Cru D’or

***Originally on BA this was classified as a Tripel and was the re-classified (correctly) as a Dubbel.

Amber pour, with some chill haze, good initial head and some lacing. I’m looking for a lighter, more golden color in my Tripel’s*** though.

Very nice aroma that has a mixed ripe fruit character and that classic Belgian yeast strain present.

A little bit of alcoholic edge to the taste, nice Belgian feel and a bit of a drier finish than I expected. Lacks the deep sweet alcoholic fruitiness of a Tripel.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side and shys away from the slick, thick sweetness that a typical Tripel would have.

This is a drinkable and nice “everyday” Belgian, but I don’t think it is very faithful to the Tripel moniker. In fact it is much, much more like a Dubbel than anything else. Lacks the sweet, slick, alcoholic feel of a Tripel and therefore loses some style points. Having said all of that this is a beer that is good quality, good to drink and definitely worth a try at $5.99 for a 4 pack.

Note: After the initial review this was re-categorized on BA as a Dubbel, just as I thought!

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10/28/2005
Style:
Dubbel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.75
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