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

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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 14, 2006
33 cl. bottle from Total Beverage? 04 06 07 on the bottle. Drank on 8/5/06. Bottle conditioned. Would be clear probably, but there are a TON of floaties - I need to be more careful with the Belgians. Kind of dark for a Tripel - copper. Big 1.5" bubbly white head. Big, thick layer of foam sticks around. Aroma - Spicey, clovey, definitely yeasty. Cider-like character, almost like white wine. Flavor - High up front bitterness. Sweet on the tongue along with some bitterness. Sort of white wine-like in the finish along with some cloves, spice, and some yeast character. Sweet and dry. Palate - light to medium, fairly high carb. Overall - Good tripel, but different than a lot Iíve had. A little darker than most. Not really any banana in the nose or flavor. Dominated by sweetness with a little almost tartness to balance it. Donít remember what I paid, but for the price of a typical belgian Iíd probably buy something else.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2880) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2006
Deep orange in colour with a large cream coloured head. Aroma was of yeast, oranges, spices and some lemon. Flavour was of yeast up front, citrus, black pepper. Medium creamy body, high carbonation. Finishes spicy and long. Nice tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
From bottle. Dirty orange pour with thick tan head. Nose is yeast and light fruits. Flavor is dry, with alcohol in the finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 3, 2006
11.2 bottle dated 150908 at The Bier Garden, Portsmouth, VA. Murky, dirty yellow with a creamy off white head. Spicy, yeasty fruit nose. Fairly dry, spicy tropical fruit flavor. Loved it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Cloudy blonde with a small but long lasting white head. Faint lemony and basic spices aroma. Taste is very yeasty with some fruity flavours (pineapple-ish). Leaves a pleasant salty dry mouthfeel (onion salt?). Side by side with a Fin Du Monde (classic of the genre) this one lacked the bite and intensity of the FDM but made up for it with a more complex yeast character. I called it a draw. Having these two gorgeous blondes at the same time is unfortunately these days the closest I can get to a threesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. pours copper, with a one finger thick fizzy lasting white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, spices, slight hops also to the nose. The flavor is fruity, carbonated, citrus, smooth, and yeast. Good body, good brew.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gollitogarcia (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Have always been a fan of the Belgian Ale. This particular brew has a medium sweetness with a slightly bitter afternote.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
From a 750 ml. caged cork bottle with a blurb and serving information on the back of bottle, a best before date that I canít find, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a goblet. Poured a hazy tripel golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of ringed sticking. Aromas of dusty, dry yeast, apples, mild spices, honey and sweet malts, a light tropical fruitiness and spicy hops. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry and smooth lightish medium bodied mouthfeel. Delicious tasting, apples and pears from the yeastiness, candied sugar, honey bread malts, soft bitterness from the spicy hops, bananas and tropical fruits in the middle, the alcohol is well masked and provides a nice warmth in the palate, and dry, sweet fruity and malty finish, good tripel drinkability. A really nice Belgian tripel, well worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Yeast and fruits in aroma. Fruits, alcohol and yeast in flavour. The yeast fits in excellently in this beer and balances up the sweetness it would be without. Quite oily palate though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange in colour. Foamy white head. The aroma is yeasty and somewhat alcoholic. It has a yeasty flavour in a somewhat fruity mix. There is a dry aftertaste.


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