St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
MY latest in the St. Bernadus campaign, Tripel this time. I have come to love this style almost as much if not more than a hefeweizen. I got my sister on to this style of late and knew both of us needed to have this in our beer palate pedigree. Picked up a 750 ML at the Beer Barn in Garden City whilst visiting the mum.
A: Poured a cloudy honey yellow with strong carbonation rising the entire time through multiple pours. A solid one finger soap sud head when poured slowly, massive if not, with minor lacing that slips back to the body within no time.
S: Starts off mild and grows to reveal all sorts of fruit with pears and oranges in mind. You will detect a fair amount of yeasty spiciness as well within this beauty. Don't fret if you don't get the bouquet of armoas a first, a wee bit of time and warming will help indeed.
T: Upon my first quaf, my mind wandered towards the monks of yesteryear continually tweaking the recipe until this tripel was at the perfection now bottled. Needless to say, you will get fruit from start to finish in the flavor profile and that just fine with me. Beyond the esters, the addition of cloves, peppers a fine pale malt will be found as a firm foundation for this masterpiece.
M: Mouthfeel was just about perfect in that the medium stature just falls short of a nirvana of creamy silky smoothness.
D: This could be one of the best tripels beyond Karmelite that I have put down to date. As stated above, I have enjoyed the Belgian Strong Ale, Dubbel and Quad, but I think this may be their best effort. The ability to taste both spectrums of the PH levels of sweet and tart is the mark of learned breweres indeed. Many thanks Brouwerij St. Bernardus.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2009 20:44:19 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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