Draeckenier - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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3.21/5 rDev -15.7%
750ml into a tulip. Absolutely stupid ridiculously difficult to open plastic cork, impossible without pliers as far too many are that use these f.u. cheap ass bottle sealers - how much more can a cork cost? simply stupid decision
Lightly hazed orange amber with an off white minor head, minor lacing. Surprising amount of tiny floaties given the bottle has been undisturbed.
Aroma is of over ripe pulpy light skinned summer fruits and honey as if about to turn.
Flavor is nondescript . . . . . Zero dry. Zero bitter. Zero phenols. No accents, no highlights, yet works fine as a bland, lightly sweet, won't interfere with any foods type brew. Medium bodied smooth mouthfeel.
02-10-2013 07:15:47 | More by impending
3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
11.2 oz bottle, into Pretty Things wine glass.
Really dark for a Tripel. Foamy off white head that holds quite well. Hazed amber colored body. Good carbonation to it.
Smells clean yeast aroma. Surprising that there is no booze in the aroma. A slight sweetness to smell.
I feel crazy to say this, but the flavor undeniably reminds me of Anderson Valley's Crema Cerveza. Similar sweetness to the beer. Smooth unexpectedly full mouthfeel. Head really plays a nice role in the mouthfeel. Aftertaste of Jaggery or some creamy sugar source.
Good beer, a bit strange when one is expecting a traditional Belgian Tripel.
06-30-2012 21:39:09 | More by mlazzaro
3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of bread and wheat, with a little bit of yeast thrown in. The flavor is also fairly basic, with some wheat, bread and white pepper. There is not much going on, but nothing is offensive. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
06-03-2012 03:16:18 | More by Mora2000
3.28/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
A slow pour produces a sudsy orange and white like head, shampoo in appearance with short staying power. Body color is clear with a slight cloudiness and a gorgeous ruby grapefruit orange color. Lots of angular straight pinhead white sized bubbless coming up, great lookin tripel.
A giant whiff of white grape juice hits the nose. Slightly sweet, it smells like grape must. It's really nice and wonderful and very impressive, I just wish there was more on the nose.
Taste is surprisngly weak. Slightly hot but a real sharp gaseous and wet quality to this. Malt chewy character and sweetness is non existent and replaced with a gaseous flatened white wine grape, and sharp fresh club soda.
Overall this is really disappointing based on looks and smell I was expecting something much better than this.
05-26-2012 15:13:30 | More by smakawhat
3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
Poured from 11.2 oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Received as a gift from my sister Tami.
A: Peachy-yellow with 1-finger nearly white head which falls away quickly and leaves a lot of floaties but not a lot of lace.
S: A very lush fruity aroma with some lightly grassy, herbal hops. The light fruitiness includes peach, apple skin, and white grape. The alcohol is backing with a berry presence.
T: The zesty yeast spiciness is a welcome addition as the fruit is very sweet and less nuanced than in the aroma. The hopping is token herbal/floral. The alcohol is a little dull in the finish and prevents this guy from moving up in rating.
M: The carbonation is heavy but adds crispness to an otherwise heavy, dull finish. The body is medium.
O: Not a bad beer, especially if you like your tripels on the fruitier side. The spiciness of the yeast is a nice touch but, for a relatively low ABV tripel, the alcohol lands with a thud in this beer and pulls the whole enterprise down.
04-15-2012 01:54:23 | More by argock
Draeckenier from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.