Toria Tripel
De Hoevebrouwers

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #500
Ranked #39,779
3.51 | pDev: 15.95%
De Hoevebrouwers
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Photo of Smakawhat
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice fluffy and big foamy three finger white head, very clumpy, sitting on a body of dull orange but glowing. Some nice pinhead rising carbonation, but also some initial big cola sized bubbles also. Split between ranking this 4 or 4.5

Nose is juicy apple. A very dry and vinous white wine character also, spicy maybe even a bit hot but tolerable. Solid.

Very prickly carbonated mouthfeel, and a big metallic finish also which melds between tin and hop bittter. Aluminium and ferrous in the palate, with a good does of fun carbonation but does not meld well. Hinting fruit sweetness doesn't come through sensed on the nose.

Overall it's disappointing and I want to like this beer, but can't. It actually gets less tolerable the more I drink it. Not a fun one to tolerate, but you can finish it. But I wont have this one again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy light yellow orange amber, thick two finger white head and strong lacing. Aroma of citrus, wheat, mild Belgian spices. A bit sour. Flavor is dry, complex fruit flavors and wheat, malt is not dominant here. Belgian spiciness following and finishing with some hop bite and a nice spicy wheat finish, like a hefeweizen. The dryness would ordinarily decrease my pleasure in this tripel, but the flavor progression is pleasant and the finish is quite nice. I like this one.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: silvery-golden hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy white foam. Quite nice.

Smell: sweet malt base with a nice hint of grain. A light but refreshing orchard fruitiness provides some pleasing highlights.

Taste: sweet malt with more grain and less fruit, and with a somewhat funky, tart quality to it. A little weird, but I think it adds a nice contrast to the malt character. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a high level of carbonation and creaminess. Capital!

Overall: a somewhat different tripel, I find myself quite liking this. I would have this again.

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Photo of impending
2.31/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

33cl into a tulip. Pours a hazed dull dirty straw yellow, minor pure white head retains on the surface nicely, minor lacing.

Dominant scent is dirty sock topped with honey, lots of fruits sit beneath it all.

Taste is simplistic, more a group of sensations rather than flavors. Alcohol is far forward. Phenols kick off the end. Fairly strong bitters evolve in the aftertaste and linger long after. Thin to medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been wanting for this bottle for a bit. A cloudy blond pour with a few chunks of yeast floating about. Laziness on the glass cling.
Grapefruit and flowers on the nose with a little bit of fusel.
The flavor is nice, very dry, bitter grapefruit, touch of alcohol, no real malt character to speak to, of, about, the yeast having done all the damage possible.
A solid beer, one I will enjoy again in the future.

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Photo of sweethome
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is hazy golden. White head, no lacing.

Nose is a bit harsh, but what I expect from a belgian tripel - corriander, alcohol, funky yeast.

Flavors of dried apricots, plenty of spice, dry chalky middle, then a big explosion of yeast and carbonic bite.

Long lingering yeast finish. Alcohol is there - but not overwhelming.

Nice authentic tripel.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic tumbler.

I've never heard of this beer or this brewer before. My kind o' tick, baby! It pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger of bone white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, coriander, wheat, black pepper, Belgian yeast, and clove. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, coriander, wheat, rice, orange peel, and flowers. The Belgian-ness seems to have been relegated to the smell. Shame, that. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice tripel, but the lack of Belgian qualities on the tongue really kinda makes me yearn for them, thus making me forget about the beer in front of me. (Hopefully that makes some sense to somebody...)

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Photo of crossovert
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours a clear, light pineapple/gold/orange color with a foamy bright white head. The head recedes with some very nice lacing. A very nice but different looking Tripel.

The smell is subtle and mild, but nice. It has a lot of spiciness to it with some mild bready grains, caramel, candi sugar, and fruit.

The flavor is interesting for a tripel, for sure one of the more bitter ones that I have come across. It is a blunt bitterness, but interesting nonetheless. Along with the bitterness is some light citrus and corriander.

It is airy, light and drinkable, a very solid tripel.

