Hertog Jan Tripel | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Netherlands
hertogjan.nl

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
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12
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Photo of BlackVeg
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
2.49/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 0.5 l bottle into goblet.
L: Light amber with a weak foam head.
S: Spices, peach.
T: Not a classic tripel taste, lacks a depth. Taste is too simple.
F: Mediuam body, weak carbonation.
O: Expected more from this one.

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Photo of KitoUY
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Freepack88
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent tripel, do not expect too much out of this one.

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Photo of Zet
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light orange colour with a very modest head of foam. Smell of overripe banana, alcohol and malt. Same flavours return in the taste, which is nice in the beginning, but gets weary after a while. Mouth feel is quite smooth though. Not a bad beer, but some more complexity would have been nice. It's a bit too sweet for me and the alcohol and banana (ergo rotten banana) are too dominating.

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Photo of vrtx64
4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Leffe chalice, it pours an amber yellow, almost completely clear, with a thin head, white, with small retention.

The bouquet is of banana and bubblegum esters, caramel, honey, a bit of spiciness as in clove, malty breadiness.

Upfront you sense a high carbonation, not excessive, just high. Sweet notes come through at first, caramel, honey, bubblegum, malty sweetness, and an underlying spicy note goes along with the sweet notes. Soon afterwards some earthy bitterness balances the beer, and rapidly the flavor goes into the aftertaste, bittersweet, with no so-discernable notes, and long. A little bit of bitterness ends up coating your palate.
Light body, slightly smooth, high carbonation.

Although it lacked complexity, not a bad beer to have; but definitely a subpar to the true examples within the style.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of montbason
4.55/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabianno
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
4.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatthehull
4.46/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass from a 50cl bottle

A - Bright copper, half finger white head and a bit of lacing/legs

S - Wild water (like from a creek), Belgian yeast, sugar, fresh baked bread, sweet malts, dry grains, earthy hops and a slight booze note.

T - Sugar, belgian yeast, white and red wine notes, oak, slight funk, sweet chewy grains and sweet malts and something very dry.

M - Full bodied, great balance, great complexity, medium plus carbonation, medium acidity and a sweet adventure from start to finish.

D/O - This is a great Tripel. Has a very nice rich flavor, easy to drink, refreshing and pairs well with most savory and sweet eats. This style tends to make me hungry which is good and bad. Perfect for all seasons and weathers and can be aged to tone the flavor down.

Final thoughts - At nearly 9% abv and around 9 euros as well (like the dubbel). The bottles are ceramic and really neat which is a plus if you collect bottles.

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Photo of -DF-
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip.
Cloudy dark ember essence wih moderate off-white head. Spicy aroma - lemon, clove, yeasts, apple. Taste is rather typical, average triplish, alcohol not evident, some honey notes, moderate carbonation/

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Photo of vanderSchorpioen
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iaido
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of MechMessiah
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of WastedYouth
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mfuentesh
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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