Ename Tripel
Roman N.V.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #405
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,439
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 11.5%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
154
From:
Roman N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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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 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 emerge077
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
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 jhicks12
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
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

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Photo of stcules
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Full golden in colour, decent foam, with some bubbles on the sides. Medium persistence.
At the nose is yeast and bread, and grains. Behind, peach, white flowers. At the end, it raises a smell of wistaria flowers.
The taste is warm, with some heaviness, of cereals and honey, bread and yeast, with notes of peach and pear, and perhaps some floral notes. Alcohol perceptible.
Medium body.
Alcohol in the aftertaste too, with flowers and ripe melon. Light notes of hop.

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Photo of brentk56
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
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 tekk9
2.88/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of Absumaster
2.86/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of atlason
2.83/5  rDev -24.3%
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 therealmcclurg
2.62/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If its Belgian, I'll drink it. It is after all, the Disneyland of beers. However...this beer is more like monorail: you have to ride it, but its not that fun, and its kind of forgettable. There are much better Belgian beers out there-choose them instead.

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Photo of impending
1.79/5  rDev -52.1%
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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Ename Tripel from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 154 ratings