Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.48/5 rDev +11.2%
On-tap at Prime 16, served in its own commemorative tulip.
A: Cloudy medium orange body with a solid finger of creamy ecru head. Good retention, nice lace.
S: Wow. Peppery phenols are up front, with bubblegum and pear following close behind. Some freshly cut grass and raw peppercorns. Really, really amazing.
T: Yeasty throughout, with delicate clove up front, solid peppercorn midway through, tasty mildly sweet esters on the tail end, and a dry finish with light alcohol and nice minerality. Complex, balanced, and delicious.
M: Creamy medium body with a solid, but not overwhelming amount of effervescence. Lovely.
O: Possibly the best American Tripel I've ever had. Truly excellent.
08-28-2012 23:46:55 | More by woosterbill
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
Pours a deep golden yellow with a nice dirty white head. Aroma and flavor is all about the yeasts; delicately spicey, bready, subtle on the fruitiness, and a little peppery. It was great. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy, active with slight prickliness. Overall, a fantastic brew and one of the best beers I have had yet from Ommegang.
02-21-2013 00:37:12 | More by denver10
4.3/5 rDev +6.7%
I had this at Max's during the Belgian Independence Day event. Poured into a goblet.
Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a hint of gold. There is a finger of fluffy white head that leaves some very nice lace.
Smell: I'm getting Belgian yeast spice with some candy sugar sweetness, but not too much. The beer also seems to have a herbal quality to it.
Taste: Lots of spice from the Belgian yeast with a perfect amount of malt sweetness. This beer is very easy to drink. The finish is bitter and contains the herbal qualities that I picked up in the nose.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with large bubbles and a touch of dryness in the finish.
Overall: I thought this was a fantastic beer. I went back for another, and that doesn't usually happen at Max's. Great balance of malt and spice.
08-02-2012 03:22:37 | More by oline73
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Served on tap in a snifter
Appearance –Pours a beautiful medium orange- amber color with a light haze and a one half finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to give a nice level of lacing
Smell – The smell is heaviest of yeast and strong notes of a lemon citrus. Mixed with these are some lighter sweet notes of orange and a candied sugar smell.
Taste – The beer starts with some of the sweeter flavors depicted in the nose along with a bready base. The sweetness is largely of a orange taste, but there are hints of candied sugar in there as well. As the taste advances however some of the sweetness fades. Some of the lemon citrus flavors as well as hints of the yeast hit the tongue. The light lemon hop and lemongrass flavor bitter the beer slightly. The orange sweetness is almost completely gone more toward the end, but the candied sugar sweetness gets stronger. At the very end of the taste there is a slight alcohol burn which in overall leaves a rather satisfyingly light warming, sweet, and somewhat sour candy flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that runs the middle of the road. Very appropriate for the style and quite refreshing due to the carbonation, but with the creaminess the taste still really still sinks into the tongue.
Overall – This is a fantastic and wonderful brew. It has a wonderful taste and feel. Well done!!!
09-05-2012 00:51:07 | More by Darkmagus82
4.18/5 rDev +3.7%
A: single finger head with little retention on a cloudy golden with copper hues body. Excellent lacing.
S: fruity and herbal with nice yeast character and molasses. Fruit include green apple and banana
T: Nice yeastyness up front which provides a lot to the body as well moving to a spicy and pepper flavor finishing with more peppery zest and light citrus.
M: thick and creamy body. Moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: an interesting tripel. Varies a little from the traditional tripel but is unique and memorable.
07-27-2012 02:38:20 | More by kylehay2004
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
Growler filled at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Pours clouded, dull apricot. Under a looser off white head, that leaves a nice thicker collar, and ample fine bits and small blobs of lacing.
Fresh and ripe tropical fruit nose.
More fruity goodness, I get some melon, lime, and grapefruit. Then biting hops, a load of pepper, and more lime and grapefruit as we head to the tasty finish.
Highly enjoyable offering from Ommegang.
12-29-2012 04:05:15 | More by Billolick
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
On Tap at Monk's Cafe celebrating Belgian Independence Day 2012, served in a Belgian Independence Day 2012 tulip glass.
BID2012 Triple pours out a very bright gold color with some faint hints of yellow, straw colored, A respectable Belgian sized three fingaz of semi dense foam that male significant cling. Smell is rather bold and spicy. A lot of fresh hop presence with grass and citrus, orange with an array of spices. Belgian yeast is bready as well with some pear and apple. Taste is exquisite, it does not beat out Mad Bitch by any means, but a rather tasty triple. On the spicier side from the array of yeast used. A earthy hop hit in the center with light florals. When it warms some candi suga comes out leveling the playing field. The body is a step below medium with crisp carb, a earthy biscuity aftertaste in the end. This is like a super triple with Ommegang, Duvel and Chouffe yeast used in the brewing process.
07-19-2012 01:53:08 | More by BARFLYB
4.03/5 rDev 0%
On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick 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 good beer with a great smell that is tasty and easy to drink.
08-14-2012 00:58:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev 0%
Served on tap at Summit's Wayside Snellville August 14, 2012. Reviewed from notes.
Ommegang Belgian Independence Day 2012.
(Appearance) Hazy golden copper body, Creamy white head of a thick creamy foam consistency, retains well. Very nice appearance overall. 4.5
(Smell) Cracker malts, medium spice presence, subtle bitter orange peel with a waft of banana fruity esters from the belgian yeast. Potency is medium. Good. 4
(Taste) Robust malty body much deeper than the nose, syrupy. Mild spices in the middle and rounding out the finish, with a bit of grainy alcohol on the end. A nice flavorful malty body on this beer. 4
(Mouthfeel) Very light airy body and a sticky, slick heavy finish. Alcohol presence is low. Body is medium. Nice level of carbonation. 4
(Overall) A delicious flavorful Tripel by Ommegang, certainly one of the most enjoyable ones that I've had to date. 4
Belgian Independence Day 2012 Triple
09-13-2012 03:39:00 | More by Jadjunk
Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.