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Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9 - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website

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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

JohnK17, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jeiiVP, Sep 06, 2013
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HugoG, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

seyton, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

RobertRedmoon, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 28/08/14, served chilled in a long-stemmed wine goblet.

Appearance: pours a lightly translucent, bright golden colour with lively and fine carbonation in action, topped with a thin off-white creamy head to last.
Smell: the lively Saaz’ hop aroma comes in perfect harmony with the dense and perfumy fruit esters, featuring ripe bananas, pears, sweetened lemons, underlined by sweet vanilla, melted rock sugar and exotic mung bean paste. Fulsome and richly estery all in all.
Taste: light-bodied and mildly fizzy on the entry, the flavour is light-bodied sweet malty and overripe-fruit estery at the same time, edged by rather fine spicy elements and leaving a long and deepening flow of tangy, spicy and Saaz’ aromatic bitterness going down the rear of the palate, rendering a lightly chewy and yet dry-ish mouthfeel alongside the belated entry of alc. warmth.
Mouthfeel & Overall: refreshingly carbonated, moderate on the palate without going sugary/slick, while the alc. content hides very well in general, showing just a tinge of warmth in the very end of each patient sip. All in all, I find this Tripel a well-crafted one showcasing a charming estery theme on the aroma and a rather bitter and nicely spicy palate on top of a generally straight-forward but decent flavour profile.

wl0307, Jul 29, 2013
4/5  rDev +9.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber colored body with effervescence; medium head

Aroma: Tart; lemony; spicy

Taste: Citrusy; spicy; with a fairly complex finish, but overall it was fairly thin

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Chrily, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

joemacangel, May 07, 2013
Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Florya, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

alugeris, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

torerik, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GRUUMSH, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kevinhughes, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of NielZ
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 33cl at home
Poured into a Palm glass.

A: Large top which lasts for a normal time. The color is yellow with a brown tint, I noticed the huge amount of bubbles..
S: Smells of apple, pear and a bit dry..
T: Combination of apple and pear, the pear overwhelms the apple. Ends a bit dry with some sweetness.
M: Smooth, mix of the sweetness and smoothness + bubbles is good in balance
O: Good beer, the smell and taste got apple and pear and nothing else, so you taste the fruits..
Its a nice combination of fruits and dryness

NielZ, Dec 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Un_Pudu, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

fitius5150, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped into Cafe 't Pothuiske in Maastricht on 04Oct12 after touring some WWII battlefields near Nijmegen. After a quick Delerium Tremens, I settled in with a 0.33l bottle of Tongerlo (€4.10) for round two.

My very top-shelf bartender poured most of the bottle into a small chalice, with the remaining yeasties drawn into a little shot glass. Nice touch, Bro! I drained the yeasties first, getting my vitamin B fix with the spicy dregs! The main portion was a clear, light to medium golden hue. It had steady, slow carbo, and a long-lasting, creamy, white head. Lacing was A-1. Nose was a combo of bready/crackery malt and tropical fruits. The feel was pretty decent, with some light carbo roughness and a medium body.

Tasted of light crackery malts with mild sweetness. Pear, green apple, honeydew, and honey itself hit the palate. Had minimal bitterness, witha smidge of spicyness at the finish. Quite nice! Had a couple more on subsequent visits, and brought a bottle home, too. Zum Wohl!!

4.03/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bierman9, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

WilstonOreo, Jun 18, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9 from Brouwerij Haacht NV
83 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.