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Hertog Jan Tripel - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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14 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij) visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-07-2004)
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stevenpiers

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

03-19-2013 10:49:55 | More by stevenpiers
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RueSailmana

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-18-2013 22:24:42 | More by dmorgan310
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

Freshness date of 4/12. Tasted on 1/4/12.

This may be the most exciting looking beer in the bottle. Black stoneware, the 50cl bottle is... well, stoneware! Who bottle's their beer in stone? Props for the packaging!

Sadly, the massive excitement stops there. Don't get me wrong: this is a fine beer. But there is never anything terribly exceptional or unique. It's really just a step above an ordinary tripel.

It pours a crystal clear orange-gold with a frothy head that dwindles down to a small island of foam within a couple minutes. Pretty ordinary aromas include citrus and bread with hints of biscuit.

A tad watery in the mouth, the flavors are quite pleasant though rather typical. Lemon-Drop candy, hints of orange, and fresh bread are all rather mild and unassuming.

This is an underspoken and unassertive tripel. Though there isn't a great deal of character, what it does it does well. Worth having it you can find it cheap, but certainly not worth seeking out.

Unless you want to hang get your hands on that awesome stoneware bottle...

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 22:36:12 | More by rinhaak
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thierrynantes

France

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50 cl. in stoneware), purchased in Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : orangey golden color, with white foam head (not persistent w big bubbles).
Smell : malty and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malty with too alcohol presence, but not very complex.
Drinkability : an average beer in the Belgian style Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 15:46:17 | More by thierrynantes
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 2003 bottle i got from my buddy Sietse (Apophis666). Thanks for this. The beer is in a stone bottle.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice. A broken white head and a coppercouloured fluid with a little carbonation still!

The beer itself is a bit over the top but still very drinkable. The smell is woody and so is the taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 22:24:09 | More by Brabander
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BucBasil

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL ceramic bottle into a branded tulip glass.

A: the beer is a reddish orange color with gold notes, somewhat cloudy, topped with a 2 finger offwhite head with low retention.

S: Strong aroma of light fruits, honey, and yeast. Crisp apples, some citrus (pineapple?). Spices evident throughout. Clove. Deep inside there is a lemony vodka like alcohol aroma, but very hidden.

T: Spicy, wth heavy citrus flavors throughout. Fruity with a touch of wheat. Character of herbal honey. Balances out in the midpalate, and finishes with yeast and more pineapple and clove.

F: Very smooth and creamy all the way through.

D: 8.5% is very well hidden, making this a drinkable and tasty brew.

Notes: This bottle was about a year old, and seems to have balanced well.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 10:20:55 | More by BucBasil
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking different from the photo shown here, this bottle-conditioned beer comes in a 500ml very dark grey stone-ware short-neck bottle, corked and caged. BB 12/03/10, served lightly-chilled in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a dark amber hue with a million mini bits of cotton-ash swimming in the liquid against a very fine and mildly carbonated background; the off-white beer head builds up slowly to a thick froth, then settling equally patiently to a thin carpet to last.
S: semi-sweet malty and wheat-ish at the same time, on a par with grassy notes of hops and sweetened orangey fruits, while fruit esters are quite subdued but not in total absence. Like what the other colleagues here have commented, this is not the most complex that one'd expect from this type of ale, but a sheer cleanliness is not to be missed on the overall aroma.
T: the pretty clean, lightly sour fruity maltiness coupled with mildly chewy, bitter hops is followed by mildly sour citric fruits and pale prunes, neutrally flavoured yeasty bits (like sour bread), an aromatic touch of coriander seeds, then reaching a semi-chewy and dry-ish finish. All is well for the basic characters of a Tripel or strong pale ale, although the main theme is slightly... "blurred".
M&D: personally I find this a very well bottle-conditioned ale with a decent balance b/w fruit esters and malts, while the slightly fizzy texture never exceeds the necessary level but even being clean for the overall enjoyment, and the alc. for a 8.5%abv. is absolutely no where to be found. Despite a lack of complexity in the flavour profile, one can't overly challenge the satisfying palate, hence a pretty good drinkability overall for me. Comparing with the other notes on this page, all dating back to at least 3 years prior to this date, I can't help having a feeling that the production of this ale might have improved indeed?

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 19:32:11 | More by wl0307
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Absumaster

Netherlands

2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have got this beer for my anniversary and although it is generally regarded to be a very fine brewery with good beers, I was disappointed.
Color was orange with a lot of carbonation, a small head and some yeast particles floating around.
Smell was distinct Hertog Jan, caramellic like a lot of ambermalt has been used, fruity especially peach and slightly sweet.
Taste was bitter, some fresh or sour notes, fruity, full bodied and some adstrigency.
To me this was a bit disappointing as the body was way too big and the sweetness was too overpowering. Too bad!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 17:31:24 | More by Absumaster
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Solomon420

California

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well I have to say I was not impressed with this beer at all. I had the larged corked 1 liter bottle bought in Holland 2 years ago. The color was poor, more of a yellow pilsner color than a true Trippel hazy yellow like the others I have tasted. The head fell quickly and the smell was not really there at all. The taste also fell short of my expectations of a Tripple style beer. Although I will give this beer another try, and drink another bottle, maybe one that hasnt been aging so long in my pantry. It could be that the CO2 for some reason escaped from this bottle, corrupting the greatness of this Trippel.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2005 16:32:27 | More by Solomon420
Hertog Jan Tripel from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
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