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Photo of farrago
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two fingers of dense, mostly microfoam with more undulating hills than dimples, cream white, above average retention with strong, thick streaks of lacing. Worn copper color with an orange rust tinge, steady bubble beads easily visible. Smells like this morning's tangerine, orange rinds with peat moss, black tea, damp forest scrub, the banana led esters are weak with the apricot, peach fruit and cinnamon spice barely registering more deeply, has weight in your nostrils but not that much more. Full-bodied, creamy on the whole, however, it is noticeably more dry than sweet, particularly as the grass, hay, bitter tea leaf notes make themselves at home. More roundness to the orange citrus here, maybe some florality as well. The apricot, peach, apple fruit loaded into the attack, thinning out thereafter. Odd in that there's little offered at the extremes of maltiness as well as hoppiness. Not sure what the intended message was here but it is muddled for sure.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into my De Struise glass...Pours a clear and watery medium straw, not attractive for a tripel. Does have a nice head, bright white with tons of retention. Lacing is spotty but where it sticks is super full and lasting...Aroma is very yeasty, light flowers, not strong enough. A slight skunk finish just kills this...The taste is nothing to brag about either. Very alcoholic for a tripel, especially one that is only 8.5%. Some yeast presents but a total lack of hops.

A poor tripel effort, should be avoided.

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Photo of avalon07
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Orange in color, with a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: An underplayed aroma of fruit, yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of citrus, Belgian yeast, malt, and a slight apple flavor. Not the most complex tripel ever, but still tasty and refreshing.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A nicely done, drinkable beer.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully with a cloued orangeish color and a thick and frothy off-white head that sticks around for quite some time. Nose is very nice. Soft orange tones and the whole thing comes across as airy. Flavor is a bit boozy, it seems. Slightly harsh with that, but there are citrus and earthy tones that come across very well. And somehow it stays smooth, even though there is that whole kind of alcohol tone to it. Feel is typical. This is a nice one.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before February, 2012. 8.5%ABV. Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Bruery tulip.

Cloudy citrine body with bright cobalt yellow highlights. A huge rocky head settles ever-so-slowly into an impressive merengue crown. Thick sticky ornate ghost-white lacing and delicate shimmering legs shine on the surface of the glass.

Sweet, doughy nose with hints of lemon-lime and honeysuckle. Delicate, floral, ambrosia of a nose.

Surprinsingly dry and bready palate entry - with a slow burning earthy bitterness that plays against the honey-like notes. Yeasty, peppery, but wheat-like finish with hints of pear and white wine grapes as well. A bit rustic, but original without diverging too much from tradition.

Medium-bodied, effervescent, pillowy, and fairly warming (the alcohol contributes some esters, but is not especially disguised).

The dryness could be a turn-off for some devotees of the style, but I find it adds considerable balance which aids the drinkability. This is a well crafted ale - another interesting one from this micro-brewery.

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Photo of Coolcheech
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden color, very creamy, substantial head. Left a nice lacing as it dissipated. High carbonation.

Smell: I got a quick whiff of a skunky/cidery aroma right after I poured it, but mostly a spiciness. As I drank it for a bit, that skunky/cidery smell came back, and that's all I could smell. Wasn't too keen on the smell.

Taste: Despite the smell, it tasted good. A light spice, floral, with a hoppy aftertaste. No alcohol taste for such a strong beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body.

Drinkability: Actually a pretty good beer. I would enjoy it a lot more if I couldn't smell it, but it is tasty, strong, and smooth overall. I want to give it a 3.5, but I think it deserves a 4 for drinkability.

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Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color (the color is a bit lighter then the regular Toria), with OK at head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get virtually the same aroma as I did with the regular Toria. There is some pepper, honey and light hoppy bitterness. Flavors replicate the nose, though the beer has some nice orange citrus to counter the honey and light spice. The beer has a bit more hoppy bitterness in the finish then the regular Toria, but also has a bit more alcoholic heat as well. Mouthfeel is bit fuller and richer, but is still not this exactly this beer's strong point. Drinkability is OK, though the alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like.

Trying the regular Toria and this version side by side, you can definitely tell that there's a difference. However, that difference is fairly subtle, and other then the higher alcohol, I'm not entirely I sure the point of this version of the Toria. It has a bit more flavor and complexity, but otherwise they really are pretty similar beers.

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