Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelOndineke Oilsjtersen Tripel

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Style: Belgian 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

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Photo of amvrana
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gory4d
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my goblet a cloudy orange with a thick meringue head. Smell is fruity with a bite; taste is malty loquat with a sharp hop spiciness. It feels clean but heavy on the tongue, with the alcohol snap coming up after. A couple of glasses of this would be plenty, but man, it's a nice beer.

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Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Phatz
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a cloudy lemon color with a hint of orange hue. Big white head in my little snifter glass. Gorgeous sticky lacing smattered on the walls of the glass.

Smell: Light fruity aromas of apple and peach along with coriander spice and honey.

Taste: Zesty and lively across the palate with some sweet wheat bread and yeasty flavors along with a light sprinkling of spice. Some hops near the end and dryness in the finish. It is not an over zealous triple but tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated but light body underneath and quite quaffable.

Drinkability: The alcohol shows just a tad, but as triples go this one is pretty nice. Still it was nice to share it.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blakesell
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle (bottled on 04/06/06) into a belgian goblet.

Appearance- Beer is a light hazy golden like a lemon has a head of froth that pours 2 deep in the goblet, slowly fades away like clouds put in time lapse.

Smell- A hint of brett with a peachy aftertone, a bit of clove, kind of floral.

Taste- Peach cobbler with a hint of dry sourness. Corriander and tart lemon. Grassy sweetness. This is quite the impressive tripel.

Mouthfeel- Medium light bodied with some warming. Just dry enough to keep me coming back to it.

Drinkability- Absolutely. I'll have to find another of these to keep back next time I need a good tripel to set my taste buds right. Warming at 8.5 ABV, but still a fine example of a great tripel.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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.


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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy color with two fingers of fluffy head. Decent retention and great lacing.

S: Strong floral aroma with peppercorn, light vanilla, and light pineapple sweetness. Very well balanced aroma.

T: Again quite floral with a strong candied dried pineapple. The beer has a distinct yeasty/citrusy taste that goes very well with the other flavors. Maybe some candied ginger.

M: Light bodied with strong carbonation.

O: This is a great Tripel. Floral, yeasty, fairly dry, and quite flavorful. Recommended.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled dec 18 2004. Nice white head that lasts and pale golden color. Nose is fruity and orangepeals in there. More spices in thereand with the wheaty carracter more saisonlike the tripel. Taste is lots pepper, very dry, fruity spiced alcoholic and bitter and hot aftertaste. Yes this is well drinkable but think the amount of carbon dioxide in the brew is massivly overdon. Has as much as champagne I would bet.This makes mouthfeel strange cause the brew just explodes in your mouth and makes mouthfeel more watery. Still plenty of spiced taste and if it wasn't for a exploding belly very easy drinkable and enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ajm5108
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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 Dope
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Yotus
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a decent sample from a 750m, tissue-wrapped bottle.

Deep gold color with a dense, pillowy white head. Good blast of hops in the aroma, unexpected and very nice. Underneath it all is some yeasty spiciness and some citrus notes, possibly from the hops.

Refreshing tartness. This beer has a very light body with a fairly crisp finish with accent on the hops. Good lingering bitterness that dries out nicely - there is still a good solid malt backround, but an interesting interplay of hop, malt and yeast that provide a very complex taste experience.

Very refreshing for an 8.5% ABV beer.

This is a good Tripel and is apparently is very good shape. The tissue wrap indicates that it was bottled on 4-17-06 and is best by the same date, 4-17-08.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick, creamy white head that simply refuses to dissipate.

S: Aromas of lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, and spicy, pungent yeast are present on the nose.

T: This one opens in a bitter and fruity manner with notes of bitter orange, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, biscuits, grass, pepper, and candy sugar. The finish is delicate with citrus and candy sugar notes.

M: Light bodied, slick, and a bit oily. The amount of candy sugar used must be rather high for this ale to be so thin and light in the mouth. Carbonation is prickly, but far from overwhelming. Alcohol is present in the background.

O: This is an excellent tripel that skillfully balances hop bitterness and sugar sweetness. If you're into this style or are looking to branch out from the more commercially oriented Belgian abbey ales, this would be a great beer with which to start.

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Photo of srhoadsy
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy blonde with an inch+ of airy white head that quickly recedes leaving a moderate surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of grass and grain along with pear, lemon and grapes. Seems mild at first but as it breathes it really opens up.

Tastes follow through the aromas with a slight musty funk from the Belgian yeast.

Light to medium bodied with a crisp but sweet finish and moderate carbonation. Mildly sweet aftertaste.

