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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
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Brouwerij Roman N.V. visit their website

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 Daniellobo

District of Columbia

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

Honey sweet tripel, a bit off for the style in a rather pleasing way.

Presentation: 750 ml plastic corked dark brown bottle. Simple design highlighting the name of the brew and a motto in two languages. There is a "best by" line referring to look at the neck of the bottle, which is clear of any date or text. Notes Alc. by Vol. (8.5%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Faintly hazy deep gold pour with a generous head, medium to low retention, and a shy surface memory and lacing.

S - Shy sweetness, honey with a touch of spice.

T - Taste expands the nose in particular picking up the honey coating clove and maybe cardamon... Hefty sticky sweet range, rich but not overpowering.

M - Medium body with gentle carbonation, a bit soft, but working well with the smooth sweetness.

D - Nice sweet tripel, close at one point to the sipping side.

Notes: It is not what I would typically expect of a standard tripel, and I like it! It lacks a notch to make it a truly outstanding brew, and the imports to this one to the US feel particularly overpriced, but it is quite tasty and particular. A common acidity around the spiciness for my palate associated with tripels is not here. Instead a hefty spicy sense leans more to spiced honey with a completely different drinking experience. I´m not sure that this will work very well for big fans of the style or necessarily be attractive to people expecting a predictable flavor, but if not, one is in for a treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 16:15:28 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of VWBuggirl

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This has the appearance of a fairly light copper with a creamy foam head. The scent is very fruity, mainly strawberry but with a hint of citrus as well. It isn't as bready smelling as I expected.

The taste is quite bready. It is very strong beginning to end and even lingers for a long time in the aftertaste. I even get a bit of metallic taste at the start.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, more than necessary.

It is very drinkable but there are so many better examples of this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 03:03:36 | More by VWBuggirl
Photo of OskarL


3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy, golden with a small head that leaves very little lacing. Steady stream of bubbles rising.

Smell - Smells very fresh, faint almond paste, green apples, mandarines in syrup and alcohol.

Taste - Mandarines in syrap, strawberry and esters backed by sweet malt. Finishes with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and dry with fitting carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 16:01:23 | More by OskarL
Photo of JBogan


3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head which leaves minimal lacing. Nothing special going on here.

The aroma is of sweet honey and a hint of apples.

The taste follows the smell closely, with a sweet finish. The alcohol is very well concealed.

This had a slick and smooth presence in the mouth, with a good carbonation tingle on the tongue.

Overall I enjoyed this beer, and it's worth a try if you happen to come across it.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 21:35:30 | More by JBogan
Photo of dqrull


4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow with a lively white head that forms nice, but thin lid on the brew after a while.

Smells fresh of apples, green grapes, a hint of mandarin as well, slightly yeasty all along. A sugary prescense is also backing up the fresh fruits, reminds of spun sugar.

A really surprisingly full flavour, was nothing spcial when I just took it out of the fridge, but as it warms up it really grows. The green fruits are here, as well as a tartness reminding me of ripe red berries, strawberries and raspberries in particular, and maybe some gooseberries as well. A bigger malt-prescense than the nose suggested, which backs up the other flavours with a great balance. This is sweeter than most tripels, but it fits right into the flavourbill, the sweetness has a slight note of fudge to it as well, great. Finishes with a light bitterness from the hops that keep in the back for the rest of the experience.

Light- to medium body, with a refreshing light carbonation, fitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 19:28:28 | More by dqrull
Photo of GRG1313


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
Photo of Beejay


4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 02:47:13 | More by Beejay
Photo of katan


3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.2 oz into a pint - dated 2/13/2008

A - Pours a dark golden color. Extremely clear. Lots of carbonation in appearance and in head formation. Strong white head grows to 2mm, dissipates to a film.

S - Sugar sweetness from a load of malts - like breadiness from the yeast. Some sour notes which could be from age.

T - Starts off sugar, sweet - very warming and noticeable phenolic tones. Mid-stream still sweet - some bitterness forming - but certainly malt forward. Some bitterness shows which takes off with a yeast spice and bread flavor. Aftertaste is warming and boozy.

M - Strong mouthfeel. Creamy and clinging. Moderate carbonation bite on the palette.

D - Deceivingly drinkable - this beer would sneak up on me. ABV is strong, but well hidden. A bit filling at times.

A very worthy tripel.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 03:05:22 | More by katan
Photo of merlin48


3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 21:12:12 | More by merlin48
Photo of augustgarage


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 02:01:37 | More by augustgarage
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 20:36:51 | More by therealmcclurg
Photo of nick76


3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The aroma is sweet and fruity with yeast, incense, and herbal hops. The appearance is golden with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall I like it but it seems a bit weak for the style. This is another beer that is good but lacks substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 06:10:07 | More by nick76
Photo of Wildman


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

This beer poured a cloudy straw gold color and formed a huge foamy off white head that left latticed lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, citrus, banana and bread. The flavor was of malt, candy and a hint of butter and pepper. The body was light and slightly creamy. The finish was fresh and a touch sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 03:16:29 | More by Wildman
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 20:54:45 | More by JoBoTo
Photo of beeronesse


4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, really nice.

Poured a clear, yellow-gold with a small white head. I have to say that I was surprised this was clear because I'm used to Triples being unfiltered.

Great aroma; promised golden fruit and spice.

Taste is divine, though a little sweet. Definitely some golden apple, banana, coriander, slight bread, toast? from the yeast Nice, long finish with high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 22:01:29 | More by beeronesse
Photo of Stinkypuss


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
Photo of theopholis


3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:11:10 | More by theopholis
Photo of Wasatch


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
Photo of srandycarter


3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours light apple juice, cotton white .333 inch head. Leaves fast, leaving ring. Slightly clingy sudsy lacing.

S - Ah , Belgian yeast. Tropical fruit, banana. Nice.

T - Taste follows smell. Nice malt and fruits.

M - Medium body, maybe a little too much carb, good coating.

D - Reminds me of my Europe trip. Could drink until stupor.


Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 04:51:55 | More by srandycarter
Photo of rhoadsrage


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
Photo of dirtylou


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 03:41:59 | More by dirtylou
Photo of csmiley


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours just a little cloudy and bright gold in color. The more than ample white head stuck around for a while and left behind a good amount of lacing.

S - Sharp spice is the first aroma to be noticed - black pepper and clove. Some honey and sugar show up next. A small amount of fruit is on the end and comes close to green apple. Very light aroma.

T - There are several flavors in this beer that seem to be fighting to be dominant but none of them really succeed. Fruit is present with hints of apple and lemon. Honey and pale malt are in there as well. Spiciness and alcohol come through on the back end. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Finish is hot at first but sweetens out over time.

D - Drinkability is good. The typical Tripel aspects are in this beer and come together well. The lack of aroma does hurt it some. Alcohol is somewhat hidden which helps drinkability. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 02:18:09 | More by csmiley
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 21:53:52 | More by tekk9
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 22:25:04 | More by ewpgolf2
Photo of TStandley13


3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color. Very good head/retention.

Coriander, fruit, and spices. Lots of fruit. Grapes, apples, strawberries, even a little banana.

Very fruity and sugary tasting. Can taste some sort of burnt flavor, maybe wood.

Mouthfeel is average. Not too thick, not too thin, carbonation is good.

Another basic triple. Little bit too much on the fruity side, however it is a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 15:16:33 | More by TStandley13
Ename Tripel from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.