Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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Reviews by spoony:
3.85/5 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.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 18:20:29 | More by spoony
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 23:23:24 | More by chinchill
3.71/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, grape juice, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, caramel, spice, and grape juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice fruit presence, but I am not really getting any tropical qualities in the smell or taste.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 23:53:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.