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Tiger Tripel - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Tiger Tripel
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very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2009)
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside."

--John F. Kennedy

Lemon custard pie yellow with three fingers of bubblicious meringue filling the upper one third of the glass. Even though the crown is expansive, looks fantastic, and is persisting admirably, almost no visible bubbles are seen. Attractive lace seals the deal on the good score.

The aroma is strangely subdued to start, although it isn't fair to assess it through such a thick dollop of suds. Time and meltage result in a decent amount of fruit and spice... that is nothing special in the end.

Simply put, this Norwegian tripel cannot compete with the world's best Belgian tripels. Nor is it as good as some of this country's best of this style. Alcohol is too prominent, Belgian yeast esters aren't running the show, and there's very little depth or complexity.

Specifics include lightly sugar-crusted pale grains, pears soaked in Absolut, small pinches of white pepper and clove... and even more Absolut. Sorry, but this offering tastes like 50% tripel and 50% Euro strong ale. Warming is doing the flavor profile no favors.

The mouthfeel is a letdown as well, at least when compared to the lush, plush, creamy, perfectly carbonated masterpieces that hail from Belgium. TT is too thin, somewhat slick and deflates on contact rather than expands.

Nogne is one of my favorite breweries in the world. Just thought I'd get that out there because Tiger Tripel is not a good example of the style. These guys should stick with what they know best... because they're very, very, very good at it.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 13:17:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
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A cloudy golden orange with lots of tiny particles but just a few bubbles feeding a thin film of soapy foam even after a hard pour, lots of random lace on the top inch of my glass

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Tiger Tripel from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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