Triple Moine / Deugniet | Brasserie Du Bocq

Triple Moine / DeugnietTriple Moine / Deugniet
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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 Lukie
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +0.3%
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 -4.3%
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 -14.9%
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%
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 -6.8%
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%
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 +9.8%
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 -8.7%
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 +0.3%
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 +7.9%
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 +1.6%
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 +0.3%
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 -6%
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 -1.9%
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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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +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 Dukeofearl
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$8.79 for a 750 ml bottle at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA in March 2006. Label sez "Brewed with Coriander, Licorice, and Orangeskin".

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice steady stream of carbonation supporting the white head in my Rochefort chalice.

Aroma is triple-like, but not the sweet aromatic citrus orange-tangerine that I am used to and like- this one is hit harder by the spiciness.

Flavor is slightly sweet, drier than many tripels, and without the traditional (?) black pepper that I associate with the style. Definitely other spices- the coriander and licorice are there- anise seed & breadiness like the cookies my German grandmother made when I was a kid.... It's a good tasting beer, but it just does not grab me.

A nice change of pace- decent enough. Maybe I'll like it better another time.

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Photo of Ego
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

the cork pops with authoritah! I knew this would be fizzy, like don king's hair (on a good day), massive head that resembles soda bubbles crowns my saturday night guest, carbonation is very active (and I am not a rocket scientist, honest), almost pale macro lager looking in tone, I have seen better but this certainly is not asscake.

dry and musty like clay left in the sun, hints of pepper and coriander, a little biscuit with a sugar swirl, your usual, nothing is overpowering and everything seems in order, just not that exciting

taste etc...
the sweetness doesn't become apparent for a little tick there, and then wow, that bracing over sweet flavor comes in, many tripels do this so I can not say it is out of style, it just aint my style baby, the carbonation keeps this real light in the mouth, almost creamy, no detection of the alcohol except the slightest burn in the throat. slight acidity (citric) in the aftertaste with a dollop of pepper tone.

not for me. the sweetness came on so strong (sugar) I almost gagged, it was a bit bracing. Not a terrible beer but there are far better to be had in my not so humble opinion.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a light hazy golden color with a nice frothy white head.

Smell. Has a light tartness (lemons) accompanied by a nice creamy sweetness. pretty nice.

Taste. Initially i get some corriander flavors, but under that is a taste that is a touch drier than others in the style. Has a nice spiced flavor. Slight yeast flavor. Aftertaste is nice and dry with just a touch of fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel. Body is medium with lots of carbonation. It does fill my mouth nicely.

Overall, a nice one to try, but it doesnt have anything that sticks out. A solid beer, but not excellent

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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 GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Bierschenker
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer has a misty blond colour. At first it gave a big foamy head. When the head disappears, a thin fragmented layer remains.
The smell is surprisingly divers. Overpowering is the full-bodied hop scent. Very sweet smell, citrus fruit, some alcohol, banana, slight alcohol, tropical fruit,…
Taste is very different: voluptuous (milky), but dry. Citrus fruits, yeast (I think), bit of oxidation. A lot of carbonation.
Aftertaste: hops, oxidation, bit malty.

A rather mediocre beer.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of BeerNutta
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Triple Moine.

A = Poured a pale straw colour with a white foam head that quick dissapates.

S = Smells of yeast. So it smells a bit sour.

T = Tastes of herbs such as clove. Slightly spicy with a dry finish.

M = Moderately carbonated. Pleasant to the mouth.

D = Average. Can think of better beers to drink. Not one I will actively seek out again. But not unpleasant to drink.

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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 silenius
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Deugniet version in a 25cl bottle. Best by 31/02/06

I always feel a little cheated to get one of these tiny bottles. The disappear so fast!

Pours a beautiful clear light gold with a thick cap of white foam that laced my glass nicely. Ample carbonation bubbles drift lazily to the top of the beer.

Smell is light and perfumey. A little sweet and flowery.

Taste is a lighter sweet flavor with some light spicing.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated without being biting.

A drinkable beer in the bottle, but MUCH better fresh on tap.

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Triple Moine / Deugniet from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 46.2% out of 100 with 104 ratings
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