Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Belgium | website

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

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Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Musty slightly funky yeasty aroma. Great creamy head pour. Light colour. In a word, creamy yeasty milk taste with hop bitterness in the finish. Nicely drinkable, with food. Not for everybody, and not everyone's idea of the triple.ABove average mouthfeel.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little chalky and has light aromas of fruits along with notes of yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of chalk and slight bits of pepper.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not your typical tripel and tastes more like a chalky version of a saison.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: poured a deep cloudy (non-filtered) golden color ale with a super huge white foamy head with great retention and some perfect lacing. Aroma of light sweet peach with some fruity yeasty ester is really intriguing and refreshing. Taste is a well balance mix between some peach, some sweet malt with a well balance dry hops finish and some fruity ester from the yeast. Full body with minimal filtering and some great carbonation. I have to admit to being really impressed by that one.

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

750ml bottle, with a paper wrap in place of the standard label.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, medium tarnished golden apricot hue, with a teeming tower of frothy, melted marshmallow eggshell white head, which leaves some random chunky, fuzzy lace around the glass as it slowly disappears.

It smells of muddled light orchard fruit, Belgian yeast, grainy pale malt, candy sugar, white pepper, and zippy floral, earthy, and grassy hops. The taste is semi-sweet pale malt - with a touch of caramel - earthy yeast, an apple and pear fruitiness, simple sugar solution, clove and white pepper spice, and more edgy earthy, weedy, and floral Euro-hops.

The carbonation is active, for certain, but really not manifesting in anything more aggressive than a plucky frothiness, the body on the light side of medium weight, and generally quite smooth, with more than a suggestion of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the hops still providing stiff opposition to the malt and well-obfuscated alcohol.

An easy-drinking Tripel, if there was ever such a thing - the hops help even out this style's inherent sweetness, and the booze just isn't that hot (and I mean that in a very good way). Quite a healthy (figuratively speaking) serving, too, for just north of a tenner, and something nice to sip on, for a cold Saturday night.

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Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Recommended!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
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 superspak
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of pear, lemon, apricot, honey, grape, caramel, herbal, floral, earth, and light spiciness. Fairly nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of pear, apricot, grape, lemon, herbal, honey, earth, pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of grape, apple, pear, herbal, honey, caramel, earth, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice malty flavor balance; with minimal cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a very nice tripel. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth and easy to sip on. I would imagine that his was an older bottle though, and would like to try a younger vintage. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A unique beer, an atypical tripel, (full name: Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel (Tripel from Aalst) with an unusual name, and label art. After much searching, I learned it's named for a character in a book buy a local author, and the drawing is a depiction of this "Ondineke" character. Still looks extremely odd. Did they ever translate it from the Flemish. I'd be interested to know why this beloved heroine is pigtailed, nude and possessed of strangely long fingers.

Alas, this might not be the perfect glass for a tripel, but it is the only one I have with the Glazen Toren logo. So, I'm using it.

Gorgeous golden cast, with a constant stream of bubbling, and big snowy white head, starts large, drifts down, leaving lace.

Aroma: a perfect marriage of spice and citrus, soft and sensual. Some pepper, some coriander, geting close with orange and lemon, sliding into the nose and tickling it. Sharp, tangy, then a little sweet.

Many things in the mouth. Sparkling, spicy, sweet, juicy, then dry as she goes. Fruit goes hand in hand with spice, and it quits the palate with a quickness, drying off, yet enticing another sip. Gets more and more lemon-y as we go deeper in. Each new meet and greet on the tongue smack the lips and palate again with small amounts of spice, large amounts of fruit, that swiftly turns dry and begs it's pardon on the way. Lingers lightly. Spreads just enough of it's particular pleasure along the palate to urge on further consumption, and spread further delights.

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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 smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled July 25th 2009? Ready to rip this!

A nice simple forming off white head, quite large with soapy bubbles but the head falls VERY fast. Body color is a dull bronze, and amber. Manages it seems a thin but consistent puck on the glass, resting to a good collar.

Nose brings a small heat, a little bit of boozyness but nothing outrageous, and some small floral with a large malt. Not particularly sweet, possibly effervescent sense, giving way to orange and citrus light sensations.

A mild spiced malt, mixes with a sense of small cardamom sweetness in the palate. Mouthfeel is just a little bit fizzy, with a prickly feeling that takes away some of the pleasure. Slightly "gassy". Sweetness of orange and honey comes out later with some nice malt character. Hints at crisp, gets MUCH better as the sips progress with a slow sweetness that creeps out.