Mild but complex at the same time. A very refreshing beer. Wish I had another bottle.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes:

Pours a light yellow color w/ a two finger white head. Good carbonation and lacing on my snifter glass. Somewhat cloudy in appearance as well. Nose is pretty incredible- lemon, fruit, and yeast are the main characters here. Taste profile is the same, and feel goes in between tartness and sweetness/zestyness. Excellent carbonation and a medium feel as well. I had never tried this beer before, but it's a winner. I'd definitely buy it again. Cheers!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blurry lemon, thanks to abundant swirling yeast and even more abundant, rapidly rising bubbles. The alabaster crown is beautiful in the way that only Belgian foam can be. It's huge to start, looks pillowy soft, becomes melted rocky as it descends, and leaves fine filagreed lace on the glass. The second pour looks even better. What a looker!

The nose is world-class even if it doesn't deserve a perfect score. No spices were added, according to the brewery. Which means that the yeast are incredibly esterific. The usual candi sugar-soaked orchard fruit is present, with lemon zest more prominent than in most beer of this style.

The spiciness of the flavor profile is impressive. Ondineke isn't as rip roarin' as, say, De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch), but it ain't no wallflower either. It may be lacking a little in terms of depth and complexity, but that's a call I don't feel good about making until the bottle is almost gone. If I can still type at that point.

Flavors include spiced pears and apples, maybe a slice of juicy peach, and candied lemon zest... all swimming in sugar syrup. That isn't to say, however, that OTT is overly sweet. Hallertau Mittelfruh hops do a good job countering the sugariness of the malt (pale, pils) and the candi sugar. Let's add the slight tang of untoasted sourdough bread to the list.

A better mouthfeel might have put this ale over the top. Unfortunately, it isn't as lightly creamy and as voluptuously smooth as the best Belgian tripels. The carbonation faded too quickly and is sorely missed.

Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel started out like a house on fire, but lost its spark when it came to the mouthfeel. I'm still pleased with my first De Glazen Toren beer and can't wait to see what else this brewery has to offer. Bottom line: if it was less than $10, it was worth the money.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell: herbs, coriander specifically, and subtle floral notes

Taste: HOT DAMN! Ginger infused champagne laced with honey dew and tinges of herbs adjunct to sweet herbal floral notes and candied sugar; it's like Vernon's ginger ale on the best possible steroids you can find on the market, plus class

This beer goes incredibly well with Alfredo fruti de mare and any other type of white sauced dish one can find

AGE THIS BEER UPRIGHT IN A CELLAR OR, FOR US COLLEGE KIDS, A CLOSET FOR ONE YEAR (I drank this in 2011, you can do the math unless you had the whole 750ml alone in which I must say that if you need a friend to help, hit me up sometime)

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krisandajt
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Today I took my final final exam for college. It's been a long time coming (I've been in school so long I should be a Doctor), but I'm finally finished with school. I wanted to have a beer tonight to celebrate, and for some reason this one called my name. Let's see...

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, this beer is a clear, vibrant gold color with a huge mountain of white, foamy head. Retention is impressive, the head seems to hang on forever. There's not too much schtick, however. The foam is soapy and runny and just slides down the sides of my DFH chalice.

Smell: Some mild grassy hops, a light crisp kind of apple sweetness, and a moderate yeasty Belgian quality. The smells are all somewhat mild, but they do come together very nicely.

Taste: This was a great choice to celebrate with. Some light, fruity flavors, a honey-like sweetness, and a very very light clean grassy hop finish. Like the smell, none of the flavors are really robust or in-your-face, but they are mesh together to form a really tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation, and a refreshingly light to medium body. I was expecting a more heavy feel to it given that it's a tripel, but I'm not really disappointed.

Drinkability: A very easy drinking and tasty tripel, one that I would gladly reach for again. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A loud hiss is released when the cap comes off...moments later foam is gushing into the sink. Pleasant aromas waft around, well before the glass is poured. First impression was of fruity yogurt, and fresh baked breads. It's a hazy golden pour, with a ton of billowing foam. Sticky lace forms as the glass rests for a minute. Aroma closer inside the glass is of sweet pale malt, with a hint of spice, mildly rich and boozy overall.

Taste follows aroma of pale malt, candy sugar, sort of lightly wheaty. I'd agree with the previous review describing it as an imperial hefe, especially in the smooth mouthfeel and wheat character. Unlike a stronger version of a hefe though, it's a bit sweeter and fairly rich. No banana/clove dynamic really. Hops are there in the finish but take a backseat to the stronger flavors. A pleasant lingering aftertaste of mellow citrus, and sweet esters. A slower sipper, one to share with friends.

De Glazen Toren surely creates unique versions of traditional Belgian styles. This is my second favorite, after the exceptional Jan De Lichte Double Wit.


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Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
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