Jack Of Spades / Schuppenboer Tripel | Brouwerij Het Nest

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Jack Of Spades / Schuppenboer TripelJack Of Spades / Schuppenboer Tripel

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Brouwerij Het Nest

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by ChaseTheAce:
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of innominat
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Certainly on the light side of the style's range as far as color is concerned, Schuppenboer is a clear dark yellow that's almost gold. A fluffy, soapy pure white head rises on top and, after reaching right about one finger's height, is kept up pretty well by a constant carbonation. It leaves some spotting behind as it goes.
There are lots of esters on the nose. An unusually sweet rather than tart note of white grapes is evident. A white pepper spiciness, apple and pear flesh sweetness, both soft and slightly tart, and a hint of hay make for a pretty well-rounded beer. I'd like to get more clove or candi sugars from a Tripel, but this isn't bad.
Interestingly, a bit more of the tart sweetness than the soft sweetness takes over in the flavor, while the spiciness is ever-present and it actually gives a bit of floral hops bitterness as well. Yeast is strong without being too strong and malts are a little more on the doughy side than anything.
Carbonation is fairly high but kept in check, making for a crisp medium-bodied brew with a good underlying smoothness.

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Photo of mattfancett
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Rickus
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Beautiful hazy golden color, marred by floating flecks of yeast. Head collapses rather fast. S: Fresh yeasty smell with a strong undertone of iron. T: Lemonade. A slightly hoppy aftertaste. Not bad, but rather one-dimensional and a bit too sweet. F: Full-bodied, with a champagne-like carbonation. O: A nice, well-balanced summer beer that lacks some depth. Maybe I am a bit disappointed because in comparison with the exceptional dark beers of Het Nest this is almost dull.

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Photo of desint
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of cbutova
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 375ml bottle poured into a tulip-snifter glass with a hazy, pale golden body. Chunks and yeast cloud the solution with a thick, foamy white head atop it all. The creamy cap has great retention and massive blankets of lace form after each sip. Drizzle and webs form after that.

S- Fruity esters come to mind right away with semi-tart apples and white grapes off the top for me. Spicy yeast is right up there with the fruit and a certain dryness is hinted at with floral and herbal tones coming to mind as well.

T- Spiciness opens up here as the alcohol gains some strength and combines with dryness to promote the yeast tones. Apple skin, pears, white grapes, white pepper, coriander, spiced dried fruit and cooking herbs all come to mind at times with the first few winning out. Candi sugar opens up with a somewhat caramelized feel without the big sweetness, if that makes sense. Hop bitterness with some floral and herbal notes.

MF- Puffy and foamy with a certain creaminess that is somewhat overridden by the very high carbonation. That high end carbonation puts a sting on the palate that fades seamlessly into a hint of alcohol warming.

For me it isn't as aggressively hoppy as some Tripels but it is still a solid brew. There is a well formed flavor with yeast tones up front but hops and some sugars rounding it out nicely and a lack of anything obviously bad.

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Photo of Karo
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Chico1985
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Updated from a 3.75 'Had' score.

Appearance - Nice typical glowing golden Belgian. Some haze, carbonation bubbles aplenty, puffy white head. Good retention, decent lace.

Smell - Candi sugar, citrus, bready yeast, herbal notes, clove spice.

Taste - Packs more of a punch hop-wise for sure. Good citrus and earthy hop kick, spicy yeast, clove, vanilla, bread, some caramel apple, warming alcohol. On the sweeter side for a tripel but not a bad thing.

Mouthfeel - Good body with highish carbonation, pleasant alcohol warmth that we all enjoy in a good tripel.

Overall - Pretty nice, haven't had an authentic Belgian tripel in awhile, both times I've had this it has hit the spot. Extra hops are a plus.

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Photo of PeetPP
2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of lmaduells
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good beer, without actually l'exelencia. I remember mol Duvel beer, without the quality and balance. Good graduation, good on gas meters have lacked a little more depth and subtle. But it is a beer again.

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Photo of jmv0009
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L- A very well presented beer. Pours dark yellow/orange, with swirling bits of yeast floating around eventually clouding the beer. Big fluffy white head that lingers for the whole drink with good lacing. Very pretty beer.

S- Sweet and boozy. Average for a tripel.

T- Sweet, fruity, and boozy. Not very complex, pretty one dimensional and simple tasting. But what is there tastes good. Other tripels I have had are more...deep I guess, with different flavors coming out. This one just sweet fruit and booze.

F- Pretty high abv, full-bodied. Like any other tripel, drink two or three and you are full, tipsy and happy.

O- I've had better tripels, I've had worse tripels. Only bad thing about this one is the lack of depth. Other than that it's a good, tasty tripel with a nice high abv that I like.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RRC03
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jack Of Spades / Schuppenboer Tripel from Brouwerij Het Nest
3.69 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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