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Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9 - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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83
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drpimento on 01-29-2010)
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Reviews by sfprint:
Photo of sfprint
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: extremely carbonated. fluffy uneven head. carbonation rushing to the top like I've never seen. slightly dull gold.

S: alcohol very apparent, yeast and therefore bready.

T: alcohol is quite forward, however fairly well blended. otherwise difficult to describe. soft and medium bodied. slightly yeasty

M: Soft but mutely astringent

D: Not bad, but the flavor doesn't stand out. inoffensive but uninteresting.

sfprint, Oct 23, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +9.3%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011 (bottled April 2010), so it's a bit out of date. Purchased from a supermarket during a trip to Belgium in Sept 2010.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A hazy golden colour with fine yeast sediment and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; it eventually reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters, especially banana, and hints of spice and marzipan. Dry and slightly sweet, with a background whiff of booze.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters and alcohol. Notes of bananas and sugar, with faint hints of almonds and spice. A warming, boozy flavour hits the back of the throat - solventy and astringent. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with tingly carbonation. Dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity yeast esters.

A run-of-the-mill tripel - decent but not outstanding. Smooth and drinkable, but nothing in the flavour grabs your attention. Doesn't seem to have suffered excessively despite the age of the bottle. Quite boozy and a bit hot. Nothing to go out of your way for.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 04, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

AxlSkull, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -3%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tall frothy head lays atop fluid sparkling with carbonation, reminiscent of an orange sunset...
Aromas of wheat, belgo yeast, and citrus come off the top. Sweetness hits the palate, followed abrubtly by bitter hops and the spice of booze, citrus fruits dominate. Body is medium built and contrasted with furious champagne like bubbles.

Overall this beer gives me a relief from the local Okinawan fare, Orion, Kirin< etc... I appreciate the bitter with the sweet. Nice, tripel I recommend it.

JoeAmerican77, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of HugoG
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

HugoG, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Filosoof
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tongerlo Tripel has a great label, a nice bottle and is certainly drinkable. A closer look learns that something is missing. The absence of funk?

L: good top but not very special, clear yellow/gold Amstel-colour;
S: round, creamy, pear;
T: pear, yeast, a bit too sweet;
M: bite is too thin;
O: drinkable? Yes. Will I drink it? Yes. Will I buy it? No, I will pick up something more special.

Filosoof, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of RuudJH
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abbaye beer, 33 cl bottle.
Flavoured with Saaz hops.

Very curious.
Looks golden, with a huge head, good carbonation.

Smell very fresh. Malts, yeast, and some grassy and herbal notes.
Taste is similar. Bittersweet, with bitterness as dominant character.
Aftertaste is pretty long bitterness too. Alcohol is present, but most of is it well covered by the flavour.
Overall, i'm not disappointed. The Saaz seems to have enough power to flavour a tripel of 9%.

RuudJH, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +9.3%

sammy806, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brown 33cl bottle, best before 15 Nov 2010, reviewed 06 Aug 2010. This was part of a four pack bought in Belgium and brought home to review at leasure.

Poured slowly into a Corsendonk stemmed tulip: Light amber, even light orange in colour, with a good white head on top. Plenty of carbonisation showing on the sides of the glass at first. The brew had a slight haze to it.

Very floral, spiced and sweet country garden type aroma.

The initial taste was of sugared water (with alcohol), a headache in the making! I tried to find flavours or a taste, some yeasty hints could be found within the sweetness, but not much else.

If I have had a sweeter, less flavoursome Belgian Tripel in my life I can't remember it.

Sorry to say the smell is the best part of this beer. I had to get some brown bread and Pié d'Angloys soft French cheese to help me finish the beer.

BlackHaddock, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of ThaCreep
2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light blond color, slightly cloudy. The nose is far from exciting and offers little flavor. The mouth is very syrupy, light hints of melon acid very subtle, and far from appetizing. Presence of alcohol in the throat too intrusive in that it prevents other flavors - if there are other flavors - to develop. Triple very weak compared to its glorious sisters.

ThaCreep, Sep 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

HattedClassic, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

patre_tim, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Blumstein, Wednesday at 03:46 PM
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JohnK17, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of NikD
4.5/5  rDev +23%

NikD, May 17, 2014
Photo of Sigmund
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 9%. Fairly clear yellow colour, huge white head. Strong sweetish aroma of ripe bananas, coriander and Belgian ale yeast. The flavour is spicy and rather sweet, okay but not really remarkable. A hint of anise in the aftertaste.

Sigmund, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of kevinhughes
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kevinhughes, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is funky yeas, pale malt, spices and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Spicy yeast, candy sugar, some hops and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Overall it’s good brew

mikeg67, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra points for the presentation: It is served in the bottle with two glasses: one the traditional stemware, the other a shot glass--this is for the yeast sediment. I poured the larger glass first, moderating the head. I was impressed to see it last as well as coat the glass with a blanket of fine bubbles. The main glass was nearly clear and was golden in color. The shot glass was definitively whiter.

The aroma was mild. Despite being a trippel, it was not notably alcoholic to the nose. There was also little hop. This smelled like a pale amber beer.

The flavor was nutty with a strong alcohol bite given the nose. The swallow featured an acidic citrus bite. The finish has a lot of pepper to it, but it is short lived. The body was thinner than most trippels, but the carbonation was very good.

smcolw, Aug 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Florya, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The initial pour is clear and straw yellow with a foamy white head and froth. Aroma of phenolic yeast, bread, honey and herbal hops. In the taste, more of the same, sweet malt, dusty, phenolic Belgian yeast, table sugar, and herbal malts. Very clean and easy drinking. Keeps bringing back a tempered sweetness and dry, woody hops. Medium bodied and well carbonated, dry, almost tannic finish. Overall, a good triple but just above average.

Stinkypuss, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: nearly clear, gold-tinged yellow in color... impressive, tufted-cottony tower of foam, bright white in color, nice staying power... left the lees in the bottle - not much

S: unripe bananas, subtle shortbread malts, esters the scent of grape skins and nutmeg... the mildly medicinal, phenolic spice cuts through all else... not much depth behind it

T: assertive, lasting, vaguely clove-y phenolic spiciness with a supple hop bitterness atop a base of clean pilsner malts... perhaps a touch of toasted biscuit on the back end... all about the spicy alcohol notes here, as if they're trying to say "this is our tripel. it'll do the job!"

M: a bit too light-bodied and airy... good bit of residual carbonation - seems to expand and fill the mouth with air on the way down - not diggin' that... moderately dry finish... alcohol seems to stun and numb the taste buds a good bit

O: eerily similar to Victory's Golden Monkey... pretty basic, industrial tripel... kinda comes across as a premium malt liquor, or something of that nature... hardly extraordinary... had a few of Haacht's beers now - at the moment, kinda seeing them as Belgium's BMC - similar recipes, little variance

Bouleboubier, May 08, 2014
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Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9 from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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