Vicaris Tripel | Brouwerij Dilewyns

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Brouwerij Dilewyns

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 10-05-2005

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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by Jayman931:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours out of a short, stubby 33cl bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is classic tripel. I get a lot of wheat, as well as some Belgian yeast, orange and lemons.

The flavor is more of the same. In addition to the wheat and some biscuit malt, I get some fruit (lemons and oranges) as well as some spicy notes (pepper). The alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, another squat, bulbous Vogon-esque affair, with an imperious, old-world appearing label. Works for me.

This beer pours a very hazy, medium golden straw hue, with prominent dark, flaky swirling sediment, and two fingers of puffy, marshmallowy off-white head, which leaves some rocky bluffs of lace around the glass as it evenly, and smartly sinks away.

It smells of grainy, somewhat sweet pale malt, white grape juice popsicles, white pepper, a bit of sugary tropical fruit, tame, loitering yeast, a touch of thin vanilla, and soft, lulling alcohol. Quite enticing, even if I was still 10 years old. Which I'm not. Anyways, the taste is bready pale malt, of the Wonder variety, at least in terms of weight, some enhanced, concentrated white grape fruitiness, mild earthy yeast, a bit of candy sugar, ethereal earthy hops, and some well-masked warming alcohol.

The bubbles are present, but generally disposed to their support role, the body a barely medium weight, and mostly smooth, the lingering booze and yeast pips having their after the fact say. It finishes off-dry, bordering on sweet, with the fruity malt having little problem staving off those pesky yeast and warming effects.

A pleasant enough Tripel, with a fruitiness that maintains enough distractingly complex nuances to make me temporarily forget the seething, less than integrated booze. Good for a cold night's respite, I suppose, so I'll remember that when that experience returns, as they've inexplicably disappeared, for the moment, and in the middle of January at that.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am expecting much of this one. I hope that all the stories a true.

A - This is really a perfect looking blond! A clear golden fluid with a perfect massive white head. I thinking of giving it a five for appearance, this depends on how the taste will be. You can have a good looking beer that tastes like an monkeys ass and you have beers that look like a monkeys ass and tastes like a heavenly liquor.

S - This must be the strongest pine smell I have ever experienced in a triple.

T - A fresh taste of a pine forest, light sweet and directly after that the bitter sets in, and how.

M - Medium carbonated with a bitter finish that fits the taste perfectly. When the beer warms a bit the mouth quality improves a lot. It becomes a fantastic beer-foam in your mouth.

O - This beer is going to be my standard triple on which all other triples measured. Although this triple is almost a Indian Pale Ale it didn't cross the line and it still tastes like a triple. This is a perfect triple! Certainly because Dilewyns didn't use any spices or other additives.

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Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 330 ml. stubby bottle. Sampled on August 4, 2015.

Hazy, heady orange pour with yeast sediments floating around the glass.

The aroma has a lovely ester of Belgian pale malts, biscuit, pear, apple, berry, coriander, and pepper.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is sweet, spicy, and fruity with a nice spicy bitterness to close it out.

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Photo of shanny_koenig
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy peppery notes with medium sweet malt notes is bang on style. Taste is also dominated by peppery yeast with some medium sweet Belgian malt notes and light fruity notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable beer and brew according to style.

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Photo of desint
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the large 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. High pitched pop off the cork when opening.

Big white rocking head on this with lots of retention out of the bottle, three fingers deep. Clump clumpy chunks of foaming lacing. Body color is an orb unfiltered glowing yellow with hints of orange. Great rising white thin bubbled carbonation coming up on the glass. Absolutley fantastic looking.

Nose is a very dry malt, almost saison brett character with a little bit of subdued pepper, and hop floral. Real neat smelling, but doesn't remind me of your typical tripel. It smells great though.

Lively carbonation and incredibly dry finish. Spritzy saison quality but with some huge mineral finishes. Borderline metallic tasting, tight gas with a light body. Malt chewyness and density is burried behind a crisp light effervescence. My tongue is practically stinging. Nice floral hop action all around too.

Overall it's a real neat beer, but maybe not what I look for in this style, but it's very impressive, I would have this again for sure, and what a looker!

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4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a tulip for $5 during happy hour. Sampled 12/1/11.

A: One finger of a whispy white, medium retention, with a lasting film and collar. The body is yellowish-gold with nice clarity, muddled only by a light haze. A fair amount of slow moving bubbles can be seen on the inside of the glass. Light lacing.

S: Malt forward as it should be. Mostly grain with some light Belgian candi sugar subtlety. Various aromas including straw, must and damp earth. A small grassy hop presence is noticeable. Yeast contributes less to the nose than most tripels, which I appreciate a lot. Only lightly fruity with banana deep in the background.

T: Very similar to the nose. The overall taste begins sweet, then dries out midpalate, and returns briefly to sweet on the finish. The dryness in the middles makes this beer less tiresome than most tripels tend to be. ABV is nowhere to be found.

M: Very good. Full bodied with medium thick texture. The effervescence is lively and crispy at first but the bubbles quit a little early, leaving a slight cloying feeling on the very back end.

O: One of the better tripels I’ve had in recent memory. I’d order again but would probably have gone with something else if I was paying full price.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sammy806
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and poured with a thin white head.
S: There are light aromas of spices in the nose along with some sourness.
T: The initial taste has flavors of biscuit and pale malts and transitions to peppery spices towards the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer has some interesting flavors and keeps your taste buds stimulated. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brown 33cl dumpy bottle, best before 19 May 2011, poured into a Westmalle chalice on the afternoon of 18 Nov 2010.

No sediment left the glass, so it looked as the brewer intended: a slightly hazey dull golden beer with a thin white covering for a head.

The aroma was of freshly baked biscuits, Scottish Shortbread actually, made with butter!

The taste was devine, sharp, crisp and flavoursome. Yeast overtones, biscuity (like the shortbread aromas) and semi-sour all at the same time. The alcohol lingering in the background giving the whole experience an extra edge. I really, really liked this beer.

Not too sure how many different Belgian tripels I've had, certainly more than 20 anyway, but this is right up there with the best. I'll be buying this again.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of lisahope27
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of 54V4G3
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmann40
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mrunseen
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed gold colored ale with a big white colored head.

Smells sweet with the scent of apples cinnamon. Sweet with a peach scent. Scent of sandalwood and cork.

Starts out sweet and fruity with a caramel after taste. Taste of apples and peaches. Mildly woody not a lot of coriander. Honey malt taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall good but don't pay a lot for it.

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Photo of see_moore_life
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Vicaris Tripel from Brouwerij Dilewyns
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