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


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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clouded gold with a white head. Nose is mild. At first the thing that came to mind was pencil shavings (like when you sharpen your pencil with that little 2nd grade sharpener). Very slight citric tone. Overall though, the nose is very quiet. The flavor. Slightly woody tone on the tail end. But overall, it is extremely well balanced. Smooth and even. On the first sip, the feel was like I opened my mouth, closed my eyes, and had someone pour silk into my mouth. Beautiful. Hence the 5. Very drinkable. One to go back to again and again. Normally when I see a beer reviewed so much with such a high score, I approach with trepidation. This one did deliver though. And I am glad to have been able to grab a bottle when I was in the Bay area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (3013) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
Bu au Festival Bire et Saveur 07 (bouteille). Blonde mi brumeuse, moyen collet. Arome de malte un peu pic, quelque notes dagrumes ptillant, lgrement houblonn. Bon got de malte caramelis aux agrumes, finission srette plaisante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a crisp cloudy golden color into the trappist glass. Initially there was about two inches of head that dissapated rather quickly. There was a small bit of lacing on the glass. The scent was of dried fruits, spice and yeast. The flavor was a bit sweet with classic tripel undertones. Not as complex as I would have expected. A middle of the road Tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Tripel
Date: 02/21/2001
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Chevy Chase, DC

dark yellow, thin head, sweet malt aroma, rich sweet full bodied malt flavor, touch of spicy hops and a slight bitterness in the finish
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Date: 03/11/2006

sparkling golden yellow, lots of carbination leading to a huge white head and thick lace, spicy sweet malt aroma, light epervesant body, blanaced spicy character to go with the sweet malt, no alcohol, no bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pours a hazy orange colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of white wine, clove, floral, yeast, sweet fruits. Initial taste is clove, sweet, and hints of mango. Moving to slight bitter hops on the palate, banana and spices(pepper) for the finish. Great balance, good head retention.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
j210277 (5) - USA - AUG 25, 2007 does not count
This has to be one of my favorite Belgians right now, love the flavor smell and taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2007
11.2oz bottle, pours a cloudy dark golden color with a perfect huge white head, lots of bubbles little sediment, fruit, banana, spice present in taste and smell, hops, smooth finish, well rounded beer overall, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8217) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Hazily sedimented with milky white froth. Fresh, estery fruitbowl nose. Pineapple, pear and banana. Velvety mellow spice, wheaty softness and gentle hop bite. Fruity malt afters. Clean, unsugary, harmonious Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (14038) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 330ml, aged 5.5yrs. This poured a perfectly clear gold with high conditioning, rocky white head. A beer that ages this well has to be good, subtle spiciness with fruity, peachy background, a faint sweetness and a rich maltiness leading to a lightly bitter finish. very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Pours cloudy golden color with full foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Taste sweet, yeasty and lite fruit with a dry finsih.

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