Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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."
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
travita (4804) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pale yellow, high rate of carbonation, very very traditional Belgian. aroma kind of offensive, not a fan really