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


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RATINGS: 2174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2101) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle at 3-smŚ rum: Hazy golden colour, with creamy head. Aroma is typical belgium beer with lots of yeasty/fruity/flowery nose. Flavor is almost the same, with typical wheety mouth feeling. Nice medium body, and a medium fruity finish. Nice beer endeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2008
Poured a light amber, nice and gold. Small head that quickly went down. Sweet aroma of apples and pears and alcohol...taste of light carbonation and nice and sweet- fills the palate but is smooth as well. Dry mouth after the sweetness- good balance. A very enjoyable tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Deep golden in color with a tinge of red this poured a very fine thick head that slowly dissipated. The nose was filled with banana, spice, yeast and mineral. In the mouth this is medium-bodied very well-balanced with an enticing mouthfeel that has some richness but is also silky soft. The flavors follow the nose which makes this both a nice beer for the summer, due to the flavors, and the winter with the density. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Cloudy gold; nice lingering head. Sweet malt and powder sugar aroma and flavor, plus slight white pepper and citrus. Overall a beautiful balance. Iíve enjoyed dozens of big and small bottles and many glasses on tap. A world class tripel. Years ago I had a blind tasting of 24 tripel-like beers and this was voted in the top 3 by the 9 tasters. REVIEW Oct 4, 2013 - Iím having a bottle dated best before 06-08-10, so probably from 2007. There are some floaties at the bottom, but damn...Iím going to have to up my ratings... near perfect in this style which Iíll admit triples are one of my favorite styles outside the big hoppy world of beers. And, this particular beer would be a strong contender with desert island top 10. Iíll admit I represented this brewery in California in 2007 and had all the styles many times. And Iíll admit I enjoy this as much as the wonderful Abt 12. Itís similar to how I admire the Westvleteren 8 as much if not more than the 12. St Bernardus rocks, even after many years of aging itís a lovely brew...praise the yeast...ayiee!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
bottle. tried it out of a St. Bernardus verity pack. very light in color, cant remember the head situation. sour and tart, with a presense of yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
11.2 oz. bottle into generic goblet. Cloudy copper with a medium head that quickly fades. Tart cider and vinous notes in the nose. Initially sweet and then sharp on the tongue. Plenty of apple and pear flavors and sweetness that is countered by just enough of a sour note and bitterness to keep things interesting. The mouthfeel softens later but remains tart and dry, unlike other tripels where the sweetness builds and takes over. A great tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stef7321 (15) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Very pronounced yeast and tangy nose. Pours a light amber with a bit of opacity, little sediment. This beer has a very pronounced flavor that follows the aroma, with a generous taste of yeast followed by sour apple, green grapes, and hints of citrus. A very clean finish that lingers in the mouth. A unique taste that presents a pleasant alternative to some of the other abbey/trappist beers, but not my absolute favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a funky yellow with a hint of green (?) in it. Tight bubbled head disappates quickly. Nose is tart and yeasty. Flavor is much more balanced, with a sweetness showing through, followed by a citrus tartness and a malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Pretty much like the others say: a very nice tripel. Very well balanced!
Too much to add, too little to say :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pours a deep amber color with a thick bubbly white head that slowly faded away. It smelled of sweet citrus fruit, some malts, floral and spices. The flavor was much the same with citrus fruit and spices coming through mostly. There was a touch of candy sugar that left a hint of sweetness, but not as sweet as I was hoping for. Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation that finished with a little tartness. A very solid tripel.

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