Tripel Klok
Huisbrouwerij Boelens

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From:
Huisbrouwerij Boelens
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 7.12%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
9
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2020
Added:
Dec 05, 2010
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- Quite a rich amber, poured carefuly > very slight haze. 5mm fine-bubble almost white head. (Quite a bit of sediment remains in the bottle).
S- Earthy, hints of spice and sour?, but hard to name other elements present.
T- It immediately has a hugely hoppy 'bright' and slightly sour note. This then reveals a deep pungent palate (more typical of BE-Tripels) behind it.
F- Heavyily rich, well into the 'winter-warmer' style. But the solid hopping and mild sour note seem to lend balance. I like it.
O- Intriguing! I've enjoyed plenty of BE-Tripels but I think the sour-note in this one is likely a first. Be in no doubt though that this a full-on beer. Blind-tasted I might have guessed the ABV as say 10%. I'd happily drink this again, it's slightly different and good for slow-sippin'.
Bought from BeersOfEurope (UK). BB: (on cap) 09/08/2021
Apr 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by desint from Belgium

Feb 04, 2017
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2 oz brown bottle

Brouwerij Boelens Triple Klok body is a cloudy gold color that produced a white very bubbly head that measures almost 2-fingers in height. The head had staying power and was reduced to hit and miss lacing. The nose was sweet and yeasty. The flavor was sweet upfront and quite fruity [banana, apple, peach] with a peppery and dry finish. The mouth feel was medium, and had high carbonation that lightly tingled the tongue.

Overall, a nice Belgian Triple that is easy drinking.
Oct 31, 2015
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle Belgium Beer Factory. Pours hazy yellow with a large white head. High carbonation (Don't crack it over your best carpet !!). Smell - yeasty, ripe orchard apples, small amount of cloves. Taste - Malty, fermented fruit with a dry spicy finish. Interesting brew.
Jun 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy orange / gold with an inch of foam that leaves some good lacing behind.

Smells yeasty, hoppy, fruity.

The taste is yeasty, hoppy bitter, earthy when it comes to the malt.

Medium body and carbonation.

It is pretty good example of the style but I don't think I would buy it again.
Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by DbbC from Illinois

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 06, 2014
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%
Poured from a bottle into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light, hazy straw amber with lots of white particles floating, thin white head with light lacing. Aroma of bready malt, pear juice, banana and clove, pleasant and fruity. Flavor is bready malt, strong clove, phenolic apple family and stone fruit; spicy, peppery finish. Medium bodied. The first taste of this was somewhat medicinal, but as I finished the glass, the interesting malt and fruit flavors balanced out the astringency. This was quite a nicely made and interesting tripel that I will return to again.
Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by mattfancett from England

Sep 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2014
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a massively strong effervescence. Head is three fingers of ivory foam that never really subsides. Wonderful!

Smell: rich, malty aroma with just a little pear character. A bit subtle, but nice nonetheless.

Taste: very sweet malt with a nice pear and apple character. There's quite a lot of fruitiness going on here, indeed, although the malt is not as smooth as I usually like. Still, a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with gobs and gobs of carbonation. A giant gob-filling creaminess is the result. Woohoo!

Overall: I like this beer a lot. Of course, I'm a tripel kind of guy, but this one ticks all the boxes for me.
Jul 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by samEBC from Belgium

Jul 01, 2014
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle into chalice, best before 2/12/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, herbal, floral, light clove, candi sugar, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, herbal, floral, light clove, candi sugar, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, herbal, floral, light clove, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome tripel style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by bark from Sweden

May 01, 2014
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2013, so it's a little out of date. Acquired from a Belgian webshop. Hopefully the strength has preserved it in good condition. The label carries a tale about a bell-tower and a thief....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy golden-amber hue with fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before slowly subsiding to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of spicy, fruity yeast esters with hints of coriander, white pepper, mild banana, subtle clove, earthy yeast, grass/hay, faint hop notes and a twinge of grainy nuttiness. A warming whiff of alcohol in the background. Superb complexity and balance.

Tastes of fruity, earthy yeast with a lingering finish. Notes of coriander, white pepper, spice, mild banana, clove, phenolics, earthiness, grass/hay and faint stewed hops. A warming alcoholic hint in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a dry, delicate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of earthy yeast, spicy phenolics and grassy stewed hops.

