Tesco's Finest Belgian Abbey Beer | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flyingpig on 12-20-2011

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cork and caged 750ml bottle: poured into three 'La Chouffe' stemmed tulips on 27 Aug 2013 at my son-in-laws.

Looked fine in the glasses, the third one having a darker golden hue than the clear first two glasses: the sediment making the final glass meatier and richer in everything. Good white heads on all three glasses, none however stayed around for any great length of time.

Yeasty, spicy, with orangey notes in the nose and taste: this promised so much but fell away as a metallic feel took over the taste. I usually enjoy my Tripe'ls, but this was a poor example and I struggled to finish my two glasses (my son-in-law not wanting more than one glass).

The glass with the sediment was better, having more flavour and character, but it still had that annoying metallic note within it's taste.

Overall a bit of a let down for a Tripel.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

. Poured a hazy amber colour with strong carbonation and a dense, fluffy white head. Aroma of grain, Belgian yeast and candy sugar. Cereal flavours with caramel and some floral and pine hop notes. Lingering tart fruit palate, slightly soapy and a bit of a hint of copper.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big-ass 750ml corked bottle with a BB of Dec 2013. Bought quite a while ago from Tesco and stored in my garage. As with it's sister beer (the wheat), I find the grey labelling rather unexciting. Tesco should really do something about that!

Poured (repeatedly) into a Duvel tulip. A rich golden hue with faint haze and plentiful carbonation. Produces a vast head of pillowy white foam with superb retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Some translucent floaties towards the end. Aroma of sweet, fruity yeast esters with hints of clove, phenolics, mild spice, faint citrus oil and a twinge of candy sugar. A warming whiff of booze lurks in the background. Not bad.

Tastes of golden malt with a fruity Belgian yeast character and a dry finish. Notes of fruity yeast esters, clove, phenolics, a hint of spice, earthy yeast, weak green apples and faint stewed hops. Slightly sweet, with a subtle whiff of alcohol in the background. A mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy, tingly and dry, with lovely carbonation and fantastic body. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity yeast notes.

A solid effort and a tasty beer. For the price I can't really fault this - the ABV is lower than your typical tripel but all the right characteristics are there. Looks nice; fruity yeast in the aroma/flavour and a spicy, boozy quality that gives it depth. A good drinking beer, and well worth sampling. Pick one up when it's on offer.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange amber colour with a bubbly, thumb sized white head that halves in size after a few seconds the stays for a good while after that.

Orange and citrus notes hit you straight away but these become more pronounced after the beer is left for a bit to allow it to open up a little. There is some grain and alcohol apparent along with a almond like aroma. There is some yeast and hops towards the end.

Bubbly and spicy on the taste buds with a few other fruity aromas blended in as well. The flavour is a nice one but the taste of grain was a little strong for my liking and there was too much alcohol towards the end.

Medium, spicy and slightly creamy on the palate, this one has a nice bubbly feel to in with rather strong carbonation.

This beer starts really well and was very enjoyable for the first half although I felt that the taste of grain and alcohol became more pronounced towards the end of the beer and gradually became overpowering.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Zimbo
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bit of a surpise this. Expected little but this really shows quite well. Served in a Chimay goblet.
Golden to almost orangy colour with a fairly thick drift of dense head which is constantly being replenished by a mixed of fine lines of straight beading and manylarge northward shooting bubbles . Spicy nose with a taste remiscent of hot crossed buns, this beer is sptrizty and bordering on the carbonic. A bit morish on the tongue too.

Feels more lethal that the advertised 6.5% ABV on the bottle.

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Photo of mtrain237
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Tesco's Finest Belgian Abbey Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
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