Overall quite interesting, a very subdued and subtle for the style I do enjoy it, but not a real out of the park home run. No worries I will never turn this down given the chance.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

04/20/08- Had on tap at the Toronado during Belgian Beer Month.

Presentation- Via the tap into a tulip-wine style glass.

Appearance- Pale honey colored pour with a 1/4 inch head that leaves decent lace traces.

Smell- Lightly hopped nose with a bit of a herbal note. Smells a touch tart and farmhouse.

Taste- Complex! Notes of everything at different stages. Honey, floral flavors, light hops, sweet confectioniers sugar, caramel malt base. Starts out a bit tart and ends a bit sweet.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated, but sharp and intense. Very smooth and creamy as well.

Drinkability- My favorite beer of the day hands down. Lots of goodies thrown into one beer. Easy drinker that I will look for in the bottle in the future.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber with a half finger fine white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Classic tripel aroma of bready malt, clove, mildly grassy, hints of lemon and light stone fruit, dry and spicy. Flavor is mild bready, slightly caramel malt, clove, light fruit juice, Belgian yeast, hints of lemon and hay, nicely integrated; finishes with light hoppiness, pepper and Belgian yeast and spices, residual semi sweet fruit. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. A wonderfully understated tripel, seems mild at first as you try to tease out the flavors, but nothing really jumps out, because everything is so well balanced; the big clove and coriander burst common to tripels is not here, just these flavors melded into the fruit and yeast. Complex and satisfying, possibly the best tripel I've ever had.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Surprise, surprise ( Not!), another beer from this brewery that is fabulously carbonated. A dense, voluminous, meringue like head sits atop this beer. Mad rivulets of carbonation cascade through this beer propelling the head ever higher above the rim of my glass. The head started out three fingers thick in my tulip glass, but is now a full two-fingers above the rim of my glass and it is showing now signs of flowing over the rim; a veritable structural masterpiece. The beer is an enticing, brilliantly clear, orangish copper color and the head, lest I forget, is a light tan-cream color. Ah the aroma has that characteristic note that I associate with a good Tripel; a bit yeasty, sweet and creamy smelling (if you can imagine such an incongruous descriptor being valid), with spicy / herbal notes ranging all over the place. I get notes that jump from vanilla to lemon grass, to stinging nettle, to orange peel, to hay, to weedy wild-flower blossoms. Sharp ginger notes combine with white pepper and dusty grains of paradise, as well as a touch of sour. What an absolutely fabulous aroma this beer has.

The beer is sweet and lightly tart up front, but then that ample carbonation causes it to explode on my tongue. There is enough of a body to this beer that it still is able to cling to the palate even as it vaporizes on my tongue. Creamy, and satiating, yet with the carbonation light and effervescent as well. The carbonation combines with spicy phenolics and other yeast driven notes to create a biting character to this beer that starts in the middle, and then combines with some sharp notes of higher alcohols (and regular old alcohol too) that are found in the finish. Ultimately this beer has a certain warming character to it that lingers on down in my esophagus long after I have taken a sip. The combination of the creamy body, the sweet malt and some notes of orange peel lead me to thoughts of candied orange-creams.

Once the head starts to finally fall it forms a rockied, alien surface full of shear canyons, volcanic cratered peaks, and crevasses that lead to caves; by far one of the most interesting heads I have ever seen on a beer. All the while the head also leaves a varied pattern of Belgian lace on the sides of my glass. The aroma ultimately seems to remind me of a freshly mown field of hay mixed with scythed dandelions, and trampled wild flowers; an aromatic experience that I love to find in both Tripels and Saisons.

What a stupendously engaging and tasty beer. This is the full on experience that one hopes to find in every beer. A light, yeast derived tartness only adds to the complexity of this beer. Spice notes also abound in this beer; I get notes of kefir lime leaf, ginger, and even some notes that make me thing of the heat from a chile pepper. As the beer warms and looses the carbonation, it actually seems to become a bit less creamy, which I certainly would not expect.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Tripel
ABV: 8.50 %

LOOK; 25 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a pillowy froth going up half the glass. The head has fine staying power and leaves plenty of lace down the glass.

SMELL: Aroma of expressive, fruity, estery Belgian yeast and dry noble hops. Grass, straw, pear, and entrancing alcohol aromas all leap from the glass.

