Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 280
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 4.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mwilbur on 06-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Wayne Wambles.
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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 280
Reviews by spoony:
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an undated 750 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A-A gentle pour produces about one finger of nearly-white head. The foam is dense and retention is good. There is also nice lacing on the glass left behind. The beer is nearly clear and pretty light in color for the style...a sort of medium golden hue.

S-The smell is, as advertised, very tropical with floral, sweet fruits like guava, passion fruit, and citrus. I also get a bit of coconut as the beer warms up. Underneath the sweet fruit is a bit of doughy bread and alcohol.

T-The taste provides a lot of sweet, tropical fruit, as well as candy sugar flavors and sweet dough, but the finish has a bit more grass and spice. The alcohol is not concealed, but the mildly vinous, fruity alcohol flavors fit well with the tropical fruit. Again, I can only detect a whiff of coconut as the brew nears room temperature.

M-The feel is nearly-creamy with ultra-fine carbonation that foams on the palate, but is not assertive or aggressive. The brew is medium to full body.

O-I like this tropical tripel more than most other "tropical" creations I have had. The flavors taste more authentic and less artificial here than in other tropical fruit beers. I think it is a good-looking brew with a nice feel, too. However, this is one sweet mutha of a beer and it could use a little more spice or grass to tone down the sugary, sweet fruity notes. (1,390 characters)

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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. (476 characters)

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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (709 characters)

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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. (2,061 characters)

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Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.