Adelardus Tripel | Brouwerij Kerkom

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom
Belgium
brouwerijkerkom.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 08-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, orange, peach, apricot, pear, apple, mango, melon, light white pepper, honey, cracker, bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, pear, apple, mango, melon, light white pepper, honey, cracker, bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness, and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, apricot, pear, apple, mango, melon, white pepper, honey, cracker, bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is a very nice Tripel. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Really well balanced between yeast and malts, with a nice complex yeast flavor profile. Probably a couple years old judging by the protein haze and slightly darkened malt/appearance; but it held up really well. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A sweet tripel? No thank you.
Tripel must be spicy, not overly sweet.

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Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy golden brown with a thick but short loved head and decent lacing. Smell of sweet apple. Sweet fruit taste with some caramel and licorice flavor so. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mentioned in MJ's "Great Beers", he does not review it... and I can't find my notes.

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Photo of QuadBen
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stopped into Cafe Frape in Maastricht on 28SEP15 and started off with two 0.33l bottles of this, at €3.75 per. Bottles said best by JUL18 and that "sugar and spices" were added.

It was medium to dark golden, and a bit hazy. Had a wispy, rim-clinging ring of white foam, and very light lacework. Aroma was a bit crackery along with some tropical fruit. Was medium for body, and fairly smooth on the tongue, with just a light prickle to stir things up.

Led off with bready, crackery malt sweetness. Lots of fruity action then came onto the stage: pear, green apple, green grapes - nice! Was a touch peppery in the dry finish. Quite the solid, tasty bier! Prosit!!

4.15/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Kenpachigo
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's a little out of date. Think I must have picked this up on my last trip to Belgium; it's been stored in a cupboard ever since.

A: Poured into a Chimay chalice. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a smallish head of white foam that lasts for a moment or so before collapsing and disappearing.

S: Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of banana, mild bubblegum, subtle coriander, spice, a touch of honey, sugar and faint stewed leaves. A twinge of oxidation is apparent. Quite nice.

T: Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a lingering dry finish. Notes of banana, bubblegum, coriander, dry spice, mild honey, earthy yeast, subtle sugar and stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, with a touch of oxidation that adds a sherry-like quality. Little bitterness to speak of; a prolonged yeasty character upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry with pleasant carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruitiness, yeast esters, earthiness and faint stewed leaves.

O: Pretty good, though the bottle is probably a tad old. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by Belgian yeast notes and subtle spice. Satisfying body. A decent tripel that is worth sampling if you stumble across it.

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Photo of Giggy
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of middkid45
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kerrie
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ninkasibrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Pegge
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Absumaster
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An orange golden beer with a small head and a moderate carbonation.

Smell of sweet and dense malts which give the beer an impression of honey and straw. Some dextrinous whiffs which give a very full smell. Typical Belgian fruitiness with peaches and mango.

Taste is sweet and dextrinous. The beer is fruity with notes of peach, apricots and honey. It's bitterness is just right and gives the beer a good bite. Mouthfeel is a bit too sweet for me. My lips stick together and the beer appears to be very filling. Nice beer.

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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