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Triple Moine / Deugniet | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Triple Moine / DeugnietTriple Moine / Deugniet

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 03-23-2003

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A yeasty and hoppy brew with significant carbonation. Bit of sour yeast smell wih other herbs. Herbal. Straw pale yellow with a white foamy head. Drinkable, maybe some melon and pineapple, last night's fruit salad. but average all together. Modiale 2005

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Photo of GRG1313
2.43/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Belgian brewed with coriander, liquorice and orangeskin- Pours a hazy amber with a firm white head and with lots of rising bubbles like an active Champagne.

Nose is of light bananas; hints of coriander and violet.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium with no real character; nothing desireable here.

Flavors are sort of stale mild orange with yeasty white bread; flabby dull banana/cooked fruit flavor that is not bright and a bit flabby for a beer. Not particularly good flavors and flavors are short and unimpressive.

Finish is dull and sour yeasty. Hint of liquorice in the finish after a minute or two, but just a hint because you know its there. Not a favorite.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a 750 mil. bottle with Clvand0 and Ding at Pazzos. The beer is distictly an artisanal Belgian. Lots of fruity aromas (pineapple, grapefruit, bruised oranges and apples). Medium tartness and spiciness from the yeast and fermentation. Perhaps more agressively hopped than usually expected from the Belgians. Looks murky yellow / orange with very nice retention, lacing, and carbonation. Tastes as fruity, spicy, and hoppy as exhibited in the aroma. Though the beer boasts of having licorice added, I don't really detect it in the flavor. However, there is a bold sweetness (pineapple) that boarders on saltiness. Medium textured and prickly (co2). Finishes with a crisp dryness and a lingering hop flavor. A slight soapy flavor late is the only real flaw.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml, squat bottle - I mean really, could you have smaller print on your fucking labels?

This beer pours a somewhat hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a near vessel-filling tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy bone-white head, which leaves some random splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, sauced-up applesauce (sorry), some estery Low Countries yeastiness, muddled domestic citrus rind, candy floss-like free sugar notes, a touch of earthy spiciness, and more untethered acrid booze. The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, a weak veritable caramel sweetness, more unhinged sugar syrup banality, mixed and matched fruity esters, downgraded spicy notes, and an incorrigible alcohol heat.

The carbonation is definitely adequate in its palate-assaulting frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and sort of smooth, what with the spice and alcohol not exactly being good neighbours, as such. It finishes off-dry, the malty, fruity, spicy, and boozy essences having a virtual field-day.

Overall - yeah, this reminds me of why I couldn't cotton to this style for a long while when I first started doing this thing we do - the basic disjointedness of it all. Unappealing (I really mean it) wowee sauce right from the get-go, and no sense of cohesion throughout. Yeah, not all Belgian shit is, well, the shit, amirite?

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Photo of zeff80
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden color with a descent amount of sediment floating in the glass. It left small traces of lace.

S - It smelled of orange and spices. A sweet malty aroma.

T - It tasted of orange, spices, yeast a subtle sweet maltiness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay Belgian ale. There isn't much to impress you flavor-wise but it is certainly drinkable.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear light golden color with frothy white head. Aroma is mostly yeast forward with strong floral esters but also some alcohol in the background. Taste follows with yeast notes, some hay, slightly floral, grainy, very balanced overall. Finishes dry with a light hop bitterness. Medium body, quite low carbonation for the style.

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Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy sunflower gold beneath a massive head of alabaster colored froth. Countless superfine bubble streams are gradually losing the battle to maintain the lid at its initial five finger height. The foam doesn't look as good over time and what lace is forming is on the watery, transient side.

This is the second Brasserie du Bocq beer that I've had that contains coriander, licorice and orange peel. The other was Blanche de Namur, a witbier. That's definitely an odd combination of ingredients for a 'blonde triple ale'. Not surprisingly, the nose is wit-like. Coriander is obvious, orange is less so, and licorice is absent. It's pleasant enough.

Triple Moine tastes more like a Belgian tripel than a witbier, possibly because of the sweet fruitiness and the slighter higher ABV. In addition, the spiciness of the coriander isn't that far removed from the clove spiciness of a good tripel. The cornucopia of fruit includes tart apples and pears, in addition to orange.

