Ename Tripel - Roman N.V.

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-08-2003

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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 81
Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice mix of Belgium flavor and citrus

Photo of bubseymour
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer. Not your standard tripel but this beer works really well for me. Very sweet and some hints of German lager flavoring a somehow. Very good beer!

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good looking beer, light golden clear, excellent head with retention and outstanding lacing. Excellent aroma, you pick up some citrus within the malt, a little bit of bread like a hefe. Very clean, nice balance, you get a little German thing going in the flavor, similar to pils but not dominating, citrus tart adds great flavor. Just a tiny touch of dry on the finish, but smooth and clean. Hides the ABV very well. Excellent beer.

Photo of boddhitree
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice deep gold with a slight haze under a really powerful snow white head. Looks bottle conditioned but still, it could be a protein haze.

Aroma: Pils malt is the main aroma in the beginning, with citrus and a biscuity smell. A little weak, though, a demerit in my book.

Flavor:
Up front: Citrus tartness, a slightly biting hop bitterness, and some sweet Pils mal... with some alcohol bite, too.
Middle: Very malty, the flavor of Pils, Biscuit and maybe Honey malts. One can also taste the telltale background flavor of clear Belgian candy sugar by the sweet, deep fruity flavor, but also nutty, almost hazelnut. There's also the small bite of alcohol.

Back: Here I get flowery Noble hop bitterness and then spiciness, citrus notes and a decent amount of tartness, and then hazelnuts, biscuity malt flavors, and sweetness that borders heavily on banana and apricots. On top of that, it's quite alcoholic, almost boozy, but not too heavy, just enough to tell you it's a Tripel.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy but verging into a thinness from the heavy use of sugar.

Overall: Not a bad Tripel, A mix of some bitterness, hazelnut, honey notes, biscuity and sweet malt, and then fruity (banana, apricot, citrus) flavors. I like it, flavorful but the alcohol notes turned me off some, but it wasn't too much and felt like it was a normal part of the beer. A mark of 4.1.

Photo of JamesGrove
4.92/5  rDev +32.6%

This Belgian Tripel is an exceptional beer. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a smooth, full mouthfeel. The taste is also full with a very strong caramel aftertaste that strikes the palate and lingers on the tongue, increasing in time. This is the BEST beer I have had in a long time.

Photo of benfons
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

New review from a 75cl bottle

A: pale blonde colour, descent head, not a lot of carbonation.

S: orange, malts, hint of banana, apricot and hops

T: banana and peach , alcohol is there, hint of hops and malts

M: too thin, slightly undercarbonated, too alcoholic

O: pretty average tripel, the thing that bothers me most is the alcohol, not really looking forward to drinking the bottle.

6-1-2009 review

Appearance; Excactly what you expect from a tripel. Maybe a bit pale. (4)

Smell: Nothing spectacular, very difficult to extract a specific smell, kind of plain. (3.5)

Taste: A disappointment. Can't really place the taste, a bit like the smell. The aftertaste flavour is something irony, metallic. As it is a new bottle, I can hardly imagine this is coming from the cap. (3)

Mouthfeel: Fo me it could use a bit more carbonation. Because of the weak taste, the alcohol is quite noticeable. (2.5)

Drinkability: Quite an easy drink. nothing complex; lacks the stronger flavours you'd expect from a tripel, because of this the alcohol comes through, and quite strongly so. (4)

If they gave me one I would drink it, but i wouldn't give money for it, as there are so many better beers in this style easily available to me.

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smell: spiced citrus

Taste: banana cream and almonds with hints of maltiness along with a smooth overall mouth feel

This beer is, well, fairly average and I'm having a hard time with the 250 character limit...as I always say, however, try it for yourself and you may find yourself wondering why you can only use 5000 characters. And yes, I had it at 48 degrees and it was served in a tulip.

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian ales are in a separate class of they're own ... and this one is a great example!

I am a brewer and I wish I knew how they did these, there has to be some secret to getting that slight fruity twang underneath it all ...that's what separates these beer from all others!

