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Triple Moine / Deugniet - Brasserie Du Bocq

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Triple Moine / DeugnietTriple Moine / Deugniet

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 94
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-23-2003

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Photo of StevieW
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small stubby bottle that alot of the belgians come in. The color was a shiny yellow. A bottle swirl clouded things up a bit. Dense small bubbled head. Foamy. Smells of grapefruit, citrus smells, and earthy belgian yeast. Maybe some soap, or is that my glass ?
Taste was tart citrus, grapefruit, fresh hop bitterness. Sweet underlying malty goodness with the ctirus shock. Maybe some honey and fresh mown hay. A pretty good, tangy, citrus strong ale. Light to medium bodied, highly charged, but with a enough snap to be refreshing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a 750 mil. bottle with Clvand0 and Ding at Pazzos. The beer is distictly an artisanal Belgian. Lots of fruity aromas (pineapple, grapefruit, bruised oranges and apples). Medium tartness and spiciness from the yeast and fermentation. Perhaps more agressively hopped than usually expected from the Belgians. Looks murky yellow / orange with very nice retention, lacing, and carbonation. Tastes as fruity, spicy, and hoppy as exhibited in the aroma. Though the beer boasts of having licorice added, I don't really detect it in the flavor. However, there is a bold sweetness (pineapple) that boarders on saltiness. Medium textured and prickly (co2). Finishes with a crisp dryness and a lingering hop flavor. A slight soapy flavor late is the only real flaw.

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Photo of Filosoof
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great drinkable beer. Very soft, but nice alcohol keeps the tension. Is there Corsendonk yeast in it?

L: good top, could last a little longer? Golden colour.
S: grandma's apple pie! Vanilla, bread, cinnamon, raisins, butter: exactly the same recipe plus some malts.
T: soft, almost no bitterness, in line with the smell.
M: if it would have a little bitterness and extra body it would be a 5. Lovely though.
O: I love this beer.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a Unibroue tasting tulip. Best by 08/08/09, cellared for 6 months.

Appearance- Fiery gold, this beer pours beautifully and full, with a traditionally thick four finger crown that pops away for several minutes. As the head diminishes, thin webs of lacing with outlines of each individual bubble are left behind.

Smell- Subtle, fruity notes of orange zest are clearly present. Then comes coriander and licorice, perfectly balancing and rounding out the spicy, earthy hop aromas.

Taste- Solid... a terrific palate of fruity citrus peel, grassy/herbal hops, and a drying finish. As good warmed up as it was ten degrees cooler... this has the right balance, all ingredients come together beautifully.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- A home run in mouthfeel... slick, smooth, foamy almost to perfection. It does thin out a bit after being in the glass for several minutes, but otherwise it's a pleasure. I'd definitely recommend this and would personally go out and but this again.

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Photo of Lukie
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a golden/yellow hue with a small, soft head, with low carbonation. There is little lacing.

Soft nose, with some orange peel, slight spices, and citrus. Hints of honey, sweet orange and grapefruit.

Full of citrus sweetness, with orange, grapefruit, tangerine and some mild honey, caramel and marmalade flavours. Slight clove spiciness to the finish.

Quite a different, and interesting brew. Mild mouthfeel and low carbonation. Superb price for a delicious tasting beer.

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Photo of wl0307
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coming in a short 330ml brown bottle, BB 19/08/09, served chilled in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a dark golden hue with abundant but not fierce carbonation, topped with a well-lasting white spongey head.
S: lovely orangey+lemony fruitiness and dustiness come on top of grassy hops and a thick bedrock of sugary pale malts. Give it a good swirl: the exotic fruit esters, rather harmonious, come aboard and hint at a slightly stinky edge of dried citrus peels and a faint touch of coriander-seed-ish spiciness behind the façade. Overall, all pleasant elements are firmly in place and in harmony, not overly assertive but ve...ry pleasant.
T: a delicious and softly-carbonated foretaste consisting of sweet green-tea and a yeastiness like "Chinese green-bean paste" is backed by a smoothly citric hoppy flavour and a light flow of spicy yeastiness, leaving the maltiness and slightly rock-sugar-like sweetness to balance with slowly expanding mild bitterness. The finish is clean, but the quietly chewy palate thanks to the bitter hops and yeasts seems to linger somewhat.
M&D: mildly effervescent with microscopic fizz rubbing the taste-buds ever so softly, clean on the palate, light-bodied for a 7.3%abv. ale but never going thin, this Golden Ale commands respect for its integrity of taste and structure. A very well-made beer that is almost quaffable!

