Watou Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 02-19-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mick303
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from chilled 330 ml bottle into a tulip snifter. Produced a lovely white pillowy head, with stellar lacing and film. A cloudy golden yellow hue to this beer, quite attractive.

S - quite crisp , light floral and yeasty aromas, pleasant fermentation esters, some raw sugary notes, some hay and meadow character, gradually it opens with more gentle spiciness, honey, lavender almost. Quite a delicate, creamy aroma, with growing yeast presence as well as more banana notes.

T - strong body of creamy sweet notes at the start, candi sugars, yeasty spice and florals, adding a slight hay rustic malt character. Indeed there is a nice clean malt base with some ginger/allspice notes, some citrus notes with lemoncake, and gradually complex rich fruity characters emerge as well, pears, orange and quite an earthy note in the middle as there is some growing spice and earthy character to it with some nice (subtle) hop character. Very delightful, some of the initial sugar character gets a subtle tart citrus edge along with some complex bitterness and spice that transitions to a drawn out satisfying finish.

M - Quite nice, a bit sweet at the beginning and this leaves some stickiness, but a moderate carb and a good balanced body through the process make this a quite enjoyable Tripel. A fairly big body, and some of the alcohol adds a prickle to it, but a very compete package.

A very true tripel with a really impactful and competent flavour wrapped in a very succinct and balanced profile. Very satisfying and interesting from start to finish with little surprises, it makes for quite an enjoyable sipper, and is certainly got the balance very in tune with where it is aiming. Personally, maybe it was a touch sweet with the candi sugars to begin but I enjoyed it a lot in any case. Very lovely. This brewery is on point with their beers.

Photo of BeerStyx
3/5  rDev -26.1%

It's okay. Taste like what you would expect a "normal" beer to taste like (like it is the most quintessential beer that one could expect). Aftertaste is a bit strong. Ordinary, nothing special.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Opaque golden body with white head and yeasty sediment. Belgian candy sugar, clove, honey, light malt and herbal notes. Remarkable.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MattyG85
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.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.