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Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond - Brasserie Du Bocq

Waterloo Tripel 7 BlondWaterloo Tripel 7 Blond

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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dnichols on 07-25-2008)
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Reviews by GJ40:
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GJ40

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 19:32:50 | More by GJ40
More User Reviews:
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark golden, big head, moderate lacing.
Smells of wheat, low banana and apple, some spiciness.
Yeasts are felt from the start, with a chunky fruitiness and lots of spice. Decent amount of banana, but bigger acidic apple, pear, green grape, and also a mild citrus feel. Lots of clove, some pepper, faint anise seeds and vanilla. A dense wheaty malt, with notes of caramel, honey and Belgian sugars, reminding of sugar coated biscuits. Herbal hops in the finish, with a mild bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste along with a nice alcoholic warmth.
Carbonation is somewhat big, but refreshing and prickly.
A nice tripel, hits the right notes, but doesn't really have a "wow" factor. Great for beginners.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 15:18:23 | More by dcmchew
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-09-2013 06:32:01 | More by desint
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SGToliver

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-23-2013 08:44:09 | More by SGToliver
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MTNboy

Germany

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2013 10:38:47 | More by MTNboy
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2013 01:48:49 | More by WOLFGANG
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-27-2013 21:14:33 | More by Kmat10
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 22:37:54 | More by randylangford
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-24-2013 16:43:57 | More by Poupae
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gwydno

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

02-06-2013 18:58:35 | More by gwydno
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JohnGo

Belgium

2.98/5  rDev -22%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 01:17:37 | More by JohnGo
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2012 11:32:00 | More by Jose9e
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:13:03 | More by russwbeck
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2012 20:42:02 | More by rvdoorn
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Marius

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-23-2012 18:38:54 | More by Marius
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chel29

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-26-2012 03:16:33 | More by chel29
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2011 20:24:45 | More by supermeniscus
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 02:33:46 | More by biboergosum
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Sigmund

Norway

3.63/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 22:37:35 | More by Sigmund
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Everydayoff

Thailand

4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 13:57:03 | More by Everydayoff
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 21:33:37 | More by BlackHaddock
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.78/5  rDev -1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 13:49:30 | More by mdagnew
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 16:05:28 | More by eric5bellies
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

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

Extra 1/2 appearance point for the attractive bottle and label. It increased my enjoyment of the actual beer.
The beer in the glass isn't quite as attractive, though. It poured yellowy and clear, with some white foam, into the glass but--blast it! Sediment!
But wait, it isn't just yeast lees; there's bits of hop leaves in there! Well, then, that's not so bad after all.
The taste is quite good. Sweet but with a really nice hoppy and yeasty balance. Finishes clean and bitter. Nice.
To sum up then: surprising, and good. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 22:05:45 | More by MAB
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orelion

Israel

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 13:30:23 | More by orelion
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Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond from Brasserie Du Bocq
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