Reinaert Tripel | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 10-21-2003

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of 54V4G3
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin.

A- Cloudy, darker golden-straw yellow body with one finger offwhite head. Good retention, nice lacing. [3.75]

S- Yeasty esters, caramel, bread, citrus, a bit of lactic acidity. Smells fairly tart and sweet all at once. There is a slight alcohol heat as well. Not complicated. [3.5]

F- Belgian candied sugar, bread, caramel, spicy yeast notes, honey. Not as tart as in the nose. Lots of sweetness to it, balanced out by mild zesty citrus. notes. Not a ton of complexity, but it is a bit tart for a tripel. [3.5]

M- On the lighter side, creamy and nicely carbonated with some pep to it. Somewhat dry on the finish. Sweet and tart all at once. [3.25]

O- A nice tripel that is different than some of the others that I've had, with more of a tart twang to it. Fairly decent. [3.25]

Final score: 3.44

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Photo of Senna
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MaevaS
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of peagasus
1/5  rDev -71.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a cloudy golden orange with a huge fluffy light tan head leaving a huge lace. The nose has some peppery spice and yeast notes up front, caramel malts balance and hold together with notes of toasted bread and some light hints of tart lemon. The taste is more integrated but a bit lighter. Sweet candied sugars and malt backbone up front, spicy yeast amongst subtle lemon and honey balance the yeast to malt as a light citrusy soapy hop finishes it off. Medium to light creamy body, active on the tongue, assertive carbonation and semi dry finish.

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Photo of austinbroker
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a New Belgium Brewing Company, I also poured a Grimbergen Tripel from a 330ml bottle next to this one as a comparison. I enjoyed the Grimbergen tripel more but I'll review this beer.

Pours a large head, lots of lacing, an amber/light colored beer, just a shade darker than the Grimbergen that I poured. Smells like wet socks, but tastes much better. Taste is bitter , slightly sweet, lots of fruit. The bitterness prevails primarily. Still has lots of flavor and worth a try. However, I didn't enjoy as much as the Grimbergen.

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Photo of Brabander
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought this beer at a shop in Meer, Belgium. I usually seek out the triple beers there for Christmas.

This was an unknown beer for me when i saw the bottle the first time. The bottle is the same as the Duvel bottles.

I poured it like all triples i drink in the Westmalle chalice i have. Had the beer in my cellar for more than two months to let it come to rest.

The tase was very good and soft. Teh beer feels almost natural. Good carbonation and nice white head. I was so impressed that i have this one a few times more. When you see it? Buy it!

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Photo of Travlr
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle.
Appearance was cloudy, brackish with an enormous white head tha settles gradually and leaves good lacing. Smell was acidic and flowery, background of spice and black pepper.
Taste was sharp and smoky with a dry and bitter finish.
Interesting tripel, subtle but flavorful. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of tempest
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap a a jazz cafe in Ghent. This is a pretty, smooth tripel, but I had a problem with the aroma. There's a not in there that to me smells like creamed corn, not the cooked corn DMS I'm used to, this is like Belgian corn. Go figure, this would otherwise be a great, and maybe even dangerous tripel.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (fine bubbles).
Smell : yeasty and fruity aromas.
Flavor: The bitterness dominates with a slight acidity. Malt flavours.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Triple.

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Photo of shbobdb
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours an incredibly hazy straw with a head that goes and goes and goes, my ~12oz bottle gave enough head to fill a .75ml glass to the top!

The beer tastes a lot like their Pig Nun -- the presence of corpse and embalming-fluid tastes really dominate this beer. But, I've got to say, there is a pleasant citric middle that really rounds this guy out. This is further complimented by a nice clove-and-pineapple finish.

I am certainly glad I got to try this beer, but I wouldn't want much more than the 12 ounces, and I *like* wild beers. Certainly not for the uninitiated.

There really needs to be a Belgian Wild Ale category. There really, really needs to be one. If I were thinking 'Tripel' when I bought this beer, I'd have been pissed. Especially since this beer declares itself, on the bottle to be a Belgian Wild Ale. Why can't we add the style?

Ahhh well.

A good beer. Though, I have to say, I drank it at room-temperature and if I were to have it again, I might drink it on the cooler side to mitigate the strong brett presence.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear deep golden amber with an off-white low persistent head which lasted very well to lace the glass.

The aroma was deeply malty with a nutty and toffee aroma coupled with caramel and a light candy corny presence. The aroma was interestingly complex and lightly fruity.

The flavor was lightly sweet caramel with an interesting toffee character and a lightly fruity presence that was very nice.

The finish was dry with more lightly caramel into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. A nice tripel but at 12 years old it may be nearing the end of it's life. Very nice to have the experience.

1994 bottle at Kulminator in Antwerpen on 9/12/06.

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Photo of stcules
2.38/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oranged amber color, absolute hazyness; beautiful white and creamy head.
At the smell a fruit note, pineapple, then cooked apple, honey, and flowery notes (blue).
In the taste the pineapple is stronger, on a malty and honey background, and maybe flowers again.
Average body.
Pleasant aftertaste, with a sweet-bitter balance that mitigates a bit the beer. But in the end the boring sweetness is prevalent.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

BB 19-05-07. Nice and lasting white head and a clear beer underneeth with lots of carbonations bubles pearling up. Nose is overdone on sweet and overripe applejuice, gagel, koreander and some malts and hay in the back. Taste is strong and gale bitter, rich of taste as there is lots of maltyness with a sweet hint but alcohol is dominant and IMHO overdone for this brew. It tempers the further fine mouthfeel, taste and drinkability. Well done craftbeer for others maybe but to me too bombastic and alcoholic.

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Photo of scottum
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice slightly hazy straw with a huge wonderful bright white fluffed out headskie. Tastes fruity enough with a healthy dose of spice and hops. Typical Belgian tripel flavor, but that is not a bad thing. Mouthfeel is very smooth. A nice brew worth checking out if you can find it.

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Photo of saltydog
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange, very big rocky head. Slightly cloudy. Smell: Malty, clean hop aroma. Nice spice notes in background.. Some malt. Flavor: Malty, drying, clean fermentation. Caramel. Some alcohol. Crisp, bitter hop finish, with some malt balance. Drinkability: quite good, easy to drink, especially for it's strength.

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Reinaert Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 21 ratings