Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelOndineke Oilsjtersen Tripel
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From:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #19
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,462
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.23%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 06, 2022
Added:
Aug 14, 2005
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  24
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelOndineke Oilsjtersen Tripel
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.28 by igl from Russian Federation

Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750mL bottled 26.08.2021 ( 7 months ago) poured into a chalice at 53° Fahrenheit 8.5% ABV. The beer pours opaque orange amber in color with light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a ring around the glass. The aroma is mild with semisweet pale malt, orchard fruit and light pepper / clove. The taste is semisweet pale malt with the pepper & clove notes of the yeast blending in nicely with the earthy medium bitter finish. There's a hint of apple and pear in the flavor as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. No detectable alcohol. Overall, excellent. This beer is beautifully balanced and enjoyable to sip.
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.51 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by eric5bellies from Australia

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one from beercollector.com.au

A – Pours a Opaque honey colour with a thick White head that retains very well and laces.
S – Really nice spicy aromas that are backed by hay like earthy notes
T – Pear and flower notes with a spicy finish that is dry. This is very much in the mold of a Westmalle Tripel
M- Light to medium body and fullish carbonation
O – Top class Tripel this one. And right up there with the very best of the style.
Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Shared 500 ml bottle, ABV 8.5%. From Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Nice aroma of spicy Belgian ale yeast. Moderately sweet flavour, again with spicy notes of Belgian ale yeast, moderate hops. Well balanced, very enjoyable.
Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by arzt from Germany

Mar 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by RoLad001 from Ireland

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark, slight hazy bronze with loose, pocked white froth. 4
Flowers + candle wax nose. 4
White sugar, flowers, yellow pear, big spice - both clove + black pepper - and grass. 4.25
Fizzy, sticky, round. 4

Yellow apple tart - plenty of spice. Gets the style in broad strokes, if not the most subtle Tripel. Fun, if not at all Westmalle. 4

*from notes
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml capped bottle, I couldn't find any date.

Pours a hazy orange gold with a large head of foam that shrnks slowly. Good lacing.

Smells of hay, candi sugar, citrus to grassy hops, fruity.

Taste is of biscuit, candi sugar, hay, some hop bitterness, earthy. A real mix of smells and flavours for a Tripel.

Medium body with lively carbonation.

Served on the cooler side but the flavours expand as it warms up. Alcohol is a non factor.

This is really good.
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Somewhat cloudy faded gold body, full white head and lazy lacing. Smells of pale malts, flowers, belgian spices, lemon, apple, pear, and general esters, belgian yeast, and biscuit. Tastes follows the nose with white pepper, dry earth and hay added. Great balance, classic feel like the smell and taste, crisp, bright and floral. Nice tripel for late spring. The wife loved it
Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- Cloudy yellow-brown. Pours with 3mm white head. [ps 15 mins later, the head is holding really well!]
S- Typical Tripel deep and piquant fruit and ABV% notes.
T- Pungent, pronounced hops but with a balancing richness. It's very Tripel, on the pungent less rich side (which works for me v well).
F- 8.5% isn't hugely above say a 6.5% solid British ale but the recipe here makes this convey as a very robust beer indeed. This would serve as a solid winter-warmer.
O- I like this a lot, it has clear character, is forthright on the flavour and the flavour is quite intricate. Plus it has neither sweet nor over-rich facets to it. It comes over as very polished and balanced. ps I handed it to my wife to sample, a fan of BE/Tripels > "Oh yes, that's a nice Tripel for summer eh?".
BB: 15/01/2022. Bought from BelgiumInABox (Antwerp/BE), for home delivery to me in London/UK. 330ml/Euro2.80.
Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle, 16m/24m bb.

Hazy straw yellow, considerable foam and lace.

Nose is quite subdued when freshly opened, mostly a bit of pear. Once the beer warms, phenols and just a bit of alcohol and yeasty notes. Maybe a faint aroma of noble hops, but at this age it is already more of a memory. Apologetic niceness becomes understated elegance.

Taste is very balanced and light, esp. for the style. Pleasantly dry with none of the sweetness that makes many tripels hard to finish at this 75cl size. Local Mittelfrueh hops now do show up in soft bitterness and flavour. Some yeast derived aftertaste too. Pear and phenols of the spicy type. Very little taste of alcohol for the strength. Nice, I am mostly reminded of Westmalle Extra in terms of overall taste and drinkability. This being 8.5% and that around 5% this is an impressive achievement. They claim they use no spices and I think it shows, all spiciness is from the yeast.

Overall a unique tripel -- except I would say this is really a slightly sweeter and stronger saison with a yeast producing those pear/spicy notes. If one would call this a strong saison, it would feel a tad too sweet and too fruity, but otherwise right on the spot.

I have to arrange a blind tasting of this against their saison.
Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by Tomesco from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by videofrog from Texas

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by ForrestR from Tennessee

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
8/13/2016 bottling date, around 14 months old

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden. Enormous frothy tan head. Head is very loud and fizzy but only thins and barely fades away it seems. Eventually I can sip it after...5 minutes. Oddly enough, no real lacing.

S: Lightly hoppy, some grass and citrus. Mild, bready malt. Fairly subtle aroma.

T: Quite hoppy up front for a tripel. Again, citrus and grass. Maybe some herbal hops. A bit of wheat and then a nice bready, doughy malt. A touch of bitterness and belgian spices (white pepper mainly I'd say) and this one is done. Some light lingering citrus and grass in the aftertaste.

M: Soft medium body. Very smooth and easy drinking.

O: Very nice tripel. Balance is excellent across the board. It's not super typical, it's a bit hoppier than normal but not as spicy as normal I'd say. Quite unique, it works very well.
Oct 24, 2017
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Rated by mmilyko from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Being a lover of Belgian Tripels, I found this simultaneously one of the best I've ever had, yet unlike any I've ever had....Simply wonderful.
Oct 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by LostHighway from Minnesota

Apr 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by DioS from Georgia

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.42/5  rDev +7%
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!
Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
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.
Feb 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by HopBelT from Belgium

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by Pletser from Belgium

Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Miket13 from New York

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by keithmurray from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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
Jul 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
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.
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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
Oct 30, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 154 ratings