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Arend Tripel - Brouwerij De Ryck

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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ryck visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Patrick999 on 12-11-2008)
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California

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-24-2012 07:47:15 | More by MadeInOregon
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-29-2012 00:36:48 | More by gleemonger
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drummerguy

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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wookievath

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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saeh

France

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-28-2013 20:40:03 | More by saeh
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle.

This beer poured with a clear, golden color with nice, white foam that lingered a long time and left lacing on the glass. The smell was a mild aroma with notes of malt, grain, and a hint of orange citrus. The taste was lightly sweet with malty flavor and mild hops. Typical Tripel flavor with light citrus notes and hints of spice from the yeast. Malt and hints of tropical fruit, incl. coconut, in the flavor. A very good Tripel flavor, not over the top in sweetness. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry with medium body and a clean finish. Overall a light sweetness. Very good taste and mouthfeel. This is a very pleasant and enjoyable Tripel. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 08:32:19 | More by UncleJimbo
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mj001jk

California

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 04:10:11 | More by mj001jk
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largadeer

California

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 21:38:43 | More by largadeer
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biernack

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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RBorsato

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-30-2012 05:30:04 | More by beerpadawan
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange with a magnificent dirty white head that stands strong and lasts long. A little funk floats out and about. Rolling sheets of lace cling to the glass. Aroma is clean with spice, light fruits(apples, oranges and pears) and some taffy notes involved. Tastes sweet up front with a big Belgian yeastiness followed by a river of light fruits (including melon), some spice and bubblegum and with just enough bitterness to pull everything back in line. Medium bodied but slightly airy and creamy to the core makes for an excellent Tripel!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:21:54 | More by stephens101
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-27-2012 07:21:48 | More by IRONRakkasan
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-31-2013 10:48:34 | More by dcmchew
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GRG1313

California

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 04:56:55 | More by GRG1313
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from State Line. This came with the recommendation of Brian Hunt (Moonlight Brewing Co.) via Chris. The bottle's notched July 2012. Consumed while watching Yojimbo.

Clear orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention, this is a great looking tripel. The nose is pretty unique. Surprisingly bready and fruity, this is like a tropical fruit salad with bananas, poached pears and white grapes. This combined with the bready malt character makes this a little cookie-like even, with some sugar, honey and a very floral character, jasmine being the most noticeable. Mildly biscuit-like (the English variety, not the American), this is complex and enjoyable.

The palate opens mildly sweet, bready and yeasty, with plenty of fruit flavor - mango, pear, peach and grapes. Doughy malt character is present, but it is pretty dry, lending flavors of rising bread without unnecessary sweetness. Mildly spicy as well with a little bit of clove and some pepper, maybe? The combination of clove and pears makes me think of poached pears. Hop flavor and bitterness is low, though there's just a little Hallertau -like. In some ways, it makes me think of Kellogg's Frosties, with a sweet, cereal-like character. Drying on the finish with a blend of spices and fruit, this medium-light bodied beer is medium-high in carbonation and is very enjoyable. Impressive stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 04:41:19 | More by DefenCorps
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yummm! Nice beer! Poured with a big, off-white, foamy head and a little lace. Color is an almost perfectly clear amber. Aroma is yeasty, dry, champagne, a little hop and a little malt. Flavor is not huge, more subtle, but quite pleasing - again yeasty, with a dry - sweet - dry action that is intriguing. Great body and excellent carbonation. Finish is very good with only a little alcohol showing a time after the swallow. Could be a session beer if you went easy.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 02:36:38 | More by drpimento
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benclimbs

California

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours clean, off opaque and golden with a thick head and a ton of lacing.

Smell is a pleasant bouquet of flowers and honey with herbal notes, and a bit of peaches

taste is buttery then dry at the end with a hint of tart fruit on the finish...good but just shy of being complex

feel is good - thick but light on the tongue

overall this is a good tripel, not the best, its a smooth, buttery, dry example, but isn't quite as epic as some i've had - i hold them all up, often dissapointingly to La Fin.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 00:48:02 | More by benclimbs
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Blindpigbiz

California

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Style/abv: triple/8%

Smell: sweet clementines with subtle herbs and delicate spices

Taste: spicy maple syrup, sweet clementines, and a warm-scotch after-taste with effervescence; lots of head and bubbles

This beer pairs very well with oceanic food, especially raw ahi tuna and sushi...it also goes well with aged dubliner Irish cheese and cracked pepper triscuits

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 08:41:43 | More by Blindpigbiz
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bskrtz

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 11.2 ounce bottle to glass beer challis.

A) Splendid hazy golden triple with suspended yeast and fine carbonation.
S) Sour dough, cooked fruit, root beer and waft of alcohol
T) Delicious and complex. Sticky sweet honey, banana, apricots, raisons -- its all here and its darn good.
M) Ample, fine bottle conditioned carbonation is smooth and refreshing
O) Going back for more...

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:03:25 | More by bskrtz
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JimTeal

Nevada

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:08:32 | More by JimTeal
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a very hazy golden-orange with a creamy, long lasting white head on top.

Nose is golden fruit, dry, bit of spicy alcohol, yeast.

Taste is nicely balanced - initially somewhat dry, semi-sweet over-ripe fruit and spicy yeast, with a dry, yeasty finish that echoes of apricot underneath.

Mouthfeel is uncompromisingly creamy, fluffy from the head.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 13:11:46 | More by JohnQVegas
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 20:49:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
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mylesj

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1%

10-14-2012 01:11:59 | More by mylesj
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Arend Tripel from Brouwerij De Ryck
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