St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.04/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes.
From a 330 ml bottle (best by May 29, 2015) into a tulip.
A-The brew pours with an impressive three-finger head of nearly-white foam. The beer is clear and nicely golden in color.
S-The smell is an archetypical mix of banana and clove. This is not a bad thing, just not the most impressive scent. I also smell white pepper, sweet candy sugar, and a whiff of herbal hops.
T-The taste is estery, sweet, yeast up front with an herbal, grassy finish. Things are more doughy and bready up front, but there is a mild bitterness on the end. Again, right in line for the style. Taste doesn't stray far from the smell.
M-The mouthfeel is typically old world, which is to say the carbonation pairs well with the flavors and the heft is medium.
O-There are better tripels and there are worse tripels, but if I had to describe all of the characteristics that make a tripel a tripel, this would be a good brew to use. There is a nice balance between sweet, sugary yeast flavors and more herbal grassy flavors that keep this beer drinkable. Feel, as usual for a true Belgian, is great.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2013 04:58:36 | More by spoony
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