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


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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast.
The aroma of this beer is agreeably gentle and is carried by a discreet bitterness while the balance between the malt and hops relies on fruity accents and a lightly fresh aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3359) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Slightly hazy golden pour, huge white head. Huge tropical fruit aroma, loads of yeasty esters, with some subtle herbs, and mint. Very lively effervescent mouth feel. Medium bitter finish ,lots of fruit and yeast, with more herbs and a pronounced banana note. Superb tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
330ml bottle
7.5% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #2 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 13, 2014
Part of the St. Bernardus Mixed 6-Pack. The beer pours a hazed honey gold colour with a thick long lasting snow white head. The aroma is yeast, light fruits, grainy malts, yeast, and spices. The mouthfeel is full bodied with above average carbonation. The flavour is light fruits, yeast, honey, and grains. Another winner from St. Bernardus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rein242 (15) - - NOV 11, 2014
Fles 33cl, geur lichte mout/noten geur, stevige schuimkraag. Een gebalanceerde frisse smaak met een licht bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (606) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
330 mL bottle. Pours hazy honey with a huge cap of ever expanding white head. Very nice lacing. Honey-like malt, pear, banana, candy sugar, orange, mild herbal hop notes, vanilla. Lightly sweet, with a nicely rounded finish, a little bitter. Moderate plus body with heavy carbonation, very creamy texture. A tasty tripel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (531) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Nose is light but complex, dust, cloves, spice, vanilla, cream, oak, dough, Belgian yeast. Taste dough leading to caramel, dark fruits, spice, cloves, anise, then grain, herbs then vanilla and cream in the rich spiced finish. Mouthfeel is light for the style. I was a little disappointed in the first quarter of the glass, but this is a subtle beer whose charms emerge slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bière blonde, très mousseuse (un torrent de bulles au fond du verre, grande tête blanche en surface), plutôt limpide et à texture mi-mince. Nez de fruits jaunes, de raisins acidulés, de vin blanc. La levure caractéristique belge est doucereuse, copieuse et fruitée en bouche, avec une finale légèrement houblonnée. Un peu sucrée en finale, mais très bien faite dans l’ensemble ; facture classique, mais dans sa fidélité au style se trouve tout son charme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Opaque golden body with white head and yeasty sediment. Belgian candy sugar, clove, honey, light malt and herbal notes. Remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO. solid triple. dryer then some american examples. not complex enough to compete for the top in this style. the regular st bernardus triple is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 I never quite understood the purpose of this tripel, considering this brewery already has the great Sint-Bernardus Tripel in their range... Anyway: beautiful deep ’old’ orange blonde colour, slightly hazy with quiet fizz and tiny bits of yeast here and there; crackling, irregular, off-white head. Fruity-estery and explicitly sweet aroma of mango, vanilla pudding, banana liqueur, red apple, candied oranges, honey, raisins, brown sugar (!), freshly baked cake and dougnuts, pancakes, lavender soap, Grand Marnier, almond, baker’s yeast, whisky. Fruity taste, lots of peach, apple and mango, stung by a sharp, minerally carbonation dancing on the surface of the tongue, then shifting to a bready, honeyish and lightly caramelly malt sweetness as well as a ’brown’ (candi) sugar sweetness, cookie dough, spicy yeasty hints, finishing in drying but just not astringent, brandy-like alcohol and herbal hops, but not nearly bitter enough to balance the sweetness. Now I understand its purpose: this is a tripel for those who have a sweet tooth. Though oversweetened to me and in that respect less balanced than Sint-Bernardus Tripel, this is still an interesting beer, clearly bearing the trademark of the Sint-Bernardus yeast. Still, I would not miss it if it were discontinued - as long as there is Sint-Bernardus Tripel, of course.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1546) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy light orange with big foamy head and lots of lacing. Nose is grainy with some dough. Tastes of dough, cereal, grassy bitterness, maybe some light green apple and pears. Taste light sweet medium bitter. Medium body with lots of carbonation and a lasting bitterness to the finish. Nice beer!

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