Witkap Pater Tripel | Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
162
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.73%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, procured as "volunteer booty" from the "Ultimate Belgian Tasting" put on by ASN, in NYC, no freshness dating. Pours mildly cloudy, light golden amber, minimal yeast/sediment in the bottle. Near white minor head, leaving stingy lacing, with delicate and slow bubbles continuing to rise. Nose is of light tropical fruits, anise, pepper, yeast and alcohol. This is a delicate, fruity and complex tripel, notes of more fruit, juniper, gin, spice. Simply lovely stuff, soft, spicy, fruity and spicy. Fine and seldom seen Tripel, well worth seeking out.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

01/28/06- Sampled at my tasting, brought by Denali as part of his Belgian beer order.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a best by date notched on the label. Pretty sure it was something '07.

Appearance- Pretty deep golden in color, crisp white larger foamy head and light chunks of lace left behind...nice!

Smell- Tropical fruit scent hits first. Denali is right on with the apple scent as well. Maybe a light touch of corriander, with a pretty hefty spicy dose and a splash of white pepper.

Taste- Pretty much mirror image of the scent. Maybe a touch less flavor than scent though. Didn't have the really hard hit of fruit I was expecting. The peppery spices and yeasty flavor was a nice touch though.

Mouthfeel- Moderate to a heavier carbonation level. A tad sugary.

Drinkability- Paired this with apples at our tasting. The green ones worked better than the red ones. Overall a really nice tripel worth seeking out.

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Photo of Denali
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 33 cl bottle. Best before July 2007.

Appearance. Ultra thick white foamy head. Insane lacing. Yellow-gold slightly opaque liquid.

Smell: Nice and yeasty. A little malt sweetness comes through, along with a little bit of apple. Some spices in there too.

Taste: Wow. Nice and light. Good yeasty and sweet malty flavor. Bitter and dry on the finish. Apple like fruity tartness also comes in on the end, along with some hops to balance it out. My response on my first sip was "wow".

Mouthfeel: Very mellow. Very light carbonation.

Drinkability: Nice and light. Beautiful. Boy can I drink this. I want another but I only have 7 bottles left and I want to save these.

Comments: What a nice mellow triple with a really nice touch. Never heard of this before but based on previous reviews I included this in my order.. Way to go BA. Beautiful triple.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden with just a touch of orange hue with a huge blooming whit head that takes its time settling leaving sheets of lace behind.Big yeasty phenolic aromas,spicey with a noticable smokiness over top of a lemony citrus.Full creamy mouthfeel no harshness it glides down with ease,more fruit flavor wise than in the nose citrusy,lemon pith and a overipe pineapple note finishing with a yeasty coriander-like spicey finish.A well made tripel here not over the top in phenolic elemants quite well balanced in its fruitiness to spice components.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one is a light and very hazy yellow in color, kind of straw-like, with a nice, moderate, retentive head. It has the promising look of delicateness.

Smell – This is a very even nose. The alcohol, yeast, malts, and spices are all on par with each other. The fruit does have some orange in it but it doesn’t dominate like many other examples of the style. There’s some nice peach and watermelon in this bouquet.

Taste – Wow, this is much bigger at the taste. It is very fruit-juicy but with some nice yeast and pleasant spicing. The alcohol is there but it is very subdued. I’m getting some grapefruit flavors as well, but more like a good high-quality drink than that harsh hoppy grapefruit that you find in IPAs.

Mouthfeel – This is a bit larger than medium-bodied and is incredibly refreshing. The flavors are well-blended and the alcohol is just right. The carbonation is light and fluffy in between the cheeks. This is the ale’s strongpoint, IMHO.

Drinkability – They don’t get much more drinkable than this. It is not a big, sledge-hammer Tripel (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but it’s plenty big and will almost certainly satisfy all but the most delusional of palates.

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Photo of Andreji
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried at Gollem in Amsterdam. during the day, because the place is a bit poorly lit.

Poured into the bottle you can instantly se a frothy head emerge, the type of head that seems is going to overflow but turns out rather an unusual tripel because 1)the head is rather small albeit thick, and 2) the head is completely white, and the beer is clearly orange, bright with a slightly cloudy body and some yeast deep inside against the glass.

The smell is a nice full bouquet of peaches, apricots and pears, perhaps some cloves as to give off a bit of a weizen sensation. not too citrusy rather focusing a bit more on the sweet side of tripels (as if they weren't all SAH-WEET).

The taste is also very elaborate. at first prevails the fruity sweet sensation of the range of fruits that also includes kiwi, but imposing within is your good old tripel strong yeast/alcohol feel that goes through the back of the mouth up to the nose. this minders the transition to a bitter finish that as it passes down your throat gives you a slight grassy taste (in a good way, this one).
the carbonation is well abundant but consistent to the style, as is its full body that makes it worth having it over and over- for those with a tougher palate and a resisting stomach.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow as soon as you start pouring in the witkap you know that you have a good beer in hand. Great whit foam that lasts forever. Nice color, not a 100% clear but who cares if the rest is ok.
Smell is hoppy green, yeastspice and malty. All beautifully mixed together what makes you thirsty. And what a taste it has; malty, spicy and bitter. Bitterness maybe a litle yeasty but mostly good hops. Aftertaste is just bitter and dry( as it should be for a triple). Great beer that's always worth a try!

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Photo of Naerhu
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge white head on a sligthly opaque orange-gold body. Massive lacing and micro bubbles.

Lovely apple and kiwi fruit aroma with slightly yeasty overtones.

Vibrant hoppy bitterness. Surprisingly dry finish. Not very exciting for its complexity, but very refreshing.

Body is on the light side of medium.

This is a nice little triple, kinda wheaty and very enjoyable.

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Photo of GreenCard
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: beauteous deep gold color, good clarity, huge fluffy pure-white foam, nice lacing (left a nice crown on the glass at the "high-water mark")

Aroma: banana, clove, sweet maltiness, a tickle of minty/piney hops, a bit soapy

Flavor: a nice even malt sweetness is delicately balanced with a firm hop flavor and bitterness, a bit spicy, nice phenolics, finish is semi-dry with the hop bitterness returning and lingering in the smooth aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, silky texture, a not-overwhelming alcohol warmth, gentle carbonation

Overall Impression: The friendly brewmaster at Slaghmuylder gave me a three-pack sampler of his beer when I visited. I think he felt bad that he couldn't hire me!

Anyway, the brewers there wear lab coats. Quite fitting because this is a precision beer. Superbly crafted, well-balanced, highly artisanal. My only qualm is that thier labels are a bit on the cheesy side, look sort of amateurish. Also, the abv is on the low end of the tripel range, but that is a welcome change.

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