Fantastic. Perhaps the extra age has improved its character. It looks spot on, while the aroma and flavour are a lovely blend of spicy, fruity yeast esters and mild hops. Nice body. The result is pitch-perfect; simultaneously subtle and complex. Goes down a treat - well worth sampling if you have the chance.
Jan 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by kayrex from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2014
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.2 ounce bottle, I can find no freshness info.

Pours yeasty and quite clouded dull, orange/yellowy medium amber, staying and fluffy lite khaki head, leaves moderate slippery blobs of lacing.

Bananas, perfume and yeast on the nose.

Fruity, complex and fragrant Tripel, with notes of more bananas, nutty yeastyness, all with hops drting out the party late.

Thoroughly Belgian in approach, glad to be able to give it a try
Dec 18, 2013
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Reviewed by safaricook from Netherlands

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bought at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Expiry date is 30NOV14. Poured it into a Westmalle Chalice.

Slightly murky amber body with some chunks of sediment floating around and a medium amount of fine carbonation. Thin one finger head that reduces quickly to a thin rim..

spicy tripel smell with some booze

Nice balance of sweet and bitter up front, but the bitterness lingers around for a long time. There are also spices, some pepper but there is certainly more.

Nice fine carbonation tickles my tongue, but I was burping more than I like. Feels nice and smooth.

Just another tripel that does not excel on anything. However it is pretty low on ABV for a tripel and
Jan 13, 2013
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Reviewed by Filosoof from Netherlands

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The label is renewed, from what is shown here. Klok Tripel is a very decent tripel.

L: it starts great, fine bubbles, quite thick foam, sticking on the edge of the glas, lasts well, colour is a bit darker than gold; when people say it's cloudy: pour better, it's clear!
S: a lot to smell; wet towel, hops, peppers;
T: a bit disappointing, there's a roasty taste which makes it a bit raw/harsh, again hops and peppers, tiny sweet at the end surprises;
M: lovely drinker, alcohol well hidden;
O: straightforward, a bit unbalanced but drinkable tripel.
Nov 30, 2012
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Reviewed by oline73 from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
We had this on-tap at Brugs Beertje in Brugges. Served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a thin layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Slightly sweet, bready malt with a nice hop undertone. I'm getting some herbal yeast notes along with some banana.

Taste: This is an herbal tasting beer and a bit soap like. Some hop bitterness cuts the herbal notes and keeps thing balances. I'm getting some alcohol, caramel, and fruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth and fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This beer feels wonderful.

Overall: The bitterness and yeast spice balanced out each other quite well. Very good. The soapy note worried me, but it fades after the first sip. I would happily have another one.
May 13, 2012
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark golden color, very hazy, with a good white foam, not too much.
Malt in the smell, maybe a bit too much, but some yeast and some white flowers save it.
Sweet in the mouth too, a bittoo much again, but again, white flowers and some spicy note (pepper) make it less monotone.
Again pepper in the aftertaste, again flowers, some camomile.
In the end, not bad at all.
Mar 27, 2012
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Reviewed by GONZALOYANNA from Spain

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle.New all blue label.Oversized glass.Enjoyed on marĀ“12.Pale deep gold in color.Foggy.White creamy froth.Small bubbled crown.Spiced & mildy malt aromas.Hints of sugar & flowers.Oily hoppy upfront.Malty palate, buttery notes.Ripe fruits -apricot & melon-. Minty hues.Slightly tartar finish.Full body, medium carbonation.Subtle warming ABV. Well balanced flavors & aromas.
Mar 24, 2012
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Reviewed by beerpirates from Belgium

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
33 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass

A: Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, white head.

S : moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, peppery.

T : similar to the smell , heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and a peppery finish.

M : Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

D : very drinkable , no alcohol detectable
Dec 10, 2010
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Reviewed by Brabander from Netherlands

3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a very good tripel i have to say. I saw this beer at a shop in Gent and decided to try it. Poured in my dutch beerglass the beer looks quit good. A bit cloudy yellow fluid with a very nice white head which stays for a while, little carbonation.

Good smell, some pepper and orange.

Smooth and soft taste. You don't get the alcohol in your mouth.

Good mouthfeel and a good drinkability. I will buy me some other the next time i am there
Dec 05, 2010
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