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Photo of ThaCreep
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose light but with little fruity side, including apple. Round and soft palate with some bitterness, the taste is, in turn, neither bitter nor sweet, subtle and lightweight (a little too much so) despite the presence of an attack flowery hops on the finish. Good beer, very pleasant tasting, but still A bit too light to claim the top podium Strong Pale Ale. Very digestible.

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Photo of vancurly
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 26/02/10
a) Cloudy honey/yellow, big white head.
s) Initially a burnt match note from the bottle, that dissipated. Tinned peaches & Farex, stale hop. Warms to spiced ham.
f) Musk candy, perfume, spice, biscuit, well constructed.
m) Tingly, tangy feel, smooth & balanced
d) A very nice ale, and easily drinkable - the whole 750mL.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of an order from the Adelaide Bier Shop.

Pours a hazed and rather pleasantly bright golden colour, with an initially frothy head of white, that collapses to a manageable size. Some lacing, but not a lot. Looks decent enough.

Nose is quite smooth, but rustic with those classic slightly raw Belgian yeast characters. Some sweet esters of crushed vegetation and a roundness. Rather pleasant. Maybe not as complex as some Belgian examples, but good nonetheless.

Taste is similar. Very smooth, with a slight lingering acidity on the back to freshen the palate. Light peppery, spicy phenols through the centre, and an overarching character of green vegetation, which doesn't quite tie everything together. It's very pleasant nonetheless. Again, not as rich and complex as some examples, but certainly still good.

Alcohol is well hidden, and overall, it's pretty smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 750ml bottle of this at the Bier Tempel in Brussels (5.60 Euros) and quaffed it late one night in my room while in London...
Moine is a medium golden colored bier, with a steady stream of bubbles rising upwards. Fairly clear, it has a foamy, rocky white head, though it fades rapidly to a thin layer leaving better than average lace. Aroma has bready malt and light sweetness, plus mango notes and hints of spice. It has medium body and passes well over the tongue despite the rather abundant carbonation. A taste (or 6...) reveals a light crackery malt backbone providing subtle sweetness. Further investigation (and inbibing) discovers passion fruit-like notes and a touch of spice (coriander, maybe?). Finish is quick and drying. A decent Tripel...could be more complex, but still good.

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this guy at the St. Marks Market on St. Marks in the East Village.
On pouring it looks quite a bit like unfiltered, bubbling cider. A bubbly white head forms but doesn't leave much lace. The body is composed of an array of orange hues.
First impressions of the scent distill into an impression of, well... beer; a typical beer scent that the masses are familiar with. With some warming you can pick up some sour fruit scents and perhaps some coriander.
Flavors are subtle and smooth for the style. Being a measly 7.2% probably has something to do with that. For my mood I don't mind it in the least. The yeast character in here is very pleasant. Sour orange tangy flavors live here as well as an undertone of licorice. Everything is in good balance.
While mild for the style this turns out to be quite refreshing for a something that is 7.2% strong. This might be a good choice of craft beer to use as a gateway for the uninitiated. It would be easy to make a night out of Triple Moine.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the proper glassware, this was a very hazy amber with a huge white head. Pretty decent retention, good lacing.

Smells of hops, malt, and light fruit esters. Upon tasting, the focus is moved to the grain, which dominates. The hops and the fruits (apricot, citrus) are definitely still present though.

Mouthfeel is decent; thick and it coats the palate. Overall a pretty good beer that deserves more attention.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a 22 oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a darkish cloudy gold with tons of yeast floaties all over the place. Look at in the light and yeast sticks out as dark blotches that is awesome. There is lots of carbonation with about a 2 finger white head that has great retention. The lacing is light and watery.

The aroma is light to non-existant with only light notes of hoppy and flowers there. Its not bad or good, just not there.

