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Heylissem Triple Brune - Brasserie Val De Sambre

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BA SCORE
86
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Val De Sambre visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clickpush on 04-17-2007)
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steve99

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-10-2014 01:03:11 | More by steve99
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

Very smooth and strong brown. Full mouthfeel,serious off-white head on dark brown. Good malt flavour, strong like brandy, with lower ABV of course. Not complex, there is dark fruit and mollasses, roasted malt and smooth and very drinkable.Good for style.

10-16-2008 04:44:12 | More by Sammy
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

BBD 03/15/08

Pours chestnut/mahogany with 2 fingers of frothy tan head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Caramel with a hint of cocoa, with some booze at the finish

T: Caramel with bakers chocolate up front. Cakeyness, dates & a little nuttyness follows this as this warms. Oaky dryness, vanilla, brown sugar & a little more chocolate (milk), caramel along with some pecan show up in the finish

MF: Chewy, medium-bodied with great balance & low carbonation

Drinks very easy for the abv, a very good take on the style

08-01-2007 04:28:56 | More by russpowell
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-09-2012 19:23:48 | More by JohnK17
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

Pretty sure this is different from the ADA Trip. Brune: different label and different importer.

Presentation: 750ml bottle with label displaying large building but no description of the image. Rear label reads "A highly traditional fermented ale brewed with malt and top quality hops without any chemical additive. Slowly matured in warm chambers, this brown ale is noted for its variety of delicious flavors and powerful aroma. This before provides both warmth and pleasure. To be served slowly at 52-54`F." Imported by Doyna. Bottle is corked with single metal strap holding it in, not the typical cage. Best by date clearly marked: 30/05/08.

Pour: Gallugs into the tulip glass, allowing a three finger tan head over a ruby hued body. The head seems to shrink from underneath, as the surface of the head hasn't left the top of the glass but the size seems to be reducing. Pock marks appear, and lots of bubbles streaming throughout. Head clings to the glass during slow descent. Thick cap remains over surface throughout the entire 750.

Nose: Wonderful rich and slightly sour aroma. Caramel, dry and chalky. Green grape skins, sour cherries, unsweetened cocoa powder. A vanilla cue... whipped cream like. Cough syrup. A little farminess. I'm intrigued.

Mouth: Woah! Way more bitter than I was expecting. Lots of unsweetened chocolate, cherry cough syrup, and wet hops. Lingering warmth and cough syrup bitterness. Tons of licorice comes up through the nose. Maybe some maple syrup.. A dry finish. Notes of wet cardboard. Mouthfeel is okay, a bit creamy but quite well carbonated. Slightly bloating effect makes it difficult to get through the whole bottle.

04-17-2007 08:05:16 | More by clickpush
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

750ml corked and caged bottle with a best by date of may 25, 2009.

A- it starts out kind of a gusher, but it was the quickest ending gusher ive ever had. very dark ruby red colored body with tightly knit khaki colored head. the head lasts forever, and leaves a wall of lacing behind. what more could you ask for?

S- theres alot going on here. lots of sweet caramel malt and fruits in here. apples, pears, cherries, and raisins/tobacco. lots of belgian yeast as well.

T- you can taste the candi sugar they brewed with, thats for sure. very sweet. very fruity and yeasty as well. belgian yeast, apples, pears, and cherries mostly.

M- a high level of carbonation, but thats expected for the style. creamy and light-medium bodied.

D- easy to finish the bottle. probably wouldnt want to attempt another one tonight, but ill check this one out again. i really liked this beer.

03-10-2009 03:53:10 | More by jwinship83
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Found at the Asian Farmers Market - Pours very brown slightly cloudy with not much of a head. Smells of Belgium yeast, sweet fruits, plums, and a lot of caramel malts. First sip both bitter and sweet without much hop presence. Lightly carbonated, this beer has a decent mouthfeel.

01-03-2009 18:31:46 | More by ATLbeerDog
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ABOWMan

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -24.5%

Some of the best atributes of this beer are it's head (a full five fingers of fine foam) and it's alcohol content (9%). Other than that, this brown ale is thin in flavor, and what flavor there is, is reminiscent of root beer (barrel aged.) Taste is sweet and seems to lack the tart/bitter notes present it most Belgium beers.

01-30-2009 23:03:21 | More by ABOWMan
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

A: poured into a snifter. pours a rich mahogany that has a light brown head. great carbonation with this one.

S: reminds me of a Unibroue. A lot of apple and spices in the nose.

T: I love Belgium. tastes of fall....spices, apples and pears.

M: clean and crisp. leaves the mouth moist and warm.

D: very good, both smooth and crisp. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

01-16-2008 19:50:20 | More by paulthebeerguru
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americanbeerbuzz

New York

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours rich deep mahogany like Ron Burgundy's house smells. High fluffy foam. Settles quickly. Taste is mildly chocolate raisin. Dark plums and a little spice finish.

The mouth feel is a bit foamy for me but typical of Belgian beers. The finish is nice and subtle though like a deeper triple taste. More complexity as the beer warms.

Cheers

02-24-2009 02:48:06 | More by americanbeerbuzz
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nick76

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%

The aroma is good. It's got caramel, toasted malt, spice, fruit, and yeast. The appearance is deep amber - brown with a decent head. The flavor is like the aroma with a toffee like element. The palate is OK. Overall this is a very good beer. I want another one.

11-20-2008 05:24:41 | More by nick76
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Pours a hazy, mahogany-hued body with a thin, fine, off-white head.

Smell: Caramel and candi sugar layered over peeled plums with light notes of peppery alcohol and spice.

Taste: Tart, juicy plums swimming in simple syrup with lighter tastes of treacle and caramel. Dash of spice. Warming alcohol presence. Light bitterness. Drying finish with a lingering earthy tastes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: It's good; neither too heavy or overly boozy. A tasty Belgian brew.

02-04-2009 20:06:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
Heylissem Triple Brune from Brasserie Val De Sambre
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.