St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.55/5 rDev +7.1%
Beautiful carbonation! Yellow/orange. Thick white head that goes away quickly but hardly leaves lacing or film. Murky. I have to say, the gorgeous color and carbonation of this tripel almost make up for the lacking in retention.
I smell that Belgian yeast right away. A tad metallic. Light notes of pineapple or apricot. Maltiness. Faint hops.
Definitely taste that apricot right away and to a lessor extent pineapple. Breadiness and bitterness from the hops (more than I was expecting, but I like). I can just barely detect a metal taste :( . Tiny bit of alcohol but that is very well hidden. Perfect amount of malt sweetness. Cloves.
Mouthfeel is medium to thick and is very smooth. The carbonation keeps it crisp and lively and there is just a touch of effervescence from the alcohol.
Pretty good tripel from this brewery, though I enjoyed their dubbel more. This one was very well balanced. Will probably buy again.
11-02-2012 02:06:53 | More by Maltmaiden
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottle. Dark gold with a very slight haze. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast and dried fruits. Very smooth, creamy and somewhat foamy palate. Flavor has soapy citrus, peppery spices, some orange peel, coriander and floral notes. . Soft body. The alcohol makes a statement early, but the brew turns sweet, almost cloying, before spice and peachy fruit finish
10-09-2012 04:14:50 | More by Serge
4.63/5 rDev +8.9%
Hazy burnt yellow-orange with dark floaties tossed around by the high carbonation. Large, foamy white head with long retention and thick lacing.
Blast of sweet banana, clove and a spicy peppery fruit bouquet. Very pleasant.
A very well blended mix of the banana clove Belgian yeast flavors with some earthy hoppiness, and a sweet, fruity backbone. Spicy, sharp and refreshing. Nothing really lingers other than the yeast a bit. No real standout flavor here, as each kind of just bats down the other all the way through the finish.
Light, crisp, refreshing with fairly heavy carbonation. Perfect for the style.
Very nice, but not quite at the level of some of my other favorite Tripels. I definitely appreciate how perfectly balanced and well crafted this is, though, for sure. A very, very nice beer.
10-09-2012 03:10:36 | More by gleemonger
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.