Bornem Triple
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Bornem TripleBornem Triple
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From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #235
ABV:
9%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,483
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
693
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2023
Added:
Dec 10, 2001
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  69
Powerful beer with an excellent sweet-sour balance.
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Ratings by Ushouldbeworkinh:
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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
More User Ratings:
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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
 
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
 
Rated: 3.92 by smi69 from New York

Jun 08, 2020
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pleasant, alcohol well hidden, very balanced, medium dry, funky esters, great.
May 19, 2020
Bornem Triple from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 693 ratings