Arend Tripel | Brouwerij De Ryck

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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:
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Added by Patrick999 on 12-11-2008

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Reviews:
45
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 101
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 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 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 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 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 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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Photo of Tinfang
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

33 cl bottle poured into a St. Martins tulip. Best by of May 2015.

Aroma of hops and sweetness.

Appealing appearance - medium amber with a solid white head. Good retention with little lacing.

Perhaps I would like this better with more age on the bottle. All the flavor elements seemed to be competing rather than uniting. Sugar followed by a metalic tang and occaisional tastes of phenols, hops and honey. Surprisingly strong alcohol taste for an 8% abv.

Overall pleasing, but i would not buy this again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy rust color with a decent head (though not nearly as impressive as it should be for a Belgian); a few splashes of lace remain

Smell: Bread and sugary cake frosting with hints of stone fruit and phenols

Taste: Bready and slightly sweet, up front, with a spicy phenols developing along with the stone fruit flavors; after the swallow, apricot, coriander and honey tones build, though there is a lingering tartness to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps a bit too much age on this one but an interesting Tripel; I like that it is not overly sweet like many others I have tried; the carbonation appears to have suffered over time, limiting the score

Thanks, briiguy, for the opportunity

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Photo of andyfrancis
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a small chalice.

Hazy gold, white foamy head lacing up nicely.

Sweet fruit and floral hop wafts over a light malt base on the nose.

Medium bodied, nicely balanced sweetness, hops, and abv. Lingering spicy-sweet aftertaste.

Tripels are not usually my favorite but I could have a few of these.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Style/abv: triple/8%

Smell: sweet clementines with subtle herbs and delicate spices

Taste: spicy maple syrup, sweet clementines, and a warm-scotch after-taste with effervescence; lots of head and bubbles

This beer pairs very well with oceanic food, especially raw ahi tuna and sushi...it also goes well with aged dubliner Irish cheese and cracked pepper triscuits

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Photo of Hunter
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Average in most respects (decent light amber color, weak head, no tracing, lovely maple aromas on the nose) until you get to the taste. From there - sour, wheaty, very little by way of candi sugar or other characteristics I've grown accustomed to with this style. Decent enough, but somewhat disappointing.

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Photo of JimTeal
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good find, new to Lee's Las Vegas. Traditional look of hazy, lazy pour, good adequate head to release some very fine flavors. No doubt about the citrus out front, but then some subtle fruitiness, followed by some very nice malt. I must admit I am partial to good tripels and this one does not disappoint, almost perfectly balanced and wonderful ABV level that is never boozy. Rest assured, this is a fine beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 6/2013.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle.

This beer poured with a clear, golden color with nice, white foam that lingered a long time and left lacing on the glass. The smell was a mild aroma with notes of malt, grain, and a hint of orange citrus. The taste was lightly sweet with malty flavor and mild hops. Typical Tripel flavor with light citrus notes and hints of spice from the yeast. Malt and hints of tropical fruit, incl. coconut, in the flavor. A very good Tripel flavor, not over the top in sweetness. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry with medium body and a clean finish. Overall a light sweetness. Very good taste and mouthfeel. This is a very pleasant and enjoyable Tripel. Very drinkable.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It has cooled off some, which makes it a good opportunity to drink some tripel. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

The orange color looks a little murky. Tints of gold make themselves shown. A frothy inch thick head which retains well and leaves creamy lacing around adds character to the appearance. The nose offers fruits like pear, candied oranges, and because this is a tripel, a good whiff of alcohol.

At first, this is an alcoholic and slightly sweet tripel with a few complexities. As with many tripels, this one gets better as it warms, which uncovers extra notes. Alcohol soaked pears are easily noted. The carbonation provides some zestiness. Grassy and floral notes break up the sweet and alcohol flavors. Touch of earthiness too. Pleasantly complex. Despite a body that is nearly full, it's airy, creamy, and the tingling carbonation is well placed.

Can't argue too much with one more quality tripel out of Belgium. Arend Tripel may be a little harder to find in the US, but if you do, give it a chance.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer is a pale orange color with a small puffy head. It has good clarity and visions of carbonation coming up through the glass. Solid lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: vanilla, spicines, yeasty esters, apples, pears, bready malts, Belgian candy, and golden raisins.

Taste: Very tastey for a tripel. A little dirty for a tripel, but still a good one. Everything detected during the aroma was present in the taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a bit dry, a bit boozy, and more delicious as it warms.

