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Adelardus Tripel | Brouwerij Kerkom

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3.7/5
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36 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#27,774
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
36
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by SmokinSmyth:
Photo of SmokinSmyth
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden color into a straight edged pint glass. Smallish head that disappeared fairly quickly, but left some lacing for a while.

Smell of cloves and ham, and some yeast. Actually very pleasant.

Taste was very good, with a hint of pepper but more of a honey taste, with a hint of yeast at the end of the swallow.

Felt good in the mouth, nice balance between carbonation and viscosity. This was a pleasant surprise after a few less inviting beers the last few nights.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
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A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's a little out of date.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 mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of desint
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RuudJH
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle, 'with taste evolution' as stated on the bottle.
There's nothing like a good hoppy ale to start a long weekend.

Orange golden ale, decent carbonation, thin but fluffy head, creamy lacing.

First smell from the bottle is citrus and bread. In the glass there is malts and citrus too, plus a bit floral.

Taste is spicy and malty, with a very good hop bitterness as well.

I would say this beer is very well balanced and smooth.
Alcohol is not too upfront either.
All in all, a very decent beer. If I could say anything negative about this beer, it's that it seems a bit dull and common. It lacks adventure.

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Photo of Squelch
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy murky stray colored. No head. No lacing

Smell: Funky esters. Smells like a triple

Taste: Pretty complex. Mostly sweet. Tastes like a nearly flat soft drink.

Mouthfeel: Heavy. Needs more carbonation.

Overall: Not the best triple ever.

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Photo of Giggy
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerpirates
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at moeder lambic fontainas brussels

Pours a hazy orange-copper, with a frothy one finger head that slowly settles to a thick cap, leaving behind a thick lace

S: coriander and cloves really jump out at me on the first few sniffs, and then some bananas and a bit of smoked ham

T: Candied sugar with coriander and cloves are present,
Again i find the taste of smoked ham as well as some peppery spiciniess, also à Nice sweet honey flavor , some melon , very Nice ,
à Nice soft hoppy bitternes

very drinkable , very smooth

I'm à big fan of this brew

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Photo of middkid45
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Absumaster
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
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 Kenpachigo
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuadBen
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegge
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glowing, pale copper colored beer. Short, dense, white head leaves thick strands of lace. Aroma of citrus fruits, alcohol, and candied sugar. Sweet pale malt and alcohol dominate the flavor. A bit of fruit in the form of pears mixes with vanilla yeast flavors. Smooth, light mouthfeel is not quite crisp. There is a lot going on in this one and it all tastes good!

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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 paterlodie
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB 4-07. Wonderfull appearance with forever lasting thick white head, leaving laces and amberbronze beercollor.Totaly clear poorout in my duvellike tasting glas made appearance perfect. Nose has problems to come out in the beginning due the enormous head but after a while wonderfull maltyness comes out as sweetflowery hops and koreander. Stong alcoholdamps also above this brew woww there is a lot to find in this one.
Taste is also enormous being bitter, sweet, flowery, litle phenolic, litle caramel and huge alcollevel noticable... woww does this burn? Anyway great fuel for my tasting buds who tilt on this marvelous bombastic taste. Great mouthfeel also but of course heavy. Yes this is one to keep on my beerlist.

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Photo of RedHaze
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-copper, with a frothy one finger head that slowly settles to a thick cap, leaving behind a thick sheeting of lace.

Smell; coriander and cloves really jump out at me on the first few sniffs, and then some bananas and a bit of pepper.

Taste; the bananas come out a little more agressively in the flavor than they did in the aroma. Candied sugar with coriander and cloves are present, as well as some peppery spiciniess. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adn very drinkable.

I picked up this bottle in Bastogne, Belgium, and now I wish I had picked up more than just this one bottle.

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Photo of janubio
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden orange colour, with a small head that dissapears soon. Aromas has oranges, spices (coriander and clove). Flavours is harsh, tends to bitterness though there's some sweetness to balance. Mouth of oranges, marzipan, coriander and cloves are notices too, apricot. Not a beer that everybody could enjoy, but I do.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brabander
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer in Café the Beer Circus in Brussels. I met the Allstrom Bros and UncleJimbo there and we drank a few beers together.

The bottle cam out of the beerfridge they have there. The barman poured the beer in a Adelardus beerglass.

The beer itself is deepgold coloured. Nice head which was gone very fast. Good carbonation.

Citrus fruits which is normal with tripels) and some banana. Good taste.

Not the best tripel i had but OK to drink.

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Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -18.9%
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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