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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) - Brewery Ommegang

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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012)
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 07-19-2012)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-20-2012 03:10:58 | More by 2dogbrew
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-28-2012 23:20:49 | More by IPAhopoverload
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-20-2012 23:57:12 | More by BeerOps
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

09-15-2012 19:00:02 | More by AntLeatherface
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-15-2012 02:28:09 | More by brez8791
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

09-14-2012 22:48:40 | More by kaelingirl
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-13-2012 19:42:30 | More by mgironta
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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

Brewery Ommegang's
Belgian Independence Day 2012 Triple

09-13-2012 03:39:00 | More by Jadjunk
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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
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-03-2012 22:26:55 | More by dgeebs07
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-28-2012 20:41:58 | More by hayesjw
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-23-2012 23:19:54 | More by kjkinsey
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

08-19-2012 15:15:51 | More by Rifugium
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-18-2012 18:35:23 | More by KimenTshom
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-15-2012 22:46:15 | More by enelson
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-10-2012 00:28:52 | More by Maseitz
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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
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-31-2012 03:20:44 | More by cestlavie
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-28-2012 23:43:20 | More by Bradwnelson
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-28-2012 15:32:35 | More by nmann08
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South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

07-28-2012 15:04:50 | More by thagr81us
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-28-2012 01:33:47 | More by GTB
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

07-27-2012 02:58:20 | More by nickfl
Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.