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


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RATINGS: 2049   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 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 (441) - 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 (7262) - 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 (572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 BB 03-09. Pour is a hazy, nearly opaque, golden-copper color, with sediment; head is white, full, almost rocky-looking head which is mostly diminishing but leaves minimal nice lacing. Nose is fairly fruity for a tripel; apple, honey, banana bread from light yeast notes, and faint floral and clove. Honey and banana bread are dominant in the flavor with more floral presenting itself; lighter notes of sweet yeast notes, clove, and a sour flash just for a second. Bitterness is there, but only to add depth. Palate is more than medium, lively, and nearly creamy in texture, drying slightly. Finishes sweet with banana esters and doughy yeast with some floral bitterness and at a moderate length with spicy phenols and faint warmth making a presence, lingering. Decent tripel with all the nice traits, just nothing to set it apart from the greats. This one may be a bit more true to the tripel style than the Watou but I don’t know that I like it any better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle/Draft in Poperinge. Even non-beer drinkers will like this beer. I stopped in a Poperinge pub and wound up drinking 4 drafts with the locals when all I stopped for was a cup of coffee. I REALLY like this beer. 4yrs old: Lot’s of caramel in the aroma and flavor. Still tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy off-yellow with a foamy head. Aroma is yeasty, with spices, floral notes, and citrus. Flavor is very sweet, akin to honey, with the yeast and floral notes making their way in as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 750 ML Bottle-Poured a cloudy golden yellow color w/a huge white head. Sweet floral aroma of a classic Belgian. Sweet, light, citrus, bananna flavor w/a slight trace of spices, maybe a little trace of dates/figs. Very good, very fresh sample. Much better than the bottle I first rated @ 3 months ago. Long flavorful finish-highly recomended.

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