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Brewed by Brunehaut
Style: Abbey Tripel
Rongy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Three varieties of malt and three of hops create the robust character of this triple-strength 9% pale beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Pour is a hazy blonde with an average white head. Aroma is fruity with a bit of lavender. Flavor is a dull malt with some fruitness toward the end. A citrus aftertaste is left on the tounge as this goes down. Kinda weak for a tripel still it has a few things going for it. Much better out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2011
An ok tripel, though not really remarkable in most facets. St. Martin pours a pale, brownish gold with a large, slightly off white head. Aroma has notes of citrus and yeast. Flavor is light citrus, yeast, some alcohol, and bready. Not bad, but the flavors donít stand out much.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Cloudy golden yellow pour, edging towards orange. Tons of head when I opened the bottle (obviously it didnít travel well, it had been in my refrigerator for about 5 hours already). Most of the head dissipated, but quite a bit lingered. Good aroma of citrus (orange and lemon) with a little breadiness, plus some spice. Strong bitter in the taste, closer to grapefruit than the aroma would imply. Pretty much just that straight-tone flavor lingered, though there was a hint of malt after a wait. Iíd consider this one a tease -- if it tasted like it smelled, it would have been really good, but too much bitterness for my liking. Maybe it didnít travel well in more ways than one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2011
11.2oz bottle split. Hazy golden orange color. Sweet, crisp, with a little more hop character than a typical Tripel. Really rich and sweet malt tones. Honey, straw,wheat, mint..lots of subtle nuances. A pretty solid offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle@Home. Strong citrus aroma. Gusher, hazy, yellow, off-whtie head, fair lace. Sweet, bitter, citrus, malts. Sparkling, medium full. Flavourful and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Clear golden color/ white head. Bready pale malt, candi sugar, earthy yeast aromas. light to medium bodied with average co2. Pils malt, dry spice, light earthy fruit flavors- not overly sweet like many Tripels seem to be.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (609) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Poured into short yard, aroma is a bit soapy, appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow. Taste is surprisingly tame (and lame) for a Tripel. Boring in the mouth, only saver is the 9%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HistoryMan (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010 does not count
This is my first review. But during the Brussels Beer Weekend in early September 2010, I sampled at least one dozen triples over three days. This St. Martin Triple was one of my two favorites. (Chimay was the other) Iíve read that some other rate beer members donít think as highly of it as I do, but I make no apologies for this preference. (Perhaps its just that my palate hasnít evolved enough (from my american experience). This Brunehaut ale seemed exceptionally well-balanced. Full and rich, but not over-expressed in any direction.The color was dull gold/orange with a medium, firm head and medium body. Aroma-lemon/malt. Distinct carbonation. Yeast is slightly prominent, but I like that. Flavor is mild-sweet and leans to caramel, with a hint of raisin-lemon/citrus counterbalanced with a dose of hop-bite. (Iíd love to have an endless supply)

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2010
33cl bottle. Slight gusher to reveal large off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy/bubblegum, some clove, banana, light yeast/straw. Taste is sweet, cotton candy, some lemon/yeast, light straw, clove. Medium-full body, light acidity, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of grain and straw, dried grass and lemon for the hops, soap for the yeast with background notes of white wine and Coriander. Head is between frothy and fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy yet sparkling amber/orange. Flavor starts heavily acidic then finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. A pretty good Tripel, but lacking a little more depth that I prefer in the style.


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