No.1 travel guide for Belgium; dedicated to Belgian beer and food culture.

Triple d’Anvers


Email  •  Print
Triple d’Anvers beer Triple d’Anvers
© BeerTourism.com

The Brewery


Brouwerij De Koninck
Mechelsesteenweg 291
Antwerp
B-2018
Belgium


Website Telephone+32 (0) 3 218 40 48 Facebook

Beer Style

Belgian Tripel



The Beer

In 2010 Antwerp brewery De Koninck launched its first real tripel, De Koninck Triple d’Anvers. It is a high fermentation beer that gives a wonderfully golden blond to light amber colour in the glass. The head's no slouch either – De Koninck Triple d’Anvers will amaze you with its rich, white, frothy collar.

This beer’s complexity is first picked up by the nose. The beer has a slightly herbal touch, with a fruitiness from the yeast used – think aromas of pear and ripe banana. Pale malts and caramelised malts are also beautifully balanced here.

Initially, the De Koninck Triple d’Anvers comes across as slightly sweet, but with a good equilibrium between hop bitters and fruitiness. This tripel owes its lively sparkling to the re-fermentation in the bottle, giving the beer its complexity and depth, with a lingering finish.

Tripels are a speciality of Belgian breweries. Belgian tripels have a predominantly golden blond colour, a shade darker than the strong blond beers, and contain a high volume of alcohol.

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers is a worthy heir of this great tradition. Full in the mouth, as a real tripel should be, but very drinkable and a great thirst-quencher, all the same.


Alcohol

8% ABV

Fermentation

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers is a high fermentation beer. The initial fermentation is held at temperatures between 25 and 27°C.

The beer will then re-ferment in the bottle; just before bottling, sugar and yeast are added to speed up re-fermentation.

Ingredients

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers is brewed with pale barley malt, caramelised malts and Saaz-Saaz hops.

Colour & Transparency

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers gives a golden blond colour in the glass. The beer is clear and does not have yeast deposits.


Serving Temperature

8 – 9 °C / 46 ° F – 48 °F

Serving Glass

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers is served in its own bulbous glass that depicts the Antwerp skyline.


Character, Tastes & Aromas

This beautifully thirst-quenching tripel stands out due to its fruity aromas, the subtle interaction of the pale and caramelised malts, and the excellent balance achieved between hop bitters, fruitiness and a clean freshness.


Culinary

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers make a delicious pairing with mushrooms, celeriac, avocado, chicory, salmon, coquilles, parma ham, calves’ liver, fillet of steak with bone marrow (tâche noire), sirloin from the grill, skirt of beef (onglet de boeuf), dark bread, soy sauce and coriander.

This tripel is also a great companion with desserts including banana and white or milk chocolate.

It will go well with cheeses such as the Gruyère Réserve, an unpasteurised cheese from Switzerland, or a Pavé de Tavys from Marche-en-Famenne in Belgium – another unpasteurised cheese.


Keeping and Storage

This tripel can be stored for two years, which is one year longer than the bottled 'bolleke'. On tap it will keep for nine months. Always store the bottles in a vertical position in a dark and cool room.

There is no point in keeping this beer for longer, as there will be no further positive evolution in taste.


Availability

Bottle ✔       On Tap

De Koninck Triple d’Anvers is available in 33cl bottles and in 20 litre barrels This brew may be slightly harder to find than the classic 'bolleke'.

Nevertheless the beer is relatively easy to get hold of through the usual channels – specialised beer shops and drinks stores.


Other Brouwerij De Koninck Beers


Comments


You must be logged in to leave a comment


SHARE:
 



BLOG

POSTS
The De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery experience

ANTWERP - The new interactive De Koninck brewery tour will completely immerse you in the world of the Antwerp City Brewery. In exchange for just €12 you can find out everything there is to know ... [ more ]

Zythos Beer Festival 2017 - 10,000 beer lovers get together in Leuven

LEUVEN - The ritual is well established by now. Thousands of beer lovers from across the globe pour into the city of Leuven to enjoy the Zythos beer festival held annually at the last-but-one weekend in April. ... [ more ]

Rodenbach goes back to its roots

ROESELARE - The origins of Flanders Red Ale (Vlaams roodbruin bier as it is known in this part of Belgium) lie in the area around Roeselare and Kortrijk. These beers are a prime example of the noble art of ‘cutting’ (ble... [ more ]

Something's brewing at Brasserie des Carrières

BASECLES - You may not have heard of this little village, halfway between Tournai and Mons. Its former quarries are now filled with water where the black marble that adorns Cologne Cathedral was once hewn; ... [ more ]

Wild_jo_225

More Beer

Wild Jo is served in an elegant, tulip-shaped, branded glass that helps to preserve the collar of froth and ensures lingering aromas.... [ more ]

Beer Tourism Newsletter Signup

Enter your name and email address on the right and click "SignUp" to join.

Name:
Email:
TWITTER
    FACEBOOK