St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Hazy dark golden pour into a La Fin du Monde tulip. Looks sort of like natural apple juice. Plenty of floaties in there too. White head subsides into a about a 1/8 inch collar on the top of the beer with some lacing.
Initial impressions of the aroma were focused on a not too pleasant blast of alcoholic solvents but after they subsided, I began to detect some more pleasant aromas of honey with only a bit of the alcoholic scents remaining.
Flavors are a mix of sweet malts with honeyed accents and a balancing but subtle bitterness from the hops. This is the sweetest, maltiest Tripel I've tried to date. The warmer it gets, the better and more complex it becomes.
Light mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation, a tiny bit of warmth from the alcohol on the back of the palate.
Impressively easy to drink, again the alcohol is barely perceptible.
My initial impression of this beer was that it is not as good as my two other benchmark tripels (La Fin du Monde and Westmalle). I still think that they are a bit better, but this gets better and better the farther I go down the glass. I will definitely be looking for this again.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2009 02:45:16 | More by kwakwhore
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