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Sint Canarus Tripel - Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus

Sint Canarus TripelSint Canarus Tripel

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BA SCORE
81
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42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%


Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 03-14-2004)
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Reviews by viverlee:
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viverlee

Ohio

2.18/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Massive fan of this style. When done right, there are few better. This one, however, simply fails to wow.

STYLE: Belgian Tripel

ABV: 7.5%

LOOK: Poured into my Orval goblet. Years after my first experience, I’m still fascinated by these cloudy Belgians. The color, a dirty orange.

NOSE: Atypical. And I’m not sure I mean that in a good way. It reminds me more of a Euro Pale Lager than a sweet, complex treat. I might have wasted the wide glass on this one. Bready, canned, and light earth. Really really surprised by the lack of fruit, sweet malts, and general balance.

MOUTH: Unsweetened banana bread, lagerish, soggy. If people are harder on those they expect more from, maybe I’m not quite the cynical contrarian I fancy myself to be. Again, I love this style. But I honestly feel like I can say this tastes too much like the brownish water in canned green beans. The rest is maybe irrelevant, though the curious might want to know anyway: medium weight, decent mouthfeel, dry finish. There, am I done now?

Beeradvocate Rating: 81*

ratebeer Rating: 78

Hayward Abbey Rating: 68

* Based on a relatively insignificant 29 reviews.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:35:27 | More by viverlee
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-26-2013 12:39:56 | More by desint
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-08-2013 22:02:13 | More by JDavidRice
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-27-2013 03:15:38 | More by marct
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-11-2013 22:59:17 | More by RedneckBeerz
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

12-25-2012 22:56:02 | More by ejimhof
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Exiled

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-17-2012 04:37:08 | More by Exiled
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A snapping sounding carbonation out of the bottle, hits with an off white head, it looks very soapy, very shampoo like, but it manages lots of lacing and retention and clumpy character. Body color is slightly hazy, but mostly a nice orange orb glowing, with classic white pinhead rising carbonation. Nice looking brew.

Nose is alright and fairly solid. A real dry spiced clove sense. Fruit apple and delicious chew bursting flesh. Fairly simple but pretty good. After some time though, the nose doesn't really become obvious. You really need to snort it.

Taste is kind of neutral. Fruit angle hinting of apple on the nose doesn't seem to come through with a bit of a wet angle. Very dry finish, even an almost woody tannic quality to it as all, and a big dry mouth on the finish.

Overall it's not bad, but certainly not a tripel that I would jump at the chance of trying again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 23:09:42 | More by smakawhat
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +19%

05-20-2012 21:35:08 | More by CWhite
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a pale yellow-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, tart, fruit, bread, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, fruit, banana, spice, earth, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I went into this one not really expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised upon inspection. There was a nice balance of flavors and aromas going on here while making it fairly complex at the same time. The breadiness was a very nice touch and helped to tie some of the notes on this one together. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity and are a big fan of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 11:34:18 | More by thagr81us
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

04-24-2012 07:34:34 | More by ygtbsm94
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

04-17-2012 19:57:34 | More by JohnK17
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-13-2012 03:10:43 | More by zonker17
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a tall cylinder glass. Pours a hazy, light orange amber, thick three finger head and massive lacing. Aroma of light fruit, spices and light malt caramel malt. Flavor of caramel, light fruit, brown sugar and light spicing. Nice light hops finish. Not complex, but very nicely balanced and very tasty. I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:43:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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n2185

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy orange with three fingers of billowing white head that fades into a dense cap with excellent lacing.

S: Belgian spices up front followed by lots of candy sugar and bubblegum. There are also light aromas of pears and white grapes. The finish smells of chalky yeast.

T: Lots of spices and strong yeasty characters dominate the flavor. I decanted the pour, but the yeast characters dominate with spicy and bitter notes.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is a bit underattenuated and could use more carbonation. The heavy yeast character doesn't help.

O: Not a bad tripel, but not particularly good, either. It looks great and smells nice, but the flavor and body are a big letdown.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:57:33 | More by n2185
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Khazadum

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Easy to develop head, big poofy edges like cotton balls and puppydog tails, mild to creamy pharmaceutical emulsion in the center above a chilled honey color. It has low lacing, but great retention time. This is the Michael Jordan of hang-time when comparing it to previous beers I've reviewed this week.

S- Straw, sharp spice notes, pilsner malt, ethanol. Very light aroma, not much strength or lingering power. Faint orange slice acidity, the bouquet that wafts at you from across the room making you wonder who could possibly be opening an orange right now.

T- Opens light bitterness, straw, grass, and lingers with that. There is that unmistakeable pilsner malt flavor, misplaced ethanol power, and belgian yeast. Its like a sweet hay flavor making me think brett. The finish is insanely dry and very clean.

