Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9 | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV
Belgium
primus.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by drpimento on 01-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.54%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.33/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light blond color, slightly cloudy. The nose is far from exciting and offers little flavor. The mouth is very syrupy, light hints of melon acid very subtle, and far from appetizing. Presence of alcohol in the throat too intrusive in that it prevents other flavors - if there are other flavors - to develop. Triple very weak compared to its glorious sisters.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.54/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brown 33cl bottle, best before 15 Nov 2010, reviewed 06 Aug 2010. This was part of a four pack bought in Belgium and brought home to review at leasure.

Poured slowly into a Corsendonk stemmed tulip: Light amber, even light orange in colour, with a good white head on top. Plenty of carbonisation showing on the sides of the glass at first. The brew had a slight haze to it.

Very floral, spiced and sweet country garden type aroma.

The initial taste was of sugared water (with alcohol), a headache in the making! I tried to find flavours or a taste, some yeasty hints could be found within the sweetness, but not much else.

If I have had a sweeter, less flavoursome Belgian Tripel in my life I can't remember it.

Sorry to say the smell is the best part of this beer. I had to get some brown bread and Pié d'Angloys soft French cheese to help me finish the beer.

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2.68/5  rDev -26%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JohanPerup
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

75 cl bottle. Not a "sexual" experience
Ok ...but to much alcohol
I'll save the rest of the bottles until 2016
/Johan

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3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011 (bottled April 2010), so it's a bit out of date. Purchased from a supermarket during a trip to Belgium in Sept 2010.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A hazy golden colour with fine yeast sediment and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; it eventually reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters, especially banana, and hints of spice and marzipan. Dry and slightly sweet, with a background whiff of booze.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters and alcohol. Notes of bananas and sugar, with faint hints of almonds and spice. A warming, boozy flavour hits the back of the throat - solventy and astringent. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with tingly carbonation. Dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity yeast esters.

A run-of-the-mill tripel - decent but not outstanding. Smooth and drinkable, but nothing in the flavour grabs your attention. Doesn't seem to have suffered excessively despite the age of the bottle. Quite boozy and a bit hot. Nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of sfprint
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: extremely carbonated. fluffy uneven head. carbonation rushing to the top like I've never seen. slightly dull gold.

S: alcohol very apparent, yeast and therefore bready.

T: alcohol is quite forward, however fairly well blended. otherwise difficult to describe. soft and medium bodied. slightly yeasty

M: Soft but mutely astringent

D: Not bad, but the flavor doesn't stand out. inoffensive but uninteresting.

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Photo of janubio
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 ml. bottle. Golden colour, pours a big head that fades soon, leaving a big lace and a ring on the surface. Smell of fruit, specially bananas. some Citrus, spices. Medium body, good carnbonation. Taste of bananas, citrus, peach. Good, but not excellent.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very spicy for a tripel, snappy palate stings at first. Foamy head fades, hazy dark golden body. Aroma is hops, coriander, butterscotch. taste is sharp, burns the palate, but no aftertaste. This is a bit different, and a bit too spicy for my taste (compared to the style).

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Photo of Eddieeeee
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sigmund
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 9%. Fairly clear yellow colour, huge white head. Strong sweetish aroma of ripe bananas, coriander and Belgian ale yeast. The flavour is spicy and rather sweet, okay but not really remarkable. A hint of anise in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Iamhook
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of 54V4G3
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: nearly clear, gold-tinged yellow in color... impressive, tufted-cottony tower of foam, bright white in color, nice staying power... left the lees in the bottle - not much

S: unripe bananas, subtle shortbread malts, esters the scent of grape skins and nutmeg... the mildly medicinal, phenolic spice cuts through all else... not much depth behind it

T: assertive, lasting, vaguely clove-y phenolic spiciness with a supple hop bitterness atop a base of clean pilsner malts... perhaps a touch of toasted biscuit on the back end... all about the spicy alcohol notes here, as if they're trying to say "this is our tripel. it'll do the job!"

M: a bit too light-bodied and airy... good bit of residual carbonation - seems to expand and fill the mouth with air on the way down - not diggin' that... moderately dry finish... alcohol seems to stun and numb the taste buds a good bit

O: eerily similar to Victory's Golden Monkey... pretty basic, industrial tripel... kinda comes across as a premium malt liquor, or something of that nature... hardly extraordinary... had a few of Haacht's beers now - at the moment, kinda seeing them as Belgium's BMC - similar recipes, little variance

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malts, some spices, light fruits. Taste is malts, fruits, banana stands out, spice, alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but there are much better tripel's out there.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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