Overall: This tripel is very interesting. The taste could be a bit cleaner, but all the other festures are there for what you would expect out of the style. Still a solid beer, and would have it again.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very pleasant beer to drink. Smooth and somewhat light, though not since it is a tripel. Don't know if that makes sense, but that is what is hitting my brain as I drink it. I don't really have anything to say on this one except that it is a nice drinkable ale. Nothing showy or out there; just a pretty good beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hitting on all cylinders, Arend Tripel provides a full and juicy palate of fruit an spice with firm herbal bitterness, champagne-like lift, and a semi-dry finish- ideally suited for its high alcohol and hazy golden appearances.

But those appearances start with a billowing separation of beer to foam until the beer settles with a dense mousse-like head that casts over the bright yellow beer. The typical haze of yeast and wheat point toward complexity and flavor to come.

The zesty scent of fruit dance on the malts with grace and playfulness. Lemons, apples, pears, apricot and give character to the bready and light honeyish malts. Balanced by the aroma of pepper, herbs, and freshly mulled grasses, the hops and yeasty spice intertwine for to offset the fruity sweet nose and deliver a snappy accent to the alcohol.

Flavors of juicy fruit, candied lemons, pears, banana, and apples, and fresh baking breads combine on the front of the palate for a sweeter and fruitier introduction. But the rebuttal of coriander, curacao, white pepper, and clove give a dry spiciness that refutes the sweeter start and ushers in a semi-dry finish. Accompanied by floral hops to start, the light notion of honey suckle develops into a soft herbal bitterness accents the bitter taste of alcohol late.

Medium bodied as the beer opens with the creamy malt texture that's beefed up by the spring of zesty carbonation. But the malty weight is soon sheaded and the carbonic prickle brings life to the spicy, bitter, and warmly alcoholic finish for a dryish finish of grass and fruit.

Without trying too hard, the Arend Tripel stands out by conforming to the tripel style with accuracy and precision. For the tripel lover, this beer fits like a glove.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 11.2 ounce bottle to glass beer challis.

A) Splendid hazy golden triple with suspended yeast and fine carbonation.
S) Sour dough, cooked fruit, root beer and waft of alcohol
T) Delicious and complex. Sticky sweet honey, banana, apricots, raisons -- its all here and its darn good.
M) Ample, fine bottle conditioned carbonation is smooth and refreshing
O) Going back for more...

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Photo of mj001jk
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a thick, white head that persists surprisingly long.

Aromas are fresh and tart, highlighting citrus, honeysuckle and dry grass with a mineral edge.

Taste is similar the the description of the aroma, with an added malty roundness and light funk that balances the other components nicely.

In was a bit overcarbonated at first but mellows out after a while in the glass, leaving you with a fresh and satisfying long finish. It is one of my favorite Tripels right now.

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Photo of stephens101
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange with a magnificent dirty white head that stands strong and lasts long. A little funk floats out and about. Rolling sheets of lace cling to the glass. Aroma is clean with spice, light fruits(apples, oranges and pears) and some taffy notes involved. Tastes sweet up front with a big Belgian yeastiness followed by a river of light fruits (including melon), some spice and bubblegum and with just enough bitterness to pull everything back in line. Medium bodied but slightly airy and creamy to the core makes for an excellent Tripel!

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Photo of axeman9182
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle, a souvenir from this year's BBF, poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Arend Tripel pours a nearly opaque orange. There's about three fingers of frothy white head that threaten to spill over the top of the glass. Head retention is pretty good, but lacing is basically nonexistent. The nose is fairly weak and one dimensional. What is there is good though, an aroma of pale fruits lightly soaked in alcohol. The flavor profile is a bit more varied though. That same boozy fruitiness is there, but now it's got a light black pepper phenolic note to play against it and liven things up a bit. The intensity is still a little bit lacking, but it's not as egregious as in the nose. The body is nice and light, just what I'm looking for in a tripel, but the carbonation is way dull. By the time the beer hits the middle of my palate it's essentially fizzed out, and it wasn't even that lively to begin with. This is probably one of the less impressive tripels I've had

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Photo of Offa
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber, slightly hazy with a medium-big off-white head very slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich bread, fruitiness with dried fruits, metal, wildflowers, and overall very nice.

Taste is lightly juicy-spicy with light spicy-zesty bitterness just dominating, with light, vague juicy fruitiness, coriander, light bright alcoholic quality, and a faint hint of gin-like character. It has no bread, or grain character noticeable. It has light sweetness. Overall, it is light, the character elements very light and quickly becoming very faint, and it lacks depth, and ultimately, although it has some range of character as noted, the elements are all so light that it basically seems fairly one-dimensional and even bland.

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Arend Tripel from Brouwerij De Ryck
3.87 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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