Arend Tripel - Brouwerij De Ryck
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer is a pale orange color with a small puffy head. It has good clarity and visions of carbonation coming up through the glass. Solid lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: vanilla, spicines, yeasty esters, apples, pears, bready malts, Belgian candy, and golden raisins.
Taste: Very tastey for a tripel. A little dirty for a tripel, but still a good one. Everything detected during the aroma was present in the taste.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a bit dry, a bit boozy, and more delicious as it warms.
Overall: This tripel is very interesting. The taste could be a bit cleaner, but all the other festures are there for what you would expect out of the style. Still a solid beer, and would have it again.
08-19-2012 03:16:59 | More by Flounder57
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4/5 rDev +1%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #53 (June 2011):
Big “psst” when the cap is cracked, as the fine mist of CO2 escapes and ripe fruit starts to fill our noses. Hazy golden color, and the lacing is a sight to see. Thick fruitiness, ripe kiwi and papaya, then some cookie dough and peppery alcohol in the nose. Smoothness rolls over the palate, unfolding complexities. Peppery, earthy, wild herbs, yeasty, marmalade, animal feed grain, pineapple, walnut skin and faint sage, just off the first sip. Warming but very mellow alcohol, with a semidry finish. A down and dirty Tripel here, the flavor makes up for the rawness of it all.
09-23-2011 20:49:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
poured into a small chalice.
Hazy gold, white foamy head lacing up nicely.
Sweet fruit and floral hop wafts over a light malt base on the nose.
Medium bodied, nicely balanced sweetness, hops, and abv. Lingering spicy-sweet aftertaste.
Tripels are not usually my favorite but I could have a few of these.
11-01-2013 01:06:15 | More by andyfrancis
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick, white head that persists surprisingly long.
Aromas are fresh and tart, highlighting citrus, honeysuckle and dry grass with a mineral edge.
Taste is similar the the description of the aroma, with an added malty roundness and light funk that balances the other components nicely.
In was a bit overcarbonated at first but mellows out after a while in the glass, leaving you with a fresh and satisfying long finish. It is one of my favorite Tripels right now.
01-31-2012 04:10:11 | More by mj001jk
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
Pours a medium dark orange amber with a beautiful thick, firm and bold pure white head.
Nose is all huge assertive Belgian candi sugar and esters. Big assertive fresh cooked bananas with undertones of sweet honey.
Mouthfeel is medium rich and lightly creamy with nice balance and character. Feels "high quality."
Flavors are layered and complex. Front palate is sweet malt, sweet fruit and honey that goes to green spice and herb character to a green pepper bitter finish.
This is a rich bold and very flavorful beer. Layers and complexities - something for everyone although if you love big rich malts or you're a hop head, it may not be for you. It is, however, a beautifully balanced brew and may be just about the perfect "middle of the road" drinkable beer.
01-06-2011 04:56:55 | More by GRG1313
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Cloudy copper with a persistent and creamy head. Spicy and peppery on the nose, malty but dry. There's a bit of candi sugar and bubblegum, but it leans toward the dry and spicy side. The palate is understated but quite flavorful, peppery with notes of caramel and ripe fruit, light leafy and grassy hops. Sweetness is restrained, and the finish is quite dry, spicy, moderately bitter. Highly drinkable for the style; a very nuanced and balanced beer with a refreshingly dry mouthfeel.
10-05-2010 21:38:43 | More by largadeer
3.45/5 rDev -12.9%
Shared by dkachur over a game of Brewopoly
A: VERY heady... Took me by surprise. Hazy light golden with some rather large bubbles coming up to add to the billowing head.
S: Salt and pepper potato chips., light almost closer to plain... But potato chip and breadiness. Not much fruity yeasts.
T: There it is again... but a little lemon zest. Lemon pepper potato chips? Weird. I like it, but it is rather odd. More as it warms, bringing out a slightly salty apple.
M + D: Not too bad... Very interesting and bizarre. Nice body, foamy feel... Easy drinking In that sense.
03-22-2009 15:27:26 | More by Proteus93
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into chalice.
A: Pours a cloudy and carbonated yellow-orange with nice thick frothy white head (~1/2 inch).
S: Fresh yeast, citrus, mineral, and grass notes.
T: Hints of pineapple, honeydew melon, lemon grass, and faint mineral bite. Honestly, a little diluted though.
M: Very smooth. Coats the tongue well. Doesn't linger quite as long as you'd like though.
D: Good drinkability. There are better tripels out there, but this one is a good representative of style.
12-20-2008 05:55:28 | More by mwilbur
4.09/5 rDev +3.3%
Good find, new to Lee's Las Vegas. Traditional look of hazy, lazy pour, good adequate head to release some very fine flavors. No doubt about the citrus out front, but then some subtle fruitiness, followed by some very nice malt. I must admit I am partial to good tripels and this one does not disappoint, almost perfectly balanced and wonderful ABV level that is never boozy. Rest assured, this is a fine beer.
03-09-2013 21:08:32 | More by JimTeal
4/5 rDev +1%
Thanks to Chris for sharing this one.
A: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange color with a fluffy white head.
S: A fair amount of fruitiness to the nose, especially bananas, pears, and apples. There's some somewhat sweet and bready malts with a touch of some sugar. Though it's sweet, it's fairly dry.
T: Nice sweet fruits up front, particularly apples and pears. There's a pretty decent citrus character, particularly orange peel and maybe some lemon zest. There's a moderate sweetness, but it's pretty dry for a tripel (the way I like them).
M: The body is medium with a pretty high level of carbonation and a drying finish.
D: This is more what I look for in a tripel, much more toward the dry side instead of intensely sweet.
12-24-2010 22:17:35 | More by womencantsail
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
11.2oz bottle (best by July 2012) poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a somewhat dirty and yeasty brownish amber color. A thick finger of rocky off-white foam falls steadily over a minute or so and leaves behind streaks of lace on the glass.
S - Sugary sweetness and bready malt up front. A bit of yeastiness, some earth, a good amount of booze.
T - Sweet, spicy, Belgian yeastiness. Lots of bread layered underneath at the base. Alcohol is noticeable, but fairly well integrated and hidden in the flavor. Smooth for a tripel.
M - Smooth, creamy carbonation with just a bit of a tingle in it. Body is medium level. Mildly warm from alcohol, marginally Belgian spicy/fruity.
O - Good tripel. Doesn't really stand out in the crowd however. Solid, but nothing really stands out. Flavors actually seem a bit muted...this is one of the easiest drinking tripels I've had because of this.
09-21-2011 00:06:35 | More by portia99
Arend Tripel from Brouwerij De Ryck
88 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.