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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Jun 28, 2013.
1. Chimay White
2. Damntaion 23
3. La Fin Du Monde
Tough list to make but I'll narrow it down to;
If I had a favorite style, it would be Tripels. My favorite is Chimay White, but the best one I've ever had is La Fin du Monde.
it's about 5-7 dollars in my neck of the woods.. welcome to America..
Echoing what others have alluded to, pretty much any import from Belgium is going to have a pretty hefty markup here in the States. Even crap beer like Stella Artois.
Karmeliet is probably my favourite. Though I quite like Westmalle, too.
1. Tripel Karmeliet
3. St. Bernardus
4. La Fin Du Monde
5. Val Dieu
Sorry to hear that. Abt is my everyday drinking beer.
My wife said to me today, looking at the receipt as we left the off licence: "27 euros for 12 beers - that's expensive."
"No, that's for 16."
She still thinks it's expensive.
send me some...
Curieux for me when I can get it. Otherwise, Westmalle is tough to beat.
This. Totally this! However if the Val Dieu is from a Salmanazar it immediately jumps to number 3!
1. La Trappe
2. St. Bernardus
5. La Fin Du Monde
Weyerbacher merry monks is best value for $$ as far as best of the 'cheaper' triples in stores in my area
The Tide and Its Takers. One of the best out there. Anchorage is putting out some amazing, solid stuff right now.
Would say for a true Belgian- probably Westmalle. In the American style category, I'm always blown away by Gash Curieux. For the inexpensive, local option, it's tough to beat Golden Monkey.
La Fin Du Monde
Haven't tried a ton yet, but those three all blew me away.
Love me some Tripels ... shocked and saddened that the top rated one on this site is #97, behind something called "Raspberry Tart". But I digress... Top 5 of my personal fave style:
1) La Fin
2) Tripel Van de Garre (outside of Belgium, only avail at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne PA , I believe)
4) Maredsous 10
p.s. this is also a great gateway style for those that claim to be wine-only folk
Boulevard Long Strange Tripel.
I actually really enjoyed long strange trip.
I'm also partial to Marin old dipsea tripel if u can believe it, my favorite beer from them actually
Couldn't even if I tried. Tap only and they are no longer filling growlers of it.
La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet are my two favorites. I would never buy a 750ml of Tripel Karm though. Those green bottles are always so funky. Luckily they use brown glass for the four packs.
Also, Three Floyds had a Tripel/IPA hybrid a couple years ago called Al Dabeyoun that was incredible.
You and I are the only 2 to mention what I believe to one of the best if not the best one out there.
All their beers are great. Nothing flashy, just very well crafted.
I concur !!!
Tripels are my top style. I have reviewed around 65 different ones. That being said my favorites seem to be the same stuff as mentioned in this thread. No hard to find tripel has ever topped the widely regarded ones. But quite a few were definitely awesome.
La Fin du monde
De ranke guldenberg
St bernardus tripel
Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits
Trappist Achel 8°
I have more to try, however. Hopefully I'll discover another great and this list will change.
Not a big fan of the style, a lot of breweries just seem to half-ass, bland and unbalanced brews just to have a triple in Belgium. The below beers are an exception.
De Dochter van de Koreanaar Finesse barrel Aged
Pleine Lune Super Nova Triple
Unibroue La Fin du Monde is a great beer but tastes nothing like a triple to me nor like a Belgian in any way.
De Dolle Dulle Teve
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
Victory Golden Monkey
I never heard of most of these and being a big fan of tripels I looked them up:
Struise T.H.R.E.E - only 4 people on BA have had it, one review.
Pleine Lune Super Nova Triple- 2 people on BA have had it.
Den Ijzeren- Not even listed on BA, gets a 67 on RB.
Must be pretty rare brews.
Going with the crowd on this one. Westmalle, Bernardus, Fin du Monde, etc...
Side note: I think Long Strange Tripel from Blvd is prob one of the most underrated tripels on the market. It sometimes misses out on these discussions. Definitely give it a try, it'll blow you away.
T.H.R.E.E showed up draft in quite a few festivals in Europe and a couple of bars, now they have released bottles of it. A good number of specialized stores in Belgium have it now. I assume that some will be send to USA now & it should be possible to trade for a bottle. Lack of reviews probably has a lot to do with the almost exclusive American user base or BA.
Den Ijzeren Arm is quite specific, four grains with fenugreek & mustard so it bound to be an acquired taste hence the score. It is mainly sold in Bruges & some stores with a big selection of Belgian brews carry it. So it is very much a local beer but a lot of bars in Bruges do have it.
Pleine Lune Super Nova Triple this one is indeed rarer.
So many tripels... so little time...
Heck yea, Het Anker's Gouden Carolus Tripel is out of this world!
It's still my benchmark even after close to trying several... but everybody likes different things.
1. Het Anker -Gouden Carolus Tripel -97
2. St. Bernardus - Tripel -96
3. Westmalle - Tripel -95
4. St. Benedictus - Achel 8* blond -93
5. Unibroue - La fin du Monde -93
6. Chimay - Cinq Cents(white) -92
7. St. Bernardus - Watou Tripel -91
These are the tripel's I drink regularly. There will be an 8th to the list and I'm sure it'll be in the top 3 with the St. Benedictus-Achel Extra Blond. But when it comes to tripel's I don't drift out of Belgium breweries except for the Unibroue. For me these 8 are the best of the best in the style
I am usually a bigger fan of the ones from Belgium at times, but some North American ones have really surprised me.
Achel Extra Blonde and Damnation Batch 23 have been on my radar for so long it's not even fair
I have this same issue with Karmeliet. The 330 ml bottles are much more consistent than the 750 ml bottles, and I can easily get the 750 ml, whereas the four-packs are tough to find...lame.
Anyway, to answer the OP's question: I like Deceit (Funkwerks), Fin du Monde, Karmeliet, St. Bernardus, and a recent surprise that I enjoyed quite a bit was Jambe de Bois.
Witches brew anyone?
1) La Fin Du Monde
2) Long Strange
3) Empyrean Black Tripel
4) St. Bernardus
Still have to try most of the glorious Belgian ones.
I get the feeling that as a whole, Boulevard is a bit underrated as a brewery. Long Strange Tripel, Tank 7, 80 acre...these guys know what they're doing. Each of those brews is somewhat unique AND relatively inexpensive. I love brewers like this!