Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution Triple
Brasserie de la Senne

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #86
Ranked #13,806
3.91 | pDev: 10.23%
Brasserie de la Senne
Very Good
Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution TripleJambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution Triple
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Photo of aleigator
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clouded yellow golden color with a bigger, froth head.

Smells of older leaves, rich wheat and lighter citrus.

Has a well nuanced, slightly effervescent carbonation with a smoother, medium body.

Tastes of lime zest, caramel and soft wheat among lighter toffee. Turns a tad dryer then with a mineralic carbonation peak to it, coated by smooth, slightly. Finishes malty, with a short bitter hop appearance, more toffee and gentle yeast.

Solid, dry Tripel with a pleasant mouthfeel to it, allowing for a nice hops and malts interplay.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i cant get enough de la senne beer right now, they have come up as one of my favorites and its cool to find a few of their beers around lately, this one is a classic tripel type, golden and almost perfectly clear from the tap, light in color for what it is, thick and wispy white head, two inches worth, and lasting. it smells floral and spicy, lots of belgian yeast here, new pennies in a sweaty palm, green pears, green plantain, soft citrus, black peppercorns, and some honey sweetness from the malt, really subtle compared to others, unique though, different than their yeast in other beers, i like it a lot. the flavor is as good as the nose, less fruity and more spicy, balanced by quite a bit of honey and cakey sweetness in the grain, less body than most of these have though, relatively simple here, its about the yeast, which does have a european floral hop thing in the finish, but its well behind the esters of the yeast. mild clove and allspice and dry green tea, explosive carbonation and a relaxed medium body, no sign of its alcohol strength at all and lots of minerals at the end. a slightly different take on the stye in terms of flavors, but really well refined like all the de la senne stuff. i love these guys!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Sovereign in DC.

Golden body, light haze with a white head that leaves copious lacing on the wine glass. Floral and earthy aromas. Fruity, yeasty, ester flavors. Absolutely delicious. It’s wonderful to drink fresh De La Senne beers on this side of the pond. Kudos to The Sovereign.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is all hops, citrus and gassy.

Taste follows suits, uber hoppy mixed with a sharp citrus kick.

Feel is definitely alcohol, and leaves a nice warming sensation down the gullet.

This one just lacks something for me, a hoppy tripel, good but not great.

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Photo of safaricook
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

light golden colour with a slight haze, 1 finger white head with mainly fine bubbles
aroma begins herbal like Austrian Almdudler. later also some pale malt sweetness comes through, no graininess; I do not get the typical interplay of clove and fruity esters typical for traditional tripels, well they call it hoppy tripel. retronasal there is more herbal notes
malt is very subdued in the taste and provides just a little balance to the hoppy onslaught. There is a fair amount of bitterness but it is a rather clean bittereness; it lingers but does not build, leaving you for wanting more.
light body for such a high alcohol beer but not watery in any way. there is sugar used as it is the tradition in tripels but it does not show in any off flavors (green apples!) but just the slim body
Dangerously drinkable hoppy tripel. Very well done!

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Photo of Shanex
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle pourchased in a small beer store in Northern France, poured into a mug.

Pours a three inches head foamy head fading quickly.

Smells very much Belgian yeast and taste the same. Hints of apricots, peaches.

Overall a good tripel. Not a masterpiece, not world class but worthy of a sip. Have to mention it wasn't all that expensive and I assume fairly available in Brussels.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again, the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody enables me to conduct a modest horizontal, this time with the beers of Brasserie de la Senne.

From the bottle: "Ale Hand Crafted & Refermented in the Bottle".

I could see some lees on the punt, so once I had Pop!ped the cap, I gave it a VERY gentle pour. Once a sufficient amount had been decanted, an in-glass swirl raised a finger of foamy, eggshell-white head with decent retention that slowly fell to wisps. Color was Amber to Deep Amber-Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very fruity, and slightly tart, especially with notes of apricot, but also with scents of peach, pear, apples, grapes and a light breadiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was less sweet than the nose had suggested, but instead, it was biscuity with a very peach-like presence. It was very evocative of peach cobbler! I found it to be very tasty and quite unexpected. Finish was semi-dry, evidence of the yeast having really done its job.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tripels, primarily, should be zesty. That doesn't necessarily mean more hops. In my book, Jambe De Bois leans too heavily on hops. I might Have again, but not with food.

2/20/17 Re-tasting and re-pairing with Indian food. The carbonation helped with the variety. The food was so spicy that I didn't notice the hops. Solution ! Slight up-rating Overall.

