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Triple Moine / Deugniet - Brasserie Du Bocq

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83
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-23-2003)
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Photo of GRG1313
2.38/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Belgian brewed with coriander, liquorice and orangeskin- Pours a hazy amber with a firm white head and with lots of rising bubbles like an active Champagne.

Nose is of light bananas; hints of coriander and violet.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium with no real character; nothing desireable here.

Flavors are sort of stale mild orange with yeasty white bread; flabby dull banana/cooked fruit flavor that is not bright and a bit flabby for a beer. Not particularly good flavors and flavors are short and unimpressive.

Finish is dull and sour yeasty. Hint of liquorice in the finish after a minute or two, but just a hint because you know its there. Not a favorite.

GRG1313, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -18.3%

desint, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Mark_Eck
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Mark_Eck, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Myst
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Myst, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Yoshio
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Yoshio, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little concerned with the court jester on the bottle, but picked it up anyway. Poured a golden color, minimal head, but good lacing.

Aroma was fruity, with oranges being the strongest.

Tasted good after the first swallow, which was extremely strong of oranges. The rest of the bottle was much more balanced.

Felt good in the mouth, enjoyed this while doing a jigsaw puzzle.

Overall a nice beer, but not much to cause you to reach past other beers to grab this one.

SmokinSmyth, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of Bierschenker
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer has a misty blond colour. At first it gave a big foamy head. When the head disappears, a thin fragmented layer remains.
The smell is surprisingly divers. Overpowering is the full-bodied hop scent. Very sweet smell, citrus fruit, some alcohol, banana, slight alcohol, tropical fruit,…
Taste is very different: voluptuous (milky), but dry. Citrus fruits, yeast (I think), bit of oxidation. A lot of carbonation.
Aftertaste: hops, oxidation, bit malty.

A rather mediocre beer.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

Bierschenker, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$8.79 for a 750 ml bottle at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA in March 2006. Label sez "Brewed with Coriander, Licorice, and Orangeskin".

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice steady stream of carbonation supporting the white head in my Rochefort chalice.

Aroma is triple-like, but not the sweet aromatic citrus orange-tangerine that I am used to and like- this one is hit harder by the spiciness.

Flavor is slightly sweet, drier than many tripels, and without the traditional (?) black pepper that I associate with the style. Definitely other spices- the coriander and licorice are there- anise seed & breadiness like the cookies my German grandmother made when I was a kid.... It's a good tasting beer, but it just does not grab me.

A nice change of pace- decent enough. Maybe I'll like it better another time.

Dukeofearl, Apr 05, 2007
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 75cl cork and caged bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank late Aug 2008.

Dull old gold colour and hazy even though I poured the whole bottle in one slow event into four tumblers (the only glasses available, sorry). The last glass was obviously the cloudiest and it laso had a lot more flavour as the sediment imparted its extra pieces of protein.

There was no hint of any aroma what so ever, I had a smaller bottle at a bar the day before this review and although I enjoyed the beer, it also had no smell.

The taste was of light toffee and fairly sweet, tha alcohol kicks in early as well.

It is a bit fizzy for a strong blonde, but overal not bad at all.

BlackHaddock, Sep 03, 2008
Photo of Ego
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

eyes...
the cork pops with authoritah! I knew this would be fizzy, like don king's hair (on a good day), massive head that resembles soda bubbles crowns my saturday night guest, carbonation is very active (and I am not a rocket scientist, honest), almost pale macro lager looking in tone, I have seen better but this certainly is not asscake.

nose...
dry and musty like clay left in the sun, hints of pepper and coriander, a little biscuit with a sugar swirl, your usual, nothing is overpowering and everything seems in order, just not that exciting

taste etc...
the sweetness doesn't become apparent for a little tick there, and then wow, that bracing over sweet flavor comes in, many tripels do this so I can not say it is out of style, it just aint my style baby, the carbonation keeps this real light in the mouth, almost creamy, no detection of the alcohol except the slightest burn in the throat. slight acidity (citric) in the aftertaste with a dollop of pepper tone.

verdict?
not for me. the sweetness came on so strong (sugar) I almost gagged, it was a bit bracing. Not a terrible beer but there are far better to be had in my not so humble opinion.

Ego, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours golden/amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows doughy, bready yeast, along with hints of pears, green apples and white grapes. Nice, but nothing special.
Very sweet and boozy flavours, with sweet bread and pears first up before lots of hot alcohol rolls through.
Carbonation is a little too high.

CrazyDavros, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of mungus
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mungus, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Saind
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Saind, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of thierrynantes
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : yellow/amber color (troubled), with white foamy head.
Smell : cereals aromas ?
Taste and mouthfeel : cereal with a touch of spice, a long bitterness finish.
Drinkabilty : a beer in the style Belgian strong ale.

thierrynantes, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of BeerNutta
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Triple Moine.

A = Poured a pale straw colour with a white foam head that quick dissapates.

S = Smells of yeast. So it smells a bit sour.

T = Tastes of herbs such as clove. Slightly spicy with a dry finish.

M = Moderately carbonated. Pleasant to the mouth.

D = Average. Can think of better beers to drink. Not one I will actively seek out again. But not unpleasant to drink.

