Ename Tripel - Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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4.13/5 rDev +11.6%
Appearance - This poured a dingy-looking orange in color. The beer annoyingly foamed up at the pour then lost its head two minutes after hitting the glass.
Smell - I thought this might be a bad bottle after the explosive pour but the nose is quite nice. It is very fruity with some good grapefruit that's not bitter but more like the fleshy sweet part. There's some orange in here and maybe a hint of cherries as well. The banana is quite big for the style and adds an interesting aspect to the bouquet.
Taste - The big fruits find their way perfectly to the taste. The banana in particular is huge on the tongue. There's really not a lot of bitterness to this ale. It is very sweet and fruity with some light spicing. The cherry isn't nearly as strong at the banana but it's there just enough to form a really cool cherry-banana flavor.
Mouthfeel - This is a big, full-bodied ale with marginal carbonation.
Drinkability - I'll take a few points away for the lack of carbonation but without the big Belgian bubbles this goes down exceptionally well. The powerful sweet flavor keeps the glass draining and the 8.5% ABV is completely unnoticeable.
07-28-2010 00:36:41 | More by RoyalT
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
33 cl bottle pours into a goblet a slightly hazed golden body with a large vanilla head. Fair retention with a sheet of lace left behind.
Aroma opens with fruity banana and golden apples, followed by some floral and grassy hops and some bready malt.
Mouthfeel reveals a medium body and carbonation with a distracting syrupy sweetness.
Taste has a dominant fruity component that is overripe pears, golden delicious apples, and a hint of banana. Candy sugar is very apparent. Hop bitterness is restrained, with floral and grassy notes. The dominant sweetness gains a honey taste as it warms. Alcohol seems totally absent. Finishes with a bready maltiness and slight yeast twang.
A better than average triple, but the sweetness is a bit cloying.
08-22-2009 21:12:12 | More by merlin48
4.33/5 rDev +17%
Squat typical Belgian 11.2 oz bottle. Best before date of 1997!Poured golden with amber tinges, tad cloudy, with some yeast clumps floating around. Head is snow white, tiny bubbles and lacing is sticky, clinging, wispy and well developed. Nose is strong, vinious, spicy, alcohol. Rich full bodied tripel, notes of tropical fruits, yeast, nuts, gobs of spice. More vinious notes, alcohol expertly kept in the background. Finishes with a dry vanilla, lime, peppery, hoppy note that is sublimeThis is a full flavored and bodied tripel. Nicely crafted,balanced and exhibiting world class complexity. Seek it out, found this one at RT. 59 Beverage in W. Nyack NY
10-31-2004 16:32:29 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Served up at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse sporting proper glassware and all pours a slightly hazed bright golden sunshine hue with an equally vibrant white head fine Belgian style lacing forms in even patterns around my chalice. Aromatics contain sweet fruit layers namingly tart white grapes apricots drizzled with honey tinged alcohol notes flowing amont the barrage the malts is light herbal hops and a touch of alcohol not too boozy. Flavor a well blaanced tripel touch of chalky yeast character with even sweetness caramelized pears, apples, and apricot flavor coming to me honey sweet slight syrupy glaze touch of herbal hop mix very nice stuff alcohol is hidden very well blends right in to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied effervescent carbonation and contains a touch of residual belgian candi sugar stickiness really flows well though and attenuation is great especially compared to most American brewed versions. Drinkability a well balanced packed with flavor traditional Belgian tripel and when drinking half off at the Edge during happy hour in it's official glass nothing seems better at the time.
08-10-2007 23:59:45 | More by WVbeergeek
4/5 rDev +8.1%
(Served in a chalice)
code on bottle is 9:13 13/02/08
A- This beer pours the color of golden apple juice with a thick mousse head of off-white foam that turns bubbly after a bit. There is a big carbonation of tiny bubbles that support the head.
S- The smell of floral yeast has a big apple juice smell and a faint caramel note that turns into honey as the beer warms. There is a nice apricot smell that comes through as the beer warms, too.
T- The first taste is a light plastic flavor but that decreases as the beer warms. The taste of yeasty, fruity caramel malt is sweet with a white sugar note to finish. There is a fusel alcohol taste at the finish that balances the sweetness a bit.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel that is due much in part to the thick head. There is a soft alcohol heat that grows as the temperature rises.
D- This beer has nice big flavors of a triple and a good amount of alcohol heat to balance it but there is not a lot of depth or complexity to this beer.
08-18-2008 18:44:51 | More by rhoadsrage
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip glass.
Liquid is a cloudy selective yellow topped by a seashell head of foam which diminishes to half a finger leaving even glittery arcs of lacing as it recedes. Thin legs.
Very fruity aroma with waves of honeydew, lemon drops, rosewater, and guava; a backdrop of light yeast and malt notes as well. Very minimal spice and hops - alcohol plays a nice supportive role though.
Candy sweetness is first and foremost on the palate. Citrus on the edges of the tongue, with a yeasty, faintly spicy finish just dry enough to keep the ale from being cloying. Overall a bit too sweet, and lacking complexity.
