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Draeckenier - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-20-2011)
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darcange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-28-2012 23:50:11 | More by darcange
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 00:59:28 | More by enelson
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-01-2014 18:26:20 | More by CWhite
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-22-2013 19:20:54 | More by RBorsato
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-18-2013 22:14:43 | More by makeshifty
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2013 17:34:40 | More by MarvinSnyder
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-25-2013 03:37:02 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-24-2013 13:32:38 | More by atone315
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-03-2013 16:23:01 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-18-2013 12:56:35 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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impending

California

3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

B-

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.
cheer
jd

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 07:15:47 | More by impending
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-22-2012 19:54:25 | More by djrn2
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 21:39:09 | More by mlazzaro
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Mora2000

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:16:18 | More by Mora2000
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 15:13:30 | More by smakawhat
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-18-2012 04:02:37 | More by ptarmigan98
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argock

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:54:23 | More by argock
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 22:41:28 | More by DSlim71
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Ryan1423

Alaska

5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-19-2012 19:31:52 | More by Ryan1423
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a medium yellow orange amber, one finger white head. I poured a little too long and got lots of yeast particles, but the constant carbonation keeps these in movement and it's pretty fun to watch. Looks nice. Aroma of mellow light fruit with a dominance of apple, Belgian yeast and spicing, sweet malt. Nice complex light fruit, sweet malt, honey and raisins in the flavor. Finishes somewhat quickly with slight hops and an interesting spicy fruit aftertaste. Very interesting and different. Medium to heavy bodied with some creaminess. I really liked this tripel.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 04:41:30 | More by LiquidAmber
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a spongy boiling head supported by a sea of racing carbonation and a cloudy deep orange body underneath.

S- the tangerine note with a caramel malt hint has a light woody finish to it.

T- The light candy sugar note has a soft yeasty ester flavor that grows to an orange lifesaver flavor. There is a touch of bitterness in the finish with a dry cidery finish. There is a green woody spice note that lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a full scrubbing fizz finish and a soft alcohol warmth.

O- The big orange flavor and fizz are the dominant flavors with other flavors being pushed out of the way. This beer is as odd as the bottle art.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 15:39:47 | More by rhoadsrage
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Pamola

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2012 16:19:09 | More by Pamola
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Blind beer #2 from Shogo.... Wrapping suggests I should use a tulip/stemware.

11.2 oz stubby bottle into tulip.

Really hazy dark golden body with a big white 3 finger head. This is really really hazy-- like it's just barely translucent. Decent retention, poor lacing.

Ok. I'm thinking a Belgian golden or something... Perhaps a BPA? I get some notes of dried banana chips with some definate Belgian yeast action.

No real booziness on the flavor, but all the notes from the nose; a light earthy/bready malt note that holds a little toasted sweetness followed up with banana and something that reminds me of pineapple. There is a very odd gueuze-like quality to this, at least something reminds me of the oaky and earthy notes I get from a gueuze-- but without any sourness. Very interesting. Iit's musty. That's the word I wanted.

The body is a bit overcarbonated, but otherwise nice. A hair fuller than medium with a relatively crisp dry finish. Some big fruity notes resurface on the aftertaste.

REVEAL-- Draeckenier
What the hell is this? I've never even heard of it.
The label is...ummm...interesting... I'm not entirely sure what's going on there.

So BA says this is a tripel, but only 7.5%?! I get the feeling this is a blend of a tripel and a BPA or something weird like that, but let it pass. After seeing some reviews I totally see where people were getting apple notes, and I feel vindicated that I wasn't the only one to describe something as musty/funky.
Overall-- not my favorite tripel. This was fun to try, especially in the blind BIF as this beer seems to blur boundaries between styles, but it isn't one I'll want to get again.

(now that I know the style, here are my ratings)
A-2
S-2.5
T-3.5
M-2.5
D-2

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 03:46:56 | More by AleWatcher
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htrae2014

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-11-2012 15:25:11 | More by htrae2014
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mynie

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at John's Grocery. I didn't know much about it--but good lord, look at that label. You have to be some kind of weirdo to want to drink this.

Pours a cloudy yellow, more like a BPA than a tripel. Smells the same--BPAish, with medium-strength nodes of all spice, white pepper, and green apples. Nice combination of aromas, and it's quite well balanced.

On the whole, it tastes far too fizzy. An aggressively creamy fizziness that's like if you put a little sliver of an Alkaselzter tablet directly in your mouth--creamy in spite of being fizzy, bakingsodaish. Piece by piece, the nice nodes of the aroma are still there, but they get overridden by the harsh body.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 05:10:27 | More by mynie
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Draeckenier from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.