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Steenbrugge Tripel - Brouwerij Palm NV

Steenbrugge TripelSteenbrugge Tripel

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BA SCORE
87
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 207
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


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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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL amber champagne bottle, with cork, cage and foil. Brewed with hops, gruut, and a smoky, phenolic yeast strain; bottle-conditioned and best before 6/9/12. Pours golden orange, with brilliant clarity (probably the most clear conditioned beer I've ever seen), lots of carbonation, and two fingers of white, crackly froth that doesn't deposit much lace, but it does try. It is quite aromatic, phenolic for sure, floral and perfumy, spicy, fruity and tropical, with notes of pale malt and chalky yeast. Tastes of sweet malt, orange and spice, herbal and floral notes, peppery/spicy phenols, a dash of hops and a mild lingering bitterness on top of a light, moderately-carbonated and dry body. Easy to drink, smooth, unique, quite flavorful, and well-balanced. Perhaps a touch too bitter, but that's just nitpicking. An interesting take on the style that I would recommend to any fan of Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 20:49:17 | More by mmmbeer
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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

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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...

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Steenbrugge Tripel from Brouwerij Palm NV
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.