Ename Tripel | Roman N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roman N.V.
Belgium
roman.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-08-2003

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Ratings:
147
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange honey color with a nice firm white head.

Nose is strong yeast, and ripe banana Belgian fruit; yeast esters are very floral and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is rich and bold with wonderful balance and integration of malt with light hop character;

Flavors are very assertive sweet stone fruits, ripe banana and with undertones of sweet creamed coffee and malt.

The hops come out in the end finish with some nice bitter grapefruit character to round out an otherwise malty, sweet-charactered Belgian. Quality and nice drink. Might be a bit sweet for some.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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 kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new arrival at Pazzo's Pizza Pub. Since they do no wrong with any of the beers that they offer, I had to try it. Ultimately a classic Trippel that begins with a canary straw color with about 50% opacity; a stubborn head retention that kept me from filling the tulip glass to it's full capacity. Waiting for the foam to subside, I notices big, full aromas of sweet pilsner-type malts, estery pears, apples, and berries, firm yeasty, pepery, bready back-up notes. Once I was finally able to sample the beer, I found the same sweet characters that I found in the nose, but with a little more strength that the aromas let on. Flavors emphasized the fruitiness and pepery characters (which took on sweet and hot alcoholic flavors). The feel was full and well rounded initially, but after the alcohols took, the beer dried out in a hurry and left very little in the way of aftertaste--quite evaporative. I liked this beer quite a bit, very similar to a strong Belgian Pale.

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Photo of brentk56
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A really unimpressive pour, with absolutely no carbonation; the liquid was a murky, apricot nectar color

Smell: Although somewhat one-dimensional, the aroma had a lot of fruity elements, including pear, pineapple, apricot as well as a aweet candi sugar and vanilla aspect

Taste: What smelled great is just average on the tongue, as the sweet and fruity flavors overwhelm and are not backed up by the anticipated yeasty complexity; the finish is very sweet and slightly boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, but flat; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I suspect that something may have happened as this beer crossed the pond; too bad, as the flavors are not that bad and with a bit more magic from the yeast, this could well be a decent tripel

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Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear gold. Smells like husky grain. This is a Belgian Tripel right?
Foamy, with small bubbles, and sticky lace. Ok, it looks more Belgian with the sediment poured in.

Tastes similar to a Euro strong ale, or strong pale. Not much sweetness, a little residual maybe. This is a Polish Pilsner with a Belgian label. If it was a Pilsner though, it would be a strong one. The alcohol is evident, but not too much in the taste. Honey with grain. Not much else, dry in the aftertaste.

Can't really recommend it, but if you are hellbent on trying every Belgian beer out there, it's worth a try.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/2/11 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains some Belgian yeast, some spice and fruit along with some light malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruit and spices followed by a nice Belgian yeast breadiness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and the hops presence is mild creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice strong Belgian-style beer to drink for a while but there are better beers in the style.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden sunshine yellow containing a typically Belgian amount of carbonation. The result is a massive snow white cap that is only moderately rocky as it deflates. Unfortunately, it doesn't possess the world-class looks that many Belgian ales are known for. As well, the lace that manages to stick to the glass is overly melty. Note: for some reason, subsequent pours look much better in terms of both head and lace.

The nose effortlessly pulls thing back into the range of good. It's par for the tripel course, with an emphasis on sun-ripened orchard fruit rather than on spices or alcohol. Warm clove is present, alcohol is not. I find it interesting that some tripels, like this one, smell and taste like banana. I like monkey fruit so I don't mind a bit.

While Ename Tripel is far from earth shattering, it's a capable enough beer. All else being equal, if a high-ABV beer favors bold over tame, I'll probably like it more. This one isn't a screamer in the mold of De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch), but it ain't no shrinking violet either.

It tastes like there's a fair amount of shortbread-like pale malt present, along with a hefty dose of candi sugar. The pears and apples soaking in sugar syrup sweetness is almost, but not quite, balanced by a noble hop bite. As in the nose, clove spicy yeast plays a supporting role. Unlike the nose, well-integrated, peppery alcohol plays a little game of slap and tickle with the taste buds. This is delicious beer.

