Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond - Brasserie Du Bocq

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85
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dnichols on 07-25-2008)
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Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle that I picked up in Belgium. I have a tin sign of theirs so I've been wanting to try the beer.

Golden and clear with a moderate white head and a small stream of rising bubbles. Aroma has hints of honey and fruit and maybe a slight funk. Flavor is semi sweet with black pepper and a slight bitterness. A moderate carbonation that seems to make each sip rise to the top of your mouth.

A good beer but nothing outstanding.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Apparently 'allied troops' drank this stuff during the Battle of Waterloo. Now who would that be, given current military terminology?

This beer pours a hazy pale yellow hue, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which settles at a due pace, leaving a ring of ebbing lace around the glass. It smells of fruity malt, a bit of funk, and earthy, drying hops. The taste is sweet grainy malt, wild yeastiness, some tropical, yet still generic, and meaty, fruit, leafy hops, and a mild warming alcohol. The carbonation is soft, and very much in the background, the body medium weight, and not un-smooth. It finishes clean - moderated sweetness amongst a soft, edgy, multi-pronged dryness.

A pretty decent tripel, the booze well integrated, and fruity in that balanced Euro manner.

Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of orelion
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The beer has a golden body with an abundant white foamy head. The bubbles and the colour gives this beer a sparkling champagney look.
S- The nose feel is plain, yet satisfying. A hint of citrus among other smells that are native to a belgian Triple.
T- As you take the first sip, you are welcomed with a great taste, not over complicated, but a balance of citrus, malts and the slight aftertaste of alchohol. A pretty tasty beer I must say.
M- With a big head that disappears quickly after the pour, you are left with a thin layer of foam and lots of carbonation, the beer feels sparkly, but it goes in smoothly.
D- This beer masks the ABV well, so it's safe to say that you'll be ordering another round after the first one, but overall it's more suited as a session beer.

Personally I'm glad I got the chance to try this hidden treasure since it's hard to find good Belgian beers in Israel.
Recommended!

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GThreepwood
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork and caged 0.75cl bottle, best before 12 Sept 2011, drank on 15th Jan 2011.

Golden body, white head, looked good.

Citrusy, yeasty aroma.

The taste also fairly citrusy and yeasty, very pleasant.

Impressed, light bodied but with a kick.

Very easy to drink, more please!

Photo of ThaCreep
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is pale gold, it offers a nose of citrus and green apples. The taste is pungent and spicy but still quite drinkable. Hops is fine, mouth slightly bitter, soft and bubbly. Despite its name three times, it recalls a more Strong Pale Ale and more particularly to the very good Triple Moine / Deugniet the same brewery. Unlikely that this is merely a coincidence.

Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazey light golden colour with a white fluffy head that retains ok.

S - Plenty of yeats and citrus.

T - Plenty of passionfruit citrus flavours, and some bready ,malts. has a little boozeyness to the finish.

M - Plenty of carbonation and a light to medium body.

D - A very safe Tripel, but not in the elite.

Photo of MTNboy
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was a bigger fan of the quad 8. It has a golden body with tons of carbonation. The aroma once the foam settled was very spicy form the yeast but and the flavor was about the same at first. But after taking a few drinks it seemed like the flavor started to balance out well with some malt tones. It had a thicker than most feel for a blonde. I had this in a bottle and on tap. The tap was better but there was not that much of a difference.

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Absumaster
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A yellow, golden beer with a thin but creamy head, that has moderate carbonation.

Smell is phenolic and has cloves and exotic fruit as well as bready yeast.

Taste is phenolic, this tastes like a crystal Weizen, a sweet mouthfeel, combined with a yeasty and bread dough taste. The beer lacks any bitter or hops and should not be classified as a tripel. A dreadful Leffe blond clone, with the same sickening phenols and cloves. Not awful, but boring and with a low drinkability.

Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml stubby bottle, as Waterloo Triple 7, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Very pale straw coloured beer, huge white head. Nice aroma of grassy and herbal hops (Saaz and Spalt), also some mildly spicy notes. Refreshing flavour, light bodied for its strength, some sweetness but not too much. Some herbal notes, the hops are noticeable. Easy drinking.

Photo of mdagnew
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a nice clear light golden colour. Creamy head poured big and foamy with a meringue like topping which then faded to light wispy covering. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles drift to the surface.. very little lacing..

Aroma - Spicy Belgian yeastiness, strong slightly tropical fruits (pineapples, oranges, some strawberries, lemons), peppery, some vanilla notes, freshly cut grass, marzipan, floral honey, sea salt notes...

Taste - Nice biscuity malts and Belgian yeast, good fruitiness (apples, oranges, some pears, light pineapples), good pepperiness, alcohol is just noticeable, honey / sugary sweetness, light anise, medicinal, some almond traces...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light / medium bodied... fairly drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good if fairly run of the mill Tripel... worth a try though...

Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 330ml bottle into a chalice within best before end.

A:
Slight hazy honey-dark orangish hue with rich white frothy head that well retain and leave massive lacing ring around the glass along its downwards passage. Carbonation is high and fizzy also yield plenty of small roaring bubbles pile to the head.

S:
Upfront by yeasty and fruity ester reminiscent of plums, prunes and raisins strengthen by bready malt, honey and somewhat peppery.

T:
Fruity and citric zesty take a lead reinforce by sweetness from malt which is slight bready. Hop also there to balance the fruity and sweet portions of this brew by lending a touch of mild bitterness and some spice.

M:
The body is medium, semi-smooth mouthfeel, fizzy high carbonated and dry finish.

D:
Well sipping beer. Alcohol is well hidden. I took very short time to consume it all very tasty and high drinkable.

Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle. Hazy golden colour, with a big headtaht leaves a good ring and lace. Smell of grains, banana, cloves, coriander, vanilla, fruits, spices. Oily and fresh palate, with a medium body and lively carbonation. Taste of banana, loves, coriander, spices and fruits. Very good and easy to drink.

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JohnGo
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not my favorite kind of Blonde Beer, calling it a triple is in my 'belgian' opinion somewhat overdone.
It has a ABV of 7,5% and it goes down quite easy, altough a bit overcarbonated, I had to be carefull no to burp all the way with this brew. I woun't be drinking this one again because the whole experience is a bit 'light' and very neutral. And then you have a whole description on the bottle that this 'd been the beer the soldiers in the battle of Waterloo gainded strenght on... wtf? Poor sodds...

Photo of russwbeck
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very bubbly yellow pour with a massive amount of head. The lacing and retention are beautiful.

S: Very spicy aroma that is full of clove and banana. Very sweet, dominated by Belgian yeasts. The balance seems to be a bit off.

T: The taste is pretty balanced surprisingly, but exceedingly average. Malty with a baseline of Belgian yeasts and banana. Nothing jumps out and grabs you. It seems like it wants to taste better, but it doesn't.

MF: Overcarbonated, but it does go down easily. It's medium bodied on the tongue with no booze noted at all.

O: Easy drinking triple that won't blow you away, but is a nice introduction to the style. I can't say I'd buy it again.

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Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond from Brasserie Du Bocq
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