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


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RATINGS: 2047   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kleurplaatje (110) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a beautiful lasting, thick white head. Great lacing. Malty aroma with some clear yeasty hints. Some ripe fruits as well and also a slight spicy touch. Nice and complex. World class. Taste is smooth and perfectly balanced between sweet, roasty and bitter. Beautiful honeyish hints, nice yeasty kick, clear caramels/sugars, lingering ripe fruits and a spicy kick. Midly dryish in the aftertaste, but the fruity sweetness never fades away. Full bodied, great creamy texture and a fitting, not too lively carbonation. Wonderful balance accompanied with great complexity. Marvellous piece of beer-art and definitely a fantastic tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a huge glass of foam. No, seriously, I had to wait a good five minutes to get beer out of this. When it finally calms down, we have a lovely hazy gold with the most creamy, fine-grained, even white head I’ve ever seen -- this is whipped cream here, I can get soft peaks out of it with a finger. There’s so much head it mutes the nose, but what there is is lemon, toast, yeast, and phenols. Rich and sweet on the tongue; there’s some sourness and breadiness to balance it, and it’s a nicely restrained, delicate, elegant tripel, almost perfect in how well it hangs together. Finish is long, warm, and slightly sweet. A magnificent example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is malt, spice, fruit, yeast, caramel and orange. Appearance is orange with an off-white head. Taste is sweet and mild bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
St. Bernardus Tripel is a lightly hazy medium golden pour with a big head of off white bubbles. Nose is yeasty with some banana notes. Taste is slightly tart with some bread like qualities and a hint of wine. The body is really lush. a very nice Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2015
750 ml bottle. Banana yeast nice yellow ish pour. For whatever reason, never rated, but my wife bought two bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cthulhu (532) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at Delirium Tremens in Brussels. Pale amber colour with medium head.Sweet malt and spices.Nice beer , balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Orange pour white frothy head. Slightly tart, slightly sweet great palate. Some yeast and banana in a minor way. Really great fruity aromas and fruity finish of apricot and light peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (187) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from belgoklubben. Fruity and spicey notes in both taste and aroma. High carbonation. Pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1887) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgolådan. Yeasty and fruity with spicy and light estery notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and yeasty with spicy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4382) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2015
750 ml. Lightly hazy golden amber body has a humongous meringue of foam that settles to a spongy disc after a couple of minutes. Nose is beeswax, spicy honey, papaya and evergreen resin. Tastes of beeswax, resin, honey, mango, toast and white wine. Medium body has a nice dry bias despite the big malts. Medium-high carbonation is appropriate to carry the brew, though it seems just a bit boozy for only 8%.

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