Arend Tripel | Brouwerij De Ryck

BA SCORE
86
very good
104 Ratings
Arend TripelArend Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ryck
Belgium
brouwerijderyck.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Patrick999 on 12-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Quafftastic
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, complex tripel; floral aromatics with lots of flavors to unpack. Not too spritzy in the mouth. It went well with a sandwich. Will have again.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antyk
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Consume before October 2016 according to notch. Capped bottle, big hiss while opening, no gush.

Roaring on fire of a looker. Deep orange with an almost clear appearance, but with lots of fast rising carbonation and populating the head quickly. Beer looks like it's alive sitting in front of you. Head creation can be large, but a controlled pour makes an easy three finger off white head. Soupy and soapy creamed appearance that has big retention. This doesn't budge at all, quite surprising on a weak looking head makeup, but the classic tripel staying head power is here and huge. Rocky clumping and lacing to match.

Stellar aroma. Floral and spiced honey qualities abound. Slight perfume notes mixing in with wonderful candy store qualities. Hints of real ripping barley malt qualities it seems to, a great smelling tripel.

What an extremely diverse palate. First sip is some mineral carbonation, then a real soft taste of perfumed and blossom honey. Interesting an wild finish. Hints of small nuts almost peanut butter quality, with a big amount of white wine grape like flavors. Huge floral tones are all over this, and with an extremely simple body, which leaves behind syrup and even is lighter than most tripels with a nearly spritzy champagne like body. Juiced grape, low key sweetness and also hinting herbs slightly and peppermint aftertaste.

There's a lot going on in here, its nutty quality is a bit of a wild herring for me, but everything about this brew is just bang on nailed practically with wonderful diverse flavors to explore.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My bottle, I'm afraid was almost three years past the best-buy date. Arend Tripel had almost no head (just a cream-colored, very thin layer). No lacing to speak of. The aroma was of almost overripe fruit, fruit cake, tropical fruit, candy sugar, and possibly a hint of alcohol. Taste is of all that, with no bitterness or booze. Mouthfeel is medium, and this Arend Tripel finished semi-sweet and seemed quite aged.

RJT

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Photo of drmeto
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a hazy golden-amber with a big,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-grainy,white bread,pineapple,apple,coriander,tangerines
T:
-peach,tangerines,white bread,cereals,grainy,toasty finish
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
O:
On the fruitier side for a Tripel.Good overall, but doesn't blow me away

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Photo of Richie71
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Brussels Beer Weekend.
Hazy dark gold with speckles. 4
Doughy bread starter nose. 3.75
Sugar up front, herbs, yellow apple skin, chalk, and coriander. 4
Medium, sticky, round. 3.75

Deep - nice play between hops and fruit. But missing the white pepper, which leaves it too sweet. Delicate overall, which might not suit a festival, but I won’t chase this just the same. 4

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The color of tea, cloudy.
The head very modest and short-lived, white color.
Malt aroma, strong honey, promises a lot of sweets.
Taste intense, clear, there are plenty of honey, very strong and very sweet tea, sweet counters delicate acidity and a touch of alcohol.
Hop bitterness at the finish only weak and very short.
Saturation fairly high, here relevant.
Alcohol is true perceptible but not mind.
Aren Tripel a pretty good beer, smooth, slightly oily.

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Photo of dbauer
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a goblet.

L - Bottle conditioned. Medium golden color, just slightly milky instead of clear. Pure white head is thick initially but fades quickly. Light lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is clean and peppery/spicy. Some bready malt and a lemon note. No obvious hops. Reminds me more of a saison on the nose than a tripel.

T - Flavors of crisp pilsner malt dominate initially, followed by brief cotton candy sweetness and then grassy hops. Peppery spice in the finish (could be actual spices or yeast character).

F - Medium body. Full, slightly prickly carbonation. Medium hops bitterness. Moderate alcohol presence.

O - This is an unusual tripel, with it's spicy, saison-like character. But it is clean, well-made and drinkable.

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Photo of oopp99
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite tripel. Much darker than most examples, and more boozy. Taste and nose consisted heavily of scorched caramel and a hint of dark fruits.

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Photo of bjd88
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninkasibrew
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark gold with a small white head of delicate bubbles.
S: Biscuits and peppy yeasty esters. Typically Belgian.
T: Nice and crisp. A roasty biscuity backbone with that classic Belgian medicinal (phenolic) note which I think is related to that red winey bubblegum flavour. I think I know what I'm talking about. Sherbet-like citrus in the finish. Almost dry.
M: Frothy mouthfeel but has a soft effervescence. Gives you a nice snap of bubbles as you swallow.
O: I'm so completely bored of Belgian beer but thinking objectively it's not bad.

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Arend Tripel from Brouwerij De Ryck
3.87 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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