Ename Tripel | Roman N.V.

Ename TripelEname Tripel
BA SCORE
53.4%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 148 Ratings
Ename TripelEname Tripel
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#25,078
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
148
Liked:
79
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
11.29%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of DARIVA
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +12.9%
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 disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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 n2185
3.61/5  rDev -3%
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 -5.1%
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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Photo of vollie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of atlason
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in Beaune, France.

A: Pale gold, clear.

S: Light toasted malt and yeast.

T: Triple yeast character is same direction as Westmalle but less complex. Too much alcohol on palate. Appropriate hops to keet it crisp. Aftertaste emphasizes cloying parts -- not terribly pleasant.

M: Medium attenuation, quite alcoholic, below avg carbonation. Not easy to drink.

O: Average triple, true to style, pretty clean but boring.

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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 rekel
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of impending
1.79/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml into a tulip. Pours like an unfiltered apple cider, little to no head even with an encouraging pour, little lacing.

Aroma is sweetness and phenols. Honey and white grapes.

Taste is overwhelmed with the sweetness, zero dry, zero bitter, just a bland sweetness topped with a touch of solvent alcohol. Medium bodied mouthfeel. While not flat, very low carbonation.

Seems the other reviewers' looked different than mine but it doesn't taste oxidized . . . . . . just the bad side of mediocre.
no cheers
jd

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Photo of bigdaddypolite
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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 Bierman9
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another 0.33l bottle sampled at Cafe Take One in Maastricht on 26SEP11, costing €3.40 for the pleasure.

The tulip was filled with a bright golden liquid, slightly hazy, with steady, plentiful carbo. A creamy, white head lasted well, leaving great stick. The mild aroma was a touch crackery, with some fruit and hints of spiciness. The body was medium, but the feel was light and airy, a touch prickly.

Flavor had a bit of toasty malt and some mild sweetness. Some fruit was present, but it leaned more towards spiciness with a hint of pepper. Pretty solid, all in all. Zum Wohl!!

3.88 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1386

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Photo of Klassicchris
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly refreshing beer... Pours honey colored and tastes like
a mix of apple and honey. Great summer beer. Not boozey at all.

A- golden honey colored. Disappearing head

S-fruity with hints of honey, grapefruit, apple

T- very good.. Enjoyable

O- very good beer

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- The color is a light golden/olive, the head white.

S- The nose was very muted, with little more than alcohol on display except for a faint hint of apple must and yeast.

T- The dominant flavor was honey. Sweet malt and faint spice, then a honey-nut finish.

M, D- The body was medium. The feel was pronounced powdery chalkiness but still smooth. Lots of CO2.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my St bernardue chalice

A - Pours a slight cloudy golden starw colour with a white head that reduces fast.

S - A bit of sweet grapefruit not much else.

T - Nice spicing wioth some banana, citrus and grapefruit.

M - Light to medium body with plenty of fizz.

D - A pretty decent Tripel

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Photo of Squelch
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this beer comes ina a squashed bottle typical from the area. The beer pours a clear straw color. Aroma, taste, and flavor are typical to the style, most notably the banana flavors from the frement. There are no endearing qualities of this beer that would make me pick it out from others. I would drink again however.

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Photo of stephens101
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow orange with a thin white head that dissolves quickly with no residual lace to speak of. This is not promising. Some malts, vinegar, distant spice and a few light fruits to the nose. Tastes grainy with a little citrus and sour fruitiness. Some nutmeg, phenols and a faint piny bitterness work in after a bit. Almost thin with a small creamy core. A tiny alcohol heat lingers in the throat. The Belgian Tripel is one of my favorite styles. This is by far not one of the best I've had, but its not the worst either.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, fruity, mostly like a green apple. In the taste, green apple sweetness, and counteracted with a dry yeastiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small sticky, green apple like sweetness in the aftertaste. Like a dry cider and kind of sticky, good but not my first choice.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This poured a dingy-looking orange in color. The beer annoyingly foamed up at the pour then lost its head two minutes after hitting the glass.

Smell - I thought this might be a bad bottle after the explosive pour but the nose is quite nice. It is very fruity with some good grapefruit that's not bitter but more like the fleshy sweet part. There's some orange in here and maybe a hint of cherries as well. The banana is quite big for the style and adds an interesting aspect to the bouquet.

Taste - The big fruits find their way perfectly to the taste. The banana in particular is huge on the tongue. There's really not a lot of bitterness to this ale. It is very sweet and fruity with some light spicing. The cherry isn't nearly as strong at the banana but it's there just enough to form a really cool cherry-banana flavor.

Mouthfeel - This is a big, full-bodied ale with marginal carbonation.

Drinkability - I'll take a few points away for the lack of carbonation but without the big Belgian bubbles this goes down exceptionally well. The powerful sweet flavor keeps the glass draining and the 8.5% ABV is completely unnoticeable.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into my new Kasteel goblet.

Appearance: hazy golden color with a thin head of quickly-dissipating white foam. I'd like it to be a little lighter and have a better head, but it's not bad.

Smell: sweet, fruity flavors of apple and pear. Aroma is light but quite nice and endearing.

Taste: big malt background with a nice chalky fruitiness, again mostly pear and apple. Refreshing and fulfilling ... I like it a lot.

Mouthfeel: big, creamy and delicious. This is one thing which drew me to the style in the first place; this is certainly a good example of what I like.

Drinkability: quite drinkable indeed. The overall flavor and consistency are quite refreshing and appealing. A good beer.

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Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 53.4% out of 100 with 148 ratings
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