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VårTripel - Nørrebro Bryghus

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Reinheitsgebot71 on 02-01-2011

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 30
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Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see another Norrebro offering on LCBO shelves again. I really enjoyed last year's release (though I didn't spring for the barleywine), and I am excited to see what they've done with their tripel.

Poured into my Duvel chalice. Nice pale straw golden hue, mostly clear, a billowing head that recedes into a fine ring.

Nose is lovely floral hops, citrus, and yeast. The lemon component to this brew is quite striking - I agree with a previous BA review that it almost smells like lemon drops.

The lemon grass really gives this brew a lovely floral citrus character that plays well against the yeasty sweetness of the tripel. Finishes bitter and lemon. Certainly an interesting take on the tripel style, quite airy and enjoyable. Body is medium with a bit of stickiness.

Nice brew - for $10 bucks a pop, this will probably be it for me, but certainly an interesting take on the style that is well-worth sampling.

Photo of BGDrock
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, dull gold; full, egg white head has impressive longevity

Aroma: fruity esthers, yeasty; banana; some spice balancing it out

Taste & Mouthfeel: very thick and chewy, heavy on the tongue; buttery ; a soft blanket of yeasty fruit and spice coats the mouth and finished with dry, bitter, resin hops; toffee flavour like a coffee cake; honey

Overall: great, full mouthfeel, and flavour is good if typical of a tripel (ie, nothing really out of the ordinary or particularly interesting)

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A herbal experience. Thick yeast, with pronounced lemon flavours of myrtle, lemongrass and lemon oil. However it is akin to a lemon matte tea. Outside of lemon, not that much fruitiness. Pleasant for the first glass, this bottle is best shared as my drinkability is limited. Not for everyone. Good for being different.

Photo of CanuckRover
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pale gold. Next to no head off the pour. Scattered lacings.

Big, bright aroma of citrus. Lemon candies with some serious honey sweetness.

Malt and special ingredients wrestling for tongue-time. Deep grainy malt, complimented with very strong honey flavours. Lemons flavours and aroma add a welcome freshness and zing to what would be a near-cloying brew. Alcohol in the finish with a lingering sweetness.

This is a really interesting beer. Well-constructed, with nicely incorporated special ingredients that add more than they take away.

Photo of traumaqueen
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - very hazy pale yellow, two fingers of white head left fairly consistent sticky lacing as it dissipated
S - classic banana & clove yeastiness, light citrus, and fresh bread
T - an interesting lemon-lime flavour quickly followed by estery spiciness, a saaz hop like grassy & citrus note, along with grainy maltiness
M - bright carbonation with a light body, refreshing and big without being offensive, finishing lightly dry
O - this is tasty right from the start with a unique citrus compliment to classic big Belgian flavours, extremely easy drinking

Photo of banfangled
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't get much from the nose. Looks pale yellow, relatively clear. The subtle flavours didn't impress me at first but really grew on me during the drink- tastes of lemon zest, malt and yeast. I think the sweetness is very well balanced. Subtle and refined, which is expected from a tripel, but perhaps one of the smoother tripels I've had lately.

It's expensive at almost $10 for 600mls. Really glad I had it, may not get another though unless I'm feeling ritzy.

Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my Westemalle glass is a fine golden honey brew topped by a modest white top. Fruity effervescence and hints of hop grassiness finished with nice citrus and spice. Peppery smooth tastes mingle with citrus and Belgian spice.
Good carbonation and full body make this a nice refreshing drinker. Top notch!

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of nice sweet malt base with light peppery notes with some fruity ester. Body is a very nice mix between some solid Belgian malt with a sweet base with a peppery yeast and some fruity apricot ester. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with a nice balance and some great complex notes. This is one they should add to their regular line-up.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Duvel tulip.

A - Pale yellow with one finger of bright white head that receded to a thin layer. Some light lacing.

S - Clove, Belgian yeast, a touch of banana and a huge noticeable alcohol presence up front. A slight bready malt aroma is also present along with some lemon zest.

T - A huge alcohol presence up front that settles down a little bit after a few sips. Belgian yeast, clove, lemon zest and bready malt flavours. The finish is dry and warming.

M - Medium body with light to moderate carbonation.

O - The first decent beer I have had from Norrebro.

Photo of ZorPrime
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is golden in color, almost yellow like those big brewery lager. The head is white and looks like cloud. It's sticky. The aroma is fruity. I get some apple with some floral notes. Almost like a pilsner. It does remind me of a pilsner... However it has all the caracteristics of a tripel. Some citrus notes in the nose too. The aroma is intense, read strong. Some alcohol.

