Ename Tripel - Roman N.V.

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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

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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-08-2003)
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Photo of Squelch
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this beer comes ina a squashed bottle typical from the area. The beer pours a clear straw color. Aroma, taste, and flavor are typical to the style, most notably the banana flavors from the frement. There are no endearing qualities of this beer that would make me pick it out from others. I would drink again however.

Photo of stephens101
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow orange with a thin white head that dissolves quickly with no residual lace to speak of. This is not promising. Some malts, vinegar, distant spice and a few light fruits to the nose. Tastes grainy with a little citrus and sour fruitiness. Some nutmeg, phenols and a faint piny bitterness work in after a bit. Almost thin with a small creamy core. A tiny alcohol heat lingers in the throat. The Belgian Tripel is one of my favorite styles. This is by far not one of the best I've had, but its not the worst either.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, fruity, mostly like a green apple. In the taste, green apple sweetness, and counteracted with a dry yeastiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small sticky, green apple like sweetness in the aftertaste. Like a dry cider and kind of sticky, good but not my first choice.

Photo of RoyalT
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into my new Kasteel goblet.

Appearance: hazy golden color with a thin head of quickly-dissipating white foam. I'd like it to be a little lighter and have a better head, but it's not bad.

Smell: sweet, fruity flavors of apple and pear. Aroma is light but quite nice and endearing.

Taste: big malt background with a nice chalky fruitiness, again mostly pear and apple. Refreshing and fulfilling ... I like it a lot.

Mouthfeel: big, creamy and delicious. This is one thing which drew me to the style in the first place; this is certainly a good example of what I like.

Drinkability: quite drinkable indeed. The overall flavor and consistency are quite refreshing and appealing. A good beer.

Photo of Daniellobo
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.

Photo of VWBuggirl
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HEH.

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.

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