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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2235   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
texasbudd (8) - USA - JAN 31, 2011 does not count
Good body, wonderful aroma, nice complexity. Good go to beer. Another gateway beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
Poured from 750ml into tulip at Euclid Hall A: Light bright orange with massive off white billowy head- very cloud like. Great lacing! S: orange, citrus, yeasty, soft malt, banana bread, grainy, and just a touch boozy but nothing too crazy. T: Sweet malts, honey, white grape, banana, tropical fruits, little bitterness on end but malts balance. M: Light carbonation, soft for a Triple, sudsy, and crisp. Alcohol is completely masked. D: Very complex Tripel and one of the worlds best. The drink ability on this beer is scary.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1796) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2012
Rappel pour nos amis amricains. Cette bire nest pas une trappiste !! La brasserie St Bernard fait partie des "Belgian Family Brewers", mme si effectivement un moment donn, elle a obtenu le droit de brasser selon la recette des pres Trappistes. Ceci est une exception assez rare pour bien entendu tre mentionn, et puis attirer lattention sur cette bire prcieuse.... Cette triple titre 8 % abv et mon exemplaire tait date au 11/5/2012. Au versage, elle est extraordinairement vivante avec des milliers de bulles trs fines partout, et une belle mousse blanche encore assez stable... Sa couleur de "bl dor", dor clair, est splendide. Les armes sont sur lamertume du houblon, le bl sec, et une pointe de gingembre. La texture de la premire gorge est soyeuse paisse. La premire bouche est superbe de fracheur, avec lorge mr et une pointe dabricot et de fruits confits. On sent que la complexit va tre au rendez-vous... Deuxime nez toujours aussi frais. Deuxime bouche o lamertume du houblon souligne un caractre et une trs belle complexit. Le troisime nez trouve un petit zeste dorange trs fine. La 3me bouche ne faiblit pas et transmet un maximun dimpressions... avec une petite touche de citron press et dagrumes. La levure est dense, vineuse et digne dune spciale. La longueur est trs belle, et les impressions en progression. Lalcool est bien dos, et prouve encore une fois que 8 est la bonne mesure pour une triple. La finaleest quilibre et fait encore dcouvrir dautres lments qui viennent sajouter une palette dj bien riche... Nous dcouvrons ici le grand peintre flamand qui fait sortir de son pinceau et de ses couleurs une harmonie qui ne faiblit jamais, et nous montre la voie du paradis. Le savoir-faire de St Bernard est ici dans toute sa majest. Respirons au dessus de notre verre, humons, sentons, puis dgustons ce nectar qui ne peut que rejoindre le divin... Une blonde sans reproche.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 6, 2012
Eccezzionale! Di una bont indescrivibile!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Xenon (135) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
This is everything I want in a belgian beer. I am blown away at how many of my favorite belgian flavors are present in this beer. Pours a hazy, sedimented woody color with a sticky lace. Cloves, bananas, bread and that delicious belgian yeast flavor. Fairly bitter for the style. Feels full in your mouth, but betrays its abv. I love this

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This is just a fantastic beer. Has slight citrus flavor along with fruit and some yeasty flavors. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (505) - - FEB 4, 2014
January 26, 2014. 750mL bottle from Craig via British Columbia. Opaque gold in colour. Banana on the nose and flavour. Big foamy head that didnt last. Touch of sweetness in flavour. Quite a lovely beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigorj87 (14) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2014
Melhor representante do estilo e melhor cerveja belga que j provei. Excelente drinkability, overhead cremoso, lcool equilibrado e cor linda.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadProfessor8 (4) - arborea, ITALY - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
colore oro, schiuma fine e cremosa bianca, buona persistenza. al naso crosta di pane, pera e frutta candita, dolce in bocca, biscotto, pane e un finale leggermente amaro.lalcol si sente pochissimo. la mia preferita tra tutte le tripel. favolosa

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2004
2001 bottle (from what I can guess from the notches on the smiling monk label) - Gorgeously thick and clouded dull orangey-yellow color that you cannot see through what so ever; very syrupy thick body with a very tall off-white, meringue-like, speckled froth that sits on top for a good while before finally settling to a healthy murk of a skim on top that keeps its hold mounting on top for a good time. Great lacing in thickly sticking foamy strings. Lovely aroma of well rounded deep fruityness bringing in super dulled citrus(citrus without the sour citrus) of orange and lemon, some passion fruit, banana, dried apricots, and pineapple notes intermingle. Way yummy and candy-licious! Very soft musty, yeasty spices barely make an appearance, which I like, most Belgian Triples seem to have way too much of that plastic/phenol yeast thing that doesn't bold well with me. This is soft and subtle, fruity and candy-like, more to my liking. Not overly strong but oh so yummy to wiff in. Great subtle fruits and softness to its nose! Tropical fruit salad any one? Oh my...and the taste follows suit from the smell. Huh? Wow! This is yummy! The tropical fruityness is fabulous to my tastes; soft, full, bold, yet biting, all that was noted in the smell comes across in the tastes. Great fruits of dulled down orange and lemon with some pineapple and banana. Super fine creamyness and fullness. Mild as all hell yeast and spice just barely make an entrance peeking even more interest within the flavors. Maintains a strangely interesting finish of chocolate and caramel malty thickness which covers over the fruits later on, quite amazing! Far and away one of the best Triples I've enjoyed! Thick, lush, flavorful in fruits and candy action! Yum, yum, yum, this stuff rocks! I haven't had many Triples cuz most I've had I didn't like, but this St. Bernardus is mind boggling yummy!


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