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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (475) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
This brew poured a nice dark golden color...initially fairly clear but became quite hazy with the addition of the sediment on the bottom of the bottle. A very modest and well-balanced aroma of yeast, malts, some subtle hops, citrus, and a general fruitiness. Flavors were similarly well-balanced: yeast, malts, hops, fruits (citrus, green apple)... it all comes together perfectly. The texture of this beer is strangely velvety and soft--it seems to almost turn to a very fine foam when in the mouth. Overall an amazing, possibly archetypal example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2006
12 oz. bottle Aroma: I was a bit stuffed up during this tasting so the scent was difficult for me to accurately determine. What did come through was yeasty, wheat with fruity banana and apple with a nice hop scent. Appearance: Hazy golden orange with small to medium bodied sediment floating throughout the beer. For some this might be a turnoff but for me it just makes it interesting. The head was a bright white in color that sustained somewhat throughout the glass. Flavor: Quite yummy sweet yeast with the fruits again coming through nicely balanced with the hops. Palate: Fnished nicely with a medium body and some bite along the roof of my mouth. Not bitter or overly sweet either. Balance is an important theme with this brew. Overall: A truly quality Belgium Tripel. This is one that you can use as a standard bearer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy honeyish golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, a bit spicy and aa bit hoppy. Smoother than many other tripels. Flavour was very smooth caramel, fruits, spices and hops. Very nice palate, and one of the best balanced beers I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2006
orange/golden color with a small white head. aroma is fruity, spicey, sweet, and sour with a nice hop backbone. typical tripel nose, but balance is just right on this one. palate is grassy, lemony, malty and hops. tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2006
Cloudy honey colored with a thin white head that maintains ’til the end. Sharp, woody carb melts away leaving a yeasty banana. Wonderful stuff! This hits all the right notes. Sweet fruit never overpowers. Balance is perfect with refreshing carb giving way to sherbet smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
Aroma: mmm, wheat, cloves, spicy, yeast, Duvel/Leffe, little berryish, apple peel, nice hops that makes the mouth water. Appearance: cloudy passionfruit-yellow, very beautiful, thich carpet of cream colored foam. Flavor: metal?, sweet, strange bitterness, soft. Palate: quite OK, fluffy, sticky, good amount of co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Pours a nice hazy gold into a snifter. Bright white head quickly recedes to skim rim. Fruit and yeast notes. Active and dry. With upfront fruit and a sharp finish. Winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Poured a great lemon-orange with some sedimentation visible in the pouring. Thick, dense, foamy head with a lot of lacing. Scents of lemon, yeast, some nutmeg. It does have a bit of a watery mouthfeel however it has a great balance of hops and malt. Very smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
25.40z bottle.Pours cloudy light amber with a very fluffy,white head that lasts and has lacing.Aroma of spice, yeast ,fruits,citrus,sweet malt and some hop.A bit thin tasting with a touch of lemongrass,malt and a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
On tap at Belgobaren (Sthlm). Pale colour, clear (yes, my notes say clear, in contradiction to most reviews here.. I’m confused too...) Malty aroma, sweet esters. Sadly, I found this a bit thin on the palate and lacking in complexity. Wouldn’t mind a second sampling..

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