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Photo of avalon07
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of some fruit (apples, pears, orange), Belgian yeast, light malt, a little hoppiness, a bready quality, and a very unwelcome medicinal quality in the finish. This last element kind of wrecks what could have been a solid flavor. It's very abrasive and in direct contrast to the fruitiness of the flavor.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a mostly dry, yet harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely an uneven beer. Could have been much better than what it was.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Regrettably brief notes @ Moeder Lambik in Brussels:

Pours a gorgeous fluffy soft white cap that sticks around for a good 15 minutes - damned impressive @ 8% ABV. Body is a clear pale yellow.

Aroma is complex, though does suffer from that classic tripel booziness. Soft biscuity yeasts, Belgian pale malt, nuanced floral hop notes. Aromatic intensity is above average. Less aggressive and aroma than most tripel beers.

Taste doesn't match the aroma per se. There's heavy funkiness throughout, possibly from brettanomyces. Light and refreshing, but that 8% isn't unnoticeable. Smooth, wet, approachable presence on the palate.

Drinkable and enjoyable, with a funky edge. Better than many tripel style brews, but that pesky booziness does hold it back.

Low B- (3.33) / WORTHY

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy gold color. Delicate aromas of sweet yeasty sticky banana. Rich velvety carbonation and banana yeasts predominate, with a slight earthy hop presence. Biscuit malts.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - 'Peg Leg', a Belgian Revolution Triple, eh? At least this seems an appropriate brew to get into on Remembrance Day, even though the label imagery isn't exactly Flanders Fields.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent otherworldly continental lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, lightly doughy pale malt, musty and earthy yeast, concentrated apple and pear juice, some further field honey sweetness, muddled savoury spice, and a lurking, hovering metallic booziness. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, honeyed green apples, Poire Williams, white pepper and clove spice, a free-range confectioners' sugary thing, and tame leafy, grassy, and weedy hops, with the inherent alcohol starting to learn to keep its damn fool head down.

The bubbles are adequate in their mostly just supportive frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually smooth, with a growing airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the malt and guest sugars laying off the gas pedal a bit, with the spice and hops saying their farewells, and the 16-proof booze tenting its fingers.

Overall, a decent enough rendition of this high-octane Belgian style - with the alcohol being obfuscated almost as much as can be, via spice, hop, and varied sugars alike. Enjoyable, if not particularly easy to put back, but I'm still very thankful today that this is the biggest news coming out of Belgium for me.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited Cafe Gollem in Antwerp on 30SEP15. Hit them for lunch, then did some sightseeing. Returned after that for another few biers. My waiter from the earlier session recommended this Tripel, one of his faves, at €3.90 for a 0.33l bottle.

It was a light-to-medium golden hue, and was quite hazy. Carbo was hard to find, and the head was a fluffy, mousse-like layer of marshamallow foam. It sat at a steady 1/4" before finally receding a bit, with super lacing left arrears. Had a crackery, bready nose mingled with some light fruit. Body was medium and a light prickle was present, though without doing any harm.

Flavor, like the aroma, was crackery, with subtle sweetness and a hint of honey. Pale fruits added to the mix, and it was dry in the finish. Was a bit earthy, with a smidge of pepper and yeast. Solid all around. Zum Wohl!!
3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, pale yellow until the yeasties hit, and then turns into a brilliant murky orange. Looking good so far.

Plenty of Belgian yeast, orange, green apple and spice in the aroma.

Tastes of green apple bitterness, clove and sourdough.

Creamy as they come with a slight fusel alcohol in the finish.

One of the best Belgian Tripels I've had, and looks like a trip to the source might be in order.

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much going on here, really gonna blame it on the bottle dating. Always thought most Belgian tripels could survive more then a year, this was 3.5 months past BBD on bottle cap but only 15.5 months total in bottle, will try a fresh bottle and review again.

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Photo of Chaz
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Darker than average, with an auburn turn on the pale-Golden elixir that we are all familiar with. Suffice to say that this one is cloudier than Dan Shelton's logic insofar as portfolio construction is concerned. ;)

Nose is musty; Yeast, dead and rotting leaves, tannins, oak… buried beneath mounds of black dirt. Appealing only to those with enough sense to forge ONWARD!

First sip says it all: stale and doughy yeast, dark, sun-ripened fruit and the long-forsaken fruits of summer, at that. Not pleasant, not good, but still intriguing.

Drinkable, but only barely

Not a bad mouthfeel.

This is probably a GREAT beer when sampled fresh, and I want to say: "Not bad, overall:, and yet… this sample bottle is just too far past its prime.

*Edit: This example was clearly old and oxidized, tasting as much like a 3 year-old Tripel as a 3 year old Doppelbock. Nichts so Gut!