The taste is also very light, totally reminds me of a summer sessional. The taste is very pleasant thought with some light hops and wheat throughout. There are minor notes of yeast and spice.

The mouthfeel is too watery, just goes right down, no sticking to anything. Of course this lends to great drinkability.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer that I didn't have much hope for. To me most tripels are too yeasty this is light and reminds me of a more crushable Duvel. I would recommend this to anyone just in the mood to crush and get drunk.

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Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice fluffy pale head about 2cm thick. A light amber with a slight hint of haziness.

Some fresh bread smells from the yeast and also some other sweet aromas possibly honey. Also some light fruity notes apple and/or pear.

Some initial sweet honey caramel for me, but then a stronger spiced taste comes through. I got a sense of licorice on the after taste.

Lightly carbonated and a very smooth feel to the mouth. Washes around the palette nicely to get the full flavour.

Overall a pleasing beer. But not Belgium’s finest.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a light hazy golden color with a nice frothy white head.

Smell. Has a light tartness (lemons) accompanied by a nice creamy sweetness. pretty nice.

Taste. Initially i get some corriander flavors, but under that is a taste that is a touch drier than others in the style. Has a nice spiced flavor. Slight yeast flavor. Aftertaste is nice and dry with just a touch of fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel. Body is medium with lots of carbonation. It does fill my mouth nicely.

Overall, a nice one to try, but it doesnt have anything that sticks out. A solid beer, but not excellent

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Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deugniet on the label (not Triple Moine), with a guy with his ass exposed. Hope I won’t be in that condition after having this brew.
Golden color with an immense fluffy head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of oranges, pine, green apple and Belgian yeast.
Refreshing and spicy flavor with notes of oranges, pepper, cinnamon, pine cones, honey and green apples again.
Very dry aftertaste with a spicy lingering feeling.
Medium body with good carbonation, slightly effervescent. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is harmonic.
It remembered me of an apple Martini. Interesting beer that is worth it a try.

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Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge, bubbly off-white head fades slowly and leaves small chunks of lacing in its wake before settling into a one finger covering of the pale orange brew. Smells spicy, sweet, fruity (pears, oranges, apples) and malty with a slight metallic quality in the background. Taste is some sour notes at first, and this is followed by the fruitiness, some coriander and other spices, yeast, and orange peel. Mouth-feel is medium bodied and dry. This isn't the most complex Belgian strong I've had, but it's still fairly tasty and nothing to be ashamed about.

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Photo of Brabander
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this beer on a hot dutch night together with my buddy Andy. The bottle we had has another label with the most important difference that it states that it's a tripel beer in stead of an Strong pale ale.

Poured in my Maredsous glass the beer looks cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Sweet malts and herbs and a bit of honey.

Tastes good on a day lake yesterday!

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by date October 2009, Sampled March 2007
Pours with an easily three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, bright, straw, gold color. The aroma is an interesting mix of bergamot and earthy spices initially, but there is lots of malt character here too in the form of crushed soda cracker and some biscuit-like aromatics. There is some tart, lemon-like character here too and there is also a touch of herbal hop character here (I think, it could be fermentation character).

The taste is fairly sweet, though quite in line with a Tripel and there is a soft creaminess to the mouth feel here. A sharp, herbaceous bite is here; it seems to be a mix of hop bitterness, and fermentation character (a touch of higher alcohols as well as spicy esters and some phenols). Notes of clove, lemon-zest, orange cream, and some definite earthy coriander character are all noticeable. The coriander character here is nice; it seems to be smoother and better suited than the variety of coriander that often gets used in American brewed beers. I was hoping to get a touch of liquorice flavor here, but I really don't detect it; I might guess at it contributing, but I can't be sure that it really does.

This is a nice Tripel; it has a nice mix of spicy character along with the sweet malt notes. Most importantly the spices used don't overwhelm the beer and in fact are on the subtle side; this beer is definitely spicy, but if I did not know they were there you might have been able to convince me that they were derived from fermentation character.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy sunflower gold beneath a massive head of alabaster colored froth. Countless superfine bubble streams are gradually losing the battle to maintain the lid at its initial five finger height. The foam doesn't look as good over time and what lace is forming is on the watery, transient side.

