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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
In short: Excellent classic hoppy Tripel
How: Tasting session at brother’s place. 750ml Bottle, fresh. Side-by-side St-Bernardus Tripel and St-Bernardus Watou Tripel
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body with a medium white head.
In long: Yet another great beer from St-Bernardus. Fruity yeast and well malted. Bready with bananas in crisp honey. Side-by-side with her sister the St-Bernardus Watou Tripel the similarities were as apparent as the differences. The Watou Tripel was going a bit more in the crisp sweet malt, crusty grandma lemon-pie. This one is going more in direction of a Westmalle Tripel with a generous noble hopping. A bit less complex but with a nice grassier taste and nice drier finish. I couldn’t decide which one I preferred. This is a classic brewery interpreting a classic style in a classic fashion. That’s like the Rolling Stones doing an acoustic cover of Stairway to Heaven.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a golden amber with a fizzy white 1-2 finger head that dissipates to a 1/8" head that retains to the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing. Aroma is yeast, fruit (banana), some spice/pepper. Flavor is sweet, more banana, spice, yeast. Mouthfeel is quite pleasant, just the right amount of carbonation. Finishes dry. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. I’m more of a fan of Quads/Dubbels (LOVE their Abt 12), but I still enjoyed this Tripel from St. Bernardus.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2007
has a buttery complexion with an abundance of flavors that collide in my palate ... pepper and butter and hints of lemon earthy hops which give it a sweetness that is almost too overwhelming.. I guess Im just not an abbey tripel kinda guy... ah.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2 ounce sample at 99 Bottles, Federal Way, WA. White head. Little lacing. Lightly cloudy body. Melted butter color. Major aromas and flavors include flowers, lemon, straw, black pepper. Primary flavor is lemony-peppery-floral. Sweetness that dries as it goes. Okay. I can appreciate it, just not my "cup of tea"/"glass of ale."

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Light amber in color with a thick white head. Nice with light fruity and spicey notes. The alcohol is present and so is a little lingering sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Pours a pale straw color with frothy white head. Fruity aroma with a decent amount of yeast and spice. Flavor is a little underwhelming: banana, pear, apricot, hint of citrus, a bit of nuttiness and yeast. Palate is nice though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours dark amber with large head. Aroma is sweet but also has hints of spice. Flavor is nice balance of sweetness, Alcohol, and spice. Very drinkable. with nice smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2007
(33 cl bottle at Haket Göteborg) Clear golden color, small white head. Vinous, almond, nuts and raissins, sweet scent, also alcohol. Sweet sirupy, roasted, spicy taste with sme smoke as well. Caramel and coffee with almonds aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4804) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Cloudy pale yellow straw color with a decent head. Nice head, nice smell, nice taste. Somewhat yeasty. Strong typical belgian smell and taste. Malty with strong alcohlic flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
pale yellow, high rate of carbonation, very very traditional Belgian. aroma kind of offensive, not a fan really


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