Ename Tripel - Roman N.V.

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Ename TripelEname Tripel

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-08-2003)
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Photo of impending
1.78/5  rDev -51.9%
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 therealmcclurg
2.6/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If its Belgian, I'll drink it. It is after all, the Disneyland of beers. However...this beer is more like monorail: you have to ride it, but its not that fun, and its kind of forgettable. There are much better Belgian beers out there-choose them instead.

Photo of Absumaster
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is one of those typical Belgian beers that use enormous amount of sugar, which make it thin and alcoholic, without adding any taste.

The appearance was good, orange bright color with a big fluffy head and lots of carbonation.
Smell was spicy and fruity with all kinds of fruits, peaches and exotic fruits. Slightly bitter.
Taste was dry and bitter, hoppy. The spiciness was present and tastes like coriander and some other spices. Also some fruitiness from the yeast. The grains gave the beer a malty and husky taste.
Body was too thin, lots of sugar in the recipe, which made the beer too alcoholic and solvent burning.

Photo of atlason
2.85/5  rDev -23%
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 tekk9
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of brentk56
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
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 Bix
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of stcules
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Full golden in colour, decent foam, with some bubbles on the sides. Medium persistence.
At the nose is yeast and bread, and grains. Behind, peach, white flowers. At the end, it raises a smell of wistaria flowers.
The taste is warm, with some heaviness, of cereals and honey, bread and yeast, with notes of peach and pear, and perhaps some floral notes. Alcohol perceptible.
Medium body.
Alcohol in the aftertaste too, with flowers and ripe melon. Light notes of hop.

Photo of jhicks12
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pour a Pale, little Hazy yellow with strong fluffly head

Smell: Picked up a dry slight hop aroma and also some malt sweetness and a little sour as well:

Taste: Slightly sweet at first and then finishing dry with a bit of a medicinal alcohol finsih.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation with a dry alcohol burn finish.

Drinkability. Not the best beer I have tried. But not bad

Photo of emerge077
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Philc
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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 benfons
3.24/5  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 Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Coren
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
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 vaughtex
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
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 JoBoTo
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

75cl, poured into Duvel chalice, label says best by 17/02/2010. Chilled, but let warm to about 40 before pouring,

L: This pours a very light, slightly cloudy yellow. A sort of dull gold. Somewhat lighter than I was expecting. The head was good on this one, about a solid finger, but it hangs around and appears very thick and creamy. I love the carbonation that sticks to the sides, throwing bubbles at the head from random places around the glass

S: Very earthy grain. Definitely what you would expect a triple to smell like. Liquid bread. Some sugary undertones, with a citrusy-high zest. Seems to be a spice too, small, faint, and only after inhaling about 20 times was there any hint, and now still faint. If you like belgians, then you will thoroughly enjoy the smell of this.

M: Very carbonated. Full 3-5 seconds of high tongue tingle. Light bodied Bubbles thoroughly when you play with it. As most triples/quads do. There is a little residue left around your mouth upon swallowing, letting you know that you are drinking something of substance. Also there is a slight...vibration, no, more like a tingle, all around where the beer touches. Even minutes after swallowing. Just filling your mouth. I am picturing these little yeast nuggets (follow me here), sliding around, playing, having a gay old time in my mouth. Just enjoying the small space they have found to play in.

T: very malted. This seems to be one of the most prominent factors about this beer. They really wanted you to know that this was a triple. Some yeast, and there is that spice again. I wish I could place it. Not a peppery, but similar. There doesn't appear to be a lot of depth to this unfortunately. You get a lot of malt, and some slight citrus, and yeast. Unfortunately.

D: For a triple, I would say that this is a good one. It is no where near the best out there. The lack of complexity, would make this an easy starting block for some. Me included J I have been looking forward to trying this for months, for no reason other than the fact that I thoroughly enjoy it, but sadly, I feel somewhat let down. Just was expecting more.

Photo of ewpgolf2
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This triple pours a cloudy gold with a bright white frothy head. The aroma was diminutive and expelled only subtle wisps of dried apricot/pineapple and herbs.
I got stronger wiffs of the alcohol as I drank it though. I inadvertently served this quite a bit warmer than recommended which may have enhanced the drinkability a bit-being an "easy drink". Mouthfeel was smooth and somewhat clean even w/ the higher ABV and probably @ 65F near the finish. I intentionally saved taste till last because I was a little perplexed on the rating. This started out a little bland but oddly enough, as it warmed the flavors intensified which were similar to what you'd expect from the smell. Thin and syrupy at the same time>? Overall, this was a forgettable beer but I would order again if given a choice between this and a macro.

Photo of Douberd
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.