This is the second Brasserie du Bocq beer that I've had that contains coriander, licorice and orange peel. The other was Blanche de Namur, a witbier. That's definitely an odd combination of ingredients for a 'blonde triple ale'. Not surprisingly, the nose is wit-like. Coriander is obvious, orange is less so, and licorice is absent. It's pleasant enough.

Triple Moine tastes more like a Belgian tripel than a witbier, possibly because of the sweet fruitiness and the slighter higher ABV. In addition, the spiciness of the coriander isn't that far removed from the clove spiciness of a good tripel. The cornucopia of fruit includes tart apples and pears, in addition to orange.

There must not be much black licorice/anise in here because it's a pretty distinctive flavor. Maybe a hint on the finish, but I couldn't have gotten there my own. This is pretty good beer that is becoming more and more enjoyable as the ounces pass. Sweet, bitter, tart and spicy play off one other quite well.

Even though the mouthfeel enhances drinkability, it's more like a 5.0% wit than a 7.3% tripel. It's a little loosey-goosey, wanders a bit on the back end, and the carbonation is beginning to lose interest too early in the game. Mouthfeel hasn't been great on any of this brewery's offerings so far.

Triple Moine (Triple Monk) is pretty good stuff if you're in the market for a well-crafted Belgian tripel with a witbier twist. Not only that, but the lower ABV means I can drink an entire '750' without getting stupid. Okay, stupider. As long as the price is right, this one has significantly more upside than downside.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle marked 30/05/11-F-11:21. Sampled on June 26, 2009. The pour is a slightly hazy orange-yellow with an enormous frothy head that just sits on top for a long time. When the cork pops I get a hard-liquor like aroma but then it becomes more spicy and malty. The mouthfeel is kind of carbonated and creamy. A bit of licorice and coriander in the flavor. It was very appealing.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4.0
Poured into a Duvel tulip leaving the last centimetre of beer in the glass. 2-3 fingers of white meringue-like head show excellent retention over an ever so slightly hazy body with some large suspended sediment.

Smell - 3.5
Herbal hops dominate the nose, with back-notes of sweet fruit, particularly pear.

Taste - 3.5
Very crisp, suggesting at the BSPA or Strong Golden Ale style.
Hoppier than is the norm for a tripel, quite herbal in flavour with subtle fruity notes of apple and pear, becoming sweetish with warmth.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Typical Belgian carbonation - fine and lively. Lighter bodied than many a tripel.

Drinkability - 4.5
Rather refreshing for a beer of 7.3% alcohol, very easy to drink.

OVERALL - 3.75
I actually enjoyed this beer a lot more than the score would indicate. There are better examples of the style, but it is still highly enjoyable for what it is. Were it called a golden ale like Duvel, it would have done better, because I expect a certain level of body and complexity from a tripel that Tripel Moine lacks. Still, an enjoyable beer that I will certainly go back to.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle brought back from Belgium. Pours a clear golden colour with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus, spice & light malt. Taste is malt, sugars, spicy citrus in the background, smooth hops in the finish along with mild apple notes. Aftertaste is mild with lightly bitter finish. Overall another decent beer from Du Bocq.

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Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Belgian style bomber, skimpy cage over a cork, and with freshness dating of 9-9-08. Opens with a powerful pop, and then lifts an initially huge near white head. Yellowy, cloudy light amber. This leaves spotty lacing and emits a tropical fruit nose. Notes of more fruits, honey, vanilla and some light pepper. Pleasant enough offering, went nicely with some nutty cheese and olives. Light, fruity, refreshing and easy drinking Belgian offering. Well worth a try, but lacking the complexity and interest of the heavy hitters of the style.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a nice orange and cloudy color with a medium bubbled white head. Good retention and many lacings left

S: Very fruity and yeasty. Malt, honey and some hints of grassy spices

T: Follows the nose: very fruity and yeasty. Bready. Spicy. Mild sweetness. Very light on hops. Very light bitterness. Very good balance

M: Medium and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Mild sweet aftertaste

O: Delicious Belgian triple beer

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Triple Moine / Deugniet from Brasserie Du Bocq
83 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.