Creamy, but not nearly carbonated enough for the style. Alcohol lends a woozy warmth, though not hot in the mouth.
Not bad, but undistinguished...
08-14-2009 02:01:37 | More by augustgarage
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
11.2oz beer, bottle sampled at the map room in chicago. chosen from the mile long bottle list by my drinking assistant christopher columbus style (literally close eyes and point)
appearance: poured into a tulip with a logo that escapes me at this point, golden straw yellow body, white froth that fades quickly
smell: high on the sweetness levels, grain, a touch metallic, syrupy citrus hops
taste: I've been on a big tripel kick this summer, and i found that this one was far sweeter than anything i have had. The syrupy citrus and apricot was a bit much for me. Theres a bit of metallic grain and some floral citrus hops. I also found traces of sweet honey throughout
mouthfeel: syrupy and sweet
drinkability: not the greatest
07-31-2008 03:41:59 | More by dirtylou
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from 33 cl bottle with drink by 31/07/05.
Appearance: Nice light golden appearance with a thin head.
Smell: Spicey smell with a hint of nuts.
Taste: Cereal and a bit fruity.
Mouthfeel: Spicy and then some hoppy tones but quickly dissapears.
Overall: A good beer but not a great one, good tasting but could be refined and nuance added. Also took a hit in drinkability for being so heavy.
12-22-2005 11:50:51 | More by descartes
2.9/5 rDev -21.6%
This beer has a wonderful golden color, with a nice lacy head. You can see the carbonation is ample even minutes after the poor. There is not much of a nose to this beer. I can pick up hints of fruit smells but nothing dominant. There is a definite fruity taste, apple and some pineapple, followed by a creamy finish. The beer seems to have some weight to it, but is surprisingly drinkable. all in all, a decent triple. I was surprised to find this at a small pub in Florence, Italy.
07-04-2008 21:53:52 | More by tekk9
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Orange honey color with a nice firm white head.
Nose is strong yeast, and ripe banana Belgian fruit; yeast esters are very floral and pleasant.
Mouthfeel is rich and bold with wonderful balance and integration of malt with light hop character;
Flavors are very assertive sweet stone fruits, ripe banana and with undertones of sweet creamed coffee and malt.
The hops come out in the end finish with some nice bitter grapefruit character to round out an otherwise malty, sweet-charactered Belgian. Quality and nice drink. Might be a bit sweet for some.
12-26-2009 21:38:15 | More by GRG1313
3.2/5 rDev -13.5%
Pours a crystal clear gold. Smells like husky grain. This is a Belgian Tripel right?
Foamy, with small bubbles, and sticky lace. Ok, it looks more Belgian with the sediment poured in.
Tastes similar to a Euro strong ale, or strong pale. Not much sweetness, a little residual maybe. This is a Polish Pilsner with a Belgian label. If it was a Pilsner though, it would be a strong one. The alcohol is evident, but not too much in the taste. Honey with grain. Not much else, dry in the aftertaste.
Can't really recommend it, but if you are hellbent on trying every Belgian beer out there, it's worth a try.
12-06-2006 02:47:56 | More by emerge077
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
02-10-2012 04:51:27 | More by n2185
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
A: A dusty straw color, poured into my family guy pint glass... a full two fingers of soft cloudy white head. Well, not really my fingers.. but someone who is a little skinnier than me. A little bit hazy from the yeast sediment.
S: Clove, banana, strawberries, and a bit of yeast. Smells sweet like a cool afternoon when the leaves are just starting to turn along the shores of great flowing river.
T: Sweet, and delicious. Strawberry flavors without any bite from the alcohol. Dry like a champaign. Sweet nectar of the Gods!!
M: Highly carbonated like a champaign, sweet, dry and a light mouthfeel. Like drinking sweet carbonated mountain waters filtered through a strawberry field.
D: What can I say, this is a pretty great beer, and if this review isn't lost like the last 3 or 4 I've written then it will be pretty awesome. Tastes good, is very enjoyable, and refreshing and the alcohol is very well masked. Delicious and worth a buy.
10-27-2009 02:47:13 | More by Beejay
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance- The body pours the color of clear, golden apple juice with a thick head of fairly white foam. The body continues to effervesce for quite some time, allowing the head to slowly settle, and get slightly looser.
Smell- When you first crack it, you get a nice jolt of fresh, light fruits (apples, white grapes, apricots, etc.) As those aromas dissipate, you get a distinct sour aroma. Barely perceptible underneath the mild sourness, you get tantalizing hints of malt sweetness.
Taste- The very first taste has a hint of a plastic flavor. Weird. That is quickly overcome by a fruity, bubbly malt with fair amounts of malt sweetness. Quite clean and refreshing. Some citrus in there to, but just a hint.
Mouthfeel- This beer has a light body (appropriate to style) with a very nice effervescence that dances over the tongue. There is a hint of alcohol that is more noticeable as the temperature of the beer rises.
Drinkability- This beer has nice big flavors of a triple, but that funky plastic taste up font keeps it from being a great beer. also lacks the complexity a Belgian Trippel should have.
12-07-2008 23:11:10 | More by theopholis
Ename Tripel from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.