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Watou Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

409 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-19-2002)
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seabass87

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 FL OZ bottle into tulip glass.

A- Chestnut brown. Dark for a tripel. Aggressive pour yields almost no head and leaves no lacing. Fair amount of sediment transfer.

S- Dark fruits - grapes, figs, plums. Smells more like a yeasty quad. Classic Belgian yeast gives a spiced bread aroma. Inviting.

T- Follows the nose. The bready yeast is apparently upfront and is combined immediately with the dark fruit flavors. This tastes like a sort of "Quad Light" - the bread, dark fruits, and spices are all there, but are subtle in character... The body is light and the transition is brief and unobtrusive, and the only discernible change is the nuttiness that comes in the aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden well, and there is little warmth. Honestly, this is delicious.

M- As I mentioned above, the feel of this beer is subtle and light - and the carbonation is almost non-existent.

O- This beer is great - but if you are excepting a tripel in the conventional sense of the style, you won't find it here. It takes all my favorite flavors from a Belgian quad and puts it in a light package. Highly recommended, and at a competitive price point (I got this beer for around $3.50, compared to most Belgians that go for $5-7) I will be coming back to this very soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 07:48:13 | More by seabass87
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Head average (4 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
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Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.