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Hertog Jan Tripel | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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3.66/5
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38 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 10-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,653
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of montbason
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatthehull
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
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 vrtx64
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kiro
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucBasil
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
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 AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of lhwjanssen
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freepack88
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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 Iaido
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mfuentesh
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of MechMessiah
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Fabianno
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KitoUY
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking different from the photo shown here, this bottle-conditioned beer comes in a 500ml very dark grey stone-ware short-neck bottle, corked and caged. BB 12/03/10, served lightly-chilled in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a dark amber hue with a million mini bits of cotton-ash swimming in the liquid against a very fine and mildly carbonated background; the off-white beer head builds up slowly to a thick froth, then settling equally patiently to a thin carpet to last.
S: semi-sweet malty and wheat-ish at the same time, on a par with grassy notes of hops and sweetened orangey fruits, while fruit esters are quite subdued but not in total absence. Like what the other colleagues here have commented, this is not the most complex that one'd expect from this type of ale, but a sheer cleanliness is not to be missed on the overall aroma.
T: the pretty clean, lightly sour fruity maltiness coupled with mildly chewy, bitter hops is followed by mildly sour citric fruits and pale prunes, neutrally flavoured yeasty bits (like sour bread), an aromatic touch of coriander seeds, then reaching a semi-chewy and dry-ish finish. All is well for the basic characters of a Tripel or strong pale ale, although the main theme is slightly... "blurred".
M&D: personally I find this a very well bottle-conditioned ale with a decent balance b/w fruit esters and malts, while the slightly fizzy texture never exceeds the necessary level but even being clean for the overall enjoyment, and the alc. for a 8.5%abv. is absolutely no where to be found. Despite a lack of complexity in the flavour profile, one can't overly challenge the satisfying palate, hence a pretty good drinkability overall for me. Comparing with the other notes on this page, all dating back to at least 3 years prior to this date, I can't help having a feeling that the production of this ale might have improved indeed?

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Photo of Dactrius
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brabander
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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 stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RueSailmana
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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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Hertog Jan Tripel from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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