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Ename Tripel - Brouwerij Roman N.V.

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Roman N.V. visit their website
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2012 03:02:17 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:23:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden sunshine yellow containing a typically Belgian amount of carbonation. The result is a massive snow white cap that is only moderately rocky as it deflates. Unfortunately, it doesn't possess the world-class looks that many Belgian ales are known for. As well, the lace that manages to stick to the glass is overly melty. Note: for some reason, subsequent pours look much better in terms of both head and lace.

The nose effortlessly pulls thing back into the range of good. It's par for the tripel course, with an emphasis on sun-ripened orchard fruit rather than on spices or alcohol. Warm clove is present, alcohol is not. I find it interesting that some tripels, like this one, smell and taste like banana. I like monkey fruit so I don't mind a bit.

While Ename Tripel is far from earth shattering, it's a capable enough beer. All else being equal, if a high-ABV beer favors bold over tame, I'll probably like it more. This one isn't a screamer in the mold of De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch), but it ain't no shrinking violet either.

It tastes like there's a fair amount of shortbread-like pale malt present, along with a hefty dose of candi sugar. The pears and apples soaking in sugar syrup sweetness is almost, but not quite, balanced by a noble hop bite. As in the nose, clove spicy yeast plays a supporting role. Unlike the nose, well-integrated, peppery alcohol plays a little game of slap and tickle with the taste buds. This is delicious beer.

The mouthfeel is pretty close to right on the money. Most of the original bubbles have now entered the atmosphere, leaving me with less carbonation than is usual for the style. It's still lively enough to keep things from feeling anywhere close to flat. A sweet, silkyslick linger is a definite positive since I like the flavor that it continues to impart.

The only other Brouwerij Roman offering to grace my glass was Sloeber, a decent BSPA, although not an especially memorable one. I'm pleased to report that Ename Tripel is a better beer and is one that I'll be sure to keep an eye out for. If you like Belgian tripels, this is an easy recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 14:49:51 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 23:00:12 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new arrival at Pazzo's Pizza Pub. Since they do no wrong with any of the beers that they offer, I had to try it. Ultimately a classic Trippel that begins with a canary straw color with about 50% opacity; a stubborn head retention that kept me from filling the tulip glass to it's full capacity. Waiting for the foam to subside, I notices big, full aromas of sweet pilsner-type malts, estery pears, apples, and berries, firm yeasty, pepery, bready back-up notes. Once I was finally able to sample the beer, I found the same sweet characters that I found in the nose, but with a little more strength that the aromas let on. Flavors emphasized the fruitiness and pepery characters (which took on sweet and hot alcoholic flavors). The feel was full and well rounded initially, but after the alcohols took, the beer dried out in a hurry and left very little in the way of aftertaste--quite evaporative. I liked this beer quite a bit, very similar to a strong Belgian Pale.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 14:13:27 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2014 18:12:46 | More by kjkinsey
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 21:38:15 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 02:47:56 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-15-2014 14:30:05 | More by JAHMUR
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 03:07:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold (though if you let the bottom of the bottle in your glass, it will cloud it just a bit). Slight off white head. The thought came to me in the midst of tasting this one: "A milder Duvel". On the end it has a very slight bitter tone to it. Feel is very good though. Leaves a lasting bubble on your tongue. Drinkable. Sure. But the alcohol will get to you, and that slightly bitter edge on the end detracts. Good. But I don’t think it’s one to go back to.

I’d suggest not letting the bottom of this bottle into your glass. It seems to bring a more bitter edge to it and does not positively influence the brew as a whole.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 08:52:56 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2007 23:59:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-25-2013 23:04:22 | More by Slatetank
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-26-2011 18:23:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear yellow / orange in color with a spotty surface head. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles streak to the surface.

Smell: green grape tartness, honey sweetness, grass, and a touch of spiciness.

