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Witkap Pater Tripel - Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2013 16:16:49 | More by grumpygerman
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-26-2012 16:54:21 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

A: 12 oz bottle that was a bit of a foamer after popping the cap off and poured into a snifter. The beer is a hazy yellow with a huge and dense white head with decent retention that slowly fades
S: smells of fruity esters, some spicy yeast, some alcohol and a slight lemony smell
T: sharp flavors of fruitiness up front, some base malt, some lemony citrus, spice, a bit of bready malt and some alcohol. slight tartness as well. swallow is slight pale malt flavor, wisps of those fruity flavors and a tinge of alcohol.
M: ample and prickly carbonation leaves this one feeling a bit thin
O: the carbonation is a little too high and I think the aftertaste is a little lacking. it's clean though and it has good flavors. let it warm up a bit to let the flavors shine better.

10-10-2012 03:47:50 | More by SHODriver
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3.63/5  rDev -6%

AROMA- Lush fruit, spice, floral hop, lemon rind, some honey sweetness, pretty textbook except for a low-level earthy-funky dimension

APP- opaque with haze, orange, low white head, bottle gushed

FLAVOR- Refined, citrusy, creamy, very perfumey alcohol hitting the sinuses with a clean spicy finish. Fruitiness that is so prominent in the nose lays quite low in the flavor. Light cloven phenols are very faint. Not much sweetness. Dry over-all.

MOUTHFEEL- Light-bodied, a little tart/ tangy and cidery, can almost say "gritty" from yeast.

OVERALL- A rustic intrepretation of the style. Never know what I'm gunna get from these guys, but always eager to find out.

10-01-2012 04:55:14 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-11-2012 21:00:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%

Pour is hazy golden yellow with a creamy off white head and fairly thick lace. Nose is overly singular and sweet. Tons of juicy lemon with notes of honey and a touch of banana. Lots of lemonade characteristics with little else. Taste follows the nose, lemondate with a light yeast mid palate and a touch of bitter hop in the finish. Juicky feel, light body, softer carbonatino and lingering finish.

06-29-2012 14:59:21 | More by cpetrone84
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New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-12-2012 20:07:25 | More by SeanNaugs
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-02-2012 20:18:11 | More by Julien
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2012 22:48:22 | More by justinm4bama
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2012 15:38:57 | More by Gregwa
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-28-2011 17:46:04 | More by cdwil
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-06-2011 20:53:08 | More by bdeast1
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-06-2011 14:52:56 | More by Spunky
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-02-2011 23:52:21 | More by charladam
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-01-2011 23:59:11 | More by rekel
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-26-2011 17:20:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2011 03:42:07 | More by bpfrush
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a very pale yellow straw colour, with a large two fingered White head that retains very well till the end.

S - Lots of yeast and bread not much else.

T - Up front some nice bitter notes, followed by some grainy lemon citrus notes, the finish is grainy with some residual sweetness that evens out the spice nicely.

M - The body is light to medium and the carbonation is the same.

O - Easy to write of this as a mediocor tripel. But I actually love its subtleness and well hidden boozyness. Let down by its smell.

10-22-2011 16:19:00 | More by eric5bellies
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2.63/5  rDev -31.9%

This is the palest triplet I've ever seen, looks like a wit beer. Good amount of white head on it as well.

Yeasty smell.. taste is yeast and some hops, quite bubbly. Some lemon, again almost like a wit.

The mouthfeel is just not there on this, I mean its clean and well made for sure, but the taste disapates rapidly.

Better than your usual cafe beer, but not something to seek out

08-05-2011 17:52:06 | More by lanbewardin
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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%

On-tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into its proper chalice.

A: Clear straw body with an inch of creamy white foam. Great retention and lacing. Beautiful Tripel.

S: Doughy bread, grass, and a distinctly marijuana-like herbal quality. Lightly spicy yeast. Ok, but a bit strange for the style.

T: Weed, bell pepper, bread, and booze. Bizarre.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Pretty standard.

O: I was really intrigued by the cannabis overtones of this beer, but have to say that they didn't really do it any favors - especially in the context of its style. There are too many better Tripels out there to spend time on this one.


06-27-2011 22:44:21 | More by woosterbill
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2.88/5  rDev -25.4%

Pours a hazy light orange color with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Small random spots of lacing appear here and there on the glass on the drink down. Smells very weak with some lemony/citrus notes and slight Belgian yeast. Not impressed. Taste is slightly better with some lemon juice, citric acid, and Belgian yeast tastes coming through. Pretty tame flavors but nothing is off. Aftertaste is of lemon-lime Gatorade. Weird. Effective carbonation makes for a pretty smooth and crisp mouthfeel but the beers seems a tad bit flat. Overall, a pretty average tripel from this brewery but better than the singel of theirs I had recently.

05-19-2011 03:53:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.93/5  rDev -24.1%

Best Before July 2012 and served on the cold to coolish side this was a gusher when it was gently opened. Light yellow in colour with a mixture of sparkle and cloud to the eye. Very very thin head which struggles to stay afloat.

Slightly fizzy to start with a faing touch of lemon but in the end this went down fairly thin and watery. Pretty simple really.

Come back Golden Monkey. All is forgiven.

05-01-2011 19:45:10 | More by Zimbo
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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance. Bright straw and looks beautiful. Almost neon. Careful pouring yields a nice clear straw beer with soapy white head and lacing.

Smell. Smell of fruity belgian yeast, faint lemon, euro hop grass smell. Bready.

Taste. A unique and refreshing tripel, lemon juice, really juicy. Lightly tart but very nice at that. Light earthy hops.Some vinious qualities. Alittle acidic. More lively flavors than found within the style ordinarily. 7.5% ABV barely noticed. Small yeast presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, drying, lingering sour lemon note.

Overall: Not what I was expecting in an Abbey Tripel. Unique tart character worth revisiting. Almost crosses over into the lambic/flemish range. This stuff drinks like lemonade.

04-15-2011 07:04:45 | More by Stinkypuss
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2.42/5  rDev -37.3%

33cl bottle: This one poured a fairly clear straw yellow color. There was a surprising lack of head on it, which of course led to almost no lacing. The aroma is lighter, with mainly yeasty notes. Slightly astringent. Taste is a bit harsh. Slight bitterness, grainy, sour, some astringency. I would never call this a tripel. I'm not quite sure what I's call it. I would never call for this again, however.

03-27-2011 01:51:36 | More by Boto
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Witkap-Pater Abbey Triple Ale

Appearance: orange, large head, and some lacing.

Smell: lovely fruits, malts, and yeast.

Taste: fruit, yeast, hops, and a faint sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light and smooth.

This has a wonderful smell and is very nicely balanced. The bottle was very carbonated and showed on opening. It is very easy to drink.

03-11-2011 05:03:18 | More by megahurts4
Witkap Pater Tripel from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
87 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.