Steenbrugge Tripel - Brouwerij Palm NV
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Reviews by dacrza1:
3.91/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
DATE TASTED: November 23, 2013... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... OCCASION: a Game of Thrones reading evening... APPEARANCE: pours a slightly copper, malty golden body; lively effervescence; thick,, foamy two-finger white head that keeps its resilience; lacing is formidable... AROMA: bouquet is light, hoppy, floral with light citrus--mostly peach--and apple as well--quite an air to it!... PALATE: full-bodied; immediately warming at the throat; active and anxious in the teeth--clearly not disguising its intentions...TASTE: grape accents early grant a surprising start; smooth, mellow hops make for a surprisingly casual finish; coriander and some nameless funk round out the flavor...OVERALL: a bright, uplifting strength to this beer lends spirit to the religious overtones of the label; situated among the other beers of this mix pack, the "Best of Belgium" proclamation holds some substance--not the best tripel I've tasted, but more than holds its own...
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2013 05:02:07 | More by dacrza1
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4.45/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle with no freshness date (yet has been cellared in proper conditions for over a year) into a 16oz St. Bernardus branded chalice.
A- Initial (and conservative) pour reveals a beautiful orange/apricot hued beer with minimal haze and a 1/2 finger white, head with sea foam-like consistency. Nearly perfect for the Tripel style. 4.75
S- An absolutely inviting aroma for a Tripel! A wonderful fruity bouquet comprising of pear, apricot green grape, apple skins, honeydew along with a orange/lemon zest...some pineapple comes though as the beer warms. 4.75
T- Equal parts sweet and tart. The tartness is that of a 'green grape' quality, reminiscent of a white wine. The sweetness is only perceived for a moment before the spicy and dry finish takes over, much like an oak barrel aged Chardonnay wine. Despite the (as far as Tripels go) a relatively modest 8.7% ABV, you do feel a warming sensation as it goes down. 4.25
M- Highly carbonated with a medium body. The spicy and "tannic" finish makes this beer quite refreshing and devastatingly drinkable. 4.5
O- Although Tripels rank in my top three beer styles, I did not have much expectation being that this is brewed with gruut/gruit as opposed to hops. However, this beer was an absolute joy to consume (the bottle was a relatively quick study as a result of the time it took to consume)...so color me absolutely impressed by the Steenbrugge Tripel. There is no question that I will purchase this again, but next time I will be certain to find a bottle reflecting a 'Best Before' date...but being that my review is of an older bottle, I can say with confidence that this beer ages very well. 4.5
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 19:25:56 | More by threeviews
4.49/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
appearance: Wow just beautiful it is like a perfect combo of everything yes I said perfect. Beautiful hints of amber.
smell: It just hits you perfectly. I would have to say something obscene to fully describe it but wonderful you fall into it. A little bit fruity and aromatic. It is worth it just for the smell
taste: Bold, it hits you with the aroma and bam there you are. A bit fruity like bananas. Has a bit of a bight surprisingly but not to shabby.
mouthfeel: Stays with you in fact the bitters take over for a potent bitter taste long after the sip is gone.
overall: Not bad, I am certainly not disappointed and if this is your type of beer you will be jumping over angry wives to get one. It make me want to try more Belgians if nothing else
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 18:30:50 | More by JCBears
Steenbrugge Tripel from Brouwerij Palm NV
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.