Slight head might have something to do with the high alcohol and I pour at an angle to minimize head retention. Strong ...about three times the flavor as an standard Belgian, imagine that. When I drank this one, I followed it with three other Belgians, because I wanted to see the difference. Three different beers, three different abbey's ... and much to my surprise, they all tasted the same, except in strength.

Floral honey notes with a twang!

Photo of Douberd
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml stubby bottle, poured into a tulip at home, leaving the sentiment on th bottom, in the bottle. ABV 8,5%.

Big white head, three fingers in height, soapy in texture. Very good retention, leaving heavy lacing behind. All that, on top of a clear pale golden body, with minimal activity in it.
Aroma is yeast, slighty hoppy and with some fruit notes.Very subtle and faint.
Taste is sweet, with fruity notes, slighty alcoholic.
Full body and carbonation above average. Very dry and long finish.
Overall an okay beer.

Photo of Philc
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle in a Stella glass

Dark cloudy yellow think two finger head large bubbles thin cap dissipates quickly

Lemon fruity light sent floral notes very light funk I would like to see a little more from a Abby

Light fruity flavor, slight malt, thin mouthfeel very light and drinkable. Little carbation.

Not bad overall, light easy to drink.

Photo of davey101
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a chimay goblet. "L2019" on the label. I don't believe this is super fresh. Gushed upon opening.

A - Very clear dark yellow body. Two finger off white head with large fizzy bubbles. Thin spotchy cap with minimal lacing.

S - Lemon, apple, doughy malts, spice, and banana. Has an almost sugar cookie sweetness to it.

T - Lemons, apple, spicy yeast esters, bananas and sweet caramel malts. Yeasty aftertaste. Mouth feel is well carbonated and medium bodied.

O - A really solid tripel. Tasty, but not on the same level as Chimay for me.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same along with some slight fruity flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A nice rocky white head is made off the pour, not much lacing and some retention but settles to a nice puck. Body color is a real nice clear honey gold and bronze, with lots of rising carbonation and a big center column of rising fire. Very impressive, just wish the head stuck around longer, but otherwise real great looking.

Nose is soft and floral, mild sweetness mixing with dry grape like white wine. Crisp sense coming with perhaps some good malt density.

Real nice thickness, and a good alcohol warming but not boozy action. Sweetness comes with a great crisp palate. A bit gaseous though, but a good mix of floral and honey malts rolling in the tongue, with a good tongue tingle in the front. Chewy soft sweet dessert breads in taste and feel.

Overall I really like this tripel's taste profile, glad I picked this one up.

Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into chalice; lot 3393, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a beautiful 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, herbal, earth, bread, grass, floral, honey, candi sugar, pepper, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of big pear, apple, citrus, grape, herbal, floral, grass, earth, bread, honey, candi sugar, coriander, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruit, earth, herbal, floral, bread, pepper, and yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry and crisp on the finish. Very nice balance of malt flavors and yeast spiciness; with good complexity. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a prickly, yet very smooth mouthfeel; lightly slick. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel! Very nicely carbonated; with good flavor balance and complexity. Really enjoyed this one.

Photo of AdamBear
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy yellow with a thick white head

S-strong scent of caramel and belgian sugars. very bready. okay scent

T-comes in with a decent bready taste of pale belgian malts. banana. fairly bitter and slightly syrupy. its not harsh at all, but fairly raw. lasting flavor

M-high carbonation with a dry finish

Photo of DARIVA
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Partly cloudy yellow beer with a nice white head.

S: Slightly sweet, slightly caramel.

T: Slightly sweet, slightly caramel. Delicious sweet aftertaste.

M: Super, an indulgence, light tingling, delicious rolls on the tongue.

O: Delicious beer completely, fairly drinkable.

Photo of thecheapies
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In its own glassware. An almost-clear blonde color with a half-inch head.

Bit of tart apple and wet hay, but otherwise, smells like liquid bread. Pretty enticing.

