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


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RATINGS: 1966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2004
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge white head with some lacing. Aroma is slightly spicy with some banana notes. Taste is quite mild, very smooth. Would guess this was only 3 or 4 ABV, nicely hidden. Very little aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (237) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, biała, sycząca, szybko opada do centymetrowej warstewki, barwa ciemno złota, mętna, piwo ładnie bąbelkuje. Aromat typowo triplowy, belgijski, z przyjemnymi brzoskwiniami, landrynkami, kwiatami i ziołami, delikatnym siankiem oraz szarlotką. Bardzo orzeźwiający i przyjemny. W smaku analogicznie, odczuwalna słodycz winogronowo-ananasowa, szczątkowa kwaskowość pomarańczy, troszkę kolendry, czerwonego pieprzu i rozgrzewającego alkoholu. Kontra chmielowa delikatna, bardziej likierowo-szampanowa z dość wysokim perlistym nagazowaniem. W afterteasie poza kwiatami pozostaje chwilę białe wino półsłodkie... Stylowy, smaczny i udany tripel, leżący bardziej po stronie słodkiej niż wytrawnej. Nie ma tu może czegoś szczególnego, wyróżniającego na tle konkurencji, ale śmiało mogę polecić jako bardzo pijalne, mocne piwo. Klasyka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (40) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
Foam: white frothy, short lasting. Colour: hazy, opaque, dark wheat yellow. Aroma: malt, yeast, a little sour, fruity, banana. Taste: sweet, malt, hints of tangerine, apricots, pretty mild dry tart finish, bread, dough, banana, hops, high carbonated, medium body, good, refreshing triple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Really dry after the first sip....expected a way better beer....good but not great...ok...(#482)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2291) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours straw yellow with a big white head. Smell of banana, belgian yeast esters, clove, grassy hops, light malts, floral hops. Medium sweet, honey, grass, alot of light malts, hints of alcohol. Moderate bitter, grassy finish. A very fine tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (478) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Hazy golden colour, good head, some laceand sediments. Floral aroma, with some spices and fruits, coriander, cloves, dough, sugar. Medium to full body, sticky and oily palate. Taste is sweet, with cloves and coriander too, some toffee, candy, with a good alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (449) - - MAY 8, 2015
Greenish yellow, hazy. Light to medium body, flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and alcohol heat, weak flavor, thin texture, bland finish. Low bitterness, off dry, low acidity, not well balanced. Disappointing, didn't help that I had after a big Imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
33 cl bottle from Špunka in Tallinn (€ 3.00). Pale, hazy amber colour, mmmmassive off-white head with rather good retention. Nose: lemon biscuits, Belgian yeast, malts. Taste: refreshing malts and Belgian yeast, white bread and dough, clove, hay, alcoholic warmth. Faint bitterness. Would say it’s around 8% only in the finish. Carbonation modest, body medium. I may not be a Tripel fan but I remember having much better ones. Bernardus’ Prior 8 was similarily rather well made and in some way enjoyable, but damn dull and simple. Good for purists maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omanson (46) - - MAY 7, 2015
Une triple fabuleuse, trčs douce, qui se laisse boire sans aucun soucis, notes de candi, robe blonde , corp léger finale courte

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (90) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
Dorata pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bella schiuma bianca non molto persistente. Aroma di coriandolo, banana matura e albicocca. Al palato si ripresentano le caratteristiche olfattive seguite da una buona nota amaricante erbacea, a chiudere nota maltata ed alcolica. Ben carbonata, corpo medio.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours bright blonde with a long white head. Nose is typical tripel and bursting with fruit, coriander, and alcohol. Flavor is complex and really pushes a sweet breadiness to the front, though the hops and bitter peels do some out decently on the backside to counterbalance. Finish is long and dry but a bit sticky. Good stuff.

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