Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond
Brasserie Du Bocq

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3.76 | pDev: 9.31%
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Notes: A triple blond that is both simple and complex. Simple thanks to the method that releases a sweet zest at the tip of the tongue that is joined by a bitterness that rapidly makes its presence known in the mouth. Complex because the raw materials release their full individual flavours, each equally robust with the bitterness of hops and supple malt flavours. A brewing method that has all the hallmarks of a victory worthy of the name Waterloo.
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Ladiloque from Italy

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Served at 4°C. Big foamy head leaving a bubbly lacing in a minute or so. Clear opaque yellow color. Highly carbonated.

S: Grass, hop.

T: Agrumes, hops, balanced bittersweetness.

F: Refreshing, light bodied, easily drinkable despite the well perceivable abv. Not complex: perfect for a summer evening.

Jun 06, 2021
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jonb5 from England

3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Amber, slightly hazy, large foamy head which hung around for a bit and left some lacing.

S: Starch and phenols.

T: Starch, phenols with slight hints of peach.

M: Medium to thick texture, low carbonation.

O: Fairly standard Belgian strong pale ale, nothing particularly memorable.

Jun 06, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Cervezasbelgas, Almuñecar. En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a God of War HD. Una tripel bien hecha, justo lo que uno espera del estilo, sin llegar a destacar especialmente en nada pero sin tampoco nada que objetarle

Apr 30, 2020
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drmeto from Germany

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brewed at John Martin

-pours a hazy deep golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-finishes dry
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
Definitely more aimed at the mass market with a lesser Yeast-heavy approach, but it is at a good level.

Oct 03, 2018
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OlaB from Norway

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour a clear golden color with a nice top of white head that dissolves in fast pace. Aroma is of malts, citrus peel,spices,yeast and floral hops.
The taste is sweet with some fruity notes at the start,while it soon gets more dry with peppery and spicy notes. The finish is medium bitter with a decent lenght in the aftertaste. A little more balance in the flavours in the finish would be good. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium carbonation and a light body.
Is a decent enough triple, but is a lot of better ones to pick out there.

May 25, 2018
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AAG from New York

3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden, clear, nice thick head that persists throughout; decent lacing. Acidic; malty smell, yeasty, spicy. As the review below notes, astringent taste which is acidic. Definitely not my favorite tripel. There are dozens of tripel better than this here in Brugges, Belgium. (By the way, my bottle did not have a "7" on it; just Waterloo Triple Blond, 8% ABV)

Dec 31, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has sweet malt, slightly astringent yeast notes and a light earthy spiciness. Taste is also astringent and yeasty, quite acidic, spicy with an earthy bitterness on the finish. Light body, high effervescence. Not really my favorite take on a tripel.

Nov 06, 2017
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Ginger-tipple from Belgium

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A reasonable triple, but not one I would recommend too strongly. The aroma was a bit weak and it lacked the crispness of a classy triple and a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Jan 01, 2017
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Yoann from France

3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Clear gold with a thick white head
S - Nutty malts with resin hops but a strong alcohol scent
T - You can feel the alcohol
M - Very carbonated
O - A good old triple but the alcohol is too much in front.

Jun 02, 2016
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s4s from California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

** This is now "Waterloo triple blond," at 8.0%. The listed brewer is now Anthony Martin in Waterloo, Be. **

One of the better Belgian triples I've had. Very subtle, smooth, no funky flavors. It hides the alcohol very well, as a Belgian should. Got in an Antwerp (beer heaven) grocery for the price of a Bud in the US.

Mar 29, 2016
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BeerChancelor from France

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a 30cl chalice.

A: Amber-golden with a thick foamy head

S: Hoppy aroma and sweet malts

T: Very sweet and yeasty, lacking anything close to hops

M: Light and low-medium carbonated

O: Good beer, but a bit too sweet for me

Aug 24, 2015
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GRUUMSH from Belgium

2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer starts out as an average triple in taste and smell but deteriorates pretty fast in the glass...and I find that a bummer in beer degustations. Or maybe I am spoiled if it comes down to Belgian Tripels.

Mar 04, 2015
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janubio from Spain

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle. Hazy golden colour, with a big headtaht leaves a good ring and lace. Smell of grains, banana, cloves, coriander, vanilla, fruits, spices. Oily and fresh palate, with a medium body and lively carbonation. Taste of banana, loves, coriander, spices and fruits. Very good and easy to drink.

Jun 25, 2014
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khmel from Ukraine

3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A deep golden/straw color, slightly cloudy. Foamy, airy cream-color head, great carbonation trails with medium retention.

S: Spicy, yeasty with fruity notes of apple.

T: Grapes, apples, Belgian yeast, spicy/sweet malt in finish.

M: Very smooth for the style, borders on viscous, not over carbonated.

O: A good and enjoyable tripel! This is a regular for me.

May 30, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark golden, big head, moderate lacing.
Smells of wheat, low banana and apple, some spiciness.
Yeasts are felt from the start, with a chunky fruitiness and lots of spice. Decent amount of banana, but bigger acidic apple, pear, green grape, and also a mild citrus feel. Lots of clove, some pepper, faint anise seeds and vanilla. A dense wheaty malt, with notes of caramel, honey and Belgian sugars, reminding of sugar coated biscuits. Herbal hops in the finish, with a mild bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste along with a nice alcoholic warmth.
Carbonation is somewhat big, but refreshing and prickly.
A nice tripel, hits the right notes, but doesn't really have a "wow" factor. Great for beginners.

