Bornem Triple | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sixpack595 on 12-10-2001

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#32,630
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
666
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
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Photo of Martin_Maat
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale and hazy. Has a nice mild bitterness that lasts. Not an outspoken taste but quite pleasant.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
Pours a very slightly hazy golden coloured body with decent enough white body
aroma is the standard butterscoth clove and hint of bananarama flavour is simlar but subtler

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Photo of JPadilla
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml into tulip.

A: Pours a golden apple juice color with a billowing, thick tan head that slowly collapsed into an airy, rocky layer that persisted the whole beer through. Sticky rocky chunky lace were left down the glass.
S: Golden fruits, apple juice, and peppery earthy spice. Just a hint of banana bread. Kiss of alcohol and dry white wine.
T: Grainy wheat up front followed by sweet golden fruit, honey, and malt. The finish is full of peppery spice, cedar, a kiss of caramel. Bananas foster and spice rack linger in the aftertaste.
M: Full body, thick sweet/spicy mouthfeel, fluffy and smooth carb. Mild leafy bitterness mixed in.
O: Solid easy to drink sweetness is balanced by the spicy and earthy flavors. Clean and balanced. Great beer.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks at this beers best feature, a nice golden body with light haze and a tremendously bold head.

Aroma is a little sour, but pretty solid, light hops and a bit of booze.

Taste is a grower, first mouthful was disappointingly sour, but by the second and third you start to get that malty caramel more akin to a darker brew.

Feel is average, suffers from the evaporation on the tongue syndrome which is rife when the alcohol content is this high.

Overall, this beer looks good, but just doesn't live up to the breweries other outputs. Piraat blows this one out of the water.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gazz1e
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden colour, short head with very long retention. Good lace.
Aroma has some grains and hops, green apples, bananas, spices.
Medium body, slick palate, good carbonation.
Taste of green apples, some lemosn, butter cookies, spices.
Just an OK tripel, a bit light palate.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark straw or light copper color with exuberantly foamy (overflowed very readily), off white head. Modest retention but very goodlacing.
S: A little sours with aromas of green apple, lemon, and spice. Though I detected a hint of cloves, but that did not persist.
T: Tart up front with green apple, unripened pear and caramel. Bitterness hides in the background.
M: Light to medium bodied and smooth. Solid and persistent carbonation. Crisp finish.
O: Really surprised 1) how dramatically different the flavor proposition from the Dubbel is and 2) how different it is from other Tripels I have had. I thought it tasted more like a sour beer, e.g Berliner Weiss. Not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a pale straw color with a full frothy white head, lots of lacing, decent head retention, looks very thin and watery.

A: Belgian yeast, banana, lots of spice, no alcohol on the nose, not as deep and complex as other tripel beers I've tasted.

T: Belgian yeast, banana, malt, slight bubble gum note, spice, moderate amount of bitterness, finish has more yeast and banana.

M: Light/medium bodied, slight dry finish.

O: Not as good as other tripels I've tasted, subtle aromas and flavors, light bodied for this style, lacks the depth and complexity of most Belgian beers I've tasted.

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Photo of Mariness
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schavuytje
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got a belly bottle, a bright gold blonde belgian triple with a lush foam head, candy flavor candy and fruit, medium bodie of some sweet malt and yeast, much higher alcohols

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Photo of mishi_d
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zet
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light golden colour with a nice and steady head of foam. Smell of apples, oak, yeast, alcohol and apricot. Lots of apple in the taste as well, which also has some wine characteristics. Aftertaste is dry and a bit sour. Smell and taste also appear a bit medicinal to me, but it seems to work in this brew. The taste gets a bit dull after a while though: there is no development in it. Mouth feel is medium bodied and pretty carbed.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of intensify
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pulled this one out of the 6 pack sampler into a tulip, letting it warm up as i sip away.

L- dark orange, hazy, almost amber but not quite. The head holds up well.

S- orange peel, bread, cherrys.

T- dark fruits , figs, slight cherry. Sweet body with a bready finish.

Would stay away from this one next time. Plenty of better Tripels out there. None the less, it is still enjoyable.

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Photo of bret717
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- brilliant golden, huge rocky head to start that recedes to about .5 cm that sticks around. Leaves a little lacing

Aroma- starts slightly floral and bubble gummy then veers towards lemon and orange

Taste- starts with the bubble gum, followed by lasting lemon, then finishes with a quick kick of bitterness that is gone almost as soon as it starts. Leaves a tangy aftertaste that becomes more prominent as the beer warms

Feel- medium bodied and creamy, yet crisp from the carbonation

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 666 ratings