Mateen Triple | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by seabass87:
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 FL OZ bottle into tulip glass. Amazing bottle design, like all the Huyghe beers.

A- Glowing caramel hazelnut brown. Rather dark for a tripel. Fair amount of sediment transfers. Almost no head. Minor lacing.

S- White grapes. Molasses. Clean alcohol. Interesting.

T- At first we get a hit of white grapes, but not as wine-y or strong as the scent would suggest. We are immediately aware of the thickness and dryness of this beer. There's a big molasses and black licorice taste that comes quickly and provides an interesting pairing with the grape profile... Incredibly smooth transition into a caramel biscuit taste. Nice bite of carbonation which is delayed until after the transition phase... Flavors prolong into the warm aftertaste which is combines all the above mentioned flavors with classic sweet bread-y Belgian yeast base. Although not very complex, it's a ridiculously unique taste profile which took me a few sips to wrap my head around.

M- Thick bodied with a bit of stickiness. The carbonation provides a pleasant delayed kick. The feel of this beer is unique in itself, furthering the eccentric nature of the taste.

O- I'm not entirely sure how this is a tripel - it seems very much like an adventurous Belgian strong dark ale. Regardless, this beer is mysterious and wonderful... I see this beer is considered "Retired" here, hopefully it will be returned.

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Photo of theburghard
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish amber with a healthy amount of yeast sediment. Much darker than I would have expected from a triple.

S: Yeasty smell with sugars behind it. Carmel and brown sugar and a sweet alcohol undertone.

T: Sweet and almost syrupy. The sugars and alcohol make a combination reminiscent of raisins and it drinks like a lighter sherry. The yeasts come through on the finish.

M: Good mouthfeel, great mouth-coating with it's almost syrupy nature.

D: Very drinkable. Warming, but not too much so. It's alcohol isn't hidden that well, but the sweetness really rounds out it's drinkability.

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Mateen Triple from Brouwerij Huyghe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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