Tripel Kanunnik | Brouwerij Wilderen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Wilderen

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 4 –grain beer brewed according to the original Wilderen kanunnik recipe. A mild herbal triple with reyeasting in the bottle and a mild aftertaste due to the use of fine & noble species of hops. In this beer in addition to barley, wheat and oats sometimes also rye is added which gives this Triple its typical character.

Added by BEERchitect on 05-24-2012

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly white head with good retention as the carbonation jets continue to fuel the head.
S: Mildly musty-funky yeast, dry toasted cracker malt, hint of earthy minerals, and white pepper plus more spice I can't quite discern.
T: White pepper and more lively spice (clove, vanilla...and more?) along with a lightly sweet honey note hit first immediately followed by the dry toasted cracker malt. Digging deeper, there are some fruity esters, funky citrusy yeast (almost reminiscent of a saison...almost, but not quite), and just a faint hint of earthy minerals and candi sugar. With warming, the honey and vanilla notes become more prominent and a soft cola note emerges.
M: Light-medium body. Clean, softly smooth, and lightly sweet. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate. Mildly spicy bite. ABV is very well hidden.
D: This one was a pleasant surprise! Didn't start as strong, but I really enjoyed the layered complexity in the taste. Very well structured, refreshing, and easily approachable. Bring this to your next summer gathering and introduce them to a quality brew!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunoPettipas
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josvemden
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdickey
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer pours a bright, slightly cloudy gold into my tulip. A big fluffy white head perches on top, but then drops rather quickly. Looks inviting.

Smell: The nose seems fairly standard – candi sugar, white pepper, a little honey and some breadiness.

Taste: A big sip reveals more of the same, along with increased amounts of traditional spice and a significant dose of hop bitterness that balances nicely against the honey and sugar sweetness. Wheat flavors seem to manifest themselves in toasty bread notes. There is also a certain mineral element lurking about, which is unusual but not at all unwelcome. Nice.

Mouthfeel: This one sits pretty light in the mouth due to a pretty high level of carbonation.

Drinkability: Probably a little more drinkable than your average tripel, owing largely to the carbonation and the lightness offered by the wheat element.

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Photo of Kenpachigo
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of candu sugars.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of peppery spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel is rather drinkable because it hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brought back from my trip to Belgium last spring, best before date 06/15

Pours a big fluffy pasty white bubbly 2 finger head that starts collapsing on itself quickly and recedes back to a 1 finger head despite many bubbles streaming up through the crystal clear tan honey colored.

Nose brings sweet malt characters, little toasty and grainy with some blond malts, a mild sweet slightly syrupy light candi sugar, lots of fruity aromas too, hint of a citrus zest, but plenty of fruity esters, little apple, apricot, stone fruit, etc, and some mild phenolic booze.

Taste starts sweet again, this time a lot of a caramel like flavor, caramelized sugars and a big citrus zest in the middle. Right into fruit again, esters, with apple, apricot, stone fruit, etc. The sweet characters bring a little creme brulee or flan like caramel sugar character and light colored candi sugar. A hint of a grainy toasty blonde malt as well. Sweetness is cut by the slightly phenolic booze warmth and tingle. Finish is a little sticky sweet, mild booze tingle still, more fruits with apple and pear even, hint citrus zest and more candi.

Mouth is med bod, tons of carbonation that gets a little distracting and tingly itself, and some warming tingly booze.

Overall not bad, but nothing to write home about. It hits the spot when you want a nice estery fruity Belgian blond, phenolic booze warmth, lots of sweet flavors and caramlized flavors without too much actual sweetness or syrupy feel.

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Photo of djrn2
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerpirates
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Tripel Kanunnik from Brouwerij Wilderen
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 45 ratings