Ename Tripel
Roman N.V.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #406
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,616
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 11.5%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
154
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Roman N.V.
 
Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Photo of FLima
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a huge thick head with eternal retention.
Slightly sour and yeasty aroma with notes of banana, pineapple and cloves.
Flavor with notes of cloves, white pepper, mild herbal hops, green apples, Belgian yeast, grainy and biscuit malt, banana, flowers and pineapple juice foam. Dry aftertaste with a mild to medium bitterness.
Medium towards full body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8,5% is very well disguised.
Some further attenuation or more hops would have done good for this fruity Tripel with decent complexity.

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Photo of OlaB
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a medium top off white head that disolves in a slow pace, with some decent lacings on the side off the glass. Aroma is off apples,peaches,banana,citrus,yeast,caramel,herbs and sugar. The taste is sweet with some malts, it then gets some hints of yeast,spices and some floral notes. The finish is dry with some slight bitterness and a decent lenght in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation with a medium body and a soft and clean mouthfeel. All in all this is a classical triple. Good and enjoyable, you get what you expect in a triple.

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Photo of Dzu
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: amber with a medium foam head.
S: citrus. Belgian yeasts.
T: citrus bittersweet.
F: medium body and carbonation
O: above average Belgian

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Photo of Vixie
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Comes out a nice yellow color with a hint of gold. Forms a huge white head which sticks around for a time. Once it starts to settle, it leaves a lot of lacing behind on the sides of the glass.

Smell is malty at first, also quite bread like. Also seem to be detecting some fruit notes, mainly citrus.

Fairly sweet up front, slight citrus notes. Bit candy like, almost a flavor of caramel. There is a slight pepper bite and hop bitterness in the finish, and a lingering slightly funky aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden, the only hint of it is some warming at the finish.

Pretty solid feel to this one, you can really feel the carbonation on the way down.

Not a great triple, but not a bad one either. It goes down very easy considering the strength, although is a bit more on the sweet side. If you don't mind the sweetness, which I feel is not overly done, worth trying as a somewhat different tasting triple.

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Photo of Zet
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pale golden colour (pilsener-like) with a good head (large at first, soapy texture, fades slowly, while still leaving a surface covering layer. Smell of malt, citrus, banana and brown sugar. Taste of apple, lemon and some malt and yeast. There is also quite some sugar in there (unsure if this is added or derived from the malt). In fact, it is a bit too sweet for my liking. Alcohol is also present, but mixes well with the other flavours. Mouth feel is fine: quite creamy in fact.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer. Not your standard tripel but this beer works really well for me. Very sweet and some hints of German lager flavoring a somehow. Very good beer!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good looking beer, light golden clear, excellent head with retention and outstanding lacing. Excellent aroma, you pick up some citrus within the malt, a little bit of bread like a hefe. Very clean, nice balance, you get a little German thing going in the flavor, similar to pils but not dominating, citrus tart adds great flavor. Just a tiny touch of dry on the finish, but smooth and clean. Hides the ABV very well. Excellent beer.

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Photo of boddhitree
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice deep gold with a slight haze under a really powerful snow white head. Looks bottle conditioned but still, it could be a protein haze.

Aroma: Pils malt is the main aroma in the beginning, with citrus and a biscuity smell. A little weak, though, a demerit in my book.

Flavor:
Up front: Citrus tartness, a slightly biting hop bitterness, and some sweet Pils mal... with some alcohol bite, too.
Middle: Very malty, the flavor of Pils, Biscuit and maybe Honey malts. One can also taste the telltale background flavor of clear Belgian candy sugar by the sweet, deep fruity flavor, but also nutty, almost hazelnut. There's also the small bite of alcohol.

Back: Here I get flowery Noble hop bitterness and then spiciness, citrus notes and a decent amount of tartness, and then hazelnuts, biscuity malt flavors, and sweetness that borders heavily on banana and apricots. On top of that, it's quite alcoholic, almost boozy, but not too heavy, just enough to tell you it's a Tripel.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy but verging into a thinness from the heavy use of sugar.

