Mariënrode Triple | Halen Breweries NV

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Mariënrode TripleMariënrode Triple

Brewed by:
Halen Breweries NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mariënrode Triple is a blond high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is brewed with local malt and other locally harvested products. As soon as you poor this beer in our special Halen glass you smell the fruity aromas coming from the Belgian Abbey Beer yeast. Next there is a floral note, originating from the Belgian hops and touch of local spring flower honey. Finally there is the clear pleasant resounding malty character that balances with the bright acidity combined with natural carbonation that gives the sparkling zest to this beer.

Added by Jason on 02-25-2013

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by HoppyDaze1127:
Photo of HoppyDaze1127
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazingly unique. It is difficult to describe and must be experienced first hand. I can honestly say that it is one of the best if not THE BEST beer I have ever tasted. With the high level of carbonation it drinks like a champagne while the perfect balance of hoppy flavor is there to compliment and balance the sweetness of the ale. Its not too bitter and not too sweet but rather a perfect marriage of the two. It has a very light color that is entirely unassuming but don't let this siren fool you with her innocuous and elegant appearance because light as it may look it will hand you your ass! What is perhaps most striking about the triple is how amazing smooth it drinks for the 9.1% alcohol content. Its smooth and incredibly refreshing. The ale has a very distinct buzz that is almost opiate like and it sneaks up on you. Drink a full growler of the triple and you will be talking to yourself for sure! A beer to share with a friend (or two). World Class beer. Try it and you will be hooked!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mattfancett
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Good unexpected pop off a plastic cork, got amount of hiss. Time for one of my favorite styles, and a new tripel experience.

Body color is quite different. Murky brown with some orange highlights on edges. Nice rising streams of carbonation of white and thin up the rising glass. Head is a little small, barely two fingers on creation, but a nice easily creamy consistency, and bone white color. Pretty good if a little dirty muddy looking.

Pretty solid tripel nose. Hints of juicy apple fruit, and small candied sugar. Not overly sweet smelling which is nice. Some dry clove and cinnamon like notes give a real nice baked apple pie feeling. Quite nice.

Nice palate. Creamy sweetness with a very noticeable dry carbonation. Hints of caramel and cake on the aftertaste. Great wine and champagne like crispness with a matching fruit dryness on the finish. Fruit angle gets into almost fig like character but not as dense or sweet. Certainly feeling amber territory here just slightly which is a nice touch. Very controlled alcohol boozy quality which is hardly detectable.

Overall pretty solid and tasty tripel.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours an unusual golden amber with coppery notes and a fine one finger ivory head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma is very malty on opening the bottle, but in the glass has Belgian yeast, apple and stone fruit, clove; a little oxidation. Flavor is apple and pear, crackery and candi malt, Belgian yeast, clove and coriander; finishes with an interesting rich biscuit note to the malt, with light oxidation flavors. Remarkable creamy, medium to heavy body. An interesting take on a tripel, with a much more crackery, biscuit malt flavor than is typical for Belgian ales, almost like a hybrid of a British bitter malt with a Belgian tripel. Even some dubbel fruit flavors here. This was a nearly two year old bottle, so there are light oxidation flavors here and this may have affected the malt flavors too. ABV amazingly well covered. However, the non-standard flavors worked quite well for me. I really enjoyed this. I would not call this a traditional tripel, although the spicing is right, but I like what they did here. I look forward to trying other styles from this brewery.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very sweet dark fruit flavors. A seriously solid and top shelf Belgian tripel. More people need to get on board with this one.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ElmiraBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kguard
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GregPolska
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Fabianno
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrogOut69
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of dwagner003
3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Julle12
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Kplummer82
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kurtxmx
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Mariënrode Triple from Halen Breweries NV
4.25 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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