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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) - Brewery Ommegang

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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012)
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90
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 07-19-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of nickfl
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves good lace.

S - Spicy hops, spicy yeast, and a thick, pilsner malt profile.

T - Thick, spicy yeast and wheat malt up front. Notes of pepper and cloe in the middle and a very spicy finish that is dominated by clove.

M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, I enjoy the aroma quite a bit, but the flavor profile doesn't quite lie up to it. It is too spicy and medicinal for my taste and while the malt is pleasant it could use. A little fruit character for balance.

Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Holy Hound taproom in York, served chilled in a snifter.

The clois deep golden with amber highlights and thick cream cap ith tiny bead. The aroma is fruity with slight sweet ester and floral tinge with mild alcohol element and subtle spice. The feel is good starts out lively and has gentle spice with moderately high carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The taste is very good, nice amount of malt flavor which has a gentle sweetness and slight biscuit element in the malt with light yeast tanginess which is good with some mild spice/phenolic tinges and light hop bitterness with subtle spiced accent with mild alcohol in the flavor which is not that apparent until the finish. Overall I enjoyed this Tripel, well brewed and very tasty A nice holiday beer from Ommegang!

Photo of oline73
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Golden yellow pour, slightly cloudy, with a foamy white head that receded to a thin layer and left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Spicy yeast on the nose, herbal hops, and touches of fruit. More of the same in the taste, yeasty, mildly musty, spice, pale malt sweetness, apple skins and hints of white wine, herbal hops. Light-medium body, well-hidden alcohol, and a pretty decent brew overall.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip In.

The beer ours a gold color with a white head. The aroma has a good dose of orange and lemon notes in it, as well as a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of orange juice notes, as well as some Belgian yeast and some sweetness from the biscuit malt. There is also a good bit of alcohol in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of thagr81us
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, fruit, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, spices, earth, and fruit hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I went into this one not really expecting much, but I did find it a pretty good representative of the style. Unfortunately it did not stand out from the style very much at all. The aroma was pretty nice as it was very well balanced and kept you guessing what was going on. The flavor on the otherhand was rather average and not really much stood out on it compared to other brews of the style I have had in the past. Glad I got to try this one as it got me a ticket which immediately won me a raffle for a glass and t-shirt, but other than that, I doubt I would order it again given other options.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of woosterbill
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!!!

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.