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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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 RuudJH
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

25 cl bottle with a chubby jester on the label.

Clear golden ale, with nice carbonation and a good head.

It's got a smell of orange, cloves, and other spices. The hops come out in the taste, it balances the beer with it's bitter.
The finish is dry with koriander.

It's ok to try this beer, but the herbs and spices are so dominant, it could get boring after 1 or 2 pints.

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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 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 vancurly
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 26/02/10
a) Cloudy honey/yellow, big white head.
s) Initially a burnt match note from the bottle, that dissipated. Tinned peaches & Farex, stale hop. Warms to spiced ham.
f) Musk candy, perfume, spice, biscuit, well constructed.
m) Tingly, tangy feel, smooth & balanced
d) A very nice ale, and easily drinkable - the whole 750mL.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 33cl bottled poured into a tulip glass.

Pours with moderate to high carbonation which builds a 3 finger tall head that lingers on and bubbles away with fine lacing.

A cloudy dull yellow hue flecked with the sediment. The characteristic smell falls short of being sweet but fruits like orange and pear come through.

Taste is very much the strong belgian ale. Yeast tied together with a salty tang, full mouthfeel and a great taste.

I doubt you would want to have to many of them in a session but a damn good beer worthy of a try by any belgian ale fan

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Photo of Psilo707
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really thick almond colored brew, very opaque; leaves a huge head with thick lacing as it's poured into a glass. The smell is decent but nothing to write home about. A bit citrusy-lemon with maybe a little bit of pineapple thrown in.

The taste is decent quality, and is much reminiscent of how the beers smells. Half fruity, half piney, it leaves a lingering taste that is good on the senses. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both average and expected for a Belgian Triple Ale.

Overall, a good one, but not as good as some of the other Belgian Ales in the same caliber.

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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 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 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 Lukie
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a golden/yellow hue with a small, soft head, with low carbonation. There is little lacing.

Soft nose, with some orange peel, slight spices, and citrus. Hints of honey, sweet orange and grapefruit.

Full of citrus sweetness, with orange, grapefruit, tangerine and some mild honey, caramel and marmalade flavours. Slight clove spiciness to the finish.

Quite a different, and interesting brew. Mild mouthfeel and low carbonation. Superb price for a delicious tasting beer.

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Photo of beerfairy
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick foam, golden color with lots of carbination.

S: Spicy coriander and flural smills but I don't smell the licorice you'd expect in here.

T: This tastes like a salty honey ale, I'm not sure I'd consider it a Tripel.

M: Crisp and very carbonated.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i think this is marketed as a triple... comes out a orange hue with some debris. medium foam that is an off whitish... light tan color. smell is sweet, yeast, and muskiness. the taste is formost sweet. the malt is the primary in this beer. the hop seems to have graininess to it within the malt. some fruit esters but too powerful of a sugar sweet to pick up. may be from belgian sugar or from actual fruit. i can't tell. a hint of corinader. backed by herbal notes here and there. overall, for how hard to find it is... not that necessary to drink.

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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 philipquarles
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the proper glassware, this was a very hazy amber with a huge white head. Pretty decent retention, good lacing.

Smells of hops, malt, and light fruit esters. Upon tasting, the focus is moved to the grain, which dominates. The hops and the fruits (apricot, citrus) are definitely still present though.

Mouthfeel is decent; thick and it coats the palate. Overall a pretty good beer that deserves more attention.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle poured into oversized wine glass from Pioneer Supermakert on 74th and Columbus in Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A: Poured a hazy partially amber/copper hue with solid 2 finger head, light tan color, strong ringed lacing, retained well through entire quaff with solid cap on the bottom with small holes from rising carbonation.

S: As stated by other reviewes, i didn't detect any of the licorice at all. I will chalk that up to my nephyte nose when it comes to Belgians. Nose had minor dashes of fruits of oranges and perhaps pear slices. You detect the ABV level 50% of the way through to the end.

T: I don't understand why they call this a triple at all. I agree with the Brothers and BA that this is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale instead of a triple. Intial flavor was of spices and the corriander, as noted on the bottle. While there are some malts, there is certainly not a triple level to garner the classification but rather more esters lessening the bite of the pepper, and citrus. As it warmed up and I continued to swirl in my glass, the sweetness was more noticeable and the sour aftertaste receded. Perhaps some honey and overall you can detect yeast which I found pleasurable.