TASTE: Mellow Belgian yeast character with more soft pear and apricot notes. There is a firm hoppy character with woody, earthy, herbal hops providing a light bitterness and slight dryness to the brew. Alcohol heat is barely noticeable with all the delicious flavors. The hop comes out fairly strong and the brewer is very proud of the source of the hops as being the last true link to the hop growing region of Aalst.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, fairly effervescent, and a complex drying hop finish. Belgian yeast and delicate bitterness carry into an elegant finish.

OVERALL: This is a world class tripel and one of the finer examples of the style. Has a great hop character and the yeast used makes for a delicious beverage. Would pair superbly with herb & oil marinated fish dishes.

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Photo of Zorro
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wrapper says Bottled on 24 Aug 2007 so this bottle is 6 months old.

Clear golden colored beer with a massive white colored head.

The smell is sweet and spicy with a strong herbal aroma and a strong vanilla aroma. Coriander, hot pepper, mint, apple brandy, and caramel are all in here.

The taste begins mildly sweet and spicy with a mint aftertaste...I think. Slightly hot in the mouth possibly from coriander or ginger. The taste just isn't what the smell promises, smells great and tastes sort of average.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Well not the best but not so bad. Though for $14.99 for the bottle it should be world class. Not a bad beer but I think I would drink the Saison again first.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.11/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden yellow with a nice amount of haze. There are a couple of floaties and the beer is exploding with effervescence. Head poured four fingers of creamy ivory foam despite a rather gentle pour. Good stuff.

Smell: sweet malt aroma with a big carbon dioxide bite. This smells like a sweet Champagne or a cava, even. Fruitiness trends toward green apple, and there are some off-aromas here which I don't like (I can't describe it, but it is reminiscent of diesel exhaust). Overall, the aromas are interesting, but this beer really doesn't float my boat.

Taste: very sweet. There is some malty flavor but it is very sweet, almost like eating a handful of Whoppers. The apple is subtle here but persists. The flavors are okay but it's almost cloyingly sweet.

Mouthfeel: good body with a solid carbonation. It's dreamily creamy, just like I like 'em. Best part about this beer.

Drinkability: it's just too sweet for me. The aroma is also starting to get to me in a bad way. Did I mention diesel exhaust and Whoppers? If you like that stuff, you'll be OK here.

I'll finish this bottle but I'll never seek this out again.

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Photo of John_M
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another fabulous beer at 72 hours of Belgium.

The beer pours an impressive bright gold color with good head retention and excellent lacing. The nose is bit mute, but one gets honey and gingerale. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but is very rich... butter, honey, ginger ale, apple and honey. This beer is terrific. The beer is not heavy and is so easy to drink. This is just fabulous stuff. On tap it is an extra special treat.

The flavors are quite complex, and there is an added element I cant' quite describe. There is almost a chalk/clay flavor, which normally wouldn't be such a great thing, but works very well in cutting the sweetness of this beer.

Excellent stuff....

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is all about the white compact enormous head, very thick. After a while the liquid rises as the head settles; clear golden with microscopical small bubbles. Really nice lacings.

S: Yeast and funk, Belgian style. Rich fruityness; pears, oranges, ripe red apples. Some grassy notes along side with flowery notes. Very complex.

T: Sweet, almost syrupy malts. But then Belgian yeast and spices. Cloves and grass. The hops are a bit fresher than in most Belgian Ales; something that's a good thing in this beer. Bitter as well as floral. Sour. Still complex.

M: Sour long aftertaste. Body is creamy full while carbonation is rich but very smooth.

O: A very nice and complex Tripel.

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Photo of corby112
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2.5 finger frothy yellowish head. Good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves sporadic spots of lacing.

Spicy peppery zest aroma with hints of corriander, bready yeast and citrus peel. Smells like a bland version of a style that usually has an intere4sting aroma.

Sweet citrus aroma with a lot of zesty/peppery flavor. Lots of corriander with bready yeast body and sweet citrus notes. Orange peel and grapefruit dominate and the alcohol is well balanced.

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Photo of wl0307
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coming in a 750ml brown champagne bottle, capped and paper-wrapped without a beer label on the bottle. Bottled on 30 DEC 2005, so it's relatively young now but I just can't wait. Besides, I gather that hops would be more vivid if the bottle is consumed earlier? Served lightly-chilled in a large Burgundy bulb wine glass.

