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Belgian Tripel | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of StoutBoi
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moose1980
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Heavily laden with floating yeast sediments. Fruity aromas of mandarin oranges, green apples, white grape juice, unripe bananas, along with bubblegum notes. Light clove and Belgian yeast. Nice complexity. I was a little worried it would be too hoppy, but taste is typical of a tripel, without quite the intensity from the yeast. However, it is very well-balanced, offering a bit of sweetness upfront and finishing moderately dry, with a good (perhaps a bit too much) amount of heat from the alcohol on the end as well.

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is great beer, one of the few mikkeller brews I have had that is made pretty much to style, without any crazy ingredients or processes at work. its nice to know its possible, even though I obviously enjoy the experimentation. this was part of the advent calendar box, which I am very pleased to have purchased. hazy golden big heady beer, looks great in the glass, very authentic. the head is thick too, holds up well, like stiffly beaten egg whites. smells and tastes the part too, very Belgian, this yeast is fermented warm and allowed to absolutely go crazy. I get orange peel, banana, bubblegum, coriander seed, lemon, and oatmeal all at once. its grain heavy but yeast driven. wheat and likely some oats too, it has that taste and feel to it. boldly flavored beer. this yeast is cool, a mix it seems, of elements from the fruity trappist varietals and the spicy clovey high gravity newer wave strains. its awesome. carbonated expressively, and with quite a full body. its a little sweeter than I could drink a ton of, but its real tasty and well done. nice to see mikkeller tackle a classic style like this with such grace!

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Photo of Dentist666
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Brewer1980
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bubbles
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Kirk
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of innominat
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. Purchased some time ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. The ingredients include orange peel and coriander, which I would usually associate with witbier, but then Mikkeller never follow the rules. The label image of a cat leaping at a monk on a Vespa belongs in the realm of the truly bizarre...

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy amber hue with chunky floating sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with excellent stability; it lasts for ages before subsiding to a thick surface layer. Aroma of sweet, fruity yeast esters with hints of banana, clove, sugar, mild bubblegum, spice, faint orange peel, a touch of earthy coriander and stewed hops. A warm, solventy whiff of booze in the background. Intriguingly complex.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a hint of spice and a dry finish. Notes of banana, clove, mild orange peel, faint bubblegum, dry coriander, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, yet slightly sweet. A touch of hot, solventy booze in the background, followed by a restrained and faintly herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good body but somewhat lacklustre carbonation. Highly astringent - the alcohol dries the palate. Aftertaste of earthy yeast, fruitiness and bitter stewed hops.

Another class effort from Mikkeller - not quite to style but well assembled. Looks good, in spite of the sediment, while the aroma and flavour have a satisfyingly rounded complexity. Quite boozy but this doesn't detract from the experience. The body is decent, though more effervescent carbonation would be nice. Pretty close to a genuine tripel, just a shade more fruity/spicy. A pleasant sipper - worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of caverog
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some alight lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with lots of residual sugar and some light spicy notes. Taste is also dominated by some light spicy yeast notes with some rustic malt and quite a lot of residual sugars. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Coriander is hard to distinguish and a bit too sweet for the style with limited ester.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Blue Dog

A- The liquid resembles a bright golden color with some yellow within. This one is alive as about 3 fingers of dense white foam steadily rose. Excellent lacing, thick and coating.

S- I was kind of dissapointed in the smell on first sniffs as I got a hay/barnyard scent which was one sided. This opened up quickly though, with a bunch of fruits with apples up front. A good amount of spices with cloves centerstage. Some belgian yeast rounds this out.

T- Mikkeller triple is a nice mix of light spice and fruit with Belgian yeast in between. Orange pops out with some papaya and really shines with apples and pears coming through. Getting some trace alcohol as well. Some hops in here but are not up front. A nice bready background from the belgian yeast

M- The feel gets better with some warmth but as is, this is creamy and refreshing. The alcohol is barely noticable, well hidden. This one glides down with no distractions. A nice spicy aftertaste. Just dont drink it too cold.

D- My only regret is that drank it too quickly. Put off by the odor at first I was very surprised at the outcome. Very refreshing and tasty. It's high in alcohol but what the hell.

Usually Mikkeller beer are huge misses with me, I only have seemed to love the almighty weasel. Now with the Belgian triple, I have found solace in the fact that Mikkeller can brew a lighter styled beer and hit it out of the park, besides all those crazy big ass dark beers he is always coming up with.

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Photo of dgilks
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber-golden colour with a creamy and rocky light tan head.

Plenty of citrus and clove on the nose but unfortunately there is a hefty dose of acetaldehyde as well which dominates. Okay but not great.

As in the aroma there is a fair bit of green apple here. I don't mind the other fruit and clove flavours here but the green apple is overly dominant and covers up the slightly sweet malt character.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A disappointing Tripel. Mikkeller can be hit and miss sometimes and this is one of those misses. The fermentation flaw is quite clear and really should have been picked up in QA.

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Belgian Tripel from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 39 ratings