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Watou Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 23
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of MarcatGSB
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Fitzgerald's in Eagle River. Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Lost Abbey tulip. 13 05 13 code on back.

A: Pours a cloudy mustard yellow with an attractive white 2 finger flothy head. Last forever, leaving some real nice lacing, that leopard prints the glass.

N: Some nice Belgian yeast notes supported by some clove-like spice, and bananas. Perfume like hop aroma.

T: Very fruity, some nice orange notes with esthery banana, and clove. A good amount of spice or pepper is apparent.

M: Very effervescent. Lively mouth feel, while have a good creamy texture.

D and O: Fun and easy to drink. A nice bright flavor that has good depth.

Photo of jcone17
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of kmwilson76
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of zerolux
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Theitos
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of kayrex
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of azorie
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of russwbeck
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy yellow-brown pour with some floaties. Small head leaves nice lacing down the side of my St. Bernardus Goblet.

S: The smell is yeasty with a huge hit of fruit and booze. Apples, pear, and enough dark fruits to make me think this was a quad.

T: The taste really continues the quad characteristics I'm getting here. A bit of a watered down yeastiness gives way to booze and dark fruits. The beer culminates with a dry light fruit back-end.

MF: Light, boozy, a bit low on carbonation, and creamy at times, but overall I found the body to be a bit thin.

O: I thought this was only OK. Not what I was expecting, a bit too light and not typical of the style. I found myself a bit confused drinking it. I picked it up when I bought the gift pack with the glass, this is probably my least favorite of all the St. Bernardus offerings.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of hippityhops85
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into St. B's goblet.

Pours a cloudy light orange/hay color. Big white head that sticks around for the ride.

Nose is dominated by the Belgian Yeast, cloves, and banana-like notes.

Taste follows suit except with a crisp dryness on the back end. Enjoyable.

Definitely a solid tripel but pales in comparison to the regular St. B's tripel.

Photo of bigdaddypolite
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of mrunseen
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of jeffthepony
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of RyanPS
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish yellow with 1/2" of foamy, bubbly head that has good retention. The nose has notes of clove, wheat, and yeast. The taste is wheat, bubblegum, apples, grapes, clove, and yeast. The alcohol is slightly noticeable, but only adds warmth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and smooth.

Overall, this is a solid tripel. It's well balanced, complex, and delicious.

Photo of julian89
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My fifth beer on the St. Bernardus tour.

Appearance- Very much a cider color, light brown and slight orange. Not as much head as others from this brewery.

Smell- Greater yeast smell, I get a strong hint of brown sugar. The fruity smell gives off pear and grape.

Taste- It's very light, the fruity taste is quite apparent. I predominantly taste grape. The taste follows the smell very well in this brew.

Mouthfeel- Light flowing and the carbonation does not overpower.

Overall- This is my favorite of the St. Bernardus brews as of yet. It's subtle mouthfeel, and light fruit taste are fantastic. It's well balanced and not over carbonated.

Photo of Bowman2001
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, two finger head. Smells of spicy yeast, grain, with wonderful banana bread toward the end. I get a very smooth, balanced taste with some spice, banana bread, honey, and earth and grains at the back. Mouthfeel is creamy. Just enough peppery/prickly punch but not overwhelming. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.