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


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RATINGS: 1993   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Best before end of 2004 on label. Pours with a large creamy off-white head. The body is clear dark orange. Light malt aroma. Caramel and an apple/pear fruitiness. Spicy sweet with a dry finish. Very Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2007
12 oz. bottle dated BB 20.09.07 served in a chalice. Aroma is rich and lively, dominated by caramel malt and a subtle yeast note. This beer had an not quite clear orange tea color, and a gentle pour resulted in minimal head and not much replenishing action. Flavor starts spicey and with a strong carbonation note, has a nice gentle malt character that is consistent with the aroma, and ends with a dry, fast finsh and a subtle bitter note. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit on the heavy side. Some lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (390) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Jan. 8, 2006; 12 oz. bottle (part of a four-bottle St. Bernardus gift package -- complete with Trappist glass). Lighter in color than the Abt 12, this tripel retains the signature flavor of its brewery. Murky, hazy, cidery appearance. Some banana flavor amid the fruit, for sure. Well-balanced and quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2007
A very murky, orange-colored tripel. Has a sweet, estery, floral, bready, yeasty aroma with hints of vanilla. The sweet side is more obvious in the taste with a smooth honey taste & supporting yeasty floral notes; overall pretty sweet for a tripel. Spicy and refreshing. The mouthfeel is pretty thick for the style, yet it is nice and smooth with subdued carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Just superb. Probably the best tripel I have had. Fruity, yeasty flavor with a nice frothy head and rich mouthfeel. Go out and buy this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (431) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Golden orange pours with a lively carbonated head. Part of a variety St. Benard 4-pack from Binny’s. Wonderful aroma of banana, peppers, vanilla. A nice citrus bite follows a bready spice. Medium bodied and creamy. A great tripel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6894) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2007
(Bottle) Golden yellow colour with a huge, lively, white head. Fruity nose with notes of pineapple, Seville orange, banana, white bread, dried pineapple or papaya and a hint of incense. Soft, malty taste with white bread, herbs, citrus and yeast. Mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Hiding the alcohol very well. Very well balanced, fruity nose with a more malty, sweetish taste. Not exceptional, but nice and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattShizzle (561) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Light amber, cloudy color. Sweet and strong. Very overcarbonated - sprayed out of bottle when opened and it wasn’t shaken or dropped. Overall good.

   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).

   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.

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