Finesse | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 3 grain (barley, wheat, rye) tripel aged on pine needles.

Added by number1bum on 06-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stcules
2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Quite dark orange, slightly hazy, with a beautiful off-white foam.
Heavy smell, where's the flowers? Rioe fruit, melon. And alcohol.
Not better taste, still heavy, sweet, too much. And again, alcohol.
Full body, again sweet aftertaste.
Definitely too sweet. Strange thing, for this brewery.

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Photo of killcore
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scooter1027
1.59/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Holy smoke batman. Not what I expected in a tripel. Got some rye spiciness, and very noticable yeast character. But bottom line it smelled and tasted of smoke. Wasn't anticipating a rauchbier.

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Photo of luizcaro
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FarmerF
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjcote
1.83/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Hopefully this was a bad bottle. I could not drink this beer and I've suffered though some bad ones. Taste like a glass of water that sat the nightstand during an inferno. Likely ruined my taste buds for the night. Not for me.

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Photo of hotsudge
1.23/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I think we have a bad bottle...

A- golden orange with a small lacey head. Very chunky, more than the usual yeast at the bottom.

S- smoke

T- smoke

F- I couldn't make it to feel because the taste was horrible!

O- smoke smoke smoke

I do think we ended up with a bad bottle, as this undrinkable. At $19 a bottle this is a huge disappointment.

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Photo of animal69
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GThreepwood
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of safaricook
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of giorgia
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, small white head goes fast to sticky lace and some floating bubbles.
Rye pops in the smell, and green spicy hops. There's also caramel and honey, flowers, apple, apricot, some pine.
Taste is complex and has that specific Dochter van de Korenaar feel, with slightly smoked mixed cereals, some sour lemon zest, faint pineapple and unrripe orchard fruit (thus a bit acidic). Belgian yeasts. Honey sweetness, herbal notes, a bit floral, and lots of pine and leafy hops in the finish.
Medium body, kinda fizzy, but helps lift to the palate the spicy hops (+ the yeastiness). No alcohol apparent, but should be drunk carefully.
Tasty and strong, a nice mix of spicy grains and hops, might seem weird and off to people that aren't used with Dochter van de Korenaar brews. Not the usual tripel.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Finesse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
3.64 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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