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Lamoral Degmont | Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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3.76/5
Very Good
32 Ratings
Lamoral DegmontLamoral Degmont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Belgium
brouwerijvandenbossche.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stcules on 03-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,116
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
32
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 17
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Gamsy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear copper golden with lots of fine white particles floating in it, a finger of yellowish head, almost no visible carbonation.

S: Bananas, sweet candy, dough, Belgian complex yeasts, phenols, slight smokiness. Somewhat like Duvel.

T: Chlorine, bananas, sweet candy, phenols, complex yeastiness. Chicken fat.

M: Medium somewhat syrupy body, low carbonation.

O: Cool bottle, up to standard, just not outstanding. It says on my bottle its a tripel.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of sweet fruits in the nose—apples and pears stand out in particular.
T: The taste has some sweetness and is quite fruity like the smell with flavors of apples. There are also some hints of acidity.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: Although the beer is quite sweet, it is not cloying and the fruity flavors are both complex and interesting.

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Photo of uturn
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml capped bottle poured into proper glassware, a Lamoral Degmont glass.

Best before 03/03/07

A: This bottle opened with a loud pop and started to overflow from the bottle before I poured my 1st glass. The beer poured a hazy golden color with a large 3 finger fluffy white head leaving a thin lacing on the glass.

S: The nose was sweet of malts, citrus and bready yeast.

T: The taste starts sweet of burnt caramel and honey then you get a to the coriander spice and fruits overtones of the Belgian yeast and finished almost dry.

M: The mouthfeel was a thin to medium syrupy feel with a tingling carbonation.

D: The drinkability was very good for a beer almost 4years past its prime.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle bought a few weeks ago at Beer Mania in Brussels, poured into a tulip glass. There was a surprising flash of copper in the pour, and the beer indeed settled out more coppery and clear than I expected for a tripel. A big cloud of old-ivory head foamed up and persisted. Pretty good-looking overall. The aroma is of peach, banana, surprising little yeast, quite mild on the whole. The flavor is more yellow fruit but with a caramely-rootbeer kind of sweetness, plus a bit of coriander and spice to help bring a clean finish. I could go for another.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh my. That is a lot of junk floating around in my beer.

Pours a cloudy brown. Huge gobs of green/brown goop floating around. Nas-tay. Nose is interesting honey tones. Floral-laced honey. Flavor brings the same, in interesting, deeper earthy tones. Feel is smooth on liquid. Carbonation is smooth and low. Nice drinker. Looks nasty as all get out with the floaties in there, but I like this one.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 06/06/09, served lightly chilled in Hapkin's tulip-shaped bowl sniffer.

A: pours a semi-translucent bright amber hue with pretty moderate carbonation in support of a well-lasting, big and pillowy white frothy head.
S: a delicious aroma s packed of flower esters and exotic fruits, mixed of ripe lychee fruits, sweet bananas, orangey citric hops, and laced with a "soul-lifting" edge of spicy yeastiness (only just)... as the aroma settles down from a swirl, a flat-textured, sugary maltiness (almost like Taiwanese "white-gourd sugary tea" plus sugar-cane juice) creeps up, along with a mild touch of caramel and very light hint of syrupy alcohol.
T: the foretaste has the burned-sugary or caramely and tea-ish maltiness a touch too much, as the sweet side is allowed to take the lead; but quickly the sour-sweet edge of yeastiness (a bit like Japanese lactose drink) and refreshing spice develop along with a mixture of mild estery elements (a bit of banana, orange and dried white plums, not too exotic here). Not particularly bitter, hoppy or dry in the finish apart from a lingering, sweet citric taste.
M&D: the texture is really commendable, with only soft, microscopic carbonation in action that keeps up the mouthfeel throughout the drink; overall this medium-bodied Tripel is slightly simplistic, I guess, due to the predominant sweet, sugary maltiness that tainted a favourable balance, and the flavour profile is clearly in need of a better support from more aggressive yeasts or maybe a pronounced input from hops.

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3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light amber ale with a big foamy head with good retention but little to no lacing. Aroma of sweet candi sugar with some very light spices and yeast. Taste is also dominated with some cloying sweetness with some hints of spices. Texture is somewhat oily and cloying with a medium body and no alcohol was discernable. Definitely lacking some character to make this one truly appalling.

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2.54/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Fourteen months after reviewing this beer the first time, I'd like to revisit now that there has been some serious bottle conditioning.

Same batch as before, with a Best By 03 03 07 stamp. Served at just over fridge temperature in a Duvel tulip this time.

Appearance- On a traditional pour, this exemplifies exactly what a beautiful authentic Belgian tripel should look like. Pale to medium clear gold, it sends a fluffy four finger head high up into the upper third of the glass... it stays there for some time, with lacing that drapes well down the sides. Impressive.

Smell- Bright, very floral and fragrant hops take center stage here... notes of lemon zest and cookie dough are coming through.

Taste- The first few seconds in the mouth are pleasant... however, the easy, smooth sweetness gives way to an adjuncty, artificial slew of flavors... primarily sweet corn. There isn't an opportunity to talk about balance between malt and hops, because neither are bold enough to gasp above the dextrinous overall character.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- While the initial carbonation is a bit prickly and aggressive, it soothes quickly and backs off... the resulting lather is terrific, bringing a much needed positive attribute to the tasting. As per my previous review, this is too sweet even after being kept in the cellar for well over a year. Good-night and farewell to you.

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Photo of saintwarrick
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got three bottles of this from the Michael Jackson rare beer club. I drank one at the time, but failed to take any notes, so I only remember it being a usual Belgian tripel, nothing out of the ordinary. So after about 15 months how does it taste? It pours orange with an almost acidic citrus aroma, an OK head as the beer is plenty carbonated. The taste is almost distractingly sweet, with a heavy citrusy orange taste. Again, very sweet. Finish is dry with prunes. Not a bad beer, but way too sweet for my taste. Beyond any saison or Belgian beer I 've had before. I'll drink this as fresh as I can from here on out.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant strong pale although the bottle clearly labels this a tripel. Yeasty aroma, minimal lasting head. Medium mouthfeel. Sugar and bananna. Light cloudy colour, easy drink and pleasant yeast aftertaste. Would be weak for an aftertaste, bottle conditioned.

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Lamoral Degmont from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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