Tropical Tripel | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Tropical TripelTropical Tripel

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Wayne Wambles.

Added by mwilbur on 06-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of spoony
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an undated 750 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A-A gentle pour produces about one finger of nearly-white head. The foam is dense and retention is good. There is also nice lacing on the glass left behind. The beer is nearly clear and pretty light in color for the style...a sort of medium golden hue.

S-The smell is, as advertised, very tropical with floral, sweet fruits like guava, passion fruit, and citrus. I also get a bit of coconut as the beer warms up. Underneath the sweet fruit is a bit of doughy bread and alcohol.

T-The taste provides a lot of sweet, tropical fruit, as well as candy sugar flavors and sweet dough, but the finish has a bit more grass and spice. The alcohol is not concealed, but the mildly vinous, fruity alcohol flavors fit well with the tropical fruit. Again, I can only detect a whiff of coconut as the brew nears room temperature.

M-The feel is nearly-creamy with ultra-fine carbonation that foams on the palate, but is not assertive or aggressive. The brew is medium to full body.

O-I like this tropical tripel more than most other "tropical" creations I have had. The flavors taste more authentic and less artificial here than in other tropical fruit beers. I think it is a good-looking brew with a nice feel, too. However, this is one sweet mutha of a beer and it could use a little more spice or grass to tone down the sugary, sweet fruity notes.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a murky orange color with a nice, white head. Head bubbles off a bit and laces well.

S-Definitely tropical. Those toasted coconut s come out with some authority and I absolutely love that. Rarely do I get much coconut in beers that use it in the brewing process. I also like how it isn't too crazy with the yeastiness. Peachy, too.

T-Bang, coconuts! Toasted coconut and peaches. Lighter Belgian yeast character. Heat and other tropical notes.

M-My only complaint is that its pretty hot. Booze comes out with some authority.

O/D-Tripels and I rarely get along. This one was awesome solely because it tasted like genuine coconut and didn't go crazy with that tangy Tripel-esque yeasty flavor that I don't like. One of my favorite Tripels.

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Photo of callmeoz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of rjp217
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml into a tulip glass...

A - One finger head with good lacing and retention. Light orange color

S - Peaches, coconut, tropical fruits, caramel. All blends together well for a wonderful aroma

T - Much of the same as the smell though less coconut and a lot more peaches. Peach explosion! I also get some malty flavor and oak chip aftertaste. This is a wonderful combination

M - Mild carbonation but in no way bitter, pretty smooth

O - Fantastic collab. Usually not a tripel guy but this blended together very well. The fruit mix is very much upfront with a mild oak aftertaste. Well done indeed

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip

A - Dark burnt orange, hazy with 2 fingers of sudsy foam on top. Minimal lacing with a solid cap.

S - Clean orange cream aroma, fresh laundry washed with Gain, limes, good amount of peaches, clean tropical fruit, mango, papaya. Birch wood starts pooping up as it warms up and turns into a clean oak character. Watermelon, candy,

T - Zesty citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, mango, Belgian candy sugar, sweet candied malt, lemon/lime fruit comes through and grows stronger toward the finish. Hints of salt and muted minerals are peppered in with a sweet and steady malt. The tropical fruit dominates and the finish leaves you with a semi dry finish.

M - Full creamy feel with the carbonation lifting it off the palate.

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! This is not a typical tripel but this beer sings in a harmoniously tune that is unreached by many. Perfectly executed with full flavored tropical fruits and somehow has a dry and peppery aspect that hems it all up. Very clean fruity aroma that you just don't find in most beers. I didn't get the coconut or any funk that I was expecting but time will tell with this one. Highly recommended

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The collaborative efforts of classy De Proef and newcomers Cigar City results in a Belgian-esque fruit beer that carries wine-like underpinnings and a plethora of citrus, orchard, and yes... tropical fruit to exacerbate the already fruity tone of Tripel Ale.

Its creamy pour causes a slow separation between foam and beer. Once settled, the body of the beer is golden and peach as it casts a very hazy cloudiness onto the beer. Above, a blanket of ivory foam covers the glass and retains well with lacy rings with each sip.

Boasting a fully fruited character, the aromas of peaches if first and foremost in aroma and taste. Merging with apricot, mangoes, apples and pear, the beer soon invites the taste of sparkling white wine- equipped with clean acidity and fruity sweetness. Somewhat candied in its malt and fruit fusion, the fruit-centric character is never wavering even as the ale approaches finish. White grapes, white pepper and a hint of coriander and clove attach to the fruit and lead to the nutty coconut milk taste to finish. Cream and vanilla soon follow up, but the tropical taste of pineapple and peach return in flavor echoes.

Both rich and smooth, the ale opens with that turbulent and expressive carbonation that shaddws that of chardonnay. But its firm fruit sweetness attaches tongue and is slow to let go. This results in a long and sweeter finish than Tripels normally allow. Still warm and spicy to close, the beer leaves the palate semi-dry and spicy warmth.

Its a very smooth and powerful ale that's highly rewarding early on because of the fruit and sweetness. But the beer fatigues the palate quickly due to its lumbering turn to dryness and cleanliness. Delightful without doubt, I'm glad it's served in short pours.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at The Mayor in Fort Collins.

Tropical Tripel is a hazy amber orange with a half inch of creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves a perfect sheet of lace on the inside if the glass.

Aroma is fruity, tropical in a way, in with a fantastic Belgian yeast character

Flavor is bold but still in keeping with the Tripel style. Pale likened malts and lots of it. Balanced by a healthy dose of fruity hops and that bitterness that comes with them. Great depth and balance, expertly constructed.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall an excellent tripel. I was hesitant to buy this at the store due to the high price ans modest reviews but I may have to reconsider.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of WillCarrera
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle, no date, but the description mentions February 18, 2013, not sure if that's when they brewed or bottled it, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a murky amber color, topped with a finger of white head, good retention and lacing.

S- Lots of tropical fruit and coconut as well as sweeter aromas of caramel, alcohol, and sweet malt.

T- Some tropical fruit, coconut, caramel, loads of booze and candi sugar.

M- Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, smooth feel.

O- Pretty below standard, the candi sugar and booze at the finish are pretty overpowering, I would pass on this one.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Tropical Tripel from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 286 ratings