Taste: malt / sugary sweetness is balanced with some nice bitterness, grassy tones, yeast spiciness, red apples, and honey. Alcohol is well hidden but provides the warming effect.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish, and the finish is a bit dry too. Brief aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: nice tripel that can sneek up on you since the alcohol is not noticeable. Easy to quaff and a bit refreshing even with the mildly dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2007 13:26:54 | More by Gavage
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GClarkage

California

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/03/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 11.2oz stubby bottle. A best buy date printed on the side of the label. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Somewhat deep golden color...maybe a dull golden. Wonderful thick to the rim fluffy white head. At least a 1/2 inch remains the entire beer. Scads of chunks and streaks everywhere. Brilliant!

Smell- A tad earthy. Corriander for sure, white pepper and a menagirie of tropical scents.

Taste- Damn, this is all and I mean all corriander. It's very good, but I think they overdid it a bit. Corriander covers up just about all the other flavors. I do sense some peach and definite pear like flavors though. Hops come through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Streaming, bubbly carbonation...a bit to high, but common for the style. Lasting sharp hop bitterness.

Drinkability- If you like corriander...you get the picture. Worth trying for sure. Very nice tasting and different brew here.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 23:43:13 | More by GClarkage
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that slowly fades out into a mild, frothy cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of peach, yeasty esters, vanilla, cream, pineapple, apricot, and honey.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet nectarine and apricot mix pulling through with some honey rounding out the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi-sweet, with yeast, apricots, and vanilla resonating along the palate.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 16:11:23 | More by weeare138
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer at home, bottle-conditioned, at just the right temperature. The first time I had it it was in a B&B in Brugge, Belgium, when it tasted so great that I promised myself to try it again in the future.

Here it goes:
The one I had has best before date of June 2006.
It has a golden/blond, nice, but thin foamy head.
Smell: perfumy, "red-bean paste" (as in Chinese cuisine, key ingredient for a lot of traditional "puddings") and sweetish nose.
Taste: Not too bad really... Tastes peachy, honeyish...it was round, BUT very gassy on the other hand... a pity.
Aftertaste: lingering gingery/spicy and "green-tea"-like dry hoppyness. BUT (again), a bit thin and not long-lasting enough as everyone would have expected from a strong, Belgian blond beer.

My previous experience is definitely better. Is it because I hadn't waited long enough before opening the bottle? Or is it because I wasn't drinking it in Belgium??!!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 02:09:08 | More by wl0307
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2004 16:32:29 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 18:44:51 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zorro

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby capped Duvel look a like bottle with a black label.

Clear golden colored beer with a strong white head.

Smell is strongly sweet and fruity with a heavy apple and grape aroma. Coriander and spice are in here but mostly overwhelmed by the strong fruit aroma. Noticeable ethanol fumes that carry apple brandy scents.

The taste starts out sweet and a little fruity with an apple flavor and Candi sugar. Malty and sweet this is mostly apple flavor with a second layer of rock sugar candy and a little wood and bitterness. Seems a bit muted in taste like the fruit is only a shadow of what it was and left mostly sugar behind.

Mouthfeel is good.

Not a bad beer at all, thought was a bit pricey. Worth a try I suppose but I will continue to buy Hennepin most of the time.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 03:37:42 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to kryptic for this brew.

Poured into my Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass a nice cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger plus white fizzy/foamy head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some pears. The taste is sweet, malty/yeasty, nice touch of pears, and some spices. Medium body. Drinkable, this is my first from this brewery, and it's pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 23:49:37 | More by Wasatch
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-25-2012 17:56:36 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured ontap into a chalice. Very pale yellow in color with a fluffy bone white head. Smells of grainy malt, trappist yeast and some mineral water. Tastes pretty good, malt sweetness is balanced by some very mellow hop. Not too fruity, just a bit of sour apple. A bit boozy, not too overbearing. Medium bodied and crisp mouthfeel. Overall I am glad I tried it, but there are better Tripels to be had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2008 08:48:31 | More by Stinkypuss
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:45:29 | More by superspak
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Ename Tripel from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.