M- Super crisp right off the bat. Like, SLAM BAM thank you sam! But my name isn't sam, and I don't want this. Fuck off, give me some time to understand you! No! DON'T TOUCH MY PALATE LIKE THAT! Ahh! Why won't it fade, its slick... it rushes into all my crevices, the oily nature of it, the fluid thin power. Its... its touching me and I don't want it to. When its finished, I can't help but keep feeling its bitter nature all over my tongue... reminding me.. taunting me. You. Will. Not. Forget. ME.

It doesn't have much going for complexity, and its mouthfeel drives me up a wall. It has imperial pilsner characteristics but also makes me think of belgian pale ale. Really, really light and crisp belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 00:50:23 | More by Khazadum
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with a frothy, two finger white head that has excellent retention, onlsy slowly fadig into a thick lasting cap. Sporadic streaks and spots
of lacing left behind.

Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with lots of estery fruit notes and bready yeast. Hints of pepper, candy sugar and coriander along with alcohol phenols, apple, pear and grape.

Medium body with soft carbonation and a nice spicy presence that lingers over the crisp, light fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. Hints of pepper and candy sugar followed by some apple and pear before finishing with slight boozy sweetness. Well balanced, flavorful and easy to put down.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 03:14:31 | More by corby112
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

11-26-2011 21:04:28 | More by mdillon86
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

11-20-2011 05:33:27 | More by JAHMUR
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impending

California

2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl into a tulip. Pours a hazy tangerine, dense white head recedes slowly, excellent lacing.

Aroma is yeasty apricot skins just shy of rotting backed by a floral arrangement. Something in the distance is not inviting.

Taste lacks the sweetness the scent indicated. Relatively narrow flavor profile resulting in a bland nature. Minor pepper and phenols announce mid taste. Fairly strong bitters but not of the hop kind in the finish. Thin to medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
mediocre
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 03:42:06 | More by impending
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and pretty decent lacing. The nose is kind of intriguing and a bit unusual for a tripel. I get some honey and pineapple, mixed with vanilla, smoked meat and light spice. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this moderately sweet beer, though I like the light bitterness and somewhat dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, moderately sweet and slightly bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and I get no sense of heat or heaviness on the finish.

While nothing extraordinairy, this is still a pretty solid tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 19:39:03 | More by johnmichaelsen
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light gold color w/ a nice two finger off white head. Excellent carbonation, head and amazing lacing. Some floaties in the beer, and it's a fairly cloudy brew.

S- Fairly light for a tripel. Some malt, spices, and that's about it. Fairly disappointing for the style (and one of my favorite styles). Pretty weak nose that's bordering on average.

T- Not bad, but nothing special. Malt, yeast, spices, toast. Fairly light for a tripel, and not particularly refined or balanced. There are a lot of great Belgian tripels out there, this is not one of them.

M- Fairly thin, and extremely dry for the style. Somewhat disappointing.

O- I love tripels. I do not love this tripel. It just doesn't do justice to the style. I'm really surprised this is from Belgium as well. It just doesn't live up to the Belgian Tripel legend. Won't be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 21:13:17 | More by jayhawk73
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My bottle of Sint Canarus Tripel had some problems. There were some hints of musty barnyard.

A: Orange colour and a big 4 cm head that lasts. 4.5

S: Spicy Belgian yeast with something else... a funky odour that I don't love. 3.5

T: Taste is a little off to begin with but there are also some pleasant, sweet, woody flavours. There is some flavour there, I'm not sure what it is, that I don't like. Like an old barnyard. 3

M: Foamy and well carbonated. 4

O: There were some problems with my bottle. 3

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 03:31:31 | More by vandemonian
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz into Stone VE tasting glass.

A- Hazy honey gold, big rocky head. Dense, 3-fingers, not going anywhere. Beautiful lacing.

S- Mild pill bottle and lots of spiciness.

T- Banana, clove, mild medicinal notes. Solid bitter finish. Sweet flavors dry out. Banana comes back after the sip. Interesting. Flavors are all pretty mellow, simple, clean.

M- Finishes very well, leaving you wanting more. Good balance.

O- Enjoyable, not the most complex tripel I've had but very enjoyable. Will be putting this on the 'buy' list. Good stuff.

634

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 00:46:17 | More by ShogoKawada
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy golden-yellow color. The head was impressive, like a big, white, soapy, sea foam from a heavy surf. The term lacing is insufficient, since thick clumps of foam clung to the sides of the glass like cotton balls.

S- The simple aroma was of toasted caramel and malt. No fruit, no spice.

T- Strangely, the only flavors which I got were of hazelnut and chocolate covered almonds. Certainly not unpleasant, but undetectable was any fruitiness. The finish revealed some slight hops bitterness.

M, D- The CO2 was a bit too lively, but the drinkability was OK.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 22:09:30 | More by WhiteOak
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