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

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RATINGS: 2258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel has a fizzy, ginger ale-type, white head and a hazy, golden-orange appearance, with lots of champagne fizziness and a plethora of suspended brownish-gray particles floating about. The aroma is of spicy bread, fruit, and sugar candy. Taste is of spicy fruit cake, bread, raisin, malt, and a lot of other stuff I can’t pinpoint. Bitterness is low with this one. The mouthfeel is tingly and medium, and St. Bernardus Tripel finishes mostly dry, tasty, and highly drinkable, which could get a drinker into trouble. Overall, it lives up to its reputation. RJT


3.2
Bierridder_S (940) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2017
24/06/2017 - 33cl bottle @ Wout’s place, Melden. Hazy yellow with yeast flakes floating by, big white head. Nose is sweet malts, fruity, spices, same for taste. Not bad but I prefer them a tad less sweet and more refreshing.

3.8
Zlotta (3290) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2017
0.33 l bottle from local ’Trink & Spare’, best before August 2018, almost a year old. Clear, golden yellow with a very large, extremely dense, stable, white head. Sweetish, moderately yeasty-spicy, slightly floral and quite fruity aroma of banana, vanilla, lemon zest, some clove and a touch of gooseberry. Moderately sweet, fairly yeasty-spicy, floral and slightly fruity taste of banana, lots of vanilla, lemon zest, clove, honey and some hay, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, rather yeasty-spicy, a bit dry and even a little sourish finish. Medium body, fairly effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very well-balanced and tasty Tripel, not too sweet and with a refreshing, hoppy touch. Good!

3.9
rdixon77 (2835) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Delicious tripel. Fruity, with soft esters, some Belgian spice and clove. They know their business.

3.2
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for this fucking book. The pour is a hazy golden yellow color. This is a lot foggier than I would ever expect a tripel to be. There is an off white head and a pretty good amount of lace as it falls. The aroma is full of banana and clove. There is a strong yeastiness and a light funk with a touch of tartness on the nose. It’s got a very tripel thing happening. The flavor is a little better and more balanced. The banana and clove are pretty hard to get past, especially when backed up by the yeast. The subtleties slowly come in with a light fruitiness, a hint of dustiness and a good balance. The mouth feel is light and clean with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly clove and fruit on the finish. This is further proof that tripels aren’t my jam, at all. 6 3 6 4 13

3.5
ebone1988 (1931) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is fruity, very yeasty, slight clove, dry, straw, wheat. Appearance is hazy, golden, off white head. Taste is slightly tart, banana, clove, yeast, dry, barnyard, fruity and good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, fruity dry clove aftertaste. Overall, enjoyable for the style.

3.9
YantarCoast (1370) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 17, 2017
330ml bottle from Pinta's in Moscow. Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is peach, banana, yeast, spices. Taste is yeast, spices, dough, light sourness, a little bit boozey.

3.9
Jimbo2 (476) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2017
About as classic as can get. White foam, medium carbonation. Lots of flowery esters. Clean.

4
basjansen14 (388) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Golden coloured ale with a nice white head. Aroma: malty, spicy some white bread and somme fruitiness. Taste: fruity, spicy, malty and yeasty.

4.2
NiklasT (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2017
Light golden, very much like a classical lager. Not the aroma, though, which is slightly yeasty with a dominance of honey without strong sweetness ( is there such a thing?). Taste is quite dry and end with a moderate bitterness. Very nice tripel.

3.8
denver4351 (10) - - JUN 7, 2017
Belgian tripel ale. 8%ABV. Good foamy head, cloudy from sediment. Palate and taste has the typical sweetness from a Belgian Abby ale. Ian


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