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of bark
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%

Sold as “Blond Bitch Beer” in Sweden.

The colour is cool yellow (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is airy and white. It sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is quite mild. Tart wheat notes, some spices in the background. Fruity esters, phenolic notes of soap, allspice and cloves. Very low sweetness and almost no sweetness at all.

The taste is surprisingly sweet. Some sour wheat notes in the background, as well as some old spices. Orange peels, allspice and a touch of nutmeg. Light body. The aftertaste is not as sweet, but brings some alcohol, dry herbal-hoppy flavours. Banana peels and stale spices in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong. Lots of mid-sized smooth bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

Well, this is an OK witbier. A little too sweet in the beginning and a not enough fresh spices, though.

bark, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of BDIMike
4.3/5  rDev +12%

Pours an amazing looking wheat beer, and in my mind, the stereotypical perfect beer! A golden orange color with a nice hazy cloudiness to it. A good amount of carbonation creates a thick white head that sits on top of the beer throughout the entire beer.
Smell is awesome. A great clean wheat smell is dominated by spicy cloves, oranges, bananas, and a honey sweetness.
Taste lives up to the billing of the smell. A nice base of wheat and cracker. A lot of Belgian spice and coriander comes in. The orange, honey, and banana tastes come in at the end, along with a bit of Belgian sugary sweetness.
Mouthfeel is good. A medium thickness with a very sharp carbonation bite.
Drinkability is very good. A ton of tastes going on that balance very well, but all stand strong on their own. A great tasting and also refreshing beer. I could drink this beer from the beginning of the summer and never get sick of it. A great beer that I would love to get more of if I could get my hands on it.

BDIMike, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Appears as a very lightly hazed pale yellow color with a two finger head that dies back to a stable single finger head and stays that way, small amounts of lacing left behind.
Smells a bit like pomegranite, orange peel, and peaches over a crackery malt.
The flavor is a nice blend of pear / banana fruitiness and gentle tartness with a garnish level of powdery yeastiness.
Lighter body, clean finish, creamy texture and a nice carbonation. Very memorable texture and mouthfeel IMO.

WastingFreetime, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Hex92
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

This is a nice wit. Looks great in the glass. I swirled the bottle real well to make sure it was well mixed. I served it in a Maredsous glass. That seemed to be a good choice.

I think this is a good representative of the style, but I think the flavor is not quite as clean as Hoegarden or Allagash white. But it is still a very good beer.

Hex92, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

750ml bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Triverius is a clear, spritzy gold with a huge, fluffy white head, pretty long lasting, leaving foamy lace. Save for some darker flecks of sediment on the latter pours, it's awfully clear for a wheat beer, let alone a wit. Pretty cool medieval label, a quote referencing the holy grail that perhaps the name of this brew is also associated with?

Smell is at first yeasty, with a dry mineral bite, then heavy citrus, orange and more so lemon. I have to say I really enjoyed it, almost saison like. Some nice floral notes as it warmed up from cellar temp. To bad the taste never really follows suit...

Taste is very clean malt and spicy, dry. Rather simple really, mostly just spices, though they're less citrus like the nose and more of just a generic, biting spiciness, I assume mostly coriander, with a slightly yeasty aftertaste. While the bottle itself makes no claims to a witbier, merely a Belgian wheat ale, there's surely no oats, and frankly, I'm not getting a lot of wheat either. No flaws, but no fireworks either, just an average, fairly boring Belgian blonde. I had to bump it up a 1/2 a point by the end for being pretty clean, and drinking much lighter then it's ABV.

Mouthfeel is dry and slick, medium light bodied, seems chalky, high in bicarbonate, although it might just be the spices.

Drinkability is ok, unassuming, but a decent thirst quencher that you could surely knock back a few with ease, until the spiciness caught up to you. But frankly, there's nothing about it that makes me want another, today or any other. That said, I picked up steam with rather suprising ease by the last glass, and was impressed by the buzz that such an unassuming little brew packed. Probably a good gateway beer for Belgian noobs.

ccrida, Jan 04, 2009
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Triverius from Brouwerij De Graal
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.