Triple Moine / Deugniet | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Triple Moine / DeugnietTriple Moine / Deugniet

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Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -33.6%
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 BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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 zeff80
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
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 BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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 smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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 Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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 Zorro
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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 BlackHaddock
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
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 puboflyons
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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 lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +9.8%
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 jrallen34
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
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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Photo of drpimento
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Don't pick up much on the licquorice. Poured with a nice foamy frothy off white head and lots of lace. Color is a hazy lemonade amber with lots of sediment. Aroma is spicey malty yeast a little orange. Flavor's like aroma. Get a bare hint of liquorice at the end. Body is good, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and tapers into medium length.

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Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As the beer sets in the glass, a crystal clear golden yellow color, with a prodigious head, frothy in texture and the lace a thick covering sheet. Mostly malt nose, crisp and clean with the start somewhat sweet and malt laden, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops pertinent in their bite, dry long lasting aftertaste, drinkable but not great.

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Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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 CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours golden/amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows doughy, bready yeast, along with hints of pears, green apples and white grapes. Nice, but nothing special.
Very sweet and boozy flavours, with sweet bread and pears first up before lots of hot alcohol rolls through.
Carbonation is a little too high.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 750ml bottle of this at the Bier Tempel in Brussels (5.60 Euros) and quaffed it late one night in my room while in London...
Moine is a medium golden colored bier, with a steady stream of bubbles rising upwards. Fairly clear, it has a foamy, rocky white head, though it fades rapidly to a thin layer leaving better than average lace. Aroma has bready malt and light sweetness, plus mango notes and hints of spice. It has medium body and passes well over the tongue despite the rather abundant carbonation. A taste (or 6...) reveals a light crackery malt backbone providing subtle sweetness. Further investigation (and inbibing) discovers passion fruit-like notes and a touch of spice (coriander, maybe?). Finish is quick and drying. A decent Tripel...could be more complex, but still good.

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of david18
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I bought this beer I assumed it was a tripel (mistaking the "triple" in the title) but wasn't disappointed to learn it was a pale strong, which is my favorite type.

It was not as good as the all stars in this category (Duvel, Damnation) but a very good beer none the less. Darker than expected (more yellow than pale), very good carbonation and aroma. Flavor is great and the abv is not too high.

This is worth getting.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was crystal clear with a strong effervescence and a white, frothy and moussy head which lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was lightly spicy with a low DMS character and a light bit of caramel.

The flavor contained lightly corny character with an earthy and lightly spicy hop presence. Also in the flavor was a lightly tart flavor and a bit of pepper.

The finish was dry wtih a peppery spice presnce lasting long into the aftertaste. The body was medium light with a lightly creamy mouthfeel. The aroma was much better than the flavor. Not a beer to seek out but while in Belgium, what the heck.

Bottle seved in proper glassware at Paters Vaetje in Antwerpen (9/11/06).

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : yellow/amber color (troubled), with white foamy head.
Smell : cereals aromas ?
Taste and mouthfeel : cereal with a touch of spice, a long bitterness finish.
Drinkabilty : a beer in the style Belgian strong ale.

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Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge, bubbly off-white head fades slowly and leaves small chunks of lacing in its wake before settling into a one finger covering of the pale orange brew. Smells spicy, sweet, fruity (pears, oranges, apples) and malty with a slight metallic quality in the background. Taste is some sour notes at first, and this is followed by the fruitiness, some coriander and other spices, yeast, and orange peel. Mouth-feel is medium bodied and dry. This isn't the most complex Belgian strong I've had, but it's still fairly tasty and nothing to be ashamed about.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle brought back from Belgium. Pours a clear golden colour with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus, spice & light malt. Taste is malt, sugars, spicy citrus in the background, smooth hops in the finish along with mild apple notes. Aftertaste is mild with lightly bitter finish. Overall another decent beer from Du Bocq.

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

I drank this beer on a hot dutch night together with my buddy Andy. The bottle we had has another label with the most important difference that it states that it's a tripel beer in stead of an Strong pale ale.

Poured in my Maredsous glass the beer looks cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Sweet malts and herbs and a bit of honey.

Tastes good on a day lake yesterday!

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