Overall: Not a bad Tripel, A mix of some bitterness, hazelnut, honey notes, biscuity and sweet malt, and then fruity (banana, apricot, citrus) flavors. I like it, flavorful but the alcohol notes turned me off some, but it wasn't too much and felt like it was a normal part of the beer. A mark of 4.1.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear straw color with white head. Aroma is yeast forward with some hay and meadow flower esters plus the traditional belgian sugar sweetness. Taste is sweet at first with clean malt and sugar notes, continues with yeast flavor, slightly spicy and floral, finishes with some earthy hop bitterness. Light body, quite dry, medium plus carbonation. Overall it's a legit tripel.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.92/5  rDev +31.6%

This Belgian Tripel is an exceptional beer. It has a slightly turbid appearance and a smooth, full mouthfeel. The taste is also full with a very strong caramel aftertaste that strikes the palate and lingers on the tongue, increasing in time. This is the BEST beer I have had in a long time.

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Photo of benfons
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

New review from a 75cl bottle

A: pale blonde colour, descent head, not a lot of carbonation.

S: orange, malts, hint of banana, apricot and hops

T: banana and peach , alcohol is there, hint of hops and malts

M: too thin, slightly undercarbonated, too alcoholic

O: pretty average tripel, the thing that bothers me most is the alcohol, not really looking forward to drinking the bottle.

6-1-2009 review

Appearance; Excactly what you expect from a tripel. Maybe a bit pale. (4)

Smell: Nothing spectacular, very difficult to extract a specific smell, kind of plain. (3.5)

Taste: A disappointment. Can't really place the taste, a bit like the smell. The aftertaste flavour is something irony, metallic. As it is a new bottle, I can hardly imagine this is coming from the cap. (3)

Mouthfeel: Fo me it could use a bit more carbonation. Because of the weak taste, the alcohol is quite noticeable. (2.5)

Drinkability: Quite an easy drink. nothing complex; lacks the stronger flavours you'd expect from a tripel, because of this the alcohol comes through, and quite strongly so. (4)

If they gave me one I would drink it, but i wouldn't give money for it, as there are so many better beers in this style easily available to me.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smell: spiced citrus

Taste: banana cream and almonds with hints of maltiness along with a smooth overall mouth feel

This beer is, well, fairly average and I'm having a hard time with the 250 character limit...as I always say, however, try it for yourself and you may find yourself wondering why you can only use 5000 characters. And yes, I had it at 48 degrees and it was served in a tulip.

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Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian ales are in a separate class of they're own ... and this one is a great example!

I am a brewer and I wish I knew how they did these, there has to be some secret to getting that slight fruity twang underneath it all ...that's what separates these beer from all others!

Slight head might have something to do with the high alcohol and I pour at an angle to minimize head retention. Strong ...about three times the flavor as an standard Belgian, imagine that. When I drank this one, I followed it with three other Belgians, because I wanted to see the difference. Three different beers, three different abbey's ... and much to my surprise, they all tasted the same, except in strength.

Floral honey notes with a twang!

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Photo of Douberd
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml stubby bottle, poured into a tulip at home, leaving the sentiment on th bottom, in the bottle. ABV 8,5%.

Big white head, three fingers in height, soapy in texture. Very good retention, leaving heavy lacing behind. All that, on top of a clear pale golden body, with minimal activity in it.
Aroma is yeast, slighty hoppy and with some fruit notes.Very subtle and faint.
Taste is sweet, with fruity notes, slighty alcoholic.
Full body and carbonation above average. Very dry and long finish.
Overall an okay beer.

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Photo of Philc
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle in a Stella glass

Dark cloudy yellow think two finger head large bubbles thin cap dissipates quickly

Lemon fruity light sent floral notes very light funk I would like to see a little more from a Abby

Light fruity flavor, slight malt, thin mouthfeel very light and drinkable. Little carbation.

Not bad overall, light easy to drink.

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Photo of davey101
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a chimay goblet. "L2019" on the label. I don't believe this is super fresh. Gushed upon opening.

