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

Tiger Tripel
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86
very good

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


Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

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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laituegonflable

Australia

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 05:01:32 | More by laituegonflable
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taigor

New York

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2009 21:26:03 | More by taigor
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WesWes

New York

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 01:22:29 | More by WesWes
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 23:40:12 | More by ummswimmin
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vfgccp

New York

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 21:16:40 | More by vfgccp
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 13:08:58 | More by avalon07
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nickfl

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 07:39:16 | More by nickfl
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JayQue

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 01:00:54 | More by JayQue
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2009 00:50:36 | More by woosterbill
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ADZA

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 13:45:31 | More by ADZA
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popery

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good tripel. This beer pours hazy and medium gold. Decent enough white head but less than you'd expect from the style and from the bubbles that tried to creep out of bottle after I waited a few seconds too long to pour. Initially, the aroma is minerals, raisins, sugar cane and caramel. The minerally notes work in this beer's favor and seem to keep things from going too far down the medicinal path. After a bit, I'm getting honey and a strong orange sherbet aroma, as well. Mild peppercorn. Taste is medium sweet with some warming booze. The sweetness is a bit simple but clean and good. Finishes with mild hop bitterness and some mineral flavor. Mouthfeel is significantly less effervescent than is typical, but I like the direction. This is a simple, well-done tripel.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 06:13:51 | More by popery
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Xul

California

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 00:51:37 | More by Xul
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BrownNut

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Lots of loud foamy head that sticks around long enough that you have to wait a bit before you can drink it. Light apricot color.

S - A mix of apply fruit and, I swear, a bit of leather like you get in some scotches. Interesting.

T - Fresh, bright, and clean. The booze is just prominent enough to be noticed but not enough to be distracting. It's well integrated as a flavor component. The warmer it gets, the more of an apple cider flavor I get. It's interesting and crisp while colder, sweeter and maltier when warmer. Neat.

M - Somehow this is sort of dry while at the same time ending a bit sticky and nectary... and then slightly dry again. Fun.

O - This is really pleasant, and I'm not big on this style. Very well balanced, tight, classy. Another winner from Nogne O. My reigning champ favorite brewery. I won't say it's remarkably robust or complex, but it's a surprisingly easy drinker, and well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 01:33:54 | More by BrownNut
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Gobzilla

California

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a khaki brown with orange highlights that had a 2 finger of head which died quickly and left great sticky lacing on the glass. The nose was really on point with thr tripel style which consisted of belgian yeast, pear, and apple aromas. It also had slight spice. And citrus notes. The taste was pretty close to the nose but the belgian yeast was more potent and the fruit flavors were more vibrant; really good take on the tripel. On the back end it also seemed to be a little spicey and boozy. The brew was medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a sweet spicey and slight boozy finish. It drank really well and was quite pleasent considering the disaster of a tripel I had the night before. I almost enjoy every beer these guys make.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 08:37:41 | More by Gobzilla
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a generic goblet.

A: Pours a dirty, hazy, golden hue. 1/2 finger sliver of bright-white foam perched on top disappears quickly and leaves some minor lacey specks.

S: Spicy, fruity yeast. Spiced pears, toasted malt, and fruity alc. Hints of red apples, too.

T: Spicy! Cinnamon, brown sugar, pears, apples, and a really interesting flavor of smokey malt.

M: Prickly and peppery. Fruity sweetness mixed with spicy alcohol solvency. Finishes dry and peppery.

D: Very nice. Nøgne Ø turns out another winner!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 11:51:21 | More by GbVDave
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ipaequalslove

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy gold, with minimal head.

Smell: A light aroma of citrus, wheat, and spicies.

Taste: Spices, malt, and a hint of apricot...not too bold, or full...a spicy, flowery taste lingers on the tongue, but isn't overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Soft, light carbonation...wouldn't mind a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable, and soft tripel. Alcohol taste is hidden quite well, and makes for a very smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 19:53:26 | More by ipaequalslove
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jikvig

Norway

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light but firm foam. A nice golden colour.

Really nice hop aroma with some sitrus coming through. Getting some apple as well followed with a pure yeast component.

Soft but foamy mouthfeel, the bitternes is soft in the begining but it grows stronger at the end. A long lasting aftertaste, with apple and hops dominating.

