St Martin Tripel - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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47 Reviews
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Reviews: 47
Hads: 93
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: AndyAvalanche on 02-12-2010

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Photo of bskrtz
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 11.2 ounce bottle @ 42 degrees into glass St Bernardus challis

A) Thick hazy straw-gold liquid with billowy white muffin top head. Lot's of yeasties with some sediment settling at the bottom.

S) Sweet apricot jam & sour dough mash. Orange citrus and spice. Spectacular.

T) Sweet and citrusy with toned down bitter hops. Candy cane sugar, sweet caramel, raisons. It's all there. Some spice but the alcohol is barely apparent. But it's there too.... This is an excellent triple.

M) Creamy & thick with effervescent fizz carbonation from bottle conditioning. Very smooth but complex.

D) With the alcohol so high, it's difficult to drink a few at one time, but I sure would like to. (691 characters)

Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the style I love, done well. Fluffy white meringue type head. Underneath is a honey color with a slightly musky smell, a hint of citrus, and just enough carbonation. The taste is sweet and grainy. Rounded off with a warming alcohol and hearty thickness that lets you know, this is beer! (294 characters)

Photo of billy_scott_28
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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i love this shit ' (1,007 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange with a thin and bubbly off-white head. Sweet malts waft to the nose immediately, mixed with some prominent light fruits (orange, pears, lemon) some vanilla, and Belgian yeast. Tastes just a tad sour initially, and is quickly followed by more malty sweetness. Vanilla creaminess fills the palate. Butterscotch at cloves exist. There's a faint grainy and somewhat chalky aftertaste. Alcohol is palpable, but well blended, and most welcomed. Haven't had a great Tripel in a while, and this one reminds me why this is one of my favorite styles. (565 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big fan of beers that explode out of the bottle. Of course, there is a huge head and it does leave a thick coating of lace. Very cloudy. Pale gold color.

The aroma is of mild yeast and lighter malt.

Light sourness to an otherwise malty brew. Nice spiciness covers the alcohol warmth which shows up in the swallow.

I like this tripel more than most. It's refreshing and complex. (391 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled Dec. 2009.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Produced a good fluffy white head with great retention behind it. Left behind tiny clumps of lacing behind.

(S)- A dry biscuit-like wheat/hay/straw thing. Bits of a floral-like vanilla clay at the end.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Bits of lemon and banana in front of a sweet honey-like core. Bits of dry biscuit/wheat in there. Finishes in an earthy clay.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A tad bit sweet for the style, but everything else is great. Rather smooth and crisp.

(D)- A solid example of the style. A bit too sweet, but still has a great flavor and feel to it. Definitely a sleeper for the style/a diamond in the rough so to speak. Very enjoyable and a delightful surprise. (796 characters)

Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell: ginger and lemongrass

Taste: extremely effervescent with huge hits of green apples and champagne with a cantaloupe aftertaste

Very simply flavors that a reminiscent of a Sunday brunch mixed drink however, I am a huge fan of odd beers and this one definitely has a place in my mind as being one of the curiosities.

I actually paired this with an everything omelette with sharp cheddar, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, and bacon--always bacon (453 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A gusher. Lively dark brass with a few floaties and rocky French vanilla head that leaves chunky trailers. Lemon meringue, yeast, wildflower and waxberry nose.
Country white loaf, lemon curd and a touch of yellow plum up front, jammy carambola in the middle and winter spice to end.
Gingerbread finish and tingly sherbet linger. Soft, round, very creamy, slight burn.

Dated 10/08.

Don't know if that's a bottling or expiration date, but either way, this had 3 years in the cellar. And I suspect this turned an average tripel into a good one. Smooth and mellow, with big fruit. Almost afraid to try this fresh. (613 characters)

Photo of intensify
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip.

P- Golden body with a hazy fog making it hard to see through the crystal clear glass. 2 finger head with fair retention not to mention the "D" etched on the glass is probably helping the head stay afloat and healthy.

S- Orange peel, lemon zest, bread & biscuit, caramel and a hint of booze.

T- Bready, malty, tangy and suprisingly no presence of booze in the taste.