A - Very clear dark yellow body. Two finger off white head with large fizzy bubbles. Thin spotchy cap with minimal lacing.

S - Lemon, apple, doughy malts, spice, and banana. Has an almost sugar cookie sweetness to it.

T - Lemons, apple, spicy yeast esters, bananas and sweet caramel malts. Yeasty aftertaste. Mouth feel is well carbonated and medium bodied.

O - A really solid tripel. Tasty, but not on the same level as Chimay for me.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same along with some slight fruity flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A nice rocky white head is made off the pour, not much lacing and some retention but settles to a nice puck. Body color is a real nice clear honey gold and bronze, with lots of rising carbonation and a big center column of rising fire. Very impressive, just wish the head stuck around longer, but otherwise real great looking.

Nose is soft and floral, mild sweetness mixing with dry grape like white wine. Crisp sense coming with perhaps some good malt density.

Real nice thickness, and a good alcohol warming but not boozy action. Sweetness comes with a great crisp palate. A bit gaseous though, but a good mix of floral and honey malts rolling in the tongue, with a good tongue tingle in the front. Chewy soft sweet dessert breads in taste and feel.

Overall I really like this tripel's taste profile, glad I picked this one up.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into chalice; lot 3393, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a beautiful 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, herbal, earth, bread, grass, floral, honey, candi sugar, pepper, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of big pear, apple, citrus, grape, herbal, floral, grass, earth, bread, honey, candi sugar, coriander, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruit, earth, herbal, floral, bread, pepper, and yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry and crisp on the finish. Very nice balance of malt flavors and yeast spiciness; with good complexity. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a prickly, yet very smooth mouthfeel; lightly slick. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel! Very nicely carbonated; with good flavor balance and complexity. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy yellow with a thick white head

S-strong scent of caramel and belgian sugars. very bready. okay scent

T-comes in with a decent bready taste of pale belgian malts. banana. fairly bitter and slightly syrupy. its not harsh at all, but fairly raw. lasting flavor

M-high carbonation with a dry finish

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Photo of DARIVA
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Partly cloudy yellow beer with a nice white head.

S: Slightly sweet, slightly caramel.

T: Slightly sweet, slightly caramel. Delicious sweet aftertaste.

M: Super, an indulgence, light tingling, delicious rolls on the tongue.

O: Delicious beer completely, fairly drinkable.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In its own glassware. An almost-clear blonde color with a half-inch head.

Bit of tart apple and wet hay, but otherwise, smells like liquid bread. Pretty enticing.

Bready flavor with estery apple, quince, and lemony hops. More straw and some funk with a spit of alcohol fumey-ness. Mild spice note, like coriander. Mellow and complex.

Creamy, smooth, hefty, and very bready. Pockets of bubbles in the mouth.

A solid tripel. A must try.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy copper orange with a thin head that dissipates immediately, no lacing. Mild aroma of caramel malt, light fruit and Belgian spicing. Light flavor dominated by sweet caramel malt, light fruit, light Belgian spices. Abrupt sweet finish.. Light to medium bodied with very light carbonation. This seems a lot more like a mildly flavored dubbel than a tripel with the emphasis on sweet malt rather than a drier, spicier taste I associate with tripels. Flavor and carbonation are too subdued to be interesting.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense cap, though with little lacing.

S: Lots of bread and yeast aromas on the nose with some light spice notes. There are also hints of bubblegum and light fruits, though they're faint.

T: Belgian spices up front followed by some faint bubblegum, candy sugar, and pear flavors. Yeast and bread flavors bring up the finish.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is well attenuated so it's not too thick and sweet, though it's still a little watery feeling.

O: A pretty decent tripel, overall. It's a bit lacking in complexity and crispness, but is still tasty.

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Photo of AZbelgian
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Small white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - Sharp aroma of grapes and fruity esters.

T - Starts subtly with flavors of grapes and hints of other light fruit following. Smooth strong finish of caramel.

M - Light in the mouth

O - Good drinkability but something was missing. Not a bad beer by any means, but I get the sense it could've been better. Overall it was just fairly average.

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Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 154 ratings