Watou Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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
Ratings:
544
Reviews:
270
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
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Photo of tobelerone
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.7/5  rDev -8%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHvK
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPNesker
4.1/5  rDev +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 +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Photo of MrDell
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

29.07.2016

Watou Tripel
Tripel– 7.5% - 330ml Bottle – Best Before 16.07.2017

St. Bernardus’ Website:
Watou Tripel is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic "Triple" style of Belgium's Trappist Monks. This golden pale ale is mellow-sweet with lightly perfumed aromas and some spicy yeast notes. Rich and fruity with a soft mouth feel.


Appearance: Golden straw colour, clear. Small fast moving bubbles. Lighter than the St. Bernardus Tripel in colour. Fluffy, one finger, perfectly white head.

Aroma: Grassy hop notes backed by biscuity malt aromas. Lighter fruity nose than many Tripels.

Taste: Aroma carries over to the palate. With the grassy notes, then some spices in the middle - coriander, clove - then a malty finish which leaves behind a slight bitter orange taste. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied - light for the style. Smooth on the plate and a little drying in the finish. 4.25

Overall: Very nice, as one would expect from this legendary brewery. This is a lot more understated than the other Tripel from St. Bernardus, which personally I prefer. This one still is a solid, very drinkable ale in its own right though. Apparently it was created for the French market but is now available on both sides of the boarder, as well as in many other countries.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hydrocity2
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a golden cloudy color with heavy unfiltered sediment. The aroma is big on citrus. The taste is citrus and acidic.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 330 ml bottle with an expiration date of 16-07-17. Serving at about 50 degrees on March 14, 2016.

The pour is an attractive looking pale yellow with a lingering, soft and delicate white puffy head.

What an array of aromas including toasted breaded malts, orange, apple, coriander, clove, Belgian candied sugar, and Belgian yeast.

Medium and very soft, smooth texture.

Like the aroma the taste brings out a pleasant toasted sweetness in the Belgian malts, orange, lemon, and other fruity notes, spice, and a sweet low hop bitterness to finish. Extremely well balanced and easy to drink. I am stunned that I have never reviewed this one until now because I know I have had it before.

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Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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