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

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Tiger Tripel
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86
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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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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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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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 10:39:24 | More by beerhunter13
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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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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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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2013 01:32:16 | More by gloryhole
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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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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2013 22:41:50 | More by JRod1969
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Liquid_Bread

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-18-2013 21:53:09 | More by Liquid_Bread
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-03-2012 01:20:39 | More by buckyp
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2012 14:48:06 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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TallSaint

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 09:04:28 | More by TallSaint
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-29-2013 14:33:08 | More by Dank26
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-18-2011 22:11:55 | More by JAHMUR
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-01-2013 09:22:36 | More by hellhammermario
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-15-2013 15:48:31 | More by jim_carignan
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2014 03:27:15 | More by 2GOOFY
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2012 16:37:14 | More by smithmd4
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 02:05:49 | More by afsdan
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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
Tiger Tripel from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.