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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2239   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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3.7
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2008
Slightly orange and just a little hazy with a huge rocky head. Nice aroma of caramel, esters and some light spice, typical of a tripel but neither very powerful nor complex. The flavour is sweet, caramel malt and lot of lemon on its soft but lingering finish. A nice gentle beer.

3.8
Bigmmartin (620) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to 1_2many. While I’m not a huge fan of the Tripel style beers, this one is pretty good, better than many I’ve tried. It has the standard yeasty aroma and flavor. Nice carbonation as with all Bernardus beers.

3.5
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Not too bad for a Bernardus but didn’t meet my expectations. Hazy golden with a sweet yeast flavor and aroma. Smooth but not mind blowing. Would have rather spent my money on the 12 but you gotta try everything right?

4.2
jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Golden orange color with a nice white head. Citrus taste, definitely orange. Really smooth. Great beer!

3.5
lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle 75 cl. Huge fluffy white head on a golden and moisty body. The nose has hints of vanilla, orange-peel and citrus. A thick and heavy palate with a dry aftertaste. Taste: yeast and citrus-fruits with a clear sense of alcohol. Not the best tripple in the hood...but not the worse either.

3.3
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Lightly sweet aroma with dough, yeast and banana. Medium, crisp body. Flavor is rather light, with a general fruit sweetness and yeast. Not very impressive.

3.8
clingman71 (300) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Very pale straw color, hazy, with a HUGE white head. Complex aroma of sweet malt, a little dough, some spice and slight funk, and some fruit-banana and lemon. The mouthfeel is so thick and heavy, mouth-coating. I always love the messing with the mind of a beer so pale in color but heavy in alcohol% and gravity. The flavor is pure citrus. It isn’t as spicy as some Tripels that I have had, but very solid indeed. There is a little spice in the finish, moreso than initially. My only gripe is that I would like to have a little drier finish.

4
kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
75cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a clear dark yellow with a thick, white head that lingers. Aroma is citrus, malt, yeast, and faint notes of alcohol. This beer seems to be strongly carbonated. Flavor is also somewhat citrusy, with predominate notes of orange and faint hints of lemon. Medium-bodied ale with a smooth, somewhat lingering finish.

4.1
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2008
very good tripel, nice golden orange color with a fluffy white head, strong yeast smell with plenty of citrus, the flavor is nicely balanced with the alcohol content, i pick up mostly oranges with the flavor. This is a great tripel one of the best i’ve had at least.

3.9
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2008
hazy gold pour with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is strong fruit esters, mostly pear and orange. Flavor is pear, flower, orange, pear, all sorts of belgian yeast, and a bit of funk. Very fresh tasting. Finishes lightly sweet with a bit of bitterness to round it all out.


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