The mouthfeel is pretty close to right on the money. Most of the original bubbles have now entered the atmosphere, leaving me with less carbonation than is usual for the style. It's still lively enough to keep things from feeling anywhere close to flat. A sweet, silkyslick linger is a definite positive since I like the flavor that it continues to impart.

The only other Brouwerij Roman offering to grace my glass was Sloeber, a decent BSPA, although not an especially memorable one. I'm pleased to report that Ename Tripel is a better beer and is one that I'll be sure to keep an eye out for. If you like Belgian tripels, this is an easy recommendation.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served up at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse sporting proper glassware and all pours a slightly hazed bright golden sunshine hue with an equally vibrant white head fine Belgian style lacing forms in even patterns around my chalice. Aromatics contain sweet fruit layers namingly tart white grapes apricots drizzled with honey tinged alcohol notes flowing amont the barrage the malts is light herbal hops and a touch of alcohol not too boozy. Flavor a well blaanced tripel touch of chalky yeast character with even sweetness caramelized pears, apples, and apricot flavor coming to me honey sweet slight syrupy glaze touch of herbal hop mix very nice stuff alcohol is hidden very well blends right in to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied effervescent carbonation and contains a touch of residual belgian candi sugar stickiness really flows well though and attenuation is great especially compared to most American brewed versions. Drinkability a well balanced packed with flavor traditional Belgian tripel and when drinking half off at the Edge during happy hour in it's official glass nothing seems better at the time.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold (though if you let the bottom of the bottle in your glass, it will cloud it just a bit). Slight off white head. The thought came to me in the midst of tasting this one: "A milder Duvel". On the end it has a very slight bitter tone to it. Feel is very good though. Leaves a lasting bubble on your tongue. Drinkable. Sure. But the alcohol will get to you, and that slightly bitter edge on the end detracts. Good. But I don’t think it’s one to go back to.

I’d suggest not letting the bottom of this bottle into your glass. It seems to bring a more bitter edge to it and does not positively influence the brew as a whole.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
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 Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squat typical Belgian 11.2 oz bottle. Best before date of 1997!Poured golden with amber tinges, tad cloudy, with some yeast clumps floating around. Head is snow white, tiny bubbles and lacing is sticky, clinging, wispy and well developed. Nose is strong, vinious, spicy, alcohol. Rich full bodied tripel, notes of tropical fruits, yeast, nuts, gobs of spice. More vinious notes, alcohol expertly kept in the background. Finishes with a dry vanilla, lime, peppery, hoppy note that is sublimeThis is a full flavored and bodied tripel. Nicely crafted,balanced and exhibiting world class complexity. Seek it out, found this one at RT. 59 Beverage in W. Nyack NY

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Photo of GClarkage
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/03/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 11.2oz stubby bottle. A best buy date printed on the side of the label. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Somewhat deep golden color...maybe a dull golden. Wonderful thick to the rim fluffy white head. At least a 1/2 inch remains the entire beer. Scads of chunks and streaks everywhere. Brilliant!

Smell- A tad earthy. Corriander for sure, white pepper and a menagirie of tropical scents.

Taste- Damn, this is all and I mean all corriander. It's very good, but I think they overdid it a bit. Corriander covers up just about all the other flavors. I do sense some peach and definite pear like flavors though. Hops come through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Streaming, bubbly carbonation...a bit to high, but common for the style. Lasting sharp hop bitterness.

Drinkability- If you like corriander...you get the picture. Worth trying for sure. Very nice tasting and different brew here.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
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 Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to kryptic for this brew.

Poured into my Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass a nice cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger plus white fizzy/foamy head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some pears. The taste is sweet, malty/yeasty, nice touch of pears, and some spices. Medium body. Drinkable, this is my first from this brewery, and it's pretty tasty.

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