M- Medium bodied with leaves small traces of the flavour behind. I wish it would have been a bit more explosive in the finish but it is still above average throughout the whole sip.

Overall: something about this Tripel screams "Duvel" to me, or maybe my taste buds and senses are hallucinating. Either way, it is very tasty and a sipper.. ( if you can drink this slow that is) (789 characters)

Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%

Poured into snifter.
Hazy amber beer with fluffy off-white head, ok resistance. Nice floral and fruity aroma - orange, honey. Taste is not very bad - heavy, yeasty, rather dry with significant bitterness in the finish, high carbonation, alcohol is well-hidden. A beer with a character, requiring further comprehension. (320 characters)

Photo of hotsudge
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden colour with a light bubble filled head. The head is short and fades quickly. After the head fades you are left with a mirky looking film on the top.

S - a slight spice and sweet nose, reminding me of banana bread for some reason - could just be the day...

T - again, I'm reminenising about banana bread... slight hint of cloves, spice with a small amount of sweet. A light tasting triple in comparison to other triples.

M - light in my mouth, a slight tingle at first with the spice notes hitting first and finishing sweeter.

O - a nice easy drinking tripel. Worth drinking again but not the best triple out there. It's lacking some of the complexities required of a great tripel. (698 characters)

Photo of david131
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden yellow with quite a bit of carbonation that creates a billowy white head that settles to a modest and creamy covering.

S- White bread, candied light fruits, a bit of a Belgian kick, and some alcohol. Sweet and aromatic. The alcohol definitely sticks out.

T- Sweet malt, light fruit, a touch of horse blanket, and a definite alcohol dryness and warmth on the finish.

M- The body is smooth and creamy but that doesn't last long due to the alcohol warmth and dryness that quickly makes the beer almost seem to evaporate and leave a bit of numbness on the palate.

O- A very enjoyable take on the style. The alcohol is definitely apparent, but it does not detract from the beer as a whole. Definitely worth trying for fans of the style. (759 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy gold pour, lots of head from dropping upon popping the cap (doh!).
smell is a bit floral, yeast(?), spice...
taste is thge same, a little bitter, strange taste masks the alcohol.
overall, a decent brew but definitely much better from other belgiums. good to try the varieties, but always come back to the standards. (320 characters)

Photo of bushbeer75
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown bottle

Brasserie De Brunehaut St. Martin Triple changed the color of my clear tulip glass to a slightly cloudy golden hue. The fine carbonation bubbles rushed to the nice 2-finger white bubbly head that was produced. The head also left a generous amount of lacing behind. The nose is dominated by light fruit, and a bready and yeasty aroma. The taste is very similar to the nose with candy sugar, bananas, a touch of honey and yeast noted. Mouth feel is medium bodied, a little sticky while also being creamy. A light alcohol warming at the back of the palate is also noticed.

Overall, an enjoyable Belgian Triple, however, not the best available. It is lacking some of the complexity of other great triples (732 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. 9% ABV, D 09 notched on the label.

Thanks to John and Dan from Beechwood for giving me a bottle of this after the Milwaukee Brewfest.

A - Beautiful goldenrod yellow in color and completely clear with a dense cloud-like white head. Two fingers tall and moderately retained, it doesn't leave a whole lot of lace left over.

S - An intoxicatingly sweet Belgian candi sugar and crystal malt nose bursts out with a little lemon citrus zip to the middle. Silky Belgian yeast and spice esters flourish with a nice balance. There is also a slight something I can't put my finger on here.

T - The taste isn't a far cry from the aroma but it's lacking in the areas that really count. Smooth crystal malts and low Belgian candi sugar open the flavor profile up to a following of light Belgian yeast and low earthy tones.

M - Medium-bodied and sweet with a tongue-coating silky-smoothness. Well-carbonated and further inviting in feel.