M: Slaps your tongue with a thick tangy at first, crisp indeed and very carbonated. You really get the ABV at the end which was tough to down but I endevored to persevere.

D: A good quaf no doubt, but quite different(harsher, spicer) from other triples I've had in the past Triple Karmeliet, Kasteel or St. Fueillien's. Will try again after cellaring for 6 months.

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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 yelterdow
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a Unibroue tasting tulip. Best by 08/08/09, cellared for 6 months.

Appearance- Fiery gold, this beer pours beautifully and full, with a traditionally thick four finger crown that pops away for several minutes. As the head diminishes, thin webs of lacing with outlines of each individual bubble are left behind.

Smell- Subtle, fruity notes of orange zest are clearly present. Then comes coriander and licorice, perfectly balancing and rounding out the spicy, earthy hop aromas.

Taste- Solid... a terrific palate of fruity citrus peel, grassy/herbal hops, and a drying finish. As good warmed up as it was ten degrees cooler... this has the right balance, all ingredients come together beautifully.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- A home run in mouthfeel... slick, smooth, foamy almost to perfection. It does thin out a bit after being in the glass for several minutes, but otherwise it's a pleasure. I'd definitely recommend this and would personally go out and but this again.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Triple Moine
750mL brown bottle (caged & corked)

A: poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy straw yellow, with a nice solid and crisp white head on top. very good retention rate and pretty solid lacing.

S: some serious sweet citrus aromas along with a very yeasty bouquet. I can pull some of the liquorice and coriander in the back of the bouquet. some light hints of honey as well.

T: nice solid belgian triple backbone. some of the liquorice and coriander really shine through. the orangeskin is a little too sour, but good regardless. The finish is very spicy, a lot of clove and some white pepper.

M: the mouthfeel is a little harsh, as the alcohol is really present. Body is really thick to me as well. Very crisp, and worth a shot, but not outstanding.

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Photo of Franchise
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold murky with ton of yeast throughout leaving a thick off white head that is sticky. The aroma is wheat, lemon, honey, dried fruit, figs, date, prunes, orange, overripened fruit, pitted, and bready yeast aroma.

The taste starts tart on the palate, soft carbonation honey and lemon, earthy herbal nature to the beer. Wheat and a bit of a tangyness on the palate continues with a orange essence really strengthens as it warms.

The alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming soft warming of the palate leave a bit of a burn in the finish. Overall decent tripel a tad rough some age could benefit this beer.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this guy at the St. Marks Market on St. Marks in the East Village.
On pouring it looks quite a bit like unfiltered, bubbling cider. A bubbly white head forms but doesn't leave much lace. The body is composed of an array of orange hues.
First impressions of the scent distill into an impression of, well... beer; a typical beer scent that the masses are familiar with. With some warming you can pick up some sour fruit scents and perhaps some coriander.
Flavors are subtle and smooth for the style. Being a measly 7.2% probably has something to do with that. For my mood I don't mind it in the least. The yeast character in here is very pleasant. Sour orange tangy flavors live here as well as an undertone of licorice. Everything is in good balance.
While mild for the style this turns out to be quite refreshing for a something that is 7.2% strong. This might be a good choice of craft beer to use as a gateway for the uninitiated. It would be easy to make a night out of Triple Moine.

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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 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 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 Osiris9588
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked dated 8/8/09. Pours a murky, dull gold color. Only a bit of the ample sediment discernible in the bottom of the bottle makes it into the tulip glass. The four-finger white head is frothy, but not that thick, leaves some big-bubbled lacing.

The floral aroma consists of yeast, malt, slight coriander, and banana. The flavor consists of the same, slightly biting, nutty, peppery, metallic and mildly alcoholic finish.

It's rather light in body and well carbonated. It demonstrates decent complexity, but seems slightly out of balance. It seems very dry and stolid for the style. It's quaffable, but certainly not the best out there.

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Triple Moine / Deugniet from Brasserie Du Bocq
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