Bornem Triple | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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82
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649 Ratings
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Bornem TripleBornem Triple
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sixpack595 on 12-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
649
Reviews:
404
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tux_alin
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schavuytje
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
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 +1.7%
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 +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of intensify
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3%
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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Photo of DesertFox24
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy gold, bubbly head
A: lemon, pineapple, bananas, and Abbey Belgium
F: thin, foam feel, quickly dissolves, carbonation, fizzy, hoppy
T: lemon, hops, bananas, grassy, herbal, spicy , and pineapple
O: didn't think much of it @ 1st, but more I drank the more I liked it. Didn't taste fruit at first but as my taste adapted to the beer i could taste bananas and pineapple. Lemon was very prominent. This beer was aged for a year and possibly longer and does age well but still curious as to how this would taste fresh. It's definitely interesting as it is a fizzy foam beer that is slightly hoppy and fruity. Have to really dwell into it to truly appreciate it.

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Photo of AleSan
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle as a gift:
Lively & quite a bubbly, fresh beer that was well carbonated & featured some nice fruits at times, although they did prove to be quite subdued & even weak at times. There was some faint sweetness from the malts as well & the alcohol content turned out to be quite well hidden with some funky flavours, tart & yeast masking it for the most part. It was definitely a drinkable offering but I wouldn't say it was particularly enjoyable, it was an improvement on the Dubbel version from the same brewery though & I guess that's something.

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Photo of Jliscin
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden hue with a meniscus of white foam head. Nose is faint meat, with minimal lagery malt in the background. The palate opens unlike most Belgians - it is somewhere between a standard Belgian and a lager. That lager influence dominates the palate unfortunately. A clean, crisp, carbonated start continues into a lackluster and nondescript profile dominated by bland malt with just a hint of Belgian spice in the background. The mouthfeel is medium-light with high carbonation. Despite being 9% the alcohol is undetectable.

Overall, it's a disappointing beer, largely for its predilection towards a lager-like flavor profile. The look and mouthfeel are solid, the nose is strange, but the palate really lets the brew down.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macamah
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle, Lidl, Bristol - Pours clear golden with a thick white lasting foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - bready/yeasty, light tart notes, sweet tinge. Taste - sweet, ripened soured fruits, light yeast notes, crisp bitter finish. Not bad Belgian ale.

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Photo of rickklein9
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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