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Watou Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.05/5
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553 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,024
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
553
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 273
Photo of REDAMI
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Slightly hazy copper gold pour with a finger of off-white foam.

S - Straw, pears in syrup, white bread.

T - Grassy bitterness, apricot, grape skins, marmalade, overall sweet with a bitter back end.

F - Stinging carbonation and a slight astringency on the tongue.

Nicely complex, not too many spice notes, juicy and refreshing.

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Photo of eberesford
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours rich slightlt cloudy old gold with a rich creamy stable head. Aroma: fruity (apricot) and spicy (clove) Flavour: add banana, stone fruit, lemon some hints cinemon. Medium bodied with a wonderful mouth feel.

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Photo of Yannis77
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice tripel. Great mouthfeel with a nice carbonation. This beer is quite dry and fruity as hell. Mostly orchard fruits esters are present and the balance is good. Once again a great beer from st bernardus

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Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear yellow with a large head. The aroma offers up apricot, tart lemon, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The flavor has notes of banana and apricot at first, followed by nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon with a good dose of sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a touch of heavy sweetness. Overall this is not as complex as other examples of this style, but is more easy drinking for it.

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHvK
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPNesker
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Boozy. Esters.

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Photo of sherillc
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle served in a tulip at room temperature.

Hazy light amber colour. Soapy two-and-a-half-inch head dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Light fruity yeast esters dominate on the nose. Citrus peel. Some vinous malt.

Very little spice for a tripel. Subdued fruit. I'm picking up some ripe peach and apricot as well as citrus. Not much sweetness or booze in this well-aged (close to a year) bottle, but I do get a nice hit of boozy warmth on the finish.

Prickly carbonation. Medium body.

Yet another solid old-school Belgian tripel. This is an old bottle I'd sort of forgotten about, and it seems to have benefitted from the ageing process. None of the sharp edges you sometimes get from a tripel are manifested here. Recommended. I'll try to pick up a fresher bottle for contrast.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Pours a cloudy light golden color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Good lacing.

S: Belgian yeasts... cloves and lemon. Bread and wheat

T/F: Pretty straightforward tripel... yeasty and malty with notes of citrus and fruit. Cloves and faint peppercorn. Honeyed sugars and slightly acidic. Feel is light and crisp. Finish is clean.

O: Not a bad tripel, but from St. Bernardus I was expecting superior... and this one didn't quite make it.

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Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 553 ratings
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