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Tropical Tripel - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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87
very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.33/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a deep orange color, transparent, with a nice white head. The head retention was good.

S: Overly sweet with passion and tropical fruits. Lots of biscuit here.

T: WTF?!. This beer started out sweet, biscuity, cloying as fuck. A big malty presence, sweet, lingering syrupy bitterness and sweetness. Blah. The only saving grace for this beer is the fresh tropical fruit notes. The finish is long, sweet, cloying, bitter, lingering syrupy mess.

M: Medium bodied, heavy sweetness and biscuit malty, a lingering obnoxious bittering, cloying sweetness. Rancid drain pour.

O: A horrible example of the style. WTF? Did these guys not even read the basic guidelines for the style because it met none of them? It had no resemblance of a "true" Tripel. Like I said, the only saving grace for this beer was the fresh tropical fruits which attempted to disguise the sweet, cloying, syrupy mess.

barleywinefiend, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -22.1%

mdaschaf, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BARFLYB, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

chinchill, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

sendbeer, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ShanePB, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

liamt07, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rolltide8425, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.55/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

chippo33, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev -22.1%

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Griffith, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Axnjxn, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

IPAchris, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cjgator3, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

pathman, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BGsWo22, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ColForbinBC, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

maximum12, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Gagnonsux, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

VelvetExtract, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Holland, Aug 30, 2013
Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.