St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by pheurton:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
extremely hazy peach-tinted gold with suspended chunks. mountainous head of creamy white foam that left sheets all over the glass. head never really disappears. aroma of musty belgian yeast, orange zest, and sugar cookies. very lively carbonation yet still ultra full and creamy in the mouth...awesome. big sugary/citrusy malt flavor with the right touch of belgian funkiness. finishes with more subtle lemon and orange zest flavors, balanced by earthy hops and spicy phenolic flavors. warming and boozy, yet still relatively drinkable. just a fantastic tripel, not too many others out there that i've had can compete in this league. great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2004 15:41:42 | More by pheurton
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4.09/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber color with one finger aired head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice smooth aroma, less straightforward then most Tripels. Notes of biscuit malt, light orange sourness, spices, Belgian yeast and caramel.
Very complex flavor with notes of spices, caramel, green apples, just a bit of Cointreau, Belgian yeast, cloves and nutmeg, sour strawberries, apricot, pears, pineapple, banana, wheat, honey and herbal hops. And you can go on and on. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness superior to most Tripels.
Medium body with an appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is hidden in its sweet flavors.
Great complex Tripel, quite elegant, that’s how a Tripel should taste like. No sharp edges as most Tripels, even though I did leave this to mature for quite a while.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 22:56:25 | More by FLima
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
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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