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

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common

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RATINGS: 1803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
bottle at the Alex P Keaton in London. the aroma consists of pears, sour apples, and some yeastiness. pours a hazy golden colour with a thin medium white head. great mouthfeel, smooth, medium body. Flavour begins fruity and somewhat sweet and finish is dry and slightly sour. I thoroughly enjoyed this tripel last night with good company.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Nice beer. Aroma is malty sweet and flowery with hints of fruitiness. Appearance isn’t anything special, just a regular amber color. Flavor is nice. Malty with a bitterish, citrusy flavor to it that’s very easy on the taste buds.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Thanks Mark.Body: A pale yellow topped by a huge and foamy white head. Look at all this sedinment too, awesome. I have never seen black sediment before. Aromas are citrus, peaches, some malts. Taste is sweet and tart at the same time. Fruit and bitterness. Good. Finish is slightly boozey and bitter citrus. A good tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Thanks to Mark from the Keaton for supplying this baby! Pour a yellow body with an orange hue. Head is huge, as with most tripels, and frothy and looks to be bleached white. Nice looking black sediment sitting in the bottom. Aromas are subtle. Apricots, some malts, citrus, rum. Slightly sour, and some citrus flavours are present. Peaches, and sweet malts too. Good. Finish is smooth and creamy, alcohol not detectable. Would have liked stronger flavour and aromas. Still a good example.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden color. Very nice spicy armoa. A well balanced flavor of sweetness and bite. Fruity flavor almost covers up the taste of alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
I am not a fan of Tripel’s so this review may not be too accurate. I was anxiously anticpating trying this beer after having had the ABT 12 (best beer in the world to me) and this beer was a major disappointment. It is not too good and for the price it leaves a lot to be desired.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Cloudy amber-gold w/ creamy pale tan foam. Yeasty, malty, fruity, lightly spiced aroma of bubble gum, candy, citrus (lemon), cookie dough, coriander, & pepper. Soft, creamy feel. Yeasty, malty flavour w/ a warm, peppery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Cloudy orange beer with lots of yeast in the bottle. Big white head, that leaves a nice lacing. Yeasty and alcohol aroma with hints of fruit. Sweet fruity flavor with some caramel notes and a slight alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 This became a saviour for me, the night before my wedding. An absolutely wonderful and defining Tripel. Poured into a tulip glass, a two-layered dense beige head formed atop an auburn-orange body. Poured the yeast pack in to give it a fine hazy glow, and preceded to take in the aroma. Intense smokey toffee and candi sugar sweetness dominated the low fruity esters, unusual nuttiness and alcohol and pepper spices. Similar in the mouth, sweet candi sugar was dominant, but balanced out with a mild peppery spice. Well rounded flavours of vanilla and yeast, citrus and floral hops, and nice alcohol warmth (no ethanol feel) made for a good complexity, yet smooth and creamy Tripel that was a pleasure to drink. Big flavoured in the mouth and long into the swallow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Very nice tripel. Beautuful pillowy head with good release of gases. nice flora and spice notes with some light nut and toffee flavors good balance of malt and cnady sugar. fairly dry and hop spice finish . good mouthfeel and effevescence. one of the best balanced tripels.


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