Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
3.94/5 rDev +2.1%
Growler filled at Whole Foods poured into a snifter the same day.
Appearance: Dark amber, with a small off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Leaves behind a fine lacing.
Smell: Lots of peach, belgian yeast. Peach smell might be more like dried peaches, actually smells a bit like funnel cake if thats possible. I love how this smells.
Taste: Thats...different. A bit hot. Definitely peachy, perhaps a bit of tartness from that. Not sure it tastes much like a tripel, but it isn't bad. I get some oak too. No coconut though. Aftertaste is a bit alcoholic. As I get to the end of it, I get some of the "cream" promised before I filled the growler (I was told it tasted like peaches and cream).
Mouthfeel: A little weak on the carbonation. Works fine with the flavor though.
Overall: A pretty good beer. Not my favorite, but it's an interesting flavor and I'm glad I tried it. I'll probably share the growler.
09-25-2013 04:08:16 | More by WTKeene
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3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
portion of a 750ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours the color of honey; hazy.
Aroma: spot on given the "Tropical Tripel": there's a substantial note of coconut, pineapple, citrus and other tropical fruits plus a Belgian tripel in the background. A subtle trace of oak.
Flavor: the base ale makes a stronger appearance in tasting where it is nicely balanced by the fruits and a hint of coconut. Appropriately sweet but eventually leaves a mildly bitter aftertaste.
04-07-2014 23:23:24 | More by chinchill
4.39/5 rDev +13.7%
Served on tap at The Mayor in Fort Collins.
Tropical Tripel is a hazy amber orange with a half inch of creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves a perfect sheet of lace on the inside if the glass.
Aroma is fruity, tropical in a way, in with a fantastic Belgian yeast character
Flavor is bold but still in keeping with the Tripel style. Pale likened malts and lots of it. Balanced by a healthy dose of fruity hops and that bitterness that comes with them. Great depth and balance, expertly constructed.
Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.
Overall an excellent tripel. I was hesitant to buy this at the store due to the high price ans modest reviews but I may have to reconsider.
08-12-2013 22:21:54 | More by GilGarp
3.91/5 rDev +1.3%
Tropical Tripel is a collision of orange and gold. It is rather hazy. There might even be a few specs of yeast swimming around. Backlighting gives it more of an orange, slightly amber look. A soft white head covers the top. It stands just under a finger tall and is quick to recede to a surface covering. Lacing was little sticky, but lighter.
It smells very fruity and sweet up front. Orange, pineapple, and peach notes are readily apparently throughout. There might even be a little white grape here. It features strong earthy, grainy, and musky scents. I know Brett is in the mix, but it doesn’t smell very funky. It does feature that classic Belgian yeast spiciness. Clove and pepper are the most notable spices. Unfortunately, I’m not getting any coconut. That’s slightly disappointing. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable, but it doesn’t come through all that strong.
The flavor is pretty impressive. The strong fruit flavors kick things off. Peach, orange, pineapple, and even apple flavors are present. They blend nicely with the Belgian yeast spicy notes of clove and pepper. I expected they might be at odds, but that’s not the case. It is very earthy, grainy, and musky. Despite the presence of Brett, it’s really not funky. Perhaps it’s just masked by the fruit and spice flavors. I actually am getting some coconut flavor here, and I like it. This beer’s all the better for it. Good stuff. Alcohol is there. It’s not really warm or hot though. Just there. Finishes fruity, spicy, and earthy.
The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is nice and soft. It’s maybe just a tad thin to really feel smooth. Nevertheless, it goes down pretty easy, especially for a beer of its size. Not bad at all.
Tropical Tripel is a pretty good collaborative effort between De Proef and the fellas from Cigar City. Despite the fact that it is sweet and incorporates some interesting twists to the Tripel style (peach and coconut), it works! It’s tasty beer that’s really growing on me with each passing sip. Easy recommendation.
10-13-2013 02:54:03 | More by prototypic
Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.