Pater Lieven Tripel | Brouwerij Van den Bossche

BA SCORE
84
good
115 Ratings
Pater Lieven TripelPater Lieven Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Belgium
brouwerijvandenbossche.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
8
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0
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16th Dec 2012: on-tap in the Antwerp Gollem.

Slight haze to my golden/yellow bodied beer, on top a thin white head, it was larger when poured but by the time it arrived at the table it had sunk into it's self somewhat.

Fairly sweet malt and fruity nose, this also carried on into the taste.

The beer has something about it that I like: the yeast content sits well with the alcohol and although it might be a bit sweet for some it certainly hit the spot with me.

Complex and interesting: never seen it on-tap before or since.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice pop of carbonation from a 330 ml. capped bottle, yet with no over foaming as occurs on occasion with what I assume is a bottle conditioned Tripel. Pours a clear golden with a nearly white cap of foam and shows strong retention and lacing, classic.

Nose offers a pronounced and inviting yeast character along with some lemony spice. Aroma expands with warming and lacks any negative factors.

Taste is solid with a pleasant grainy character mingling with some lemony hops and some hop spice. Finish is dry with a lingering cracker texture.

Pleasant feel though arguably a bit thin but not unexpected given the dry finish. A bit of warming diminishes my concerns in this regard however. Smooth and supple on average and with very little alcohol presence.

Overall a solid Tripel on the appearance and aroma, lacking a bit perhaps in nuance versus the stalwarts of the style with regards to taste and feel. Still worth seeking out and a top tier brew.

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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Some faint spice notes up front followed by strong aromas of white grapes and pears. There are notes of bubblegum mixed in with a yeasty aroma on the finish.

T: Spices at first followed by some faint fruit and bubblegum flavors. A sweet bready flavor brings up the finish with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is nicely carbonated and attenuated.

O: A pretty decent tripel overall, though not great. I'd like a bit more depth and balance in both flavor and aroma along with a crisper body.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with three fingers of frothy ivory head. Body is completely clear and free of haze.

Smell: very sweet aroma with a decent malty character and some candylike apple and melon fruit flavors. Nice, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

Taste: sweet and bright with a very good malty flavor. Taste is a bit less sweet than the aroma with a good malt quality, and a little bit less fruity as well. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a colossal carbonation. Creaminess is nearly excellent; if this beer had a little bit more body then it might have enough carbonation to be basically perfect.

Overall: a good tripel, if a bit sweet. Not as complex as a good tripel ought to be, I really do like the quality of the beer's malt character.

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Pater Lieven Tripel from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
3.75 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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