Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by dnichols on 07-25-2008

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Reviews by GJ40:
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3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of orelion
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The beer has a golden body with an abundant white foamy head. The bubbles and the colour gives this beer a sparkling champagney look.
S- The nose feel is plain, yet satisfying. A hint of citrus among other smells that are native to a belgian Triple.
T- As you take the first sip, you are welcomed with a great taste, not over complicated, but a balance of citrus, malts and the slight aftertaste of alchohol. A pretty tasty beer I must say.
M- With a big head that disappears quickly after the pour, you are left with a thin layer of foam and lots of carbonation, the beer feels sparkly, but it goes in smoothly.
D- This beer masks the ABV well, so it's safe to say that you'll be ordering another round after the first one, but overall it's more suited as a session beer.

Personally I'm glad I got the chance to try this hidden treasure since it's hard to find good Belgian beers in Israel.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GThreepwood
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerChancelor
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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

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Photo of GTJayG
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is pale gold, it offers a nose of citrus and green apples. The taste is pungent and spicy but still quite drinkable. Hops is fine, mouth slightly bitter, soft and bubbly. Despite its name three times, it recalls a more Strong Pale Ale and more particularly to the very good Triple Moine / Deugniet the same brewery. Unlikely that this is merely a coincidence.

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Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Absumaster
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A yellow, golden beer with a thin but creamy head, that has moderate carbonation.

Smell is phenolic and has cloves and exotic fruit as well as bready yeast.

Taste is phenolic, this tastes like a crystal Weizen, a sweet mouthfeel, combined with a yeasty and bread dough taste. The beer lacks any bitter or hops and should not be classified as a tripel. A dreadful Leffe blond clone, with the same sickening phenols and cloves. Not awful, but boring and with a low drinkability.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
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...

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Photo of SayBoom
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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