Bready flavor with estery apple, quince, and lemony hops. More straw and some funk with a spit of alcohol fumey-ness. Mild spice note, like coriander. Mellow and complex.

Creamy, smooth, hefty, and very bready. Pockets of bubbles in the mouth.

A solid tripel. A must try.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy copper orange with a thin head that dissipates immediately, no lacing. Mild aroma of caramel malt, light fruit and Belgian spicing. Light flavor dominated by sweet caramel malt, light fruit, light Belgian spices. Abrupt sweet finish.. Light to medium bodied with very light carbonation. This seems a lot more like a mildly flavored dubbel than a tripel with the emphasis on sweet malt rather than a drier, spicier taste I associate with tripels. Flavor and carbonation are too subdued to be interesting.

Photo of n2185
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense cap, though with little lacing.

S: Lots of bread and yeast aromas on the nose with some light spice notes. There are also hints of bubblegum and light fruits, though they're faint.

T: Belgian spices up front followed by some faint bubblegum, candy sugar, and pear flavors. Yeast and bread flavors bring up the finish.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is well attenuated so it's not too thick and sweet, though it's still a little watery feeling.

O: A pretty decent tripel, overall. It's a bit lacking in complexity and crispness, but is still tasty.

Photo of AZbelgian
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Small white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - Sharp aroma of grapes and fruity esters.

T - Starts subtly with flavors of grapes and hints of other light fruit following. Smooth strong finish of caramel.

M - Light in the mouth

O - Good drinkability but something was missing. Not a bad beer by any means, but I get the sense it could've been better. Overall it was just fairly average.

Photo of atlason
2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in Beaune, France.

A: Pale gold, clear.

S: Light toasted malt and yeast.

T: Triple yeast character is same direction as Westmalle but less complex. Too much alcohol on palate. Appropriate hops to keet it crisp. Aftertaste emphasizes cloying parts -- not terribly pleasant.

M: Medium attenuation, quite alcoholic, below avg carbonation. Not easy to drink.

O: Average triple, true to style, pretty clean but boring.

Photo of brentk56
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A really unimpressive pour, with absolutely no carbonation; the liquid was a murky, apricot nectar color

Smell: Although somewhat one-dimensional, the aroma had a lot of fruity elements, including pear, pineapple, apricot as well as a aweet candi sugar and vanilla aspect

Taste: What smelled great is just average on the tongue, as the sweet and fruity flavors overwhelm and are not backed up by the anticipated yeasty complexity; the finish is very sweet and slightly boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, but flat; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I suspect that something may have happened as this beer crossed the pond; too bad, as the flavors are not that bad and with a bit more magic from the yeast, this could well be a decent tripel

Photo of impending
1.79/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml into a tulip. Pours like an unfiltered apple cider, little to no head even with an encouraging pour, little lacing.

Aroma is sweetness and phenols. Honey and white grapes.

Taste is overwhelmed with the sweetness, zero dry, zero bitter, just a bland sweetness topped with a touch of solvent alcohol. Medium bodied mouthfeel. While not flat, very low carbonation.

Seems the other reviewers' looked different than mine but it doesn't taste oxidized . . . . . . just the bad side of mediocre.
no cheers
jd

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/2/11 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains some Belgian yeast, some spice and fruit along with some light malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruit and spices followed by a nice Belgian yeast breadiness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and the hops presence is mild creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice strong Belgian-style beer to drink for a while but there are better beers in the style.

Photo of Bierman9
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another 0.33l bottle sampled at Cafe Take One in Maastricht on 26SEP11, costing €3.40 for the pleasure.

The tulip was filled with a bright golden liquid, slightly hazy, with steady, plentiful carbo. A creamy, white head lasted well, leaving great stick. The mild aroma was a touch crackery, with some fruit and hints of spiciness. The body was medium, but the feel was light and airy, a touch prickly.

Flavor had a bit of toasty malt and some mild sweetness. Some fruit was present, but it leaned more towards spiciness with a hint of pepper. Pretty solid, all in all. Zum Wohl!!

3.88 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
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