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Queue De Charrue Triple | Brasserie Vanuxeem

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Queue De Charrue TripleQueue De Charrue Triple

Brewed by:
Brasserie Vanuxeem

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thierrynantes on 02-05-2008

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of chebode2
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light orange haze with a full head of foam that turns into a solid layer. Full smell of lemon, orange, pepper, alcohol and yeast at first, but the flavours get weaker very fast, leaving only alcohol and yeast after a while. Taste is full, with hints of various citrus fruits, malt, some banana, pepper and sour apple. Alcohol is manifest, but mixes very well with the other flavours and even seems to enhance them. Quite a flavour bomb in fact, though it could use some balancing. Smooth and medium-bodied, with some stings from the alcohol. No stunner, but a very adequate, maybe even archetypical specimen of the triple style. Lots of triples of this quality in Belgium: can't go wrong with them, but they're out of the Westmalle/Bernardus/Karmeliet/Gouden Carolus Tripel league.

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Photo of WynnO
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonb5
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now being brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge.

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Golden, slightly hazy, very large thick head, decent retention, lots of lacing.

S: Fruity phenols, more and more starchy towards the end.

T: Apple, phenolic sharpness, starch, sour fruits and a hint of sour dough at the finish.

M: Thick chewy texture, well carbonated, coarse edge from the booze.

O: A typical Van Steenberge beer, it’s very similar to Augstijn ale and Bornem tripel. I’ve sampled quite a few Van Steenberge beers and they’ve never let me down, one of my favourite breweries worldwide.

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Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TGS
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Anatole
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of MaevaS
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of janubio
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 33 cl. Nice white big foam. Color is very pale, almost as a white beer, and cloudy. Aroma is fruity, spicy, glazed fruits, cake, some lemon, coriander. In the mouth I feel cake, some fruits, maybe apple or pear, cream. Slightly sourness and very refreshing.

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Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Tolosa
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of BoitSansSoif
2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Large but not all-too-dense head...overflowed on the pour. Attractive darker yellow-gold and clear, bits of tracing.

S-Picked up adjuncts on the initial smell, but also smells of chiffon cake and alcohol.

TM-Metallic mouthfeel upfront...otherwise light-to-medium bodied with variety of malted grain flavors, pleasant spiciness, and slightly hoppy finish that leaves some dryness and balance, and some alcohol heat.

D-An okay beer worth trying.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served in Guinness brewhouse series pint glass in Belfort, France. Reviewed live. Hazy yellow colour. Semitransparent.

A: Clear yellow colour. Four finger head is thin and ugly with good retention but no cream.

Sm: Light barley with some lemon esters. Nothing special.

T: Full barley body with some lemon/citrus esters. Not horribly complex, but full and somewhat refreshing. Some layered hops, but not many, which don't necessarily culminate for the climax. A bit restrained. Balanced but fairly simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but featuring adequate coarseness for the climax to bring out (what little...) flavours (it has). Sort of suits the flavours on the body. A bit too coarse on the finish.

Dr: Drinkable enough, and very high ABV for its absence of flavours. Not unique, bold, or special. Very fairly priced in France.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The nose is both hoppy and a little safe with yet a touch of fruit but quite significant it must be said. Low in the body, mix a little corn and hops on, and the mixture is not really extraordinary and most importantly, do not make the easy-drinking beer. In addition, there is a lack of spice and finish.

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Photo of CaptainPiret
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I believe this beer, despite what the site says, is not retired. I picked up a couple in Aarschot just last week. The expiry date reads 19 April, 2012, so I believe this is still in circulation.

On to the review ... what a golden, clear appearance for this beer. Much clearer than the triples I'm accustomed to drinking. Head originally was about a quarter-inch, but rather quickly slimmed down to an eighth-inch. Rather bubbly as well.

A grainy, flowery smell, which likes it color also seemed different from the standard. The alcohol was very cleverly disguised by a fruity, spicy sensation in the taste. Well done.

Very happy I lucked upon this beer. I plan to return to the shop and purchase a few more, and while there I will inquire about whether it is indeed "retired".

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (25cl), tasted in 2008.
Appearance: golden blond colour, clear and bright. White foam with medium-sized bubbles, good persistency
Smell: Well malty, slightly influenced by alcohol, fruity
Mouthfeel & Taste: fruity attack, a lot of freshness. Spicy aromas, floral and herbaceous. low bitterness.
Drinkability : a strong beer (style triple), great freshness. A beer distributed by Vanuxeem and brewered by Van Steenberge (Ertvelde).

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Queue De Charrue Triple from Brasserie Vanuxeem
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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