Tiger Tripel - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Picked this 16.9 months ago up in Portland at RSVP on 302 after a trip back from Ebenezer's. Chris had introduced this beer to me hours before the purchase. Beer was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer pours a two finger head. A nice hazy golden straw yellow with signs of carbonation coming up the side and the center of the glass. No clarity of the beer due to the fogginess and haziness. Super awesome. Head has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: yeasty, grainy, spiciness, some breadiness, sweet aroma from malts and sugars, and citrus too
Taste: Same as above, but blended very nicely. Just like I remember up in Lovell months ago. Happy to see it is still the same. Some biscuit going on too. Grapefruit citrus flavor is nice. A nice bitterness that balances off the sweetness of the malts and sugar.
Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden very well.
Overall: This brings me back to summer months when we went up to Maine to go golfing, stop by Ebenezer's, and then the RSVP on the way back to OOB. Happy to enjoy this treat once again.
12-05-2011 07:22:29 | More by Flounder57
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3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
Appearance: dull gold, hazy; egg white head fades after a few minutes to a film
Aroma: sweet fruit - pears, tangerine; just a hint of tang; yeast spice; smoky mold
Taste & Mouthfeel: wow, intense flavour! an onslaught of sweet and tangy, although hard to really define, not as fruity as the scent, it's a blend and more candy like; sharp and cutting, with a dry finish; getting some butterscotch; there's complexity with hints of spice, breath of alcohol, and pleasant texture (silky smooth, buttery); didn't pick it up at first, but the bottle mentions peat smoke and then it clicks as one of the mystery notes - it's subtle but is a vital part of the character
Overall: the sweetness is cloying, in a mouth puckering way, which distracts from some interesting (and powerful) flavours
02-04-2013 01:55:59 | More by BGDrock
3.64/5 rDev -4.5%
500ml bottle. How do we make our mark on this venerable style? Why, take something fully foreign, and just toss it right in there. Sigh.
This beer pours a hazy, murky medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a low-lying, seemingly undulating vista of wavecrest lace around the glass as it duly evaporates. Kind of weird not to have to clean up overflow on the counter from an overly aggressive head.
It smells of mildly peaty smoke, brine, semi-sweet pale malt, acrid yeast, a middling pome fruitiness, some suppressed candi sugar, and a bit of witbier spiciness. The taste is more thankfully restrained phenolic, forlorn Scottish isle medicinal peatiness, tacked on, rather than deftly blended, to a yeasty, sugary pale Belgian maltiness, with a white pepper and blotted coriander spiciness standing by in the wings.
The bubbles are pretty laid back, like a lolling Lowlands brae (keeping with the theme here), the body an indistinct medium weight, and actually rather smooth, the Island effect choosing to fully cease operations here and now, as a slight creaminess burgeons.
Thankful am I to Nøgne Ø's acquiescence in keeping this particular Scottish malt mostly on the down-low, as eventually the standard Tripel offerings come bleeding through. I know they lie just across the North Sea from Scotland proper, but this just feels like they had a bit of Islay malt left over from that mindfuck of a brew called Sunturnbrew, and had to find a use for it. Unnecessary, when the underlying Tripel may be (we shall never know now, with this one) well worthy all on its own.
04-30-2013 02:31:08 | More by biboergosum
2.4/5 rDev -37%
A - A promising golden hazy fluid with a real nice white head. The head looks creamy and thats always pleasant to watch to.
S - A citrus and pine like hop scent that is just over the top and that makes it unpleasant.
T - A little sweetness upfront and the pine and the citrus set in. Almost immediately you notice a flowery taste to it as well, it was totally unsuspected. It doesn't make the beer better tasting though.
M - A soft to medium carbonation, a soft and creamy body (which is nice) and a bitter aftertaste.
O - Something is really off in this one, it isn't sour though, so I don't think it's infected. I think it is the hop combination or choice that makes this beer weird.
12-20-2011 09:15:10 | More by Mar02x
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
Interesting tripel that begins with fruity and honeyish yeast ends with noticeable understated bitterness of 35 IBU. 3/8 inch of head. Fruity bananna aroma. Good drinkability for me, though not for the one I shares it with . Nice but somewhat overpriced
09-12-2010 04:56:59 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
Golden colour with thin but quite creamy white head.
Quite spicy with pepper and some cloves being the first things i noticed in the scent. Sweetness is there too. An almost flowery quality to this. Cool.
Not as complex in the flavour as some other tripels I have had. Sweetness is fairly strong initially but gets cleaned up a little by a spicy earthy finish. Very drinkable.
A little thicker in the mouth than many super-attenuated tripels are. Not a bad thing, but for me not a great thing.
03-29-2010 10:26:02 | More by jbowers56
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
Tiger Tripel pours a yellow color. It's quite hazy, and looks gold when held to light. A soft white head caps it. It's rather modest, standing about a finger in height. It fell to a surface covering quickly and held firm there for a bit. Lacing was spotty and light.
The nose is a little on the weak side, but is pretty good. It features a nice mix of golden fruit and spices. Apple and pear are noted. It smells a little sweet. The spicy side features clove and pepper. Yeast is noted, but doesn't smell particularly Belgian in character. Hopefully it's different in flavor. Alcohol is blended pretty well and isn't all that noticeable.
