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Ter Dolen Tripel | Brouwerij Ter Dolen N.V.

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Ter Dolen TripelTer Dolen Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Ter Dolen N.V.

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-03-2003

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by safaricook:
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3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought it at the Bierwinkel in Leiden, The Netherlands. Poured it into an Orval chalice.

L: copper golden clear body and one finger of a slightly brownish head that reduces over time to a small layer. medium lacing. some carbonation visible

S: typical tripel smell of yeast with some banana, orange?

T: a little malty, metallic bitter aftertaste that lingers on the palate for some time

F: Carbonation tickles the tip of the tongue and later towards the throat. Burpfactor is high. refreshing.

O: Not as complex in taste as your favorite tripel. rather a real solid one that is a little on the bitter side and low on sweetness therefore will appeal to some. I still have a problem with metallic aftertaste but it is not too bad. I would order this anytime if I am in the mood for a refreshing tripel.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, with beautiful lace and yeast head in the glass. Smelled yeasty with some floral and fruit. Yeasty concoction, a bit of fruit such as bannana from wheat, and orange and peach. Sweet and drying alcohol finish. Fresh from Belgium, aggressive carbonation.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tripel, appearantly still brewed, 33 cl bottle, best before november 2011.
30 ebu, acc. to the website. No sugar used in this product, which is a plus to me.

Amber colour, big creamy creamcoloured head, reasonable carbonation.

Smell is modest. Together, with the taste it's hoppy, malty. No sweetness in this. It's clean and spicy, with a modestly dry finish. Smooth and easy, allthough the alcohol is present in the aftertaste, it's acceptable at 8.1 % abv.

As tripel come, this is not a frontrunner, by far, but it's one that can maintain in the big group of solid ales from the country of Belgium for sure.
Trying a couple is not at all a waste.

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Photo of 77black_ships
4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2001 Vintage. Bottled during 05/2001. 12 years old now!

33 cl. bottle sampled @ Bierkaffee ’t Middelpunt in Zolder. Thx! Murky mashed rex fruits, touch amber liquid with basically no head. Nose is huge oxidation in the best way possible, sweet sugary with sherry, figs, dark fruits, sugar and ripe soft banana in a red fruit kind of way. Taste is same pure oxidation goodness, figs, soft & mashed red fruit, sherry, plums, prunes, sweet herbs, ripe & soft banana, port, yeast, more oxidation goodness, toffee,… Full & basically flat. Very impressive & miles about expectation. Absolutely 0 possible off-flavours that could accompany oxidation, absolutely stellar & very affordable, colour me impressed here.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of speedvagen
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of saltydog
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at Staminickee in Antwerp in 2001. Appearance: Orange, very clear, big rocky head. Smell: Strong spicy hop aroma, followed by big malty sweetness. Flavor: Clean, malty, very sweet and very clean. Mouthfeel: Quite a bit of body. Finish: Clean, malty, some hoppiness, but generall sweet finish.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of dogfooddog
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bbd 05-2007. this bottle recently came from belgium.

highly carbonated orange beer pours 30% head in a caracole glass, smells initially of bananas.

tastes typical triple hoppy taste, some hints of bitterness in the end of the taste, the fruity notes are not initially present in the taste, but further into the bottle there is some hint of bananas.

the aftertaste is mildly hoppy and bitter, unexceptional.

Perfectly pleasant and unexceptional belgian triple.

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Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BenBreeg
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another bier I scored at De BierKoning in Amsterdam which found its way into my carry-on for the journey home...
Ter Doolen has a stark orangey-copper color and is initially clear through and through (there are some yeasties still left in the bottle waiting patiently to be added to the Rapscallion goblet...). There is abundant carbonation rising upwards. Think of one of those souvenir snow-globes, but with all the movement in the opposite direction... There is a creamy, light tan blanketing of foam about 1/2" thick which is taking its sweet time dissipating, all the while still lacing the glassware in a fine fashion. The aroma is not shy at all, coming right at you with a pleasant spiciness mixed in with some tropical fruit. Body is solidly medium, and even though the carbonation is plentiful, it lends more of a bubbly/foamy feel on the tongue than a prickly one. There's a bit of toasty malt initially, then a plethora of sweet and spicy notes assault the palate. A bit of mango and passion fruit combine with yeasty, spicy phenols to produce a most lovely flavor! Ok, so the yeasties have now been re-introduced to the rest of the bier. The once clear liquid is now slightly opaque, and there is an added sharp, spicy bite compliments of said yeasties. The 8.1% alcohol is evident, with a noticeable warming effect during quaffing. I have enjoyed Ter Doolen quite a bit, and I find myself wishing this were a 750ml bottle and not just a 330ml offering. Or next time bring back 2 or 3 small ones!


overall: 4.35
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Ter Dolen Tripel from Brouwerij Ter Dolen N.V.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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