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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertjm (852) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
(New Year’s Eve tasting Flight (3 of 4) Orange color leaning towards yellowish straw. Nice white frothy head which collapses very quickly. Cloudy. Aroma of yeast clearly present. Plenty of alcohol in the flavor with a touch of residual sweetness in the end. Warming sensation is not really there compared to the 6 and 8 beers. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Frankly a bit more bitter than I would like in a Belgian beer. Just not digging this beer like the 8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Aroma has an almost wine like quality with a nice fruity yeast scent. Color is a deep gold with a slight haze and very good carbonation that produces a nice tight white head. Taste is light and fruity. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down smooth with a crisp feel. Finish comes in sweet with a fruity yeast flavor that has a citrus banana taste in it and just a hint of coriander, then it turns a little bitter and ends with a sour nip at the end. After taste is dry with the sour fading out to a mild bitterness. It has that wonderful Belgian yeast flavor that most brews from Belgium have but this one is different. Although it has the fruity flavor it seems to have a little more of the characteristics of a White then others I have had and this gives it an interesting sour note not found in most Tripels. Overall I think its an amazing brew, its not as good as there Abt 12, but still a very good Belgian brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours out looking like lemon juice, light golden and hazy forming a good size white foamy head. Aroma of cloves, hop flowers, citrus, yeast and vanilla. Flavour is of vanilla malts and yeast, somewhat biscuity. Taste of flowers comes to mind.....would love to visit this brewery....this is not my fave style, however these Belgium friends can make awesome beer! Would love to try on cask/tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel". pours clear golden w/ white head. nose of vanilla, yeasty, mild fruit. flavor is grainy, yeasty, mild citrus and plum fruit. fizzy carbonation. sharp going doing. alcohol warmth. surprised this did so poorly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sticks73 (28) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Poured to a dark cloudy cider color with a fluffy head. Light to sryupy body. Sweet cider aroma with light floral hints. Medium to full body flavor. Sharp crisp beginning full of strong flavors (malty, fruits, flower). Long middle with sharp flavors leading to a quick end. Slight alcohol flavor in aftertaste. Lively and punchy sharp tastes, clean & crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (958) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy yallow with a medium head and a thin sour and spicey smell. The taste is mildly sweet and pretty spicey, finish is bitter. One of the best triples I know

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a frothy , off-white head that diminishes to a thin cap that laces fairly well. Bright, fruity and lightly spicy yeast notes are on the nose with lesser notes of faint bubble gum and light wheat in the background. Medium-bodied and soft with a dry and somewhat tart finish. Fruity yeast, white pepper, citrus and faint bubble gum come out, in the flavor, and conclude with a bone-dry finish. A nice dry tripel, this is another fine offering from St. Bernardus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Had this one on tap. It poured a orangy-blond with a light foam head with big bubbles that faded immediately. There was not much aroma except for a mild dough yeast smell. The flavor seemed a bit short, tasting of soft fruit and yeast. There was a bit of a filmy puckering effect which coated the front teeth and gums. The high alcohol was barely noticeable accept for the mouth warming feel it gave. Overall, a good Belgian triple, just not my top choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
[721-20070929] 330mL (By Jul-07). Grape-y champagne aroma is not pronounced. Clear, orange brown body with a big long-lasting creamy white head. Belgian yeast dough and fruit flavour. Medium body. Interesting but does not seem like a great example of itself today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Hazy straw color with good solid head. Belgian nose with floral, apples and cloves. Taste is apples, lemons, bread dough, and bananas. Very nice sweet tripel.

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