Brouwerij Maallust ‘Zware Jongen’ Tripel


“Meet the Maallust Heavy Guy (Heavy Guy) Triple. It’s a golden yellow, top-fermented beer. This classic triple with a percentage of 9% is heavily hopped and pours a creamy white head. Its taste is spicy and full of malt, with a nice hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.”

Glassware: Trappist Chalice.

Appearance: Kinda hazy amber/orange with a short white cap. It quickly collapsed to a ring with very little lace in its wake. PS watch your pour as there’s a tonne of suspended sediment.

Aroma: Quite sweet and oily like buttery biscuits. Herbal/grassy Noble hop characters, dried spice, dead leaves/vines, caramel fudge and semi sweet bready malts. Subtle earthy nuances which feed into the ripe apricot and bergamot-like scents. Very different we must say. We’re aware Holland is on the other side of the Belgian border but it may as well be 1000 miles away with this beer.

Flavour: A mirror image of the aroma – sweet with buttery biscuits, caramel fudge and honey but well balanced by the lifted Noble herbs, florals and spice. Finally some yeast esters develop late before a rather dry, herbal and yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty well weighted. Smooth texture with a bit of dryness forming in the swallow. Mild-moderate Co2. 8.7% ABV is reasonably well disguised.

Overall: This is our first crack at this Dutch brewery and although it’s far from your classic Belgian interpretation it’s still a pretty decent offering. Would have liked a bit more of the typical yeast qualities coming through. Not bad though.