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


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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a half finger fluffy white head. Excellent head retention with just a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. There is really a whole lot going on in the aroma. Lots of Belgian spicyness along with some peach and orange. marmalade. Strong notes of caramel candy and lightly toasted bread. More earthy than I was expecting. The flavor doesn’t seem quite as complex as the aroma but it is still quite enjoyable. Bread mixed with peaches and orange throughout with a lot of banana and clove up front. Hops are nearly non-existent which is appropriate. Some caramel sweetness but it is restrained with a somewhat drying finish bringing up the end. No hint of alcohol whatsoever. Overall, a really good tripel with quite a bit going on. I really love the number of nuances in the aroma and flavor. This is a really interesting as well as refreshing beer to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared by Marduk, thanks! BB 06.05.2017. Amber with white off-head. Fruity and caramelly, plus nice hop character. Soft on the palate, carbonation crisp. Alcohol present, but it doesn’t come across as boozy. Nothing bad to say, but not exactly memorable either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
330ml bottle (Alus Tirgus, Bergi). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, malty, caramel, apples, faint minerals in aroma. Sweet, malty, apples, melon and passion fruit in taste. Metallic hops and fruity in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is present. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1146) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2016
Poured from a 11.2 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a golden cloudy color with heavy unfiltered sediment. The aroma is big on citrus. The taste is citrus and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Yellow colour. Thin white head. Fruity, caramelly aroma. Sweet, flowery, slightly citrussy first taste. Hints of gooseberries, pineapple, pomelo and caramel. Alcoholy and fruity finish. Bit sweetness and hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, shared by marduk, thanks. Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is fruits, citrus, peach. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, apples, malt. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Bottle shared by Marduk. Hazy amber, white head. Nose is fruity, belgian yeast, grape notes, grass. Flavor is toasty, malty, some yeast notes. Medium bitterness in the finish, sugary notes, fruit notes, some booze and spice. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (880) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja hieman sameana, muhkean (n. 3 sormen) vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksussa on runsaasti mausteista belgihiivaisuutta ja happaman puoleista sitruunaisuutta, kevyemmin löytyy pureskeltavaa viljaisuutta sekä makeampaa hedelmäisyyttäkin. Maussa on napakka pippurisen ja yrttisen mausteinen hiivaisuus, jonka jälkeen löytyy makeampaa ja tummempaa hedelmäisyttä sekä raikkaampaa sitruksisuutta. Suutuntuma on hieman makea, mutta se kuivuu loppua kohden selvästi. Melko täyteläinen, kuohkea ja alkoholi lämmittää, kuten tyyliin kuuluu. Tyylinmukainen tripel, jota voisi vaikka oppikirjaesimerkkinä käyttää. Kaikki löytyy mitä tarvitseekin, mutta intensiivisyyttä olisin toivonut hieman lisää.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (159) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2016
Typisch belgisches Tripel, was Farbe und leicht grasigen Geruch betrifft. Schaumkrone ist ziemlich schwach ausgebildet. Geschmacklich eher ein durchschnittliches Abtei-Tripel. Mittelschwer süß, wie auch der Körper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy yellow body, huge white head with good retention. Surprisingly fresh and floral aroma: grass, yeast, green grapes, camomile. Taste of yeast, sugar, herbs, peppercorn, leather. Very well done.

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