BeerNutta, Dec 04, 2005
Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Triple Moine
750mL brown bottle (caged & corked)

A: poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy straw yellow, with a nice solid and crisp white head on top. very good retention rate and pretty solid lacing.

S: some serious sweet citrus aromas along with a very yeasty bouquet. I can pull some of the liquorice and coriander in the back of the bouquet. some light hints of honey as well.

T: nice solid belgian triple backbone. some of the liquorice and coriander really shine through. the orangeskin is a little too sour, but good regardless. The finish is very spicy, a lot of clove and some white pepper.

M: the mouthfeel is a little harsh, as the alcohol is really present. Body is really thick to me as well. Very crisp, and worth a shot, but not outstanding.

paulthebeerguru, May 14, 2008
Photo of Douberd
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, as Deugniet. Poured into my trusted tulip glass. ABV 7,5%.
Pale orange golden on the body, slighty hazy. On top of it two fingers of snow white head, soapy in texture with average retention. Light lacing around the glass.
Lots of citrus on the aroma, nice and refreshing. Some banana bread and bubblegum too.
Taste follows the aroma with a ton of citrus fruits, aome green apples on the background and a slighty bitter, hoppy aftertaste.
Medium body, lots of carbonation. Very dry on the palate.
Overall a very nice, refreshing beer.

Douberd, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A yeasty and hoppy brew with significant carbonation. Bit of sour yeast smell wih other herbs. Herbal. Straw pale yellow with a white foamy head. Drinkable, maybe some melon and pineapple, last night's fruit salad. but average all together. Modiale 2005

Sammy, Jun 03, 2005
Photo of Psilo707
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really thick almond colored brew, very opaque; leaves a huge head with thick lacing as it's poured into a glass. The smell is decent but nothing to write home about. A bit citrusy-lemon with maybe a little bit of pineapple thrown in.

The taste is decent quality, and is much reminiscent of how the beers smells. Half fruity, half piney, it leaves a lingering taste that is good on the senses. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both average and expected for a Belgian Triple Ale.

Overall, a good one, but not as good as some of the other Belgian Ales in the same caliber.

Psilo707, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle poured into oversized wine glass from Pioneer Supermakert on 74th and Columbus in Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A: Poured a hazy partially amber/copper hue with solid 2 finger head, light tan color, strong ringed lacing, retained well through entire quaff with solid cap on the bottom with small holes from rising carbonation.

S: As stated by other reviewes, i didn't detect any of the licorice at all. I will chalk that up to my nephyte nose when it comes to Belgians. Nose had minor dashes of fruits of oranges and perhaps pear slices. You detect the ABV level 50% of the way through to the end.

T: I don't understand why they call this a triple at all. I agree with the Brothers and BA that this is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale instead of a triple. Intial flavor was of spices and the corriander, as noted on the bottle. While there are some malts, there is certainly not a triple level to garner the classification but rather more esters lessening the bite of the pepper, and citrus. As it warmed up and I continued to swirl in my glass, the sweetness was more noticeable and the sour aftertaste receded. Perhaps some honey and overall you can detect yeast which I found pleasurable.

M: Slaps your tongue with a thick tangy at first, crisp indeed and very carbonated. You really get the ABV at the end which was tough to down but I endevored to persevere.

D: A good quaf no doubt, but quite different(harsher, spicer) from other triples I've had in the past Triple Karmeliet, Kasteel or St. Fueillien's. Will try again after cellaring for 6 months.

Brianmerrilyn, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of DuncanIdaho
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: opaque golden color, about one finger of foam (chalice) foam lasts long, beer is very well carbonated.

Smell: Not a very outspoken smell in my perception, a faint hint of olive.

Taste: Soft taste, well balanced, smokey flavor,

Mouthful: sticky mouthfeel, very nice aftertaste that lasts long.

Drinkability: Despite the alcohol content of 7.3 it is very easy to digest, it labels itself as a blond beer and I associate that with a beer that is very drinkable and not too complex. this beer does that. would not mind drinking it more often.

If you are a smoker this beer would be well enjoyed with some sweet tobacco.

DuncanIdaho, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of RuudJH
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

25 cl bottle with a chubby jester on the label.

Clear golden ale, with nice carbonation and a good head.

It's got a smell of orange, cloves, and other spices. The hops come out in the taste, it balances the beer with it's bitter.
The finish is dry with koriander.

It's ok to try this beer, but the herbs and spices are so dominant, it could get boring after 1 or 2 pints.

RuudJH, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of SleepyMonk
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 33cl bottled poured into a tulip glass.

Pours with moderate to high carbonation which builds a 3 finger tall head that lingers on and bubbles away with fine lacing.

A cloudy dull yellow hue flecked with the sediment. The characteristic smell falls short of being sweet but fruits like orange and pear come through.

Taste is very much the strong belgian ale. Yeast tied together with a salty tang, full mouthfeel and a great taste.

I doubt you would want to have to many of them in a session but a damn good beer worthy of a try by any belgian ale fan

SleepyMonk, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden color with a descent amount of sediment floating in the glass. It left small traces of lace.

S - It smelled of orange and spices. A sweet malty aroma.

T - It tasted of orange, spices, yeast a subtle sweet maltiness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay Belgian ale. There isn't much to impress you flavor-wise but it is certainly drinkable.

zeff80, Aug 14, 2007
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Triple Moine / Deugniet from Brasserie Du Bocq
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.