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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Tripel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer, with high fermentation, has a pale amber colour and a flowery, fruity taste with a harmonious balance between sweet and sour (8% alcohol content). This beer has a thick and vivid froth and strikes by its balanced taste with a delicate bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
Doughy and yeasty with plenty of apples, pears and lemon-citrus fruitiness and a pastry like sweetness to the nose. Hazy golden body is topped by a fizzy byt lasting cover of white head. Plenty of yeast/protein in suspension despite careful decanting - in fact there was a half inch sediment in the bottle before pouring. Tangerine, apple, pear and lemon flavours with plenty of sweet doughy character. Some floral lavender notes and a moderate bitterness that doesn’t quite offset the sweetness. Medium body with lively, sharp effervescence. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 040209, Bièropholie, Sep-05).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2007
33cl - BB 300109 - Aroma is yeasty bread dough, banana, bubblegum and spice. Pours cloudy yellow-brown with a big head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with banana and alcohol taking the lead. Palate is creamy and tart. A very tasty tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 BB 03-09. Pour is a hazy, nearly opaque, golden-copper color, with sediment; head is white, full, almost rocky-looking head which is mostly diminishing but leaves minimal nice lacing. Nose is fairly fruity for a tripel; apple, honey, banana bread from light yeast notes, and faint floral and clove. Honey and banana bread are dominant in the flavor with more floral presenting itself; lighter notes of sweet yeast notes, clove, and a sour flash just for a second. Bitterness is there, but only to add depth. Palate is more than medium, lively, and nearly creamy in texture, drying slightly. Finishes sweet with banana esters and doughy yeast with some floral bitterness and at a moderate length with spicy phenols and faint warmth making a presence, lingering. Decent tripel with all the nice traits, just nothing to set it apart from the greats. This one may be a bit more true to the tripel style than the Watou but I don’t know that I like it any better.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgianBeerGal (3328) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle/Draft in Poperinge. Even non-beer drinkers will like this beer. I stopped in a Poperinge pub and wound up drinking 4 drafts with the locals when all I stopped for was a cup of coffee. I REALLY like this beer. 4yrs old: Lot’s of caramel in the aroma and flavor. Still tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy off-yellow with a foamy head. Aroma is yeasty, with spices, floral notes, and citrus. Flavor is very sweet, akin to honey, with the yeast and floral notes making their way in as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 750 ML Bottle-Poured a cloudy golden yellow color w/a huge white head. Sweet floral aroma of a classic Belgian. Sweet, light, citrus, bananna flavor w/a slight trace of spices, maybe a little trace of dates/figs. Very good, very fresh sample. Much better than the bottle I first rated @ 3 months ago. Long flavorful finish-highly recomended.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForzaDHophead99 (3) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2006 does not count
From an 11.2oz bottle, this beer poured a gold/yellow color with an average head and copious lacing. Nice, heavy bready aroma. On first taste an incredibly soft, smooth, creamy full bodied brew hits your tongue. Nice lightly malty, and sweet fruit finish Despite the 8% ABV this is highly drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 pours a dark cloudy yellow gold with some sediment and a one finger white head. aroma is light bread and malt with a little alcohol. light to medium body with nice lacing. flavor is a little bread and malt and alcohol.also has a little dry hoppy aftertaste and nice carbonation. as smooth as the abt 12 but not as powerfull of course. pretty good and very well balanced. this is my second tripel and is by far the best yet. victory golden monkey being my first tripel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Nice golden pour with a thick, long lasting white head, lasting to finish with excellent lacing. Nice carbonation, tingly with a sweet aroma and a taste that is sharp, flowery, maybe a little spice, fruit. I may rate it higher, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2006
Hazy dark golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma is reasonably light, metallic and fruity. Flavour is fruity and very smooth, with pudding spice and heavy toffee/candy. Earthy flavours in the finish, rounding off a great triple


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