The flavor is pretty good. About on-par with the nose. It kicks off with a mix of apple and pear. It falls on the sweet side, but just barely. Spices follow and are fairly intense. Clove and pepper are the most notable. For some reason, they don't leave the typical impression of spicy Belgian yeast. Belgian yeast is not really noted in flavor. There's an interesting, grassy hop flavor on the tail. Maybe a Noble hop? I don't know for certain. Alcohol is masked well. Finishes spicy, earthy, and dry.
Tiger Tripel has a medium body. Carbonation seems rather active and buzzy. It's not overtly bad, but it's not smooth. For what it's worth, it goes down rather easy for a 9% abv beer.
Nøgne Ø generally brews very good beer. Tiger Tripel is pretty good beer, but falls short of Nøgne Ø standards. It's short on Belgian yeast, which is exactly what makes or breaks a Tripel. It's not a bad beer by any stretch, but it definitely has a few shortcomings as a Tripel that are difficult to ignore. Eh. It's alright. Definitely worth a try if you see it.
04-10-2011 03:26:45 | More by prototypic
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a dense pure white head that settles into a light ring.
The aroma is fruity, with apples being the main component. There also is a floral, perfumey scent from the yeast. A good amount of clove picked up in the nose.
The taste is sweet from the candi sugar. A floral honey flavor, with clove, and a grassy hop bitterness in the end. There is some light apple skin flavor but it is quite subtle. A bit of an alcohol flavor but its not harsh.
The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation, drinks easy. There is a bit of a grassy bitterness from the hops which helps balance the brew.
This is pretty good representation of the style. It could use some bolder flavors but it drinks quite nicely.
05-08-2011 00:36:40 | More by Gmann
2.98/5 rDev -21.8%
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with overly sweet malt base. Taste is a mix of bready malt with overly sweet notes and light fruity ester. Body is quite full with good bottle conditioning and good carbonation with not much apparent alcohol. I thought this was too sweet for my taste with limited complexity and no yeast expression.
03-09-2011 21:09:39 | More by Phyl21ca
3.43/5 rDev -10%
Picked up a bottle at Rick's Wine and Gourmet.
Poured a very cloudy yellow and golden hue. Not much for clouds moving in the glass as the whole beer was very murky. The head took a little effort to form, a bit more then I would expect from a Tripel. The aroma was pretty flowery and fruity, not a very light smell at all. Again a bit different then the tripel's I am use to. The taste was a very powerful fruit and flower taste with a medium body. The brew was not as crisp as I feel the style should be, but the medium body and flavors packed a powerful and welcomed punch. Carbonation was minimal which surprised me but i can see why as the flavor was very strong and did not need such. Would recommend to anyone who favors tripels. Worth the try as this is a interesting brew.
01-11-2011 01:31:01 | More by BZero007
3.61/5 rDev -5.2%
Drank from my Duvel Tulip
A - Pours a murky yellow colour with a head that reduces quickly to nothing
S - Small phenols of spicey yeast and malt
T - Nice balanced flavours of spice and yeast with a malty aftertaste. The booze is well hidden. The finish slightly sticky.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
O - A very good example of the style let down by appearence and aroma.
04-19-2013 14:53:06 | More by eric5bellies
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Pours a deep, translucent gold, capped by a frothy one and a half finger white head. The head settles down to a very thin layer but resists the urge to break up reasonably well, eventually lacing spotty lacing behind.
S: Lots of sweet fruit up front with apples, pears, and some light green grapes, all seemingly dusted with cinnamon. Behind the fruit lies some lemon zest, peppery notes and wheat with a light toastiness.
T: Fruit is up front again in a slightly less sweet capacity with apples and pears taking the lead again, along with some light figs and peaches. Spicy notes come in mid-palate with pepper, lemon zest and some notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Wheat makes a brief appearance just before the finish before fruit takes back over for a long semi-sweet finish. Very light alcohol heat.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, has a creamy feel over the tongue.
D: Could be a bit lighter on the tongue and the booze could be a bit more hidden, but overall drinks easily.
07-08-2010 00:51:37 | More by Xul
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Appears a light orange toned gold with a fluffy head of white. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of pils malt, apricot, light citrus, poached pear, and a touch of floral notes with hints of spice.
Taste is of the aromas with a nice punch of sugary orange flowing along the palate.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, smooth, low carbonation, and a nice mellow finish.
10-07-2010 11:43:29 | More by weeare138
3.58/5 rDev -6%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Murky amber-orange pour with a bright white two finger head with nice retention and great lacing. Pretty typical Belgian Triple nose with lots of spicy, grassy, citrus notes along with hints of Belgian yeast, lemon, and what appears to be a touch of peat??? The taste is a bit less typical with more sweet caramel malt than I had expected. Hints of tangerine, lemon, grass, yeast, biscuit, bubblegum, apple, and more of that curious peaty character. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy and slightly chewy with nice carbonation and a smooth finish. Overall, this was a pretty solid beer right up to where the peat reared its ugly head. Just can't relate to a peaty triple...
12-09-2013 14:46:18 | More by beerdrifter
Tiger Tripel from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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