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Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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very good

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 3
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:
Brewed with Wayne Wambles.

(Beer added by: mwilbur on 06-30-2013)
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chinchill

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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
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-24-2013 23:59:36 | More by rolltide8425
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange/amber body. Mostly clear. Small white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Coconut. Pineapple. Fruity and boozy. Some pale malt.

Taste - Much fruitier. Pineapple and fruit. Less coconut. Grainy. Very boozy. Nothing delicate about this.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The coconut is very nice. Everything else is meh.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:16:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spicing, tropical fruit, hints of coconut and vanilla. Flavor of coconut, bready yeast, light fresh fruit, Belgian yeast. Finishes with oak, clove and light hop bitterness. Medium body with nice carbonation. An unusual and interesting take on the tripel style. The coconut is not overdone, but dominates enough to mask the details of the fruit flavors. Still a nice balance of fruit, malt and the coconut and tripel spicing. Refreshing on a warm night.

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When something with the words "Cigar City" on the label shows up locally, I feel a bestial compulsion to seek it out & drink it. So that's how we got here. Zombie-braining 750ML bottle with a plastic cork split with my wife.

Pour is extra pale orange with enough foam & carbonation for a couple of beers. Nose comes through fruity, & there's more peach in this beer than I can recall from any other. So there's that & a metric yard of sweetness.

Tropical Tripel is something I wish we'd see more of: twists on classical Belgian styles. The peach comes through in clubs with a heaping backing of candied sugar. Peppery yeasts leaven some of the sweetness, & there's a smattering of white grape juice, miscellaneous dollar-store tropical fruits. Syrupy. Easier to drink than sharing a love potion a hot waitress. In leather. With...ooops, sorry.

Love the peach & it sets of the yeast nicely. I could totally see sipping this while sitting in the sand at Indian Rocks Beach watching the girls chase shells. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 03:25:59 | More by maximum12
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a teku glass.

pours a dark copper with a slight head. smell is extremely pineappley, wow! the taste is up front tropical fruit but finishes big and boozy. definitely full bodied. not a beer you can drink quickly, even though it is very sweet. mild carbonation.

overall a fruity tripel that definitely still retains the characteristics true to style. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 21:21:45 | More by Axnjxn
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a murky orange color with a nice, white head. Head bubbles off a bit and laces well.

S-Definitely tropical. Those toasted coconut s come out with some authority and I absolutely love that. Rarely do I get much coconut in beers that use it in the brewing process. I also like how it isn't too crazy with the yeastiness. Peachy, too.

T-Bang, coconuts! Toasted coconut and peaches. Lighter Belgian yeast character. Heat and other tropical notes.

M-My only complaint is that its pretty hot. Booze comes out with some authority.

O/D-Tripels and I rarely get along. This one was awesome solely because it tasted like genuine coconut and didn't go crazy with that tangy Tripel-esque yeasty flavor that I don't like. One of my favorite Tripels.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 23:32:13 | More by VelvetExtract
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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prototypic

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:54:03 | More by prototypic
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy to cloudy, with an autumnal auburn and dark orange glow. The head disappoints, however.

It has a nectary fruit aroma with classic Belgian pale notes of peach, apricot, and browned apple. Hints of sweet nectary pineapple mesh with prominent yeast and bready malt notes.

Sweet tropical fruits, candi sugar, alcohol, and breadiness. Nectarine, coconut, apricot, peach, and pineapple. Light apple and grapefruit. Bready with a caramel bent. Spicy booze reminds me of the intended style.

Nice creamy body, despite not much help from the carbonation. Nectary thick with a spiciness that I like.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 15:02:57 | More by thecheapies
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-09-2013 01:43:34 | More by Gagnonsux
Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.