Bosprotter | 't Hofbrouwerijke

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't Hofbrouwerijke

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head and some floaties. Smell is of yeast, some fruits. Taste is sour apples, spice, alcohol is coming through, light malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was expecting a bit more.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, deep amber with sediment, producing (to the point of being difficult to pour) a huge, billowy, lasting, beige head that recedes to a 1/4 inch thick cap but leaves only a few motes & strings of lace. Effervescence geysers up from the stem of the tulip but soon disappears. The brew becomes more cloudy, to the point of being murky as it warms. Aroma is sweet, fronted by Belgian yeast fruity esters of apple, pear & banana, a little cotton candy, a hint of clove & faint alcohol. Taste is sweet & fresh white fruits but also dried & candy apples, peach, banana, spicy notes of clove, a grassy bitterness, pepper & alcohol. The alcohol presence is moderately prominent but mildly warming. Finishes wet, fruity & spicy with an aftertaste of faintly bitter grass, fruit & peppery alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, a spice that is lively on the tongue, juicy, wet with a thin stickiness & lightly warming.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Color: yellow-orange, cloudy with a beautiful white and a huge head, which is very nicely adorned with glass. Creamy head.
Aroma: spicy seasoning, slightly perceptible peach. There is also little, although I could be wrong so note some sour cream or yoghurt.
Taste: Belgian spices, cloves, a little gingerbread house, again something like whipped cream, and a little peach.
Always finish with us quite large herbal bitterness, dry, slightly astringent, it can not quite match the rest but it is not bad.
Saturation: Medium, fits here. Alcohol strongly felt, a spirit, a little bothered.

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Photo of desint
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dmilewsk
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

23rd Sep 2013: 33cl bottle in De Bierboom, Brugge.

Poured a golden hazy colour on first pour, the sediment came out with a vengeance as I emptied the remainder into my glass, turning the glass a more orange hue with a few heavy hunks sinking to the base. The white head gave some lacing and hung around for the whole beer.

The taste and nose were both fruity and yeasty, the fruits leaning towards semi-sour citrus, but not quite getting there.

I thought it different and tasty, a nice mix of flavours and overall a pleasant enough beer to sip while talking about beers with friends.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TectonicFun
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at West Lakeview. Served in an oversized wine glass with a capriciosa pizza.

Opaque bronze color. Long lasting coarse head.

Sweet, malty, roasted carmel maple syrup smell, autumn. Some wood chips and grass, a little orange citrus.

Molasses, mild spice and almond. Slight hoppy bitterness at the end with pleasant warm booze heat.

Fuzzy, fine carbonation, a pleasure to drink. Really enjoyed this one after a hard days work...

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Photo of spdyfire83
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

266th Review
33cl bottle to snifter
Didn't catch the vintage on this

Enjoyed at Le Bier Circus in Brussels while visiting in early June 2012.

A: Hazy, medium hay color. 2+ (foamy white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of all-spice, wheat, banana, and Belgian yeast. Touch of earthy hops too. Nice for a tripel.

T: Mild spice up front with notes of clove, Belgian yeast, and banana. Reminds me of a blonde more than a tripel though.

M: Medium/full bodied with loads of carbonation.

O: This beer reminds me of Westy Blonde in a thoroughly enjoyable way. The ABV is quite hidden, but the depth of this beer is nice. Very refreshing too!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New labels. The old ones were text based and these are more graphic based. This tripel seems a bit...high in volume? Who knows if that makes sense. Mildly bready thing going on. I don't really know what to say here. This beer seems "airy." I guess that makes it easy to drink, but doesn't really provide much to hook onto as far as interesting characteristics.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 300mL bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with some floating particulates. It has a big, rocky, white head that stays at about one finger for the entire drink.

S: The aroma is pretty sweet of the bat. As it lingers, belgian yeast and various spices can be picked up. It has a distinct peppery aspect as well as notes of sour apple.

T: The taste is definitely more muted than the aroma. I pick up on more of the yeast, spices and sour apples than the sweetness, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, all flavors are mellow to a fault.

M: Medium bodied with an adequate amount of carbonation. There is a distinct crispness in the finish that provides a refreshing palate cleanser.

O: I picked this up, along with a few others from this brewery, because of the label art (apparently the new labels are different than what is pictured here and are way more epic). It was an enjoyable tripel, but certainly not the best. I'd say it's slightly above average at best. With a bolder taste to match the aroma, it would become much more enjoyable.

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Photo of mcss
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of daledeee
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought two beers from this brewery today.

Poured and got a dark gold and orange body with cloudiness. Nice white head and a little lacing.

Nose is apricot, malt and spice.

Taste is full bodied with apricot, spice, plenty of malt and sweetness. Well done tripel with good carbonation and easy to drink.

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Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours orange with a creamy medium white head, good retention and lace.

S: Orange sherbet, lemon zest with some earthy greens in the finish.

T: Tasty creamy orange and lemon flavour, slightly-sweet. Light hoppiness on the back end.

M: Spritzy, creamy soft carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: A nice tasty tripel, nothing crazy, but well made to style and better than a lot of what is out there.

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Photo of avalon07
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A surprisingly muted aroma of fruit, malt and yeast.

T: Tasted of malt, some Belgian yeast, and a hint of fruit. That being said, this was a thin, watery beer without much personality. What taste was there was to be found up front. Disappointing.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: There are some good aspects to this beer, but a few good qualities do not a beer make.

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Belgium beer especially tripels. In fact, I bought this one to bottle my home brew tripel because of the flip top and I have never had this tripel. While this is quality beverage, but not a pale tripel like I am accustomed to. This seems more like a Belgium strong dark ale. I is a amber-brown color and it has a sweet prune-brandy type flavor with some vanilla overtones. The smell is candy fruit-plum.

Little to no head with just barely a hint of carbonation. I would have preferred a few more bubbles, and a more particular "beer class" distiction. More similar to Gulden Draak than Duvel or La Chouffe Tripel.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up somewhere on a USA roadtrip,and glad I cellared it several months. Pours a bit of head, lighter colour. Spicey and yeasty aroma. Very nice, dry and spicy and yeasty. Above average mouthfeel. Very drinkable,delicate balance, and finishes with a pepperness.

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