Ename Tripel | Roman N.V.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
84
good
82 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ename TripelEname Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roman N.V.
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-08-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
145
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 145
Photo of theopholis
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- The body pours the color of clear, golden apple juice with a thick head of fairly white foam. The body continues to effervesce for quite some time, allowing the head to slowly settle, and get slightly looser.

Smell- When you first crack it, you get a nice jolt of fresh, light fruits (apples, white grapes, apricots, etc.) As those aromas dissipate, you get a distinct sour aroma. Barely perceptible underneath the mild sourness, you get tantalizing hints of malt sweetness.

Taste- The very first taste has a hint of a plastic flavor. Weird. That is quickly overcome by a fruity, bubbly malt with fair amounts of malt sweetness. Quite clean and refreshing. Some citrus in there to, but just a hint.

Mouthfeel- This beer has a light body (appropriate to style) with a very nice effervescence that dances over the tongue. There is a hint of alcohol that is more noticeable as the temperature of the beer rises.

Drinkability- This beer has nice big flavors of a triple, but that funky plastic taste up font keeps it from being a great beer. also lacks the complexity a Belgian Trippel should have.

 1,114 characters

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

 414 characters

Photo of srandycarter
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours light apple juice, cotton white .333 inch head. Leaves fast, leaving ring. Slightly clingy sudsy lacing.

S - Ah , Belgian yeast. Tropical fruit, banana. Nice.

T - Taste follows smell. Nice malt and fruits.

M - Medium body, maybe a little too much carb, good coating.

D - Reminds me of my Europe trip. Could drink until stupor.

HEH.

 346 characters

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)
code on bottle is 9:13 13/02/08
A- This beer pours the color of golden apple juice with a thick mousse head of off-white foam that turns bubbly after a bit. There is a big carbonation of tiny bubbles that support the head.

S- The smell of floral yeast has a big apple juice smell and a faint caramel note that turns into honey as the beer warms. There is a nice apricot smell that comes through as the beer warms, too.

T- The first taste is a light plastic flavor but that decreases as the beer warms. The taste of yeasty, fruity caramel malt is sweet with a white sugar note to finish. There is a fusel alcohol taste at the finish that balances the sweetness a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel that is due much in part to the thick head. There is a soft alcohol heat that grows as the temperature rises.

D- This beer has nice big flavors of a triple and a good amount of alcohol heat to balance it but there is not a lot of depth or complexity to this beer.

 1,001 characters

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz beer, bottle sampled at the map room in chicago. chosen from the mile long bottle list by my drinking assistant christopher columbus style (literally close eyes and point)

appearance: poured into a tulip with a logo that escapes me at this point, golden straw yellow body, white froth that fades quickly

smell: high on the sweetness levels, grain, a touch metallic, syrupy citrus hops

taste: I've been on a big tripel kick this summer, and i found that this one was far sweeter than anything i have had. The syrupy citrus and apricot was a bit much for me. Theres a bit of metallic grain and some floral citrus hops. I also found traces of sweet honey throughout

mouthfeel: syrupy and sweet

drinkability: not the greatest

 733 characters

Photo of csmiley
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours just a little cloudy and bright gold in color. The more than ample white head stuck around for a while and left behind a good amount of lacing.

S - Sharp spice is the first aroma to be noticed - black pepper and clove. Some honey and sugar show up next. A small amount of fruit is on the end and comes close to green apple. Very light aroma.

T - There are several flavors in this beer that seem to be fighting to be dominant but none of them really succeed. Fruit is present with hints of apple and lemon. Honey and pale malt are in there as well. Spiciness and alcohol come through on the back end. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Finish is hot at first but sweetens out over time.

D - Drinkability is good. The typical Tripel aspects are in this beer and come together well. The lack of aroma does hurt it some. Alcohol is somewhat hidden which helps drinkability. Glad I got to try this one.

 940 characters

Photo of tekk9
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a wonderful golden color, with a nice lacy head. You can see the carbonation is ample even minutes after the poor. There is not much of a nose to this beer. I can pick up hints of fruit smells but nothing dominant. There is a definite fruity taste, apple and some pineapple, followed by a creamy finish. The beer seems to have some weight to it, but is surprisingly drinkable. all in all, a decent triple. I was surprised to find this at a small pub in Florence, Italy.

 483 characters

Photo of ewpgolf2
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This triple pours a cloudy gold with a bright white frothy head. The aroma was diminutive and expelled only subtle wisps of dried apricot/pineapple and herbs.
I got stronger wiffs of the alcohol as I drank it though. I inadvertently served this quite a bit warmer than recommended which may have enhanced the drinkability a bit-being an "easy drink". Mouthfeel was smooth and somewhat clean even w/ the higher ABV and probably @ 65F near the finish. I intentionally saved taste till last because I was a little perplexed on the rating. This started out a little bland but oddly enough, as it warmed the flavors intensified which were similar to what you'd expect from the smell. Thin and syrupy at the same time>? Overall, this was a forgettable beer but I would order again if given a choice between this and a macro.

 821 characters

Photo of TStandley13
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color. Very good head/retention.

Coriander, fruit, and spices. Lots of fruit. Grapes, apples, strawberries, even a little banana.

Very fruity and sugary tasting. Can taste some sort of burnt flavor, maybe wood.

Mouthfeel is average. Not too thick, not too thin, carbonation is good.

Another basic triple. Little bit too much on the fruity side, however it is a decent brew.

 390 characters

Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby capped Duvel look a like bottle with a black label.

Clear golden colored beer with a strong white head.

Smell is strongly sweet and fruity with a heavy apple and grape aroma. Coriander and spice are in here but mostly overwhelmed by the strong fruit aroma. Noticeable ethanol fumes that carry apple brandy scents.

