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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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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

nmann08, Jul 28, 2012
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.

thagr81us, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

GTB, Jul 28, 2012
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.

nickfl, Jul 27, 2012
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.

kylehay2004, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Grohnke
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Grohnke, Jul 25, 2012
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.

Mora2000, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

herman77, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

videofrog, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

SocalKicks, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of letsgetstoked
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

letsgetstoked, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

ejimhof, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Cyclone8
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Cyclone8, Jul 20, 2012
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!

Slatetank, Jul 19, 2012
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.

BARFLYB, Jul 19, 2012
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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.