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

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RATINGS: 1852   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Tasted with the 8 and 12 which were much preferred. Nice flavor, but lite finish.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2194) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Old rating rerated 22.10.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Big slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild fruity, flowers, yeast, hay, sugar, banana, citrus peel, leafs, sugar bread. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, sugar, weeds, grass, flowers, yeast, hay, bark, old leafs, paper, light malts, dried fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (76) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Een volle, ronde smaak, die zich onderscheidt van de meeste tripels. Hierdoor heeft het een eigen karakter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (169) - - OCT 23, 2014
33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met dikke witte, luchtige schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: zoet kandijsuiker, fruitig beetje abrikoosachtig, Belgisch gist Conclusie: bekend abdijbier, weinig op aan te merken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rockana (257) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
0,33 bottle from Vrutak. Pours hazy pale orange color with medium white head. High carbonaton. Aroma of yeast, fruity, a bit bready. Bitterish with hints of sour. Good, but not my kind.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (681) - 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 (2125) - West Bromwich (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 (7094) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 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 here’s a good tripel: sweeter, more gentle and more bready than ’mother’ 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 don’t 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 (69) - 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.


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