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Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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86
very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Wayne Wambles.

(Beer added by: mwilbur on 06-30-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dbc5, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ElGallo, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip

A - Dark burnt orange, hazy with 2 fingers of sudsy foam on top. Minimal lacing with a solid cap.

S - Clean orange cream aroma, fresh laundry washed with Gain, limes, good amount of peaches, clean tropical fruit, mango, papaya. Birch wood starts pooping up as it warms up and turns into a clean oak character. Watermelon, candy,

T - Zesty citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, mango, Belgian candy sugar, sweet candied malt, lemon/lime fruit comes through and grows stronger toward the finish. Hints of salt and muted minerals are peppered in with a sweet and steady malt. The tropical fruit dominates and the finish leaves you with a semi dry finish.

M - Full creamy feel with the carbonation lifting it off the palate.

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! This is not a typical tripel but this beer sings in a harmoniously tune that is unreached by many. Perfectly executed with full flavored tropical fruits and somehow has a dry and peppery aspect that hems it all up. Very clean fruity aroma that you just don't find in most beers. I didn't get the coconut or any funk that I was expecting but time will tell with this one. Highly recommended

StaveHooks, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ChrisMon02, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of cnbrown313
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

cnbrown313, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of xseanprimex
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

xseanprimex, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The collaborative efforts of classy De Proef and newcomers Cigar City results in a Belgian-esque fruit beer that carries wine-like underpinnings and a plethora of citrus, orchard, and yes... tropical fruit to exacerbate the already fruity tone of Tripel Ale.

Its creamy pour causes a slow separation between foam and beer. Once settled, the body of the beer is golden and peach as it casts a very hazy cloudiness onto the beer. Above, a blanket of ivory foam covers the glass and retains well with lacy rings with each sip.

Boasting a fully fruited character, the aromas of peaches if first and foremost in aroma and taste. Merging with apricot, mangoes, apples and pear, the beer soon invites the taste of sparkling white wine- equipped with clean acidity and fruity sweetness. Somewhat candied in its malt and fruit fusion, the fruit-centric character is never wavering even as the ale approaches finish. White grapes, white pepper and a hint of coriander and clove attach to the fruit and lead to the nutty coconut milk taste to finish. Cream and vanilla soon follow up, but the tropical taste of pineapple and peach return in flavor echoes.

Both rich and smooth, the ale opens with that turbulent and expressive carbonation that shaddws that of chardonnay. But its firm fruit sweetness attaches tongue and is slow to let go. This results in a long and sweeter finish than Tripels normally allow. Still warm and spicy to close, the beer leaves the palate semi-dry and spicy warmth.

Its a very smooth and powerful ale that's highly rewarding early on because of the fruit and sweetness. But the beer fatigues the palate quickly due to its lumbering turn to dryness and cleanliness. Delightful without doubt, I'm glad it's served in short pours.

BEERchitect, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.39/5  rDev +14%
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.

GilGarp, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

WesM63, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SDG1070, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle, no date, but the description mentions February 18, 2013, not sure if that's when they brewed or bottled it, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a murky amber color, topped with a finger of white head, good retention and lacing.

S- Lots of tropical fruit and coconut as well as sweeter aromas of caramel, alcohol, and sweet malt.

T- Some tropical fruit, coconut, caramel, loads of booze and candi sugar.

M- Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, smooth feel.

O- Pretty below standard, the candi sugar and booze at the finish are pretty overpowering, I would pass on this one.

WillCarrera, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

brez8791, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

pknyc, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ChrisMetcalfe, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

swetsastonic, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Smiles72, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of themind
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This collaboration beer between Cigar City and De'Proef Brouweru has an aroma and taste of Peaches, candi sugar, coconut and musty wood. Caramel taste lingers in the background as the Belgian yeast shows itself. The beer is an amber color and overall was a decent effort from the two breweries. Wayne Wambles from Cigar City and Dirk Naudts from De'Proef are the master minds behind this brew. Aged with oak chips, coconut and peaches this beer is worth a look.

Bottom Line: Decent effort from both breweries.

themind, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ElijahRivera, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

salthemonster, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Buckeye982, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Elfastball7, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

headylamar, Aug 01, 2013
Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
86 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.