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Photo of babaracas
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold, one finger thick dense creamy white head with a spray of lace left behind. Smell: honey, lightly bready, fruity with pear and orange marmalade, clove note. Taste: pear, white toast with a smear of peach jam, assertive spiciness and clove with grape skin and peppery finish. Fine carbonation and the body is well balanced with up-front heft and a long drying and spiced finish.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +2.3%

From a bottle.

This nice ale, a first for me from this brewery, pours a hazy light yellow with a dash of amber
in there with nice tight beaded white bubbled head and frothy lacing. Nose of coriander,
yeasty goodness, Belgian candy sugars, herbal hops, and a light lemon grass aroma. This is
rather complex in nose and taste. Flavors are Belgian candy on the front with a light lively
mouthfeel. Coriander and lemon grass dance about with a light sourness that is far from
unpleasant with a dry finish and very light bitter aftertaste. Almost a Belgian sweet tart, this
ale expands in flavors as it warms making a re-review certainly coming in the future. Very nice.

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Photo of Amalak
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has a lovely soapy and fruity taste. Very flavorful and it changes as it goes along. There's a grassy, celery taste there. A hint of honey. Light to medium bodied, fairly carbonated and refreshing. Quite complex, I really enjoy it.

There's an orange hue but a dark yellow all around. It has a huge foamy white head and a lot of lacing behind. Bubbles coming up throughout. Opaque. There's a thick straw and celery scent, a but fruity.

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Photo of dar482
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The aroma on this is like potpourri and extremely floral of lavender.

The flavor has papaya and a light sweetness, a bready middle, and then a big lavender again that makes the beer almost taste like drinking perfume. There's a drying on the back of herbal of sage and coriander.

A really intriguing brew.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazed apricot color with a good looking one finger soapy cream colored head. Leaves some nice lace after each sip.

S: Sweet Belgian yeast notes upfront with some heavy clove, honey, vanilla and faint grassy hop notes in the back. Pretty solid smell.

T: Pretty heavy notes of bready malt mixed with honey and candi sugar right away. Bread crust, light green apple, and some faded grassy hops in the background. Mouthfeel is very heavy for me and the sweetness really bogs things down. I don't think I'd have this again.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden pear coloring this is bright and seems to be a summer beer. The head was thick and bright white with a settled foam.

The scent held a lot of summery orchard fruits, honey, white wine, vinegar and a doughy, bready malt.

The flavors held much of the same varieties of the scent as the honey, white wine and bready malts come through. I also found honeysuckle, Apple, pear, banana and even a little bubblegum.

The feel is effervescent, bubbling, sparkling and alive but not harsh. There is also a tinge of sour and a bit of sweet.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in the lovely 'Red Rose Cafe' Brugge on 22 Sep 2013.

Correct stemmed tulip glass: cloudy yellow body with a white crown.

Semi-sour with a yeasty and hop feel to the taste and nose. There was also a selection of mixed herbs somewhere within the beer, so the flavour was an interesting combination of feelings and tastes. Most enjoyable.

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Photo of draheim
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden color w/ a huge fluffy white head that leaves behind some nice clumps of lace.

Aroma is a blend of bready Belgian yeast, citrus, floral hops, fruity esters, and spice.

Taste is pale malt, candi sugar, slightly musty yeast, and hops. Pleasantly sweet balanced by a sharply bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, a little prickly from the carbonation.

Overall a good, middle-of-the-road tripel.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at GBD in DuPont circle in NW D.C., poured into a 10 oz. tulip glass, drank 9/20/13 over a half-hour

A: 2/3 - golden-brown coloration, good clarity (can see and read through) but more clear than other wheat beer styles, received with minimal head/only subtle 1/4 glass lacing; moderately carbonated , moderate alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - predominantly Belgian-yeast estery aroma with some hop flavors that become more noticeable as the beer warms

T: 14/20 - there's a strange admixture of flavors for style; I immediately picked up some intense estery flavors - banana, curacao orange peel, clove and all-spice; however, and maybe not to be unexpected from the taste, there was also a hop grassiness that starter to rear it's head, which I didn't expect and seemed uncharacteristic for style; some alcohol flavors on the back end but 8.0% is mostly hidden within

M: 3/5 - moderately bodied and carbonated as expected

O: 8/10 - I was expected a trippel and feel like I drank a Belgian IPA; I thought that the Belgian yeast characteristics were really intense, which, I think, I could have tolerated without the hoppiness; it just seemed like a sloppy war of conflicting ideas in my mouth; I haven't had anything to my recollection from this brewery before and would give another beer another shot but this was not an auspicious first impression

TOTAL = 35/50

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Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution Triple from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 202 ratings