There must not be much black licorice/anise in here because it's a pretty distinctive flavor. Maybe a hint on the finish, but I couldn't have gotten there my own. This is pretty good beer that is becoming more and more enjoyable as the ounces pass. Sweet, bitter, tart and spicy play off one other quite well.

Even though the mouthfeel enhances drinkability, it's more like a 5.0% wit than a 7.3% tripel. It's a little loosey-goosey, wanders a bit on the back end, and the carbonation is beginning to lose interest too early in the game. Mouthfeel hasn't been great on any of this brewery's offerings so far.

Triple Moine (Triple Monk) is pretty good stuff if you're in the market for a well-crafted Belgian tripel with a witbier twist. Not only that, but the lower ABV means I can drink an entire '750' without getting stupid. Okay, stupider. As long as the price is right, this one has significantly more upside than downside.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Belgian style bomber, skimpy cage over a cork, and with freshness dating of 9-9-08. Opens with a powerful pop, and then lifts an initially huge near white head. Yellowy, cloudy light amber. This leaves spotty lacing and emits a tropical fruit nose. Notes of more fruits, honey, vanilla and some light pepper. Pleasant enough offering, went nicely with some nutty cheese and olives. Light, fruity, refreshing and easy drinking Belgian offering. Well worth a try, but lacking the complexity and interest of the heavy hitters of the style.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Hardly any head forms on this beer with a real nice display of white thin carbonation all around the glass, pinstripes and all. Body color is FILLED with yeast chunks all around, it's like a lava lamp practically and I did not aggressively pour this at all. Body color is a real nice amber bronze/red.

Nose is an interesting kick of cinnamon, classic sugar tripel sweetness, and some dry punchy yeast. Pretty neat, I like this cinnamon angle, never experienced that before on a tripel.

Taste is kind of muted, a slight anise quality but hard to notice. Somewhat flat, and strangely doesn't feel as carbonated as one would expect from the appearance. Slightly watery, not much density, but a good finish and taste, but also some alcohol and dry heat.

Overall not too bad. Bottles says brewed with coriander (I never smell coriander on any brew), licorice (ok..) and orange skin (not getting that so much). Regardless how these flavors might be not as apparant to me, they still make for a passable tripel for tasting.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle marked 30/05/11-F-11:21. Sampled on June 26, 2009. The pour is a slightly hazy orange-yellow with an enormous frothy head that just sits on top for a long time. When the cork pops I get a hard-liquor like aroma but then it becomes more spicy and malty. The mouthfeel is kind of carbonated and creamy. A bit of licorice and coriander in the flavor. It was very appealing.

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Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ML corked and caged bottle, Bottle Number 145985.

Abundant CO2 the cork twists easily from the bottle with just a little twisting and no cork puller needed. Pour carefully there is abundant amounts of sediment in the bottom.

Slightly chill hazed golden colored beer with a tall and puffy white head.

Smell is sweet with vanilla and coriander the strongest scents. Fainter scents of flowers and apples with even fainter cinnamon and anise scents. Not the most aromatic Belgian beer but certainly respectable.

The taste begins sweet with a cake malt flavor and apples on pound cake flavor. This is a beer that does taste like pound cake with a spice frosting that is as succinctly as I can describe it. Coriander is the strongest spice here with pepper and cinnamon less so. Slightly bitter but it is a spice bitterness in sensation like a mouthful of herbs. There is supposedly anise in this but I can't really taste it.

The mouthfeel is good.

A good and drinkable Belgian as a whole. If this lacks anything it could be a little more complexly flavored. I could see ordering this again.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by date October 2009, Sampled March 2007
Pours with an easily three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, bright, straw, gold color. The aroma is an interesting mix of bergamot and earthy spices initially, but there is lots of malt character here too in the form of crushed soda cracker and some biscuit-like aromatics. There is some tart, lemon-like character here too and there is also a touch of herbal hop character here (I think, it could be fermentation character).

The taste is fairly sweet, though quite in line with a Tripel and there is a soft creaminess to the mouth feel here. A sharp, herbaceous bite is here; it seems to be a mix of hop bitterness, and fermentation character (a touch of higher alcohols as well as spicy esters and some phenols). Notes of clove, lemon-zest, orange cream, and some definite earthy coriander character are all noticeable. The coriander character here is nice; it seems to be smoother and better suited than the variety of coriander that often gets used in American brewed beers. I was hoping to get a touch of liquorice flavor here, but I really don't detect it; I might guess at it contributing, but I can't be sure that it really does.