Taste is citrusy with a very dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Very refreshing. An excellent beer. As it warms up, it becomes tastier and way better. Some apricot and honey gets in there and it makes the taste so good. An excellent tripel. Seek this one.

Cheers liamt07 for sending me this one in a recent trade!

Photo of Beelzebeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

600ml, bottled Nov 13/11

A - light honey yellow, with a nicer straw. minimal head, no lacing.

S - Honey, lemon, a little alcohol.

T - very little wheat, which is suprising. Is this a tripel? Kind of a cross between a pale ale and a tripel, with honey and lemons. The sweet kind of honey, not so much the clover & flowers kind.

M - Nice. Medium body, nice amount of carbonation.

O - Why is this so much money? Almost 10$ for this bottle. I would much rather have a Westmalle over this. Thanks for the fun, but I don't think I'll be back.

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, thanks to Pino for saving one of these for me. These things went like hot cakes!

Poured a golden orange with a finger or two of microbubbles, which dissipates to a real thin layer. Some lace, and lots of suspended yeast. Nose has soms citrus, and light fruits. Some apricot, pear, honey with a bit of lemon zest. Alcohol is evident here. Taste is initially sweet candied sugar, followed my a sharp blast of the alcohol. This fades into more honey, with a bit of lemon zest underneath this as well. Some ripe pear as well. Sweet mouthfeel, and a fairly high carbonation works well as this danced on my tongue. Sweet and sticky, but I wish I had another to let sit for a while to let the alcohol notes mellow out a bit.

Photo of SebD
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice golden straw yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of Belgian yeast, a lemony spiciness, citrus, pears and cloves.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a Belgian yeast presence, lemony spices, bready malts, fruity citrus and cloves.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good solid flavors and aromas.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of AgentZero
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of bryehn
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jrenihan
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is golden in colour with a large white head. Pretty good retention, some lacing.

Smell is very nice. Light fruit, including peach and banana, floral notes, a sugar or honey-like sweetness. The label says that there is lemon zest and lemongrass in here. I can sort of make out the lemongrass but that may be the power of suggestion.

Taste is not the powerhouse that the smell was. A bready malt flavour is accompanied by the peach and banana flavours, but not as strongly as in the nose. Lemon is noticeable, and the lemongrass is present as well, particularly in the finish where it lends a mild but nice flavour. The wheat malt lends a bit of a crisp spiciness to the beer. A nice tripel but not a standout.

Full bodied, creamy, moderate to low carbonation- particularly low for the style.

Overall, a good tripel but not one of the greats. Some interesting flavours but they are mild and do not do enough to make this beer really stick out.

Photo of andrenaline
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes...

A – Slightly hazy golden colour, two fingers of soapy white head, solid retention and sporadic spotty lacing.

S – Lemon, cloves, loads of citrus and some bready biscuit malts.

T – Citrus notes dominate, cloves and hints of nutmeg come through, earthy coriander, sour lemon rind also making an appearance alongside a light biscuit malt. ABV is very well hidden on this one.

M – Medium, smooth with a touch of heat and finishes wet.

O – A tasty treat and worth taking for a spin. A spiced up Belgian ale with a fruity twist.

Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow/orange with a good amount of carbination. Tastes almost sweet with hints of lemon and you can detect the yeast in the finish as well. Its not a overpowering flavour which some other tripels have, so it makes this one more drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden in this one too. I'm not the biggest tripel fan, but this one is nice to drink.

Photo of wordemupg
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600ml bottle poured into tulip 30/4/12 thanks liamt07 for the bottle

A hazy golden yellow with enough clarity to see a few bubbles close to the edge, nice bone white two finger head slowly falls to a thin film leaving some random lace behind

S lots of lemony goodness as soon as the bottle's opened, some yeasty clove and faint bubblegum, fairly fruity with some pear and granny smith and I'm not sure where the 9% is hiding

T a little dry cereal and sweet bread, peppery spice and the booze is still well concealed but noticeable compared to the nose, not as fruity as the smell

M medium bodied with lots of tiny bubbles, a little heat and a spicy grainy lemon rind finish that lingers

O a nice take on a triple for sure, I like the lemony aspect of this one, its a unique triple that didn't last that long for a big strong brew

very nice liquid in my glass today, interesting stuff that's very easy too drink. I'd drink this often if I could get it in my neck of the woods, for now I'll just thank liamt07 for the chance to try it

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VårTripel from Nørrebro Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.