Tiger Tripel - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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4.4/5 rDev +15.5%
Pours a golden-brown colour, slightly pale and translucently cloudy. Head is decent when first poured, sinks to a thin crown, but fed by a steady stream of bubbles, very strong in fact, keeps it alive from beneath. Good colour, lace is decent. Maybe a bit too carbonated.
Nose is pungent, and delicious, and deliciously pungent. Huge amounts of rich, ripe fruit - peach, apricot and fresh figs, as well as white grape skins and a lot of fortified wine/sherry sweetness. All capped off by a tasty blend of spice - pepper, nutmeg, anise and turmeric. Big capsicum sourness lingering behind. The strength of odour gives hints of alcohol, but no methyl character. Stunning and arresting nose. Beautifully done.
Taste is somewhat less complex, at least immediately. Starts sweet and sour, with more fruit - peaches, figs, banana as well, and stewed pears - giving way to a piquant spice, lots of clove and cinnamon, even paprika come through on the mid and more of that capsicum sourness. Even a slight chilli whazzo! hit on the end, a really arousing spice to this, especially at the back.
Mouthfeel is slightly disappointing, quite sizzly and sharp. I guess that's where you notice the alcohol, if you swill it in the mouth. But not quite as much body as I'd like either.
Absolutely no hit of alcohol though, this is a really deadly drop. Deceptively drinkable and very tasty, just superbly handled with all the right Belgian characters and an immensely satisfying sweet/spicy balance. Awesome.
04-16-2010 05:01:32 | More by laituegonflable
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
On-tap poured into snifter.
A - Golden color, slightly cloudy with medium head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.
S - Bready yeast smell at first followed by citrus.
T - Slightly bready at first followed by slightly tart citrus with spices.
M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.
D - Very good, could definitely have more than one even though abv is high.
12-07-2009 21:26:03 | More by taigor
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, earthy yeast scent that compliments a sweet pale malt and bitter hop aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy with bit of sweetness and a mild hop character. The yeast esters create a fine fruity/earthy finish. It's extremely drinkable for a 9% beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's got excellent yeast character and a nice hop presence.
01-09-2010 01:22:29 | More by WesWes
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
I picked this up about 9 months ago and let it age in my cellar. I thought that it would make for a fine sipper (it didn't pair with empanadas, but it never should have).
They mention how hard tripels are to make on the label. That may be true, but I have been lucky to find many good ones so far. Nonge did a good job on this one... you might say that they hit a triple.
Tiger is a well made beer. I like the mix of sweetness, hops, and distinct malt presence. There was also a decent amount of fruitiness. The multiple flavors worked into a very strong balance.
I'd recommend this beer, but I imagine that it is pretty hard to find. Beyond that Nonge is pretty expensive. Still, pick up a bottle if you find it.
06-08-2012 23:40:12 | More by ummswimmin
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
A - Murky, semi-opaque honey. Low head.
S -Earthy. Plantains, pineapple rind, apricot.
T - Earthy hay and pepper. Touch or orange. Cilantro. Honey. Very saison-like.
M - Medium body. Nice carbonation. Balanced semi-dry finish.
O - Nice flavor profile.
03-27-2011 21:16:40 | More by vfgccp
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not very much lacing.
S: A very fruity smell (peach, apples), along with a strong malty quality.
T: Tasted of light fruits, malt, yeast, and spices. A well-balanced flavor all around. Alcohol content wasn't as powerful as with some tripels.
M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
D: A drinkable, well made beer.
06-03-2010 13:08:58 | More by avalon07
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
Good Tripel!! Poured into my trusty Chimay goblet as a muddy orange color with a big, delicate white head. Lots of small bubbles. No lacing on the glass. Head retention pretty good for a 9% beer. Moderate and pleasant aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit (apples and pears).
Taste is very good. Belgian yeast and fruit are most prominent and some candi sugar as well. This one says Belgium, not Norway.
Mouthfeel is rich and very smooth. There is no hint of the alcohol unless you take a big gulp. Plenty of carbonation
Drinkability is good for a beer of this strength. Definitely a sipper but well worth it.
01-27-2011 01:00:54 | More by JayQue
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
A - One finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, gold colored body. The head dissipates quickly and leaves little lace.
S - Spicy yeast, notes of clove, pepper, and fruity pear. Some sweet, graham cracker like pilsner malt and juicy red apple.
T - Round, bready malt, mixed with spicy clove and pepper notes up front. Transitions to fruity yeast flavors of red apple and pears in the middle with lingering clove spice. Finishes peppery and hoppy with earthy noble hop flavors and moderate bitterness balanced by honey pilsner malt notes. Lingering hop flavors coat the palate and blend nicely with residual yeast spice notes.
M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.
D - As usual, I am pretty impressed with this Nogne O offering. There is an excellent, spicy yeast character at work in this beer and it works nicely with the earthy hops. The aroma is nice as well with some unique fruity notes. Quite drinkable and well balanced, my only complaint is that it lacks the intense carbonation and heavy foam that I am used to seeing in this style. The lower than usual carbonation leaves the beer feeling a bit sweeter in the finish than it really is and threatens to create some cloying heaviness in an otherwise bright and refreshing beer.
11-04-2009 07:39:16 | More by nickfl
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
First of all i gotta say i love the label of this brew which displays a tiger wearing glasses and gives a good explanation of the brew anyways it pours a golden honey hue with nice carbonation that leaves a creamy full two finger head with lacing all around the rim,it has aromas of sweet honey,flowers(daffodils) and some caramel malts aswell but i gotta admit it is very flowery but nice at the same time,it has a easy medium mouthfeel to it with tastes of honey soaked pears,grapes,marzipan and it finishes with a full smooth toffee mouthfeel taste and the ABV doesnt really rear its head that much at all and to be quite honest its a nice brew that will definately buy again but that doesnt suprise me with this brewery as i cant really remember one from them that i have really disliked cheers.
04-09-2010 13:45:31 | More by ADZA
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
On-tap at the Moan & Dove into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy, warm gold body with just a hint of orange, toped with a finger of frothy head that subsides into a cap. Substantial lacing.
S: Smooth, toasted malt, grassy hops, and some fruity, mildly spicy yeast. Well-balanced but somewhat underpowered.
T: Starts out with apricot, raspberry, and flowery hops, followed by some malty body and a nice, long, yeasty finish. Very nice.
M: Eminently smooth with a light but firm body and some fine, velvety carbonation. Perfect for the style.
D: Nary a hint of alcohol ruins the smooth, tasty experience, which is impressive for such a powerful beer.
Notes: Not the most dynamic tripel, but a solid offering nonetheless. I'd be happy to run across it again.
12-22-2009 00:50:36 | More by woosterbill
Tiger Tripel from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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