Watou Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Watou TripelWatou Tripel
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 547 ratings
Watou TripelWatou Tripel
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,958
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
547
Liked:
477
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
9.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Vixie
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I should have let this one settle longer, it foamed right out of the bottle when I opened it. It is a nice copper color with a large off white head. Lot of carbonation, make sure it has rested a day or two before opening.

One of the stronger smelling examples of the style I have come across. Very fruity, apple, pear, and citrus notes. Quite a bit of yeast in there, giving the smell a bread like character.

Like the smell, a lot of fruit in the taste. There's apple and pear, also some sweetness like honey. Has a nice spiciness on the back.

Fairly thick and smooth going down, one of the thicker examples of the style.

I think my biggest complaint with this one is not buying more of it. It is a little different than the usual triple in that it has fewer citrus notes than I expect, but that makes it somewhat unique. It goes down easy, very drinkable for the strength, and has plenty of flavor. Worth a try.

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Photo of drmeto
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy golden-amber with a big,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-lots of big yeast chunks floating
S:
-earthy,white bread,banana,pineapple,clove,honey,floral,oranges,mandarines
T:
-honey,spicy,pineapple,banana,oranges,mandarines,peach
F:
-high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Quite different from the St.Bernardus Tripel.Can't quite match it.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium orange, one finger thick soapy white head, trails lace partway down the glass. Smell: baked apple, pear, biscuit, coriander note. Taste: cooked pear and a bit of apricot jam, note of steely caramel, a bit bready, mildly grassy and peppery. Medium-plus bodied, chill carbonation, warming alcohol note. At this abv this is a great tripel.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bug fluffy whit head that retained a few kilometers for quite a while. Beer is golden brown with a large amount of sediment (that I mostly kept in the bottle with a slow pour). Nevertheless some cloudiness still got into the glass. Steel mineral on the nose with sweet oats and yeast wheat bread. The sweetness continues into the taste with wheat bread and biscuit again but with a rich brown sugar, agave and molasses. A tangy earthy dried leaf continues through the midsection with a rich cedar bark note and a touch of sand. A prickly epervesent tingly bite finishes with a fruity pear and prune note. The finish is excellent. The prickly tangy finish wonderfully balances the sweetness and earthyness. The beer leaves a mildly dry and medium salty finish. Overall, quite delicious. As a whole it delivers a lot of flavor in a balanced package.

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Photo of al_al1357
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.3/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Watou Tripel pours a golden color with a big lacing head. There is big dark spicy aroma. The taste is yeasty with a smokey spicy flavor that leaves a weird bitterns. Flat body. Overall, strange spice notes, not for me.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another spectacular tripel from Belgium. Pours with mile high pillowy head, spicy aroma and spicy/bitter taste. One of my favorite styles, and a another winner from Belgium.

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Photo of Yancey82
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden brown and slightly hazy. Smells yeasty like an old pub, which I suppose is how a Belgian should smell :-) the taste is well balanced and complex, sweet with the distinct alcohol flavor of a 7.5 ABV. Belgians aren't really my thing, but I find this one pretty agreeable. Would drink again.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brotherloco
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 547 ratings
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