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

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RATINGS: 2126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2007
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a big, lingering head that leaves excellent lacing. The body of the beer displays loads of fine carbonation and some floaters. It has a yeasty, citrus accented aroma. The flavor has a delicious sweetness to it thatís complemented well by citrus and spice notes. Thereís a touch of mild bitterness in the finish of this very enjoyable tripel. St. Bernardus just canít seem to go wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
draft @ theotherroom - golden and hazy with a fluffy white head that disappears rather quickly. aroma and flavor are pretty much identical...sweet honey like flavors and aroma as well as your typical spiciness you get in a tripel. very easy drinking. almost like i middle ground between a tripel karmeliet and a grimbergen blonde

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa for this treat. Pours golden hazy with a medium white head. Sweet, figgy aroma with malty, candy syrup. A rather full aroma with metallic hints. The flavor is strong with honey, creamy dates, alcohol, metallic hints and spicy notes (very light spice). All well balanced with nothing particularly overpowering. Medium round body. Probably the most enjoyable triple Iíve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 28, 2007
0,33 bottle. Pours bit cloudy dark orange colour. Aroma... arome is what I already know from few other Belgians but... I donít really like it, itís too strong and unpleasant. And what is it? This is a problem. I canít describe it. I read through other comments and I think that "candied orange" is very close. You can feel it also in taste. Though, taste is something that fits me much more. Flavour is good mix of light sweetness ans sourness with some spices. Spices are also quite strong in aroma - cinamon maybe? Bitter and bit dry long enough finish. Nice, lively carbonation. Itís quite good, apart this SOMETHING in aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with small head.Flavor is a combination of sweet and sour. There are some green apple tart like flavors and a tad of fig and spice. Decent but not totally blowing me away.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2007
12oz brown bottle from A-1 To-Go in Gardiner. Somewhat murky red-orange body with a good inch and a half oh head that sticks around for a while and leaves a fair bit of lacing as it dissipates. Smells fruity, like apples and raisins, with nut and spice notes. Tastes fruity (citrus, apple) with bits of nut and spice. No real alcohol noticed. Lighter bodied than expected, making this a real drinkable beer for the style. Wow, this beer is great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
On tap from Liars club.Nice light golden color with pleasant white head. Light fruity aroma. Flavors of yeast and fruit sugars with a fair amount of compllexity. Length of finish is ok. Nice beer but not the best tripel I have sampled.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
11.2oz. Bottle Enjoy by 7/28/08 St. Bernardus Tripel pours a pale golden into itís very own chalice. When held to the light it glows a bright yellow. Fair amount of floaties with many still left in the last 1/2 inch of beer in the bottle. Poured with a 1 finger white head that faded fairly quickly to a thin cap with spotty thick patches. Leaves some patchy spotted lacing with each drink that falls excruciatingly slow back into the body. Looks good. Smell is complex but falls a little short compared with other St. Bernies. Big bread dough aromas coming forward along with candied orange peel. The yeats character comes through with a little dusty spiciness. I even detect the occasional cherry cordials, very faintly though. Very nice. Taste is where itís at with this tripel. The sip starts off with with the bread dough, lightly toasted bread and a handful of the candied fruits. This beer is an expierence for the tastebuds. A lot of very enjoyable flavors. Candy sugars and all the wonderful doughiness mix together to create an excellent beer. The perfect amount of residual sugars. Iím really having a hard time breaking this down, very familiar flavors but at the same time new to me, very strange. Very good. The body is medium, maybe a little on the lighter side. Good carbonation keeps things moving and is prickly on the tongue. No alcohol in the flavor but when the glass starts getting low my cheeks start getting a little warmer. This is a beer I could honestly enjoy all day long. The carbonation and mild body help push this over the top. The more I drink the more I want. This is an excellent tripel from St. Bernardus and will definately see my fridge many more times in the future. Wish I had more on hand right now. Iím kind of anxious to pick up some other tripels to review and compare. This one will be hard to beat. The most enjoyable Iíve had to date. 2/11/07

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Orangey pour with a slowly dissipating white head. Very, very enjoyable flavor, and very easy to drink considering the 8% ABV. That being said, this Tripel has a heavy body and leaves an aftertaste that reminds you that this brew means business. Nice fruity flavor accentuates the drink from start to finish...highly recommended

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatrickHasson (4) - USA - MAY 23, 2007 does not count
My first tripel. Pours a hazy burnt sienna with a big white head that takes a few seconds to dissipate. I am usually a stout man but this impressed me.


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