Enfant Terriple
Brouwerij De Leite

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From:
Brouwerij De Leite
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #162
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,268
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.26%
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 14, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 24, 2022
 
3.54 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 09, 2022
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by janubio from Spain

bottle from Etre Gourmet, served at home in a trappiest glass.
Deep goledn colour, medium head that fades soon to a persistant small head with some lacing.
Aroma is floral, fruity, with sitrics, candy, spices, maybe some coriander.
Medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation.sweet spicy finish.
Taste of candy, fruits, spices.
Very good.

Apr 03, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Wow, take care with the pour, despite the bottle being well settled this was a fast/super-sludgy pour! That said a huge amount of sludge has still been left in the bottle. Pours sludgy deep amber, with 3mm white head, with streaks of beige sediment across it fon top rom the pour.
S- Fruit notes... is it citrus/orange?
T- Likely citrus/orange notes, it's certainly in that spectrum. At the heavier end, I get a sense of pungent conifer too. It's a notably pungent beer, giving the citrus etc deep foundations to sit on .... ie... this is NOT a hipster citrus beer.
F- Deep, bright, interesting. The flavour slowly unfolds, I like it.
O- Most interesting and quite different from the norm. Pungent, deep, heavy, classy, intriguing. Citrus notes, but in blanace and restrained enough not to push any single facets too much to be out of balance. I like it, I'd happily drink it again although might not rush to buy it again as it is pretty alt.
Lable almost illegible, white (non-print) on pale yellow... who knows. BB on cap: 04/09/2021
330ml Bought from BeersOfEurope/UK for home delivery.

Jun 07, 2020
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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Clever enough name... but not clever enough to get into the game of the better tripels.
While it is too much work for me to find a new Belgium brewer (I now have to travel to an EU country), I should appreciate more when I find an effort in a foreign land. But, let's be clear about Enfant Terrible: its appeal is its alcohol.

Tripels are not a favored beverage because of their yeast or any other of their ingredients; however carefully cultivated and combined. Tripels are favored because of the alcohol and a buzz is always better than not getting one that day. But IMHO, Enfant Terrible needs to work on its yeast. This is a one-dimensional ale and good tripels have two or three.

May 11, 2019
 
4.03 by HopBelT from Belgium on Nov 05, 2017
 
4.21 by Antyk from Belgium on Jun 08, 2017
 
3.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Jan 23, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A great looker in appearance. Nearly crystal and beaming in color, with pale lemon to lighter tan body color, and a roaring middle carbonation rising through the centre. Fluffy topped classic bright white head. Bowl marked as it settles with island and soft merringue puck on top. Great looker.

Something is going on here on the nose that is not like your average tripel. Slightly tropical hop character with a fleeting sense of pineapple and citrus. Hints of mild tea character with a phenolic heat sense. Interesting angle, doesn't hit of Belgian quality at first sense so not sure where this is going.

Palate goes for hops. Quenching and slightly juiced angles of tea and mild tropics to some indistinct citrus. Slightly wet body with a finishing and aftertaste of slight grassy hops and noticeable bitterness. Mild creamy tones of vanilla which is accented with just a touch of honey sweetness that just barely touches on Belgian identity. Soft waffery and fleeting malt, nearly flour and sweet dissolving.

This is a bit of an odd tripel, it comes off more as just a larger Belgian IPA with what seems like an American hop bent. Decent tasting brew, but much classic character is lost on me that I am desiring in the tripel realm.

Apr 03, 2016
 
3.67 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Mar 04, 2016
 
3.88 by beerpirates from Belgium on May 09, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Ricard0

I expected nothing and got one of the most interesting beers in Belgique. Delirium Tremens best Beer in the World? Watch Out! Herr is some undercover IPA going to be places!

Dec 30, 2014
 
3 by Anatole from Belgium on Nov 10, 2014
 
4 by samEBC from Belgium on Feb 08, 2014
 
3.88 by desint from Belgium on Jan 21, 2014
 
4 by sonorb7 from Australia on Jan 14, 2014
Enfant Terriple from Brouwerij De Leite
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 16 ratings