Ename Tripel
Roman N.V.

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #404
Ranked #31,082
3.74 | pDev: 11.5%
Roman N.V.
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 152
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey sweet tripel, a bit off for the style in a rather pleasing way.

Presentation: 750 ml plastic corked dark brown bottle. Simple design highlighting the name of the brew and a motto in two languages. There is a "best by" line referring to look at the neck of the bottle, which is clear of any date or text. Notes Alc. by Vol. (8.5%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Faintly hazy deep gold pour with a generous head, medium to low retention, and a shy surface memory and lacing.

S - Shy sweetness, honey with a touch of spice.

T - Taste expands the nose in particular picking up the honey coating clove and maybe cardamon... Hefty sticky sweet range, rich but not overpowering.

M - Medium body with gentle carbonation, a bit soft, but working well with the smooth sweetness.

D - Nice sweet tripel, close at one point to the sipping side.

Notes: It is not what I would typically expect of a standard tripel, and I like it! It lacks a notch to make it a truly outstanding brew, and the imports to this one to the US feel particularly overpriced, but it is quite tasty and particular. A common acidity around the spiciness for my palate associated with tripels is not here. Instead a hefty spicy sense leans more to spiced honey with a completely different drinking experience. I´m not sure that this will work very well for big fans of the style or necessarily be attractive to people expecting a predictable flavor, but if not, one is in for a treat.

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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 RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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 MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of Klassicchris
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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 JBogan
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head which leaves minimal lacing. Nothing special going on here.

The aroma is of sweet honey and a hint of apples.

The taste follows the smell closely, with a sweet finish. The alcohol is very well concealed.

This had a slick and smooth presence in the mouth, with a good carbonation tingle on the tongue.

Overall I enjoyed this beer, and it's worth a try if you happen to come across it.

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Photo of OskarL
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy, golden with a small head that leaves very little lacing. Steady stream of bubbles rising.

Smell - Smells very fresh, faint almond paste, green apples, mandarines in syrup and alcohol.

Taste - Mandarines in syrap, strawberry and esters backed by sweet malt. Finishes with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and dry with fitting carbonation.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of katan
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.2 oz into a pint - dated 2/13/2008

A - Pours a dark golden color. Extremely clear. Lots of carbonation in appearance and in head formation. Strong white head grows to 2mm, dissipates to a film.

S - Sugar sweetness from a load of malts - like breadiness from the yeast. Some sour notes which could be from age.

T - Starts off sugar, sweet - very warming and noticeable phenolic tones. Mid-stream still sweet - some bitterness forming - but certainly malt forward. Some bitterness shows which takes off with a yeast spice and bread flavor. Aftertaste is warming and boozy.

M - Strong mouthfeel. Creamy and clinging. Moderate carbonation bite on the palette.

D - Deceivingly drinkable - this beer would sneak up on me. ABV is strong, but well hidden. A bit filling at times.

A very worthy tripel.

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Photo of Gavage
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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.


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Photo of Bierman9
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
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


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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 Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of mcallister
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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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 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 bluegrassbrew
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured ontap into a chalice. Very pale yellow in color with a fluffy bone white head. Smells of grainy malt, trappist yeast and some mineral water. Tastes pretty good, malt sweetness is balanced by some very mellow hop. Not too fruity, just a bit of sour apple. A bit boozy, not too overbearing. Medium bodied and crisp mouthfeel. Overall I am glad I tried it, but there are better Tripels to be had.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
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 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 csmiley
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of descartes
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cl bottle with drink by 31/07/05.

Appearance: Nice light golden appearance with a thin head.
Smell: Spicey smell with a hint of nuts.
Taste: Cereal and a bit fruity.
Mouthfeel: Spicy and then some hoppy tones but quickly dissapears.

Overall: A good beer but not a great one, good tasting but could be refined and nuance added. Also took a hit in drinkability for being so heavy.

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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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