Kapittel Watou Tripel Abt – Brouwerij Van Eecke (Belgium)

Kapittel Watou Tripel Abt – Brouwerij Van Eecke, 10% ABV, 75cl., (Poperinge-Watou, Belgium)


  • Style: Abbey Tripel
  • Taste: Weighty honey-chamomile barley malt astringent nutty date/cocoa
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $4.70 CAD (after 10% off), December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah.

Visual: Pours dull copper brown-orange with a small 1cm foamy head, super clusters upon clusters of active streams, suspended sediment – glorious.

Nose: yeasty funked out lagered barley malt, with honey notes (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp-thicker, micro-tingly

Mid-palate: smooth-rounded, alcoholic weighty, almost salty, (lvl-6)-sweetness, honey-chamomile barley malts, off-putting date note,

Finish: clove-banana exhale, nutty cocoa malt, soft bittersweet residual malts

Summary: Visually – great, 10% ABV – wow. The mouthfeel and texture are delightful but I just didn’t appreciate the almost salty note in the mid as well as the dark nutty date flav in the mid to finish; Somehow the honey/floral didn’t match up correctly for my palate.

Waterloo Triple 7 – Brasserie Du Bocq (Belgium)

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Waterloo Triple 7 (aka Triple Blond) – Brasserie Du Bocq, 7.5% ABV, 33cl., (Purnode, Belgium)

-Wow, old one, 2012. Now brewed at John Martin brewery in Genval, Belgium.

on the back label:

“This 100% natural craft beer originated in one of the oldest breweries in Belgium, the ‘Brasserie du Marché’ in Braine-L’Alleud (Waterloo), which was founded in 1456. In 1815, during the battle of Waterloo, the allied troops drank this beer, which was recognised for giving ‘Strength’ and ‘Courage’ …. Waterloo, the Beer of Victory!”

  • Style: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Apple juice barley malt honey fizzy-sweet mild oak
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
  • How much: ~$4 (after 10% off) – 33cl., October 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: good for the unassuming

Visual: Pours amber orange with a small head, thin murky retention, lots of avg speed streams, dark sediment at the bottom of the glass and bottle.

Nose: apple juice, honey, liquid barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, micro-fizzy-tingly (MAIN) pressed apple juice, barley malt, hints of oaked whiskey

Finish: tangy-zing, trace alcohol bitterness, malty sweet finish.

Summary: Fairly easy-drinking, big on apple sweetness, good mouthfeel, a nice meal beer, a tad cloying.

Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Triple – Brasserie de la Senne (Brussels, Belgium)

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  • My Rating: B

Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution Triple – Brasserie de la Senne, 8% ABV – 33cl., (Brussels, Belgium)

from ratebeer.com:

“Given as the most bitter tripel in Belgium, with 49 EBU. No Dutchmen were harmed in the making of this beer.”

  • Style: Belgian Triple
  • Taste: Creamy/fizzy bitter grapefruit peel hopped honey lager barley malt 
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $5 (after 10% off) – 33cl., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Ultra cool label. Pours cloudy marmalade orange with a large long-lasting super foamy head, clustered sticky lacing, lots of activity, lots of sediment in the bottle.

Nose: sweet citrus/grainy barley malt, traces of puke (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: ultra crisp, creamy/sharp fizzy

Mid-palate: creamy mouthfeel, (lvl-7)-sweetness, medium tangy, (MAIN) honeyed malts, lager-like barley, tangerine, bittersweet grapefruit

Finish: persistent hopped bitterness, alcohol bitterness, barley malt finish.

Summary: Very appealing visually and super smooth texturally, hiding the ABV very well. Quite a bitter triple, as advertised.