Watou Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 02-19-2002

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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 276
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 25 04 16 at 45 degrees into
Aroma fruity
Head average (4 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing spotty, few small irregular islands of small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor light and somewhat fruity with no distinct fruit flavors. No alcohol, no hops, no malt, no diacetyl. Ends quickly.
Palate light, watery, very lively carbonation

Very champagne-like, nice aroma, average appearance, not much flavor, nice palate. This was part of a St. Bernard mixed pack.

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Photo of jrjohnso
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a healty white head with cloudy pale orange body.

Belgium candy sugar smell. Tastes sweet with alcohol backbone. The aftertaste is the best part of this tripel, nice lingering tongue-coating anise/yeasty taste.

Above average for the style, though not something I'd go out of my way to drink another.

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Photo of smcolw
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge near white head. It starts tight but dissipates to large bubbles s-l-o-w-l-y; leaves a rocky center. Hazy yellow color. Some interesting strands of darker yeast sediment are suspended in the broth.

Mild aroma of spent grains and freshly malted barley.

First impression is that this is highly carbonated, almost like a soda pop. There is a light lemony presence to an otherwise lightly sweet molasses touch. The aftertaste is toward the tart side.

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Photo of RunawayJim
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy straw color with a thick white head. Smells slightly of spices and malty sweetness, but not much aroma. Taste is pretty mild. A little spice, a little banana, and some malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty bad. It severely lacks body. There's some yeasty breadiness, but it feels really thin and water. Despite that, it's drinkable. I don't think I'd buy another. The regular St. Bernardus Tripel is better.

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Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of PG2G
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of lr300
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of timothybarney
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of AugustusRex
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of zweird
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Devon_
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Yesdog
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle tried 7 Jul 2007.

Pours with a large light yellow head, well carbonated. Slightly hazy golden orange-wheat color. Smells earthy, sweet, bready and grassy. Starts quite yeasty, lightly spicy. Some citrus and caramel, sweetness increasing as it warms. Finish is drier with alcohol becoming more noticeable. Medium body, moderate alcohol.

Decent but not my favorite tripel.

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

Watou Tripel

Appearance- orangey yellow with a big billowy head. Laced the glass nicely.
Smell- sugary sweet with hints of clove lemon and alcohol
Taste- super sweet with alcohol and spice dominant
Mouthfeel- warm and bubbly. sweet sweet sweet.

Overall- a decent Tripel, not worth the $9. Go with Tripel Karmeliet instead.

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Photo of aubuc1
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle in to a st bernardus goblet.

Pours a dense orange/ light amber with a nice tight head.

Tart apple smell with light bready yeast.

Even more tart taste with the same apple taste. Sour finish.

Sticky, thin mouthfeel.

Interesting drink, different than many tripels I have had. Not something I will seek out.

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

Pours a cloudy pale-orange with a finely bubbled head. Smell is of ripened fruit, spice, and clove. This one has a very spicy aroma. The brew kind of stumbles with the initial alcohol singeing, but melds into a spicy, fruit tinged finish. The body is mid-to-light with a high carbonation level. This beer’s tendency to be assertive with the obvious alcohol presence detracts from the drinkability. I have had brews with much higher alcohol contents that are much smoother than this. It’s kind of rough around the edges. The beer has some interesting flavor characteristics that warrant an initial visit, but nothing more than that.

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Photo of SigEp
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

St. Bernardus I love. So this was a very attractive 4 pack of "Watou Tripel" that came with a free St. Bernardus chalice. Awesome.
Onto the contents:
The beer poured smooth into the chalice, a light off-straw color with a hint of honey color. Good size head, about one finger but in the wide mouthed chalice that is not bad at all!
Tastes like a above-standard tripel; very belgian-yeasty nose; refreshnig quaffs of yeasty and candi sugar with only the very hint of the bittering hops sticking around in the finish. Overall quite nice, well put together. One flavor I always find in these tripels which people have argued with me about is a light celery-like flavor. It's hard to describe unless you are actually drinking one. I swear it's in there.
Anyways quite a good brew, doesn't really match up to their bigger guys but why should it have to?

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this on sale today for $3.18 but I didn’t notice it was dated best by 01/06/07! Oh, well its Belgian and will probably still be interesting. I poured this extremely slow because there was a shitload of sediment. This beer looks really nice with a two inch white head and a murky dark orange body. The smell is sweet honey, The taste is a slight tinge of licorice twizzlers and fresh bread. Mouthfeel is smooth but dry at the end and the aftertaste really coats my mouth. This beer is decent but unlike the tripels I have had so far