Lupulus | Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Suds on 03-22-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
102
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
22.63%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 102
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Hazy dark yellow with a very large white foamy head. Low visible carbonation. Head recedes relatively quickly.

S: Pilsner malt, Belgian fruity esters (apple and grape primarily), some grassy hops that remind me of drying hay.

T: Light cracker and pilsner malts, hop bitterness, Belgian yeast esters. The sweet/dry/bitter combination of flavors is a lot to work through. End is strangely vinous dry plus the hop bitterness.

M: Medium body, not as much carbonation as it looked. Alcohol a bit more noticeable than the ABV would lead you to expect.

O: Kinda weird. Not awful. Defies any style, so it's difficult to judge - but in the end just not my preference.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ant1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at L'Autre Oeuil in Aylmer. Fun to get this hard-to-find.Light yellow coloured body with bubbly head. Very lacey. Above average carbonation.Yeasty bite to it, good drinkability and edgy, a good supper accompaniment. Above average full mouthfeel.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jacobus79
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antyk
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crosenkrantz
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle; Poured a lightly hazy clear light yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly overcooked vegetable with grass and hay is not as awesome as I was expecting. Taste is a nice enough mix between some hay and grass with a solid malt backbone. I was expecting more hops based on the name and less overcooked vegetable. A bit of of a disappointment.

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Photo of benlhoest
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcisco44
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Real light color, almost pinot grigio white, but fills the glass with a nice lemon orb glowing color, and an opaque appearance. Nice small rising column of carbonation in the middle, with a nice matching bright white rocky head. THick hard top with shampoo like retention and hanging on long.

Mild subtle aroma. Not much sweetness or hints of hop or much of anything. Mild bread yeast dough, maybe some honey but that's about it.

Mouthfeel off the bat is what I first notice on first sip. Big and heavily carbonated. Lots of quinine tonic water like feel and aromas. A bit gaseous. Body is really not big and thick enough to support this and it becomes distracting. Some spicy notes and warm malts with classic honey sucrose action in the mid palate.

Overall not bad, but the big carbonation on this really took down my enjoyment of it quite a bit.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, light to medium straw amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, apple and pear, Belgian yeast, light grassy hops and a bit of skunkiness; slightly floral. Flavor is light caramel, apple and pear juice, clove, Belgian yeast, light citrus, lots going on here. Starts semi-sweet and dries out to an almost medicinal herbal and hop bitterness with an odd, but pleasant aromatic basalmic component. Medium bodied with peppery, active carbonation. An unusually flavored tripel, with complex and interesting flavors that develop throughout the taste. The aromatic aldahyde flavor is unusual, but fits with the other flavors as well as the clove and hop bitternss. I enjoyed tasting this and trying to figure it out. More citrus develops over time. Unusual, but nice drinking tripel. I will buy this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that took a long time to die down and consistently left a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out somewhat spicy and seems to transition to notes of pale malts and hints of alcohol. The spices reappear and linger through the finish.
M: It feels quite dry on the palate and not that heavy (a light- to medium-body is perceived) because a high amount of carbonation seems to lighten things up. The spiciness seems to prickle your tongue a little.
O: By the taste of alcohol, you can definitely tell that this beer is strong, but the high amount of carbonation helps to lighten up the body and make this a little more in the way of being drinkable.

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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Lupulus from Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets
3.8 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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