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

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common

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RATINGS: 1968   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.


3.7
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Poured a clear gold color with a moderate head that faded faster than I would have hoped for. Aroma is interesting with both fruit and sweet malt. Hops are very present in the aroma as well; flowers, herbs and cat pee. Upon tasting the beer has a sweet malt beginning that is followed by a robust bitterness and carbonic bite. Full bodied but not heavy enough to be lingering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle at home. Another excellent brew by Bernardus. Sweet scent. Orange color. Sugary taste, also peaches, then prickly exit. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Pour a light golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and spices. Taste was musty and slightly bitter. Not nearly as smooth as the Abt 12.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2006
bottle. hazy brown/orange pour with huge white frothy head. great aroma of orange malts, pepper and spice. mouth of bake wheat bread. big spicy carbonation and dry yeasty finish. a little bit of alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma is tart, tangy and fruity. The flavor is sweet, tart and bready with hints of ripe fruits and a trace of spice. The finish is tart and reminiscent of sweettart candies.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Thanks to aspidites for this. I have to say that yes, I’ve had better triple’s. The nose was a little too soft for my liking, but what there was, was a bit fruity/lemony and sea salt. Mouthfeel was incredibly soft which I really enjoyed PLUS there was very little alcohol on the palate. Flavors were really subtle with sweet and fruity notes coming around. To say this was an average beer would be a travesty. It was very drinkable and enjoyable, but I just don’t think it was something to rave about.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Murky, gold body. Tall, white head that reduces to puddles. Yeasty aroma of tangy clove along with hints of bread and floral hops. Flavor starts sweet and ends slightly bitter. Spice, ripe fruit, raisins. Tart, dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Medium body. Delicious but without any surprises.


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