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

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RATINGS: 1848   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.


auerbrau's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 16, 2012
33cL Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Sandalwood, spice, and pils malt aroma. Fluffy and fresh. Alcohol warmth is nicely melded into a clean and soft body that expresses a bit of candied lemon peel, distant ginger, and gentle phenol spice. Creamy in the finish. This is very good. It doesnít blow me away with build and complexity, but itís very solid, reliable, and enjoyable, with a nice juicyfruit finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Clear straw yellow, medium white head that last, good lacing. Aroma, malty, yeast, fruity, caramel, grass. Similar taste. Dry mouth feel. High carbonation. Warming alcohol. Nice bitterness. Aftertaste of malt, yeast, bitter hops, grass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle @ Delirium. Hazy light amber pour with a generous head. Yeast, estery, some herbal notes and toasted grains.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Golden beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus and bready malts. Taste is citrus, bready, spice, cloves, a little banana and yeast. Fizzy on the tongue. Excellent beer, one I have I wanted to try for a few years now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Wallington Beer Fest 2014. It pours lightly hazy gold with a thick white heads. The nose is soft, doughy, toasty grain, cereal, boiled sweets and mild spice. The taste is bitter, toasty, cereal, bread, spice, warming alcohol, grain, stone fruits and boiled sweets with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Thankfully not too sweet. Balance works quite nicely. Top echelon tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2066) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
The tripel in this series, if I am not mistaken this was the first beer with which they deviated from the Westvleteren staple, which they are historically allied with, as we all know. Medium thick, off-white, irregular head, opening after a while; colour a deep ochre blonde, slightly hazy at first, cloudy with deposit. Estery and malty aroma with hints of icing sugar, mango, brown bread, pepper, apricot jelly, cloves, bananas, apple sauce, calvados, raw potatoes, cinnamon, coriander, marzipan, freshly grated ginger, sweet white grapes, butterscotch, earth, dough. Taste begins with a pleasant fruitiness, citrus freshness but in a subtle way, quite strong and minerally carbonation, smooth but full, mellow mouthfeel, sweetish bready malts, yeasty, a bit starch-like with a dry, medium long finish bearing herbal and somewhat peppery hop bitterness along with the lasting yeastiness and booze, in the form of warming, agreeable, gin-like alcohol. Now hereís a good tripel: sweeter, more gentle and more bready than ímotherí Westmalle, but on a par with this great archetype of the style, with a very good balance between sweet and dry. That being said, I donít expect anything less from this trappist-related brewery. One of the top ten tripels from Belgium for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (66) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Aroma is yeasty, bready and slight resin. Pours a nice golden colour with some haze (my bad pouring) and a large white head. Taste is sweet with some balancing bitterness. Rich mouthfeel and a dry bitter finish. Overall, very good. A great brewery and a terrific example of a tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1039) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale orange with a medium white soapy head with medium retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Citrus, hay, grain, herbs, some floral tones and bread. A nice tripel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a yellow to orange bit hazy color with a huge foamy aired white to yellow head. Good retention. Many lacings left S: Sweet, grainy and bready. A lot of Belgian yeasts in the nose. Fruity esters (cherry and pears, mainly). Hints of spice and orange zest. A bit citrus T: Follows the nose. Grainy, bready and fruity. Hints of spice, orange zest and nuts. Sweet upfront but, in overall, a dry taste. Belgian yeasts and a citrus bitter end M: Creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Peppery sensation in the end. Citrus bitterness is a must O: High drinkability. Great beer. Excellent St. Bernardus specimen [ BA Review @ 10/31/2010 ]

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (37) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Clear, blond liquid with red shine. Large head. Strong, rich aroma with hops. Full body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (362) - Alicante, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2014
Hazy golden color with rich and fluffy white head. Aroma is quite floral, spicy, with coriander and clove, fruity and citric, with green apple peel. Taste is is the same line as the aroma, very fruity, floral and spicy.


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