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Triverius - Brouwerij De Graal

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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:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 07-21-2005

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 16
Photo of paterlodie
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of bark
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of trebbates
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ccrida
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy dirty yellow body, finger white head,
fine lacing

S: light orange peel, floral, wheat, yeast

T: orange peel, floral, yeast, wheat, floral
semi-dry finish

M: med body, smooth, mild bubbly/smooth mouth
hint of dryness

O: Rather enjoyable brew, would get again
+ also recommend. Fine summer brew,
introduce to your Blue Moon lovin' newbies.

QUITE NICE, WORTH TRYING!

Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dcmchew
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice light pale yellowish hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a very light blanket.

S - Nice aromas of citrus (oranges), gently wheat and super light spice notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with very nice citrus orange notes, soft wheat. Cloves come out a bit in the taste.

M - Mouthfeel isn't too bad. A bit too much carbonation for my tastes.

O - Overall, a solid witbier out of Belgium! Very orange heavy.

Photo of Kraken
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Triverius from Brouwerij De Graal
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.