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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2135   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4778) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
11.2 pours a thickly hazed deep dark orange shade. tall, frothy, white head lasts long and leaves lots of heavy lacing. great aroma of sweet apricots, bananas, mild perfume and esters. this is a very full bodied tripel for sure. the heavy oil mouthfeel is fuller than most ive tried. very creamy and round through the finish. quite crisp with a thick butterscotch and toffee sweetness. dry bready finish has only the slightest hint of alcohol. excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (361) - USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a murky orange with a light, soapy, rapidly dissipating head. Slightly sour, citrus aroma. Very spicy, citrusy taste. An interesting beer, but not entirely what I expected from a Bernardus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Pours a light amber with frothy head. Smell of tropical fruit, honey, and spice. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Wouldnt have guessed that this has an alcohol content of 8%--its well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 A thick and meaty Belgian tripel - probably the densest tripel I ever tasted. Usually tasty bitterness with flowery banana type flavors - well done....I would recommend this for those who especially enjoy triples,not for novices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (830) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Gold color with giant white head and thick lacing. Big sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor was very sweet and fruity with light alcohol burn. Some citric notes. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
330ml bottle. Burnished gold colour with a big, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey and spice. Flavour also started sweet with some spice, before a dry, bitter finish. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Golden with infrequent yeast flecks, large white froth. Aroma: Sickly sweet floral honey, some citrus and coriander/other spice, light pear/apple, apricots/peaches, saccharine sweetness...blech. Palate: Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation, a touch syrupy. Flav.: Plenty sweet, floral honey, some citrus notes, a little bite (alcohol?), some very fruity/bubblegum-like esters; quite sweet, a little tart and bitter enough for balance.

I guess, for me, Belgians are an even-numbered experience. Dubbels and Quadrupels are wonderful. Belgian ales and Tripels...not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled. Pours clear golden with fair white head, lots of sediment in the bottle still. Aroma is pretty yeasty with bready maltiness behind. Kinda flat carbonation-wise but with a nice mouthfeel. Flavor has good maltiness with a slight spiciness and mild fruitiness. Not really any outstanding flavors in this, its well balanced I guess, yeasty like it should be, and quite good overall. Finish is fairly dry and it has a decent bitterness to it. If its truly 8% abv, I would say it is well disguised. Ill have another to decide.

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