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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 686   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.


pintbypint's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2798) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 29, 2005
330ml brown bottle. Poured hazy orange gold, lots of particles floating about. Head is small and thin, but covers the entire surface in tiny tight white bubbles. Light oranges in the aroma, and honey sweetness. Quite a lot of body, creamy mouthfeel, very fine smooth carbonation. Flavour is again honeyish malts, some subdued lemon notes, spicy yeast and a clingy hoppy finish, good dryness.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Very nice Abbey Tripel. Nice hoppy and yeasty aroma, a certain bitterness and definitely fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (298) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Smells great, lots of belgian yeast, some sweet maltand a slight hint of funk. Hazy yellow with a billowing white head. Tastes quite nice, drier than expected. Upfront some belgian yeast and candi sugar, finishes quite grassy hoppy. Nice balance. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Pretty decent tripel, if not overly complicated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmaneser (27) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Hazy yellow/amber beer with medium white head. Gentle aroma with hints of grain and bread. Taste is pleasant, slightly bitter, soft aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (737) - LATVIA - APR 18, 2015
Amber cloudy with rich off-white bit creamy head. Sour with flowerly notes, followed by deep bitter taste. Long bitter aftertaste with some sweet notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, golden with a frothy white head but no real lacing on the glass. Aroma of bread, grain, fruit and yeast. Taste sweet and fruity, some yeast and some booze. Very nice beer, quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (9125) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color. Taste with hops, mango, citrus, spices, earthy notes and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
From bottle to snifter I am rewarded with a pale golden pour laden with sediment. I donít mind, why would I? Itís an old style that is bottle conditioned and it certainly does not detract from the character. My favourite aspect of this little number is the strong floral and spicy hop presence. White pepper and coriander collide with indistinct (to me) floral fun and are only driven further by a bumptious bevy of bubbles. Wee notes of grass, not unpleasant, are weighted artfully against a honey-cereal finish, dry as one could hope for. The very sweetest of apple varieties comes to mind for a fleeting but tasty moment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
01-24-2015 - This is my first Watou, and it was a good one to start with. Nice taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (91) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
I canít pour St. Bernardus for shit. 80% head 20% beer. Regardless this tastes amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (104) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approox 8 degrees C. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of malt, caramel malt, yeast and bread. Medum to high carbonation. Taste grows on me as I drink it. Subdued hops with malt dominating the taste. In the aftertaste, the hop kicks in and gives a very pleasant bitterness. Not extreme, not spectacular, but it just leaves me with the impression of BEER! - this is really how it should taste - showing how well balanced it is! No spices added, not the most spectacular tripel, but a just damn good beer!


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