Hertog Jan Tripel | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Netherlands | website

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
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
26.07%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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Photo of -DF-
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Iaido
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Solomon420
2.3/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well I have to say I was not impressed with this beer at all. I had the larged corked 1 liter bottle bought in Holland 2 years ago. The color was poor, more of a yellow pilsner color than a true Trippel hazy yellow like the others I have tasted. The head fell quickly and the smell was not really there at all. The taste also fell short of my expectations of a Tripple style beer. Although I will give this beer another try, and drink another bottle, maybe one that hasnt been aging so long in my pantry. It could be that the CO2 for some reason escaped from this bottle, corrupting the greatness of this Trippel.

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Photo of WastedYouth
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Absumaster
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have got this beer for my anniversary and although it is generally regarded to be a very fine brewery with good beers, I was disappointed.
Color was orange with a lot of carbonation, a small head and some yeast particles floating around.
Smell was distinct Hertog Jan, caramellic like a lot of ambermalt has been used, fruity especially peach and slightly sweet.
Taste was bitter, some fresh or sour notes, fruity, full bodied and some adstrigency.
To me this was a bit disappointing as the body was way too big and the sweetness was too overpowering. Too bad!

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Photo of mfuentesh
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucBasil
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL ceramic bottle into a branded tulip glass.

A: the beer is a reddish orange color with gold notes, somewhat cloudy, topped with a 2 finger offwhite head with low retention.

S: Strong aroma of light fruits, honey, and yeast. Crisp apples, some citrus (pineapple?). Spices evident throughout. Clove. Deep inside there is a lemony vodka like alcohol aroma, but very hidden.

T: Spicy, wth heavy citrus flavors throughout. Fruity with a touch of wheat. Character of herbal honey. Balances out in the midpalate, and finishes with yeast and more pineapple and clove.

F: Very smooth and creamy all the way through.

D: 8.5% is very well hidden, making this a drinkable and tasty brew.

Notes: This bottle was about a year old, and seems to have balanced well.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of RueSailmana
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of montbason
4.55/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KitoUY
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Freepack88
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brabander
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 2003 bottle i got from my buddy Sietse (Apophis666). Thanks for this. The beer is in a stone bottle.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice. A broken white head and a coppercouloured fluid with a little carbonation still!

The beer itself is a bit over the top but still very drinkable. The smell is woody and so is the taste.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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 rinhaak
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

Freshness date of 4/12. Tasted on 1/4/12.

This may be the most exciting looking beer in the bottle. Black stoneware, the 50cl bottle is... well, stoneware! Who bottle's their beer in stone? Props for the packaging!

Sadly, the massive excitement stops there. Don't get me wrong: this is a fine beer. But there is never anything terribly exceptional or unique. It's really just a step above an ordinary tripel.

It pours a crystal clear orange-gold with a frothy head that dwindles down to a small island of foam within a couple minutes. Pretty ordinary aromas include citrus and bread with hints of biscuit.

A tad watery in the mouth, the flavors are quite pleasant though rather typical. Lemon-Drop candy, hints of orange, and fresh bread are all rather mild and unassuming.

This is an underspoken and unassertive tripel. Though there isn't a great deal of character, what it does it does well. Worth having it you can find it cheap, but certainly not worth seeking out.

Unless you want to hang get your hands on that awesome stoneware bottle...

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50 cl. in stoneware), purchased in Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : orangey golden color, with white foam head (not persistent w big bubbles).
Smell : malty and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malty with too alcohol presence, but not very complex.
Drinkability : an average beer in the Belgian style Tripel.

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Photo of MechMessiah
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Zet
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
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 dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of davidperez
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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 Dentist666
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
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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