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Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond - Brasserie Du Bocq

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Waterloo Tripel 7 BlondWaterloo Tripel 7 Blond

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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
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.

GJ40, Aug 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
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.

biboergosum, May 27, 2011
Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
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!

orelion, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mc4z, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

desint, Sep 09, 2013
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!

BlackHaddock, Jan 16, 2011
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.

ThaCreep, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jose9e, Jul 30, 2012
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.

eric5bellies, Nov 05, 2010
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.

MTNboy, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +5.3%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
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.

Absumaster, Mar 14, 2009
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.

Sigmund, Mar 08, 2011
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...

mdagnew, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

constantine_272, Sunday at 10:40 PM
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.

Everydayoff, Feb 27, 2011
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.

janubio, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

supermeniscus, Dec 20, 2011
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...

JohnGo, Dec 12, 2012
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.

russwbeck, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of chel29
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

chel29, May 26, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at a cafe in Brussels, served in a chalice. Waterloo tripel is a chill hazed god with a small white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is yeasty and slightly floral.

Taste is dry and yeasty, a bit sweet, with a saison like mineral bite, very good.

Mouthfeel is creamy carbonation, dry and light.

Drinkability is high, at least on this occasion, as a happy tourist in Belgium. Very yummy, light and refreshing.

ccrida, Oct 21, 2009
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Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond from Brasserie Du Bocq
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