Nov 02, 2013
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GJ40 from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle that I picked up in Belgium. I have a tin sign of theirs so I've been wanting to try the beer.

Golden and clear with a moderate white head and a small stream of rising bubbles. Aroma has hints of honey and fruit and maybe a slight funk. Flavor is semi sweet with black pepper and a slight bitterness. A moderate carbonation that seems to make each sip rise to the top of your mouth.

A good beer but nothing outstanding.

Aug 17, 2013
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MTNboy from Germany

3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was a bigger fan of the quad 8. It has a golden body with tons of carbonation. The aroma once the foam settled was very spicy form the yeast but and the flavor was about the same at first. But after taking a few drinks it seemed like the flavor started to balance out well with some malt tones. It had a thicker than most feel for a blonde. I had this in a bottle and on tap. The tap was better but there was not that much of a difference.

Aug 05, 2013
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JohnGo from Belgium

2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not my favorite kind of Blonde Beer, calling it a triple is in my 'belgian' opinion somewhat overdone.
It has a ABV of 7,5% and it goes down quite easy, altough a bit overcarbonated, I had to be carefull no to burp all the way with this brew. I woun't be drinking this one again because the whole experience is a bit 'light' and very neutral. And then you have a whole description on the bottle that this 'd been the beer the soldiers in the battle of Waterloo gainded strenght on... wtf? Poor sodds...

Dec 12, 2012
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russwbeck from Virginia

3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very bubbly yellow pour with a massive amount of head. The lacing and retention are beautiful.

S: Very spicy aroma that is full of clove and banana. Very sweet, dominated by Belgian yeasts. The balance seems to be a bit off.

T: The taste is pretty balanced surprisingly, but exceedingly average. Malty with a baseline of Belgian yeasts and banana. Nothing jumps out and grabs you. It seems like it wants to taste better, but it doesn't.

MF: Overcarbonated, but it does go down easily. It's medium bodied on the tongue with no booze noted at all.

O: Easy drinking triple that won't blow you away, but is a nice introduction to the style. I can't say I'd buy it again.

Jul 15, 2012
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Apparently 'allied troops' drank this stuff during the Battle of Waterloo. Now who would that be, given current military terminology?

This beer pours a hazy pale yellow hue, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which settles at a due pace, leaving a ring of ebbing lace around the glass. It smells of fruity malt, a bit of funk, and earthy, drying hops. The taste is sweet grainy malt, wild yeastiness, some tropical, yet still generic, and meaty, fruit, leafy hops, and a mild warming alcohol. The carbonation is soft, and very much in the background, the body medium weight, and not un-smooth. It finishes clean - moderated sweetness amongst a soft, edgy, multi-pronged dryness.

A pretty decent tripel, the booze well integrated, and fruity in that balanced Euro manner.

May 27, 2011
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Sigmund from Norway

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml stubby bottle, as Waterloo Triple 7, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Very pale straw coloured beer, huge white head. Nice aroma of grassy and herbal hops (Saaz and Spalt), also some mildly spicy notes. Refreshing flavour, light bodied for its strength, some sweetness but not too much. Some herbal notes, the hops are noticeable. Easy drinking.

Mar 08, 2011
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Everydayoff from Thailand

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 330ml bottle into a chalice within best before end.

Slight hazy honey-dark orangish hue with rich white frothy head that well retain and leave massive lacing ring around the glass along its downwards passage. Carbonation is high and fizzy also yield plenty of small roaring bubbles pile to the head.

Upfront by yeasty and fruity ester reminiscent of plums, prunes and raisins strengthen by bready malt, honey and somewhat peppery.

Fruity and citric zesty take a lead reinforce by sweetness from malt which is slight bready. Hop also there to balance the fruity and sweet portions of this brew by lending a touch of mild bitterness and some spice.

The body is medium, semi-smooth mouthfeel, fizzy high carbonated and dry finish.

Well sipping beer. Alcohol is well hidden. I took very short time to consume it all very tasty and high drinkable.

Feb 27, 2011
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BlackHaddock from England

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork and caged 0.75cl bottle, best before 12 Sept 2011, drank on 15th Jan 2011.

Golden body, white head, looked good.

Citrusy, yeasty aroma.

The taste also fairly citrusy and yeasty, very pleasant.

Impressed, light bodied but with a kick.

Very easy to drink, more please!

Jan 16, 2011
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a nice clear light golden colour. Creamy head poured big and foamy with a meringue like topping which then faded to light wispy covering. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles drift to the surface.. very little lacing..

Aroma - Spicy Belgian yeastiness, strong slightly tropical fruits (pineapples, oranges, some strawberries, lemons), peppery, some vanilla notes, freshly cut grass, marzipan, floral honey, sea salt notes...

Taste - Nice biscuity malts and Belgian yeast, good fruitiness (apples, oranges, some pears, light pineapples), good pepperiness, alcohol is just noticeable, honey / sugary sweetness, light anise, medicinal, some almond traces...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light / medium bodied... fairly drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good if fairly run of the mill Tripel... worth a try though...

Nov 08, 2010
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eric5bellies from Australia

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazey light golden colour with a white fluffy head that retains ok.

S - Plenty of yeats and citrus.

T - Plenty of passionfruit citrus flavours, and some bready ,malts. has a little boozeyness to the finish.

M - Plenty of carbonation and a light to medium body.

D - A very safe Tripel, but not in the elite.

Nov 05, 2010
Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 85 ratings