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

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

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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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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 0.5l bottle poured (long) into a Westmalle Tripel chalice.

Having heard that this take on a Belgian Tripel from the impressive Nogne-O label is a little lackluster in terms of head, I purposely poured this one long. This approach did yield a large 3 fingers of head however that quantity began to retreat away very quickly until settling on just shy of 2 fingers. The head stuck for a few minutes until it dried off to a thin layer that remained for the duration.

In the glass it stands away from the traditional Tripel. Instead of the usual dullish hazed cloud this Tripel is bright, almost like a golden honey.

The aroma holds citrus notes and a bit of malt but the key thing is that it is very underwhelming. The odors become more apparent as the beer warms up from chilled but I really had to dig the aroma out of this one, there weren't any offensive odors so I'm giving smell a halfway rating.

In terms of taste Nogne-o Tiger Tripel is a lot closer to the style than the nose and appearance suggest. The taste of warm freshly baked bread like malt is a highlight. It sits tightly amongst fruity flavors of past ripened pear and apple. The flavor is pleasant but not quite as robust as you may find in some of the better examples.

Mouthfeel is characterized by a medium body and balanced carbonation. The finish is a very drawn out, but even, drying.

The Belgian Tripel category is a rather saturated one with some breweries spending many many years perfecting the style. It is for this fact that the Nogne-o Tiger Tripel isn't a stand out. In my opinion they need to try a lot harder to get this right.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 16:44:16 | More by SleepyMonk
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A pleasant bright gold tripel, nice lacing. Smell has lots of limes and fresh yeasty esters. Taste is full of more citrus, lemons, honey, with a nice balance and pleasing balance. Some spiciness, light pepper, with a dry yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is delicious with a hint of sweetness, lots of pale malt, getting a hint of the peatiness they used but especially on the back of the throat but otherwise a traditional and well balanced Tripel. Pleasant amounts of carbonation and lots of nice yeasty esters adding to the feel, lemon rind, biscuit malt, slight restrained sugary and honey sweetness with nice floral hops.

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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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