The taste starts out sweet and a little fruity with an apple flavor and Candi sugar. Malty and sweet this is mostly apple flavor with a second layer of rock sugar candy and a little wood and bitterness. Seems a bit muted in taste like the fruit is only a shadow of what it was and left mostly sugar behind.

Mouthfeel is good.

Not a bad beer at all, thought was a bit pricey. Worth a try I suppose but I will continue to buy Hennepin most of the time.

 776 characters

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the sharp-edge creekhouse this afternoon. Served in an Ename chalice.

A- Body is a crystal clear light golden yellow with some bubbles on the side of the glass. Head is creamy and white at 1/2 finger with perfect retention. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is light and rich in phenols. Floral hops and a light, sweet fruity scent lie deep in the background.

T- Not much to the taste at first. There is a light, sweet fruitiness with apples and maybe white grapes upfront. The finish is almost all floral hop flavor-but very reserved. All that lingers is a hint of residual alcohol. Very clean.

M- The mouthfeel is very light and smooth. Low carbonation and light body.

D- This tripel definitely isn't one that "wow"s me but it is elegant in its own right in how light and smooth the flavor and mouthfeel are. It doesn't come on as strong as most brews of this style. I do really like this one and will have it again.

 946 characters

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev +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.

 641 characters

Photo of mcallister
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light for a tipel. Looks more like a Belgian gold or pale. Head is enormous and this is obviously over carbonated. Pure white with a long hold out.

Nose on the other hand is nice and herbacious with a vibrant acidity. Grassy esters with some light tropical fruit notes and a hint of clove. A floral hopping with spicey renderings.

Nice and way too easy to drink. Tastes like the nose would indicate. Tropical fruits with a clove middle. Grassy and herbacious with a floral finish that is bitter with an alcohol burn in the chest. Prickly carbonation and bright acidity make this a great food beer and an easy drinker.

 624 characters

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance: Yellow-gold color, clear, well saturated with large bubbles, white foam tight and plentiful.
Smell: fresh nose, fine and fruity hop
Taste and mouthfeel: Strong, sweet, a little spicy, slightly bitter. Hops and Yeast aromatic, slightly bitter post-marked.
Drinkability: good beer in the style tripel

Review added 11-10-2007, translated from french 3-5-2008.

 405 characters

Photo of weeare138
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that slowly fades out into a mild, frothy cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of peach, yeasty esters, vanilla, cream, pineapple, apricot, and honey.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet nectarine and apricot mix pulling through with some honey rounding out the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi-sweet, with yeast, apricots, and vanilla resonating along the palate.

 507 characters

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

 1,123 characters

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

 2,129 characters

Photo of Gavage
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear yellow / orange in color with a spotty surface head. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles streak to the surface.

Smell: green grape tartness, honey sweetness, grass, and a touch of spiciness.

Taste: malt / sugary sweetness is balanced with some nice bitterness, grassy tones, yeast spiciness, red apples, and honey. Alcohol is well hidden but provides the warming effect.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish, and the finish is a bit dry too. Brief aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: nice tripel that can sneek up on you since the alcohol is not noticeable. Easy to quaff and a bit refreshing even with the mildly dry finish.

 679 characters

Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden straw color with a billowy white head. Smells sweet, malts and candy sugars. Taste is light, again sweet maltiness, maybe some peachy flavors. A bit more complexity would be just the thing. Not bad though. Well balanced and tasty. Sort of reminds me of a BPA more so than a tripel.

 302 characters

Photo of jhicks12
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pour a Pale, little Hazy yellow with strong fluffly head

Smell: Picked up a dry slight hop aroma and also some malt sweetness and a little sour as well:

Taste: Slightly sweet at first and then finishing dry with a bit of a medicinal alcohol finsih.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation with a dry alcohol burn finish.

Drinkability. Not the best beer I have tried. But not bad

 392 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

 969 characters

Photo of emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

 612 characters

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle obtained at Ron's in Farmington... Slightly murky golden body with a three fingers of off-white head. Citrus (orange peel or maybe grapefruit?) dominate the aroma. Complex flavor. Citrus, malt, and a little hop bitterness and pineyness are evident. Alcohol is also present, but is not as noticeable as other flavors. Fairly easy to drink. Lighter in body than some tripels, but not light bodied by any means.

 426 characters

Photo of DragYourBone
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a refrigerated bottle into a goblet and allowed it to sit at room temp for about 5-10 minutes while I was cooking the chops.
Came back to the golden-honey cup with a persistent inch thick foam. Lots of carbonation was still visible. Very pleasing to the eye.

Took a long whif and the sweet yeast scent was present along with some pepperyiness (sp?).

Took my first taste and it was somewhat lighter that I had expected; both in fullness and taste. The sugars/spices were present, though I could not really distinguish them (maybe corriander, maybe vanilla) - they were like a faint memory. It was also a little on the thin side with a medium fullness. I'm glad the foam and carbonation was there to compensate for this. The fullness dissipated/fizzed quickly on the palate with a light acidic end.

I only had one bottle to taste, though I could have easily had another. It went well with my chops.

 914 characters

Photo of Absumaster
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is one of those typical Belgian beers that use enormous amount of sugar, which make it thin and alcoholic, without adding any taste.

The appearance was good, orange bright color with a big fluffy head and lots of carbonation.
Smell was spicy and fruity with all kinds of fruits, peaches and exotic fruits. Slightly bitter.
Taste was dry and bitter, hoppy. The spiciness was present and tastes like coriander and some other spices. Also some fruitiness from the yeast. The grains gave the beer a malty and husky taste.
Body was too thin, lots of sugar in the recipe, which made the beer too alcoholic and solvent burning.

 638 characters

Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
3.71 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!