Gentse Tripel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Jason on 10-02-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle in Ghent, as I felt is was only appropriate. Light and crisp at first, but too clean. A nice bubblegum aroma and flavor develop as it warms and there's also respectable hopping to leave a biting lemon rind hop aftertaste. Worth a try if you're in Ghent, but Belgium has better tripels out there.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very regular tripel. Straightforward. Because of the drinkability I won't say anything bad, but on the other side there isn't much to say in a positive way either.

L: okay; regular top; not too foamy;
S: quite yeasty, little funk;
T: nice, quite light alcohol, finish missing;
M: drinks great, but without a finish...
O: good beer.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Brasserie Beck in Washington, D.C.

A: Beautiful cloudy yellow that practically radiates with light; forms a magnificent white, lacy head.

S: Mostly bready malts and yeast. Not much other than general freshness.

T: Strong on the bready malts. Hops poke out just a bit slightly in the middle and imbibe this brew with a hint of lychee, banana, and other tropical fruits. Ends dry on a strong Belgian yeast note.

M/D: Nicely carbonated; goes down smoothly. The alcohol is stronger than this brew reveals and sneaks up on you.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance: crystal clear. HUGE white head. Many tiny bubbles. Awesome lacing

smell: Wonderful estery aromas with candi sugar. Smells very appetizing

Taste: lemony at the front with a huge banana finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Nothing stands out.

Drinkability: Excellent beer. I will have again if I can find it!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's pouring an inch of nice white foam on top, with a light golden color beneath it.

Smell is a pleasant fresh and light smell, and a lot of CO2 at first.

The taste is light, a little bit of alcohol and some lemon at the end. With the aftertaste the "lightness" becomes a little bit warmer with still bits of lemon left.

Too much carbonation in my opinion for a fine mouth feel, and a medium body, but the mouth feel is pretty good.

Not one of my personal favorites but yet a decent beer.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this on tap in de dulle griet in gent at the gentse feesten a

A: Beautiful cloudy yellow colour , forms a very nice white, lacy head.

S: bready malts and yeast. very refreshing

T: Strong on the bready malts. very nice hop taste with hints of banana,pineapple and more fruits.
very nice yeast flavour

M: Nicely carbonated very drinkable . The alcohol is very well hidden

good beer for its style,but not the best i had

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4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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Had this "new to me" Belgian on tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a solid gold color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get some light aromas of honey, ginger and banana. The beer is very nice on the palate, with moderate sweet flavors of honey, butter and cantaloupe. The beer is a bit simple and one dimensional, but is still quite pleasant. The beer has a fairly light mouthfeel and finish, with the abv. very well disguised. Finish is smooth and soft.

Not a beer I would probably seek out, but a nice enough beer none the less.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from van Steenberge and again in the same range. Apearance is as usual for a beer from Bios. Geat clarity for a botle fermented beer and due to enormous amounts of carbon dioxide a big head. Doesn't stay to long ok appearnce passed. Smell is in the beginning disurbed by the CO2 but after a while you notice a good and subtile arome. In this by alcoholsmell dominated beer, just a litle koreander and hops together with nice not to much yeastcaracter and maltaromes.
Taste is mostly alcohol again and quiet empty. Litle portlike ( best before 02-08-07??) lots of CO2 and litle bitter aftertaste make it a decent but far from great beer.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear blonde body with a very large head.

Smell - Sweet and citrousy. It's a lower alchohol tripel, so the smell is softer (yeastier?) than many I tried.

Taste - Starts malty but releases well with a dryer, hoppier finish.

Mouth - Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Some alcohol taste is present, though

Drinkability - Decent for a tripel, but not as smooth as other, higher alcohol tripels that can be found.

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