D - A decent tripel that really draws me in during the aroma but falls kind of short in the flavor profile. Good nonetheless, it's a nice knockaround Belgian brew. (1,145 characters)

Photo of jayhawk73
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium gold color with a two finger white head. The smell is that of fruit, lemon, spice, w/ a light zing to it. Slight malt as well. The taste is nice. Sweet fruit, lemon, malt, yeast, and alcohol in the taste. The mouthfeel is nice- very zesty and light followed by alcohol and yeast. Very easy drinking beer, although the alcohol will catch up w/ you. Not my favorite tripel, but a solid beer.... (407 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with brown throughout. White somewhat fizzy head that dissipates quickly.
Smell is malt and yeast, citrus/lemon, hint of hops and vanilla.
Taste is malt, alcohol bloom, vanilla and banana.
Warming all over, fairly full-bodied with a light but sharp effervescence up front. Quite nice, fuller feel than expected. (333 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL Belgian stubby with a notched date on the label; brewed with three malts and three hops. A big gusher here, and no subsequent hope of proper decanting. It is frothy and highly carbonated, with a yellowed gold hue and a bone-white head that leaves lots of lacing. Pleasant aroma yields pale malt, yeast (orange and papaya), and a touch of hops. Similar flavor, with earthy yeast, fruit, green/spicy hops and noticeable alcohol riding a medium to full, highly carbonated body. Perhaps not very much like a tripel, but it is pleasant enough and easy to drink. (563 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chimay goblet.

Kind of a mid-level recommendation from my NoVa Whole Foods guru, so I'm not sure how this is gonna go. It pours a kinda hazy light-amber-gold, with some yeast in suspension and a half-finger of sudsy white foam on top. The nose comprises lemon zest, pepper, clove, cardamom, banana, and Belgian yeast. The taste tones down the lemon in favor of tangelo and hoppy florality. The body is a heavy light, with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, a solid tripel, not bad at all, though a bit on the pricey side. (556 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

we need more belgian beer on tap here in colorado, i know its for sale, but bars seem to stay away from it, especially the lesser known brands, but this is great beer, and although i infrequently crave a tripel, this hit the spot for me. tons of head, classic belgian look, just a little haze to this blonde beauty. the nose is candy sugar and belgian yeast, less grainy than other tripels, but this one seems really yeast driven. creamy in the mouth, punctuated mellowness with jivey bubbles and a lathering texture from the wheat, really cool there. the flavor has an herbal quality behind the sugar, which is light but there. bright fruity notes of white grape and orange zest in the background as well. this isnt my favorite tripel, but it serves as a benchmark for the style i think, and has one of the best mouthfeels of any i have had. slight vinegar tang on the back end is a little out of place, but the residual sugar is under control and its not hotly alcoholic. tasty stuff this time of year. (1,004 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of alcohol, some fruits. Taste is fruits, malts, alcohol, light spices, more alcohol as it warms. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer. (262 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of tart malt, yeast, slight citrus, and pale hop. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of tart malt, sweet malt, yeast, slight citrus, a wheat. Overall, the high carbonation hurts, but otherwise a good Tripel. (370 characters)

Photo of crossovert
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11,2 oz bottle.

It pours a nice cloudy golden peach color with a massive white head. As it recedes it leaves some nice lacing.

This is a pretty fragrant tripel. It has a ton of honey and orange notes. Very yeast and tangy.

The taste is classic tripel. It has a nice spiciness to it, a ton of sweetness, and a smooth fruitiness.

It is a simple but enjoyable take at the style. (380 characters)

Photo of Wanne
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a golden color, that stays clear unless you pour the last bit in it. The yeast will make it cloudy. Smells refreshing, with some citrus and hop aromas. Combination of malt and citrus accents makes for an enjoyable, easy-to-drink beer and the nice bitterness of the hops makes it refreshing. (299 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle into chalice, bottle date of 5/2011 notched. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty lacing on the glass, and plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining a nice head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, citrus, pepper, biscuit, banana, tart grains, and yeast spices. Decent aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon, biscuit, clove, citrus, grass, apricot, tart grain, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pepper, biscuit, citrus, tart grain, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. A little to grainy for my liking, but still well balanced. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Smooth to drink for 9%, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall a very solid and balanced tripel. A bit too much tart grainy breadiness, but I still enjoyed it. (1,024 characters)

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