It´s a litlle high on the alcohol on the pallate, contributing with some sweetness. I wished the bitternes was more balanced and not so dominating in the end.
Overall a good beer, just some small things is draging the score down.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 21:36:21 | More by jikvig
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colforbin73

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy orangey amber with nice carbonation, little head, little lacing, but good and frothy how it should be. i could use some more floral hops in the nose, a little more cirtus.

let this beer warm up a little, i don't know if it is just me, but it seems some of the higher ABV brews benefit from airing out a little. the flavors really open up and you can really savor the sweet wheat malt profile in this Tiger Tripel. this turns out to be a rather thick beer as you let it come up to temperature. not quite a true tripel, but a nice belgian-inspired beer for sure.

i poured an 8oz portion and drank it over about 30 minutes. the last sip was easily the most delicious.

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updated review: (6/26/11)

bought this again today -- couldn't remember if i had had it before. i am surprised my review did not mention the subtle dry grass and spicy flavors i am getting now.

not a A-grade TRIPEL -- but a good beer nonetheless. considering the beer is brewed in NORWAY and i am getting it in California for a decent price, Nogne 0 is an amazing, affordable import craft beer option. i think their darker beers are more successful but they are all quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 02:46:43 | More by colforbin73
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nogne Tiger Tripel.
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 17:47:47 | More by mick303
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Gmann

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 00:36:40 | More by Gmann
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katan

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased in Norway - lets see if it is fresher

A - Pours a hazy deep golden color. Bright and sparkling carbonation, leaving a light white film behind.

S - Lightly spicy nose leads off, with some white pepper and a little bit of coriander. A hint of citrus in the back ground.

T - Starts off lightly sweet, a little pilsner like malt and some white pepper. Mid-stream gets a little bit dry, even a little bit grainy. Finishes with a orange sweetness and a little bit of spice. Hot in the aftertaste.

M - Moderate body and a little bite of carbonation. A little bit sticky in the finish. Alcohol burn is noticeably strong.

O/D - A solid and interesting tripel. It seems they did a good job of cleaning fermenting it, with more dry notes. A little bit filling from the carbonation. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 13:07:15 | More by katan
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm always skeptical of a tripel that doesn't produce a big, dense and creamy head (more so when the label promises it). A beer in this style without the fluffy white topping is like a rock star without piercings or tattoos or an NBA player under six feet tall - it just doesn't look right. The total flatness is concerning, though otherwise this foggy honey-golden liquid seems the part.

It is typical for most tripels that all their power radiate from the esters and phenols of their yeast. The yeast spice in this offering, however, is actually rather inconspicuous. While I appreciate the indirectness of the white pepper spice and orchard fruit notes in the mouthfeel, I'm finding it too vague for the bouquet and wish it could be ramped up a bit.

The taste is candy-sweet and ripe with banana flavour. The hops add a very concrete herbal, almost grassy dimension to the beer that pairs well with the fruity notes of peach, clementine and pear. That generic citrusy quality is inferred in part because of a coriander-like spice (coriander and orange peel often go hand-in-hand in the beer world). It's quite refreshing for a beverage with almost double-digit alcohol.

The taste of peat smoked malt is present, albeit subtle. That lightly ashy ("campfire") character is, in a small and superficial way, insinuative of a well-oaked chardonnay. As mentioned, compared to typical Belgian tripels the difference in the impact of the yeast spice is like that of dial-up to broadband - I don't mind the spicy phenols being subdued, especially as this benefits the illusive peaty notes.

As far as tripels go, some of the greatest masters (Westmalle, Karmeliet, Gouden Carolus, etc) were so good that they left little room for those who came after. This Norwegian brewer, however, managed to add a little hint of originality (peat smoked malt) without compromising those features (spicy, fruity and soft malt flavours) that make this style so appealing. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 00:05:50 | More by biegaman
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jbowers56

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 10:26:02 | More by jbowers56
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep yellow body with a large, creamyish, whitish head.

Smell: Extra pale malts with malted wheat and perhaps some pilsner malt in there as well. Notes of wildflower honey and fruit and flowers and even a teensy whiff of ground white pepper.

Taste: Blend of light pale malts and tangy wheat with a touch of graininess and a honey-laden and candi sugar sweetness. Pinch of dehydrated orange peel and pepper and a small dash of melon juice. Slight floral hints. Modest amount of hop bitterness. Peppery alcohol tones lends some warmth to the dry, lightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A solid, straight-forward tripel, though I could've used just a hair more effervescence.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 20:04:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 11:43:29 | More by weeare138
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Tiger Tripel from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
86 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.