Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Belgium
glazentoren.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Name : the character of Ondineke and the use of hop out of the region of Aalst convinced the Town Council to choose this beer as the official town beer.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
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18
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20
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of LostHighway
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DioS
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

if you like belgian beer, its really hard not to be blown away by this one. everything these guys do is great, and this is one of the best examples of a tripel i can think of. a little clearer and lighter alcohol than a lot of them, both of which appeal to the beer drinker in me that likes to consume a lot. full of life, this thing bubbles over from the tap. the globe its being served in hardly able to contain the volcanic rising white head, spilling over the edge, always expanding. aroma smells a little mellower on the yeast front than a lot of these, not so high ester and intense, maybe fermented a little cooler, not sure, but there is great balance and nuance. banana, green pear, oats and pale wheat, grassy botanicals, a touch of honey. the flavor is awesome, insane degree of balance for the style, and still yeast forward of course, just more of an integrated fruity thing going on. super creamy feeling too, which seems to extend the yeast, earthy spice, rustic almost wild in some ways, funky without being bretty in that way, from the land sort of organic nature to it, really old world, rich without being as sweet as many of these, and with white grape and clove in the finish, all restrained but beautifully bright. effervescent carbonation and a lot of grainy body, almost starchy. refreshing if it werent so strong, super hearty, and i would happily make a night of this, as good as anything these guys do. one thing i will say about this too, which is some of my highest available flattery, is that this is the kind of beer i want to drink on the days i am only having one, its so interesting and satisfying, that i can patiently enjoy this without needing anything more, its is completely sufficient on its own, the very embodiment of what i love about beer in general. absolutely wonderful beer!

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw with nice carbonation and thick head; however, there was some yeast particulates in the pour which took away from the visual somewhat. Traditional aroma, heavy on the banana creme with some sweet phenol and grassy yeast. Taste profile is classical and restrained with notes of honey, dandelion wine anc banana with splashes of lemondrop and hay. The sweet esther / medicinal quality ratcheted up in some Americanized versions is subtle and adds a nice backbone. Mouthfeel has good carbonation and body.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love De Glazen Toren's interpretations of classic Belgian styles, This is no exception. There is something wonderful going on here. Something new yet old. Something already tasted and something never experienced.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pletser
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miket13
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Golden colored body with white head

Smell - ginger, golden raisin, green apple

Taste - ginger, coriander, golden raisin, green apple

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus upfront followed by spice, crisp and easy drinking considering the ABV

Overall - nice tripel here with good citrus flavor, easy to drink this despite the 8.5%ABV. I have no idea how old this bottle was but it is a solid brew.

Price Point - $13.99/750 ML bottle

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has intense yeast with floral character. Taste starts with yeast flavor and bitterness up-front. Slightly cloying taste. Medium body with quite smooth carbonation for the style. Not one of my favorite examples of the style.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 750ml bottle in a snifter. This nice tripel pours a rustic amber with a touch of brown, a fantastic head of billowy off white foam lingers long till resting into a thick layer (1/4 inch) and fantastic lacing. Nose of light candy sugars, subtle yeast, light apple, and light grapes. Flavors surpass the nose with candied sweet biscuit and white grapes to the front, yeasty fruity esters to the middle give rise to pears and apples, while the back features a light touch of spice, perhaps coriander. A very delicate drew that improves vastly with warmth. Lightly crisp and creamy mouth feel (I know---opposites, but it is velvety) finishes nice and dry.
A fantastic brew.
Another winner from Belgium.

Cheers

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Photo of gspeer711
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillCheck
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brotherloco
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange brown in color. Cloudy in appearance. Smells Belgian spicy, black pepper. Taste is mellow, slightly sweet and Belgian yeastiness. Light mouthfeel due to big carbonation. Pretty good.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
Beer is fairly cloudy, but does grow a large amount of head. This fades to a nice foamy white, covering most of the surface. There is fairly significant lacing in my glass (but less if my friend's, so that could be glass-related).

Nose is a bit candy fruity, sweet apple, pear, white raisin, sweetness of a raw sugar nature. These come out more with warmth, as initial scents had a bit earthy, dirt/clay and even a hint of farmhouse funk.

Taste starts a tad dry, a bit woody even. The fruit flavors from the nose don't seem to be there, the taste being more like the skin of the apple or pear than the fleshy part. There is also a hint of alcohol just before the fruit flavors come on, but still never hit the strength of the nose. Feel is on the light side, body about the middle, carbonation is felt but not a key component of the feel.

An enjoyable, can't find anything wrong with this beer, but can't say I need to have this again beer. Will I have it again? If they get it on tap somewhere, sure. For it's cost, it might not warrant another bottle, but only considering the other options that are available. Long story short: it's a 'tweener, good but not quite good enough.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.11 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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