A: dark orangey-golden in colour; the hissing beer head builds up slowly but surely to a thick and fluffy rocky foam, then breaks down reluctantly, leaving uneven sheets of tight lacing along the way; nice-looking carbonation, full of tiny bubbles drizzling upside down.
S: a rich flow of perfumy fruits fills up my nostrils with surprise and joy: sour sweet mango, sweet lemon, green apple, sweet grapefruit peel, plus a grassy note of hops... A slightly metallic edge and refreshing funky/sour note of farmhouse brew stay in the background with a sprinkle of coriander, vanilla, and white-peppery yeastiness... all wrapped up by a rounded but semi-rich+sweet malty coating. Overall, the aroma is crafted beautifully and evolving all the time, yet an untamed yeasty edge still gives the rich aroma a kick to keep a refreshing balance. Complex and real...nice~~
T: wow... lots of fruit-esters and funky yeasts pour onto the palate together: green apples+mild citrus-peels+lemon-grass lead the way, followed by a slightly rough edge of farmhouse-brew yeastiness--piney, pineapple-ish sour-sweet, slightly nutty and sharp, but overall mixed very well with the fruity flavour; a dryish-sweet spicy flavour, mostly white pepper, gradually manifests, backed by a firm but mildly-flavoured malty base... I wonder where the malts and added candy-sugar are gone? as they are so inextricably-intertwined with the fruitiness and perfume... A lovely and soft grainy aftertone emerges quietly in the end along with the long, dryish hops+yeasts, leaving an undercurrent of warming alc. deep down the throat only at a very late stage and the right-in-place spices lingering beautifully to elevate the overall palate... Satisfying, yet more-ish!!
M&D: there's slightly more fizz than needed upfront, but as the beer breathes a little while, the carbonation becomes ideal, soft and creamy... For a 8.5% Tripel, the body is vertical and superb, moderate to match its refreshing palate and making it all the more drinkable. I could easily kill the whole bottle (or two!!) on my own at the desk even when studying--that's how approachable I think this beer is. A lovely, tasty and reasonably complex Tripel, spot-on for my preference for a Tripel. Highly recommended!!

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a somewhat cloudy orangeish gold with two finger, well-carb'd lace that died quick and left some lace on top of a typical, textbook Belgian aroma. Yeast in there, oranegy citric notes, some candi sugar sweetness, some other fruit notes that are basically "tropical". Definitely one of the most fuller-bodied beers I've had of this style as it is yeasty, fluffy and a smooth drinker. Again, typical Belgian flare with a mix of orange citric like hops that give off a touch of bitter clove like spice, some candi sugar sweetness (aided by barley), and there are some other sweet notes derived from tropical fruits like pineapple and pear (which is not tropical, I know), but not too crazy like mango. Perhaps the only knock on this beer is that the ABV, which isn't high, seems to bleed a little as it warms and as I progressed through the bomber I tasted warm bitter notes on end. A textbook triple other than a little hoppier and bitter than others; only other complaint is that per usual with De Glazen beers (at least where I'm at) is that one can find a beer as good or better for a lot less dough (do not know why the De Glazen beers are so high in comparison to other imports).

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Photo of claspada
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured golden in color with an inviting honey like aroma which is quite pleasant.
Initial taste is of honey as well, but that could just be candy or cane sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel is thick, but not cloying, yet the beer finished quite dry and crisp.
The way the beer goes from sweet to dry so quickly is quite heavenly and makes it extremely drinkable and dangerous... good, not overly memorable in any dimension, but very good overall.

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Photo of drpimento
3.31/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Despite the reasonable rating I'm giving, this beer is a bit of a disappointment. Poured with a very nice foamy frothy thick cream colored head and lots of lace. Color is a very hazy light medium amber. Aroma is yeast malt and a little spice. Flavor is kind of shallow with little character. I get malt candy sugar yeast. Body is very good and so is carbonation. Finish is sweet with a little bit of bitterness at the end. Length is on the short side.

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Photo of jera1350
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Dennis Brothers for a bargain price of $2.99 for a 750ml bottle. At that price, there was no way I could pass it up. No date on the bottle.

Crystal clear golden color with a fluffy cream colored head that has great retention.

Has a slightly sour smell with notes of muscat grapes, pear, champagne and sparkling apple juice.

Clean and fruity. Getting more of the grape and apple flavors and some lightly spicy hops along with honey. Has some white wine-like properties.

A mix of fluffy and prickly carbonation in a medium bodied brew. Medium bodied and almost a honey type feel on the palate. Warming feel from the alcohol.

This is rather refreshing. Pretty interesting tripel that has some unique characteristics. At the bargain of a price I paid, I'm glad to have picked up three more bottles. Definitely worth an even higher price tag than I paid.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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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