Pater Lieven Tripel - Brouwerij Van den Bossche
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United Kingdom (England)
3.64/5 rDev -1.6%
16th Dec 2012: on-tap in the Antwerp Gollem.
Slight haze to my golden/yellow bodied beer, on top a thin white head, it was larger when poured but by the time it arrived at the table it had sunk into it's self somewhat.
Fairly sweet malt and fruity nose, this also carried on into the taste.
The beer has something about it that I like: the yeast content sits well with the alcohol and although it might be a bit sweet for some it certainly hit the spot with me.
Complex and interesting: never seen it on-tap before or since.
07-10-2013 15:00:23 | More by BlackHaddock
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
Nice pop of carbonation from a 330 ml. capped bottle, yet with no over foaming as occurs on occasion with what I assume is a bottle conditioned Tripel. Pours a clear golden with a nearly white cap of foam and shows strong retention and lacing, classic.
Nose offers a pronounced and inviting yeast character along with some lemony spice. Aroma expands with warming and lacks any negative factors.
Taste is solid with a pleasant grainy character mingling with some lemony hops and some hop spice. Finish is dry with a lingering cracker texture.
Pleasant feel though arguably a bit thin but not unexpected given the dry finish. A bit of warming diminishes my concerns in this regard however. Smooth and supple on average and with very little alcohol presence.
Overall a solid Tripel on the appearance and aroma, lacking a bit perhaps in nuance versus the stalwarts of the style with regards to taste and feel. Still worth seeking out and a top tier brew.
01-20-2013 03:53:59 | More by HalfFull
Pater Lieven Tripel from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.