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Steenbrugge Tripel - Brouwerij Palm NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 07-17-2008)
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Reviews by meatmallet:
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meatmallet

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light orange color with a medium sized white head. Lots of carbonation can be seen cominf from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Smell is light with apples, apricots, and cloves. I also get a bit of wheat and malt in there too. Very slight alcohol smell.

Taste: Nice and sweet. Apples, honey, oranges, and grain Peppery with a slight hop bitterness. You can taste the hops more in the after taste.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Highly carbonated and light bodied. Very good taste. It opens up a bit more as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 05:25:54 | More by meatmallet
More User Reviews:
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camhelffrich

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 23:18:03 | More by camhelffrich
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flagmantho

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a relatively strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. It's an attractive tripel.

Smell: sweet with a clean malt aroma and a nice fruitiness with a hint of pear, my favorite aroma in a tripel. There's also a soapy, floral aroma that I like; perhaps this is due to the spicing of the beer (the label says "ale with spices"), but I can't call out a particular spice by name.

Taste: light malt with a lighter fruitiness than the aroma and a distinct chalkiness, which I like; but, there's a little bit of alcoholic heat, which works at cross-purposes for me. Good, but could be a little smoother, I think.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and bodacious creaminess. Gotta love this in a tripel!

Overall: I like this beer quite a bit. I feel like there's something in the flavor, whether it's a bitterness from the spicing or an alcoholic heat, which negatively impacts its smoothness. Still, it's a drinkable tripel I'd be happy to have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 02:39:39 | More by flagmantho
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countrybat

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-07-2014 22:59:45 | More by countrybat
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2014 18:28:46 | More by Canada_Dan
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MRO70

California

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visual: Wheat straw with a slight haze, almost a dark gold. Nice thick head.

Aroma: Hints of fruity citrus, preferably grape, coupled with a coppery essence. Very flowery bouquet with spices

Taste: More sweet than bitter but definitely a presence of bitterness, also with peppery sweet and spicy flavor.

Mouth-feel: Light to medium body with a clean aftertaste at the back of the palate. Light, refreshing carbonation with a creamy sensation.

Overall: Excellent Belgian beer that captures many of the style's best qualities of a sweet and spicy touch.

I love this beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 04:24:55 | More by MRO70
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Paincane

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden extremely carbonated body with an off-white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
S: Clove, spicy and yeast aromas. A hint of bubblegum as it warms. T: Bready malt flavors lead to spicy middle & a clean, dry finish. Spiced presence is notable and distinct.
M: Smooth, clean and dry.
O: Excellent Belgian Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 21:55:41 | More by Paincane
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2014 15:01:08 | More by Latarnik
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-17-2014 19:35:33 | More by Steve_Trick
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 23:17:39 | More by AMCPhD
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-07-2014 22:06:52 | More by EmmetD
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wilfmaster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-05-2014 02:53:43 | More by wilfmaster
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SnifterLifter

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-03-2014 13:54:51 | More by SnifterLifter
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-01-2014 01:05:09 | More by tbeer40
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2014 11:57:58 | More by Griffith
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2014 23:25:51 | More by wonothesane42
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 01:34:57 | More by BeerBeast
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2014 20:23:15 | More by ArtZan
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-28-2014 08:36:32 | More by gtermi
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 21:10:38 | More by Jose9e
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-23-2014 07:05:33 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-28-2014 14:46:30 | More by BJSmit
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2014 21:35:03 | More by Lehighace06
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threeviews

New Jersey

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
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-14-2014 04:18:09 | More by jkball01
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Steenbrugge Tripel from Brouwerij Palm NV
87 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.