St. Paul Triple
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #226
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,722
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 9.61%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
47
From:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  4
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 47
Photo of thesilverhand
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours - from the very cool half-litre ceramic bottle - a nice clear bright amber, with a decent white foam head. The head wasn't as impressive as I hoped for/expected, but it left excellent lace on my tulip.

Fruits - peaches and citrus - are prevalent in the aroma. Some sweetish grain aromas as well, and just a touch of spice. White pepper, perhaps. Fairly mild.

Decent balance. Not as sweet as expected from the aroma; there is a significant malt base here keeping everything steady, and just a touch of hops. There's still fruit, mostly citrus and banana, and a hint of spice. Pepper again, and maybe cloves. The alcohol is noticeable but reasonably well-integrated, although it grows more prevalent as the beer warms. Overall, a very nice triple.

Nice on the palate, medium-strong carbonation keeps it light. Very dry, with the high alcohol becoming apparent.

Definitely a good brew, well worth drinking. It didn't wow me, but I certainly enjoyed it (and probably will again).

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Photo of Squelch
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear. White head that drops fast. Not too effervescent. minimal lacing

Aroma: No dominate flavors. Smells slightly tripelish. No hops

Taste: Watered down tripel. You can taste the alcohol. Tart apple. Some candi sugar. Strong bready finish. Complex but underwhelming. Too malty

Mouthfeel: Slightly hot from the alcohol. Tart.

Overall: Doesn't taste like a tripel to me. More of a belgian pale.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a syrupy amber. Makes me think of ver lightly carbonated amber. The stuff mosquitos get encapsilized in from thousands of years ago. Even though the liquid is hazey, you can tell there isn't enough carbonation for a tripel, or head for that matter. Light fruits with a hint of caramel and ream sort of set this tripel apart from most others. Other than that, very bland and very hard to pick out flavors or smells. The taste is more fruity, a little lite creamy and some warming alcohol. Good palate. You can feel the carbonation more than you can see it.

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Photo of vancurly
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Heavy white frothy head. Golden colour with a touch of a blush.
Floral nose, almost oaky. Caramel & spice, with a late herbal hop aroma.
Flavour sweet & spicy.... musk candy, white pepper, some brandy-like notes. Honeycomb, with a fruity/pear-like aftertaste. Alcohol heat evident.
Big frothy mouth upon sipping, with an initial malt body. But it fades a bit, with not much mid-back body.

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Photo of ATPete
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33ml bottle purchased from The Beer Koning in Amsterdam, NL.

A- i couldnt find the cool ceramic 500 ml bottles so i settled for the super slim 33...Pours a hazy yellow, good white head, definitely some sediment floating around.

S- Grassy, some hop character, spice, overall good balance.

T- not too much going on, very balanced, great clarity, its just lacking something...

M- Light, it hits the tongue and then disappears, good aftertaste holds it together.

D- its so light i could drink many

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2004 ( a pretty bottle)

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and spices aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and mild spiced, with a light bitterness in the finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Triple.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle of this because the bottle caught my eye, thought it looked cool. The beer pours out as a bright yellowish gold color with a big head that fades pretty quick. The aromas of some yeast, banana and some spices are on the nose right away. The taste is a little sweet like honey, the spices coming in a give the beer some complexity. The yeast gives this tripel the familiar taste that these beers are known for. The mouthfeel of this brew is soft and smooth. Not a lot of carbonation here at all. This isn't the best Tripel but it's decent.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pint was too much. Peachy fruit appearance with surprisingly small and dissipitating head on a triple. Too carbonated. Decent tangerine fruity yeast, but not too exciting. Medium mouthfeel, some malt. Drying finish and funky yeast noticed in second try two years later.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed gold with a minimal crème head. Nose is apple, slight yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is mild. A bit of yeast influence. Feel is good with carbonation and thicker on the tongue with ingredients. Drinkable, sure. But is this worth the $8.19 I paid for it? No. Way better tripels out there.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Tripel very heavy in fruity notes and with an odd creme brulee aftertaste going on.

Voluminous Gobby head, tame aromas of spicy belgian yeasts, some fruity esters in there too. However, smell isn't as pungent as some of the top Tripels available. Taste is fruit heavy and yeasty notes are minimal. Mellow creme brulee like aftertaste. Could stand to be more yeast heavy and is lacking any notes of spice. Alcohol is undetectable and would allow a drinker to indulge in any extra one, in comparison to other tripels without tipping over.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy burnt orange colour, one finger of wispy white head and sloppy lacing, huge dark particles of sediment, the most I have ever seen in a beer honestly.

S - Yeast, grain, bread and booze. Usually love the aroma of tripels but this just doesnt have the full package somehow.

T - Very bready, yeast, spice, clove, pineapple.

M - Medium to high carbonation, medium spicy body.

O - A pretty straightforward and boring tripel, maybe a good one for beginners.

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Photo of janubio
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with oranges hint, tiny head that does not hold for too lng, some lace. Aroma of spices, coriander, orange peels, melon, fruits. Medium to full body, thick palate. Taste of fruits, melon, orange, spices. Good.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.81/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best before 25-11-2005. Poors in ok with its white head and golden beercolor. Nose is quiet oxidated, litle estery and lots of sweet wortsmell. Taste is oxidated too, sweet and then going into a low bitter aftertaste. Guess this beer is over the edge however from the date it should ok for 3/4 of a year. Shows that bottle conditioning( witch I doubt it has from this one) does a good work in keeping the oxigene out and preserving brews.

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St. Paul Triple from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 47 ratings