St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.47/5 rDev +5.2%
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
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle dated 25.08.16, 11.2 oz into tulip. Deep gold as noted by most reviewers. I did get the spicy, mildly estery nose (some noted no or limited esters). Head white, fairly quick dispersal. Taste was, for me, true-to-form tripel with citrus-spice up front and yeasty in finish with very mild aclohol. Mouthfeel was pretty full-bodied with a more aggressive carbonation than it looked like it would give. Citrus lingers on tongue for awhile. Keeper, will buy more.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:01:13 | More by MisterGone
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.