Bornem Triple
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Bornem TripleBornem Triple
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From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #234
ABV:
9%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,473
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
695
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 04:37 AM
Added:
Dec 10, 2001
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  69
Powerful beer with an excellent sweet-sour balance.
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Ratings by BillyNoonan:
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Having read some previous reviews I was slightly apprehensive, but I was pleasantly surprised. Warming of alcohol for sure but quite subtle. Full, substantial feel, hazy golden colour. Overall full, hearty and comforting trippel. Dark horse!
Jun 11, 2023
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.75 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Saturday at 04:37 AM
 
Rated: 3.68 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Thursday at 05:46 PM
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Rated by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Not really a triple, I think it's too sweet for the style.
May 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.07 by SayBoom from Ukraine

May 01, 2023
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Rated by Captain68 from Russian Federation

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
92
Mar 27, 2023
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Reviewed by guidodewaal from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow. Smells fresh and light. Tastes fresh, frisky and deep. Perfectly balanced. Bitter alcohol aftertaste. Frisky on the tongue, but drinks smooth.
Oct 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by arzt from Germany

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De Lidl. En copa Grimbergen. Con queso Pok. Estudiando y jugando a Fortnite. Tripel muy correcta, lo que uno espera del estilo sin sorpresas, bien equilibrada.
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle conditioned. Pours straw in colour with a quite thick dense head.
Yeasty aroma. Some spice, light banana and apple orchard. Rustic bouquet with distant pig farm.
The flavour reflects a muted version of the smell. The hops are revealed. A mild tart completion.
A bright feel. Quite light.
Middle of the road tripel.
Feb 06, 2022
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Rated by edthehead from Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
1963 vintage
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by psojk

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Look: straw yellow with a big fluffy white head

Smell: a little yeast, a hint of malt, but like their dubbel not much is going on here

Taste: definitely better than the smell. Decent malt, some citrus, a bit floral

Feel: smooth, nice and light
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Ladiloque from Italy

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
The photo here is wrong/outdated. The label now is golden yellow, with the usual heron shield and highlighting "Triple - Tripel".

Served at 4°. Big head fastly receding. Pale hazy gold. 3 mm lacing disappearing in 10 mins. Highly carb with micro bubbles.

Smells like fresh grass, cannabis, hops mainly.

Tastes neutral: neither bitter nor sweet. Maybe a little sour. Hops, freshness, agrumes. Didn't feel the abv. Drinkable, yet someway complex.

Light to medium bodied. Good beer but not my style: too hoppy, no sweetness, no warmth.
Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Pale amber, very slightly hazy, pours with a 2Cm pillowy fine-bubble head. - ps @+10mins, holds well, forms thick lacing on the way down.
S- Subtle, smells 'dry' with perhaps timber/leather notes.
T- Bright, almost a touch sharp, but against a meaty feel. It has very full malts and again I get something like aromatic/timber notes here. I think there are Belgian ester notes here, but they're not the usual fruit-like ones.
F- This is a punchy beer (ABV%), but it's also notably bright (hops) while having a meaty body. Call that good balancing. ABV% has to be 8%+.
O- Clever, it's notably punchy/solid yet the hops are bright and prominent so it has balance. The hop notes seem trad but seem more timber-like than fruit-like to me (I've had this before with other beers!). It's a slow-sipping beer to me, it's too good to rush and pretty full-on to rush too. Very nice, I'd happily drink this one again.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! First up, the lable has changed from^, it's now mostly simple plain gold with a pic of a white bird standing in an arched window plus the brewers name 'Bornem' in large font. Bottle conditioned. 'You enjoy a full, hoppy flavour, an excellent bitter-sweet balance, and a refined head'. And I've always been a fan of the latter especially...
330ml bottle BB: 12/01/2023 Euro2.50 Bought from BeerMania/Belgium as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London. #1848.
May 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020
Bornem Triple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 695 ratings