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Grimbergen Tripel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 06-13-2002)
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-29-2012 00:54:16 | More by duceswild
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-17-2012 16:28:47 | More by 4ster
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-30-2012 06:30:19 | More by WynnO
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-14-2012 23:07:24 | More by B14
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-01-2012 23:14:21 | More by gcgarcia
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-30-2012 16:12:17 | More by JLapadura
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-25-2012 08:55:58 | More by Campodog
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-22-2012 04:57:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a wide glass. Its colour is deep golden yellow. Not many bubbles in. Head was okay, didn't saty long though. Taste is bitter-sweet. The body is thin with average carbonation. I didn't hate it and it didn't become my favorite tripel . Overall an average.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 20:26:06 | More by Douberd
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-04-2012 16:34:26 | More by stevoj
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-29-2012 22:36:03 | More by dfaranha
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-16-2012 12:22:59 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-10-2012 01:19:45 | More by Robje
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2012 13:48:54 | More by Stoffel
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-27-2011 01:57:04 | More by educorgan
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-23-2011 20:51:49 | More by Harkrank
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-30-2011 18:19:21 | More by rekel
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-26-2011 18:25:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into a snifter

pours like a hazy yellow straw with a huge four fingered white bubbly head, wonderful retention, lots of nice lacing.

smells of light fruits such as apricot and plum, honey as well, perhaps a bit of an off character as well, almost soapy or metallic like.

the same light fruits, a good amount of bitterness and dryness at the finish, but this same soapy/metallic characteristic which was in the nose.

carbonation nicely cuts the sweetness and make for a nice mouthfeel, but that off-flavor brings it down a serious notch.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 20:45:52 | More by RodneyFarva
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Like a blond pilsener, white head and all.

S - Fresh citrus hops, a little pine and some sweetness.

T - Coriander, sweet and bitter in the finish.

M - A beautiful mouth feeling, fresh and light to medium carbonation, light sticky and bitter in the finish.

O - A nice, fresh tasting triple for now and then in the sun - delightful!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 19:41:36 | More by Mar02x
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Quebec (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow color beer. It is golden. Massive head. Sticky. Aroma is fruity and floral. Medium intensity. Taste is fruity... Apple? Refreshing. Nice triple. It isn't complex but so easy to drink. Again a good introductory beer... But not something for the people in search of huge sensation. A good one. Nothing more, nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 18:36:58 | More by ZorPrime
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United Kingdom (England)

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Crystal clear. Super white head. Wonderful lacing. Excellent

Smell: near perfect to style aromas. no hops, all malt and candi sugar.

Taste: Light, refreshing. lemony with slight candi sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. Very effervescent. perfect mouthfeel

Overall: one of the best tripel's I've had. Will look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 19:36:46 | More by Squelch
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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I came back today from the abbey of Saint Sixtus where i picked up two crates of the 12. With me was my buddy CRooney5787 who also got two crates. Came home and looked in my fridge. Hey, a Grimbergen! That's years ago i had this one and now i find this one in my fridge. Let's see if the taste is still as poor as it was.

Yep, it is still the same taste; nothing spectacular. Let's start the review. Poured in my Struise glass this bees looks OK. Nice three finger head with a variety of bullbles, bigger and smaller. Bottle is best before januari 2012.

Decent carbonation. The smell is not very inviting, a bit twisted dryish and some hints of citrus.

Taste is not spectacular. A bit too carbonated and that burns on the lips. It is a drinkable beer but there are loads of other triples you could better try. The best? Westmalle!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 20:44:01 | More by Brabander
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3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from a Dutch supermarket.
Look: Poured a golden amber color with a huge white head.
Smell: Malty, fruity (pine apple), honey cloves and some very light sourness.
Taste: Yeast, sweet malts, caramel and fruits (orange), with a dry spicy aftertaste. Sweet in general
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, medium body
Overall: Not my favorite tripel, too sweet

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 15:40:03 | More by rvdoorn
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4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up in Brugge, Belgium. Poured from a 330ml bottle into a New Belgium Brewing Company Goblet, I also poured a Reinaert Tripel next to this one for comparison. I enjoyed the Grimbergen tripel more than the Reinaert.

Large head, lots of lacing, a yellow/amber light colored beer, just a shade lighter than the Reinaert that I poured. Smells fruity, and tastes much the same. It's a lot sweeter than it is bitter. Very smooth, I don't notice the abv of 9%. Very drinkable and worth a try. I enjoyed more than the Reinaert Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 23:01:27 | More by austinbroker
Grimbergen Tripel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.