St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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5/5 rDev +17.6%
I must have been crazy when I first reviewed this. 4.9? What was I thinking. This is straight 5's. Hey when a beer is this good, that 0.1 means a lot. This is the beer I think of when someone mentions the word tripel. Deep golden color with a long-lasting white head that leaves a nice lace along the glass. Aroma is spicy and of tropical fruit. Taste is of apricots and pineapple and a little clove. Outstanding tripel. The abt 12 seems to get a lot of attention, but I feel that this is the St. Bernardus beer that everyone must try.
11-30-2003 23:05:44 | More by dmarch
5/5 rDev +17.6%
Drinking this beer is like opening a container filled with ripe bananas, pineapples and gingerbead. It is soft and creamy. With repetition, it begins to clamp down. Austere elements reminiscent of black pepper, pine cones and metal shavings begin to offset the sweetness, until, finally, you think there is no sweetness in the beer at all....It's there all right, and the viscous, molten texture indicates that fact the best. No matter whether at the beginning or end...
There has never been brewed a beer better than this one.
It is the DRC Le Montrachet of beer.
I feel as if I've been ushered into another, much more advanced aesthetic paradigm. Why are there candied pineapple and honeydew melon aromas next to savory capsicum (esp. habanero) notes? Why do they work so well together? Vanilla. Why is there cocoa flavor in a blonde-colored ale?
It's as if this brewer, not satisfied with brewing the best brown beers available to humanity, decided one day to eliminate the obscuring color and thereby reveal the inner workings of the yeast politics inside the liquid. Like the giant clock in Prague, which would be impressive enough with a face, with the face removed, it's mind-boggling.
11-28-2003 21:13:58 | More by putnam
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,472 ratings.