Watou Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Best by date of 29/09/15.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian aroma with good hints of citrus and spice. Belgian yeast with hints of clove, pepper, and funk. Lots of fruit esters with hints of banana, apple, pear, and white grape along with citrus hints of orange and lemon zest. Hints of Belgian candied sugar. Pale malt with hints of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker. Also some hints of grassy hops. A very good aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints, a fruity, yeasty, and spicy Belgian taste with big notes of zesty fruit and spice. Belgian yeast with some upfront notes of clove, funk, and pepper. Classic Belgian fruit flavors of banana, pear, white grapes, and green apple. Zesty citrus fruit notes of lemon and orange. Sweet notes of candied sugar. Backing pale malt and wheat with notes of straw, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Subtle earthy backing notes of grassy hops. A very good Belgian taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a carbonation level on the heavier side of medium. Juicy, spicy, and drying on the finish. Some alcohol heat is noticeable but things are still fairly smooth.
Overall: A really good Belgian Tripel. Nice mix of zesty fruit esters and spicy yeast.
08-22-2014 07:25:48 | More by MattyG85
3.39/5 rDev -16.5%
Bottle dated 25 04 16 at 45 degrees into
Head average (4 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing spotty, few small irregular islands of small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor light and somewhat fruity with no distinct fruit flavors. No alcohol, no hops, no malt, no diacetyl. Ends quickly.
Palate light, watery, very lively carbonation
Very champagne-like, nice aroma, average appearance, not much flavor, nice palate. This was part of a St. Bernard mixed pack.
06-15-2014 21:28:50 | More by Ozzylizard
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Belgian ale is still a style I'm fairly inexperienced in, and I've never knowingly tried a Tripel before. I definitely intend to try more Belgian beer in the future, because this stuff is really good!
It poured a pale to golden body with a finger of white head. The aroma was zesty and fruity, with hints of orange and lemon
It tasted mostly as I would expect a Belgian beer to taste based on my limited experience, low on hops but very malty and full bodied with moderate carbonation. As with other Belgian beers it is deceptive: you wouldn't guess it had a higher ABV.
All in all a great beer. I must explore more Belgian beer in the future.
05-27-2014 12:25:42 | More by Chris_Burton
Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.