This is a nice Tripel; it has a nice mix of spicy character along with the sweet malt notes. Most importantly the spices used don't overwhelm the beer and in fact are on the subtle side; this beer is definitely spicy, but if I did not know they were there you might have been able to convince me that they were derived from fermentation character.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 75cl cork and caged bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank late Aug 2008.

Dull old gold colour and hazy even though I poured the whole bottle in one slow event into four tumblers (the only glasses available, sorry). The last glass was obviously the cloudiest and it laso had a lot more flavour as the sediment imparted its extra pieces of protein.

There was no hint of any aroma what so ever, I had a smaller bottle at a bar the day before this review and although I enjoyed the beer, it also had no smell.

The taste was of light toffee and fairly sweet, tha alcohol kicks in early as well.

It is a bit fizzy for a strong blonde, but overal not bad at all.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of an order from the Adelaide Bier Shop.

Pours a hazed and rather pleasantly bright golden colour, with an initially frothy head of white, that collapses to a manageable size. Some lacing, but not a lot. Looks decent enough.

Nose is quite smooth, but rustic with those classic slightly raw Belgian yeast characters. Some sweet esters of crushed vegetation and a roundness. Rather pleasant. Maybe not as complex as some Belgian examples, but good nonetheless.

Taste is similar. Very smooth, with a slight lingering acidity on the back to freshen the palate. Light peppery, spicy phenols through the centre, and an overarching character of green vegetation, which doesn't quite tie everything together. It's very pleasant nonetheless. Again, not as rich and complex as some examples, but certainly still good.

Alcohol is well hidden, and overall, it's pretty smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of wl0307
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coming in a short 330ml brown bottle, BB 19/08/09, served chilled in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a dark golden hue with abundant but not fierce carbonation, topped with a well-lasting white spongey head.
S: lovely orangey+lemony fruitiness and dustiness come on top of grassy hops and a thick bedrock of sugary pale malts. Give it a good swirl: the exotic fruit esters, rather harmonious, come aboard and hint at a slightly stinky edge of dried citrus peels and a faint touch of coriander-seed-ish spiciness behind the façade. Overall, all pleasant elements are firmly in place and in harmony, not overly assertive but ve...ry pleasant.
T: a delicious and softly-carbonated foretaste consisting of sweet green-tea and a yeastiness like "Chinese green-bean paste" is backed by a smoothly citric hoppy flavour and a light flow of spicy yeastiness, leaving the maltiness and slightly rock-sugar-like sweetness to balance with slowly expanding mild bitterness. The finish is clean, but the quietly chewy palate thanks to the bitter hops and yeasts seems to linger somewhat.
M&D: mildly effervescent with microscopic fizz rubbing the taste-buds ever so softly, clean on the palate, light-bodied for a 7.3%abv. ale but never going thin, this Golden Ale commands respect for its integrity of taste and structure. A very well-made beer that is almost quaffable!

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Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deugniet on the label (not Triple Moine), with a guy with his ass exposed. Hope I won’t be in that condition after having this brew.
Golden color with an immense fluffy head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of oranges, pine, green apple and Belgian yeast.
Refreshing and spicy flavor with notes of oranges, pepper, cinnamon, pine cones, honey and green apples again.
Very dry aftertaste with a spicy lingering feeling.
Medium body with good carbonation, slightly effervescent. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is harmonic.
It remembered me of an apple Martini. Interesting beer that is worth it a try.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a 22 oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a darkish cloudy gold with tons of yeast floaties all over the place. Look at in the light and yeast sticks out as dark blotches that is awesome. There is lots of carbonation with about a 2 finger white head that has great retention. The lacing is light and watery.

The aroma is light to non-existant with only light notes of hoppy and flowers there. Its not bad or good, just not there.

The taste is also very light, totally reminds me of a summer sessional. The taste is very pleasant thought with some light hops and wheat throughout. There are minor notes of yeast and spice.

The mouthfeel is too watery, just goes right down, no sticking to anything. Of course this lends to great drinkability.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer that I didn't have much hope for. To me most tripels are too yeasty this is light and reminds me of a more crushable Duvel. I would recommend this to anyone just in the mood to crush and get drunk.

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Triple Moine / Deugniet from Brasserie Du Bocq
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