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

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #88
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,969
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 10.23%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
210
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Brasserie de la Senne
 
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution TripleJambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution Triple
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best beer I have had from la senne easy. Hazy straw yellow with a huge white head. Banana and general fruit esters lead the nose with decent floral hops, belgian yeast, and grains. Taste is much the same, but has some booze on the back end that is stronger than expected, still the ester-hop interaction is what makes this beer tick. Feel is soft, scary drinkable, smooth and yeasty.

Dec 01, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

2.74/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

De 32go. En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a Medieval. Con papas fritas de La Real (Hipercor). Seca y con poco sabor. El toque a lúpulo no le aporta mucho, ni aromaticamente ni en boca. Simplemente unas notas vegetales anodinas y apagadas. Prefiero una tripel clásica

Oct 22, 2020
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elnachooo from Spain

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación alta. Aroma lupulado y cítrico. En boca es una cerveza es muy agradable al ser ligeramente dulce con notas especiadas y un retrogusto amargo equilibrado.

Oct 17, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Mid amber, pours with large head- holds well 5mins later.
S- Quite verdant, fresh trees.
T- Smell follows on, pungent (ABV) but fresh, zesty hops notes, into zingy finish.
F- Feels somewhat like a triple, but it's bright and piquant, so it stays interesting,
O- Very nice indeed. I wish I had a couple more to consider at greater length. Pungent and heavy, yet very balanced and refined in the finish < I think that's why I'm enjoying this ;ast beer of the night so unexpectedly much. I should, and would happily buy this again, and perhaps give it a little more care and time next time.
330ml bottle. Bought from Bacchanalia Mill Road Cambridge. 330ml bottle.

Aug 20, 2020
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janubio from Spain

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a trappist glass.
Hazy golden colour, medium head and retention, good lacing.
Aroma of peaches, hops, tangerines, spices.
Medium to full body, creamy thick texture, good carbonation, spicy finish.
Taste of citricis, hops, peaches, clove, bananas.
Very good.

Jun 03, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed light golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Lasts an eternity... crazy lacing. Sediment at the end of the pour.

S: Toasted grains... yeasty esters, fruit, light citrus, banana, and clove.

T.F: Semi-sweet and spicy. Toasty malts... Belgian sugars and yeast... fruit... cloves and nutmeg. Spicy hops. Over-ripened pear and apple peel. Prickly carbonation.

O: A solid tripel... not one of the very best but well above average. Easy drinking and tasty.

Mar 28, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

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.

Nov 22, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!

Jun 05, 2018
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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.

Nov 27, 2017
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The_Bujon from Ireland

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.

Oct 07, 2017
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safaricook from Netherlands

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!

Jul 16, 2017
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Shanex from France

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.

May 18, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 26, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

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.

Dec 01, 2016
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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.

May 26, 2016
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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

Mar 22, 2016
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

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.

Nov 23, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.

Nov 11, 2015
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

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

1775

Oct 12, 2015
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

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.

Oct 12, 2015
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Dodgerrigo77 from California

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.

Aug 10, 2015
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Chaz from Minnesota

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!

Dec 06, 2014
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babaracas from Florida

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.

Nov 01, 2014
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

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.

Aug 23, 2014
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Amalak from New York

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.

Jun 04, 2014
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 210 ratings