St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.47/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cellared a bit over one year.
Poured into St. Bernardus chalice.
Pale gold in color, with a nearly pure white head, which settles quickly into a persistent, light froth on top of the beer. Visible carbonation present, keeping head suspended. Some visible sedimentation, beer semi-opaque.
Smell is of yeast, caramel, and yeast esters (most notably, bananas and pears). Slight funk of cheese present as beer warms, whch is not unpleasant. No alcohol harshness detected, very smooth.
Opens with fruity and flowery flavors, like apples, peaches, and bananas are heavily diluted in essence of some mild blossom. Fairly sweet, with a bit of complexity added from alcohol undertones. Bitterness is not much perceived, mostly sweet. I'm not sure how this would have tasted fresh, but at one year, there is no harshness I attribute to "new" tripels.
Surprisingly, fairly heavy body, but the carbonation level is suitable so that this doesn't sit on the palate. Foam is creamy, enjoyable. Moderately dry finish, so while this is a sipping beer, it is also urging you to keep drinking.
This beer was quite excellent, and I must admit that I'm not someone who particularly enjoys tripels. I will happily add a new tripel to the others that I enjoy (La Fin du Monde and Karmeliet).
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2011 04:47:30 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful poor, with a one finger white head. Retention is good, and lacing is good. Brew is cloudy, and golden straw-colored. I left the yeast in the bottle.
Bright, yeasty and bready aroma at fridge temp. Banana, clove, citrus.
Classic tripel flavor. A little flat, and spicy, but strong notes of wheat, clove and spices, and light citrus and banana. Belgian yeast and mineral water.
Thick and Bready mouthfeel. Fairly lively, no sting or alcohol. Almost chewy like a stout, even cold.
This is an excellent Belgian tripel. Very traditional, relatively complex, extremely smooth. One of the better versions I have had, and another great beer from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 15:35:59 | More by Roguer
4.24/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the bull and bush, they have really put in a lot of guest taps recently, including a lot of higher end belgian stuff, very cool. this is one of the classics, a great example of the style, and one of my personal favorites because of its relative lack of sweetness compared to its peers. hazy and very pale straw in color, with a smaller head than i was hoping for, but still close to an inch of lasting white airy foam. it smells floral from the yeast, like little white and purple meadow flowers, and a rather high dose of oats along with the wheat and barley in the grain bill. lots of body and just a touch of residual sugar. long grainy start turns into a dry yeasty finish, classic belgian yeast fruit esters pop all over the place, and prickly carbonation makes 8% abv feel dangerously light. its a classic recipe, a classic yeast strain, and a real artisan product that is rooted in tradition and timeless in flavor. this is one of my favorites because of its dryness. it doesnt sacrifice any body to get there either. light fruitiness is left on the tongue after the swallow, and a 750ml of this would not be too much for me in a sitting.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 18:39:49 | More by StonedTrippin
4.51/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Along with duvet and chimay blue / white these beers are so top of their game that I really rate them all the same 4.75.
A: Perfect pour. Deserves a chalice or a tulip. Great head and retention. Inviting.
S: Pear prune dates with wine -like tartness and liquor like aromas. And there's more to smell and taste: Mineral Fruit Ripe Wood Church Incense.
T: Follows the smell, with more intensity, sugar, citrus peel, chocolate, cherry, spice, flowers, pepper, smoke. Champagne like.
MF: Creamy, with a wine-like body and finish. Leaving you happy with sweet but balanced fruit.
Rich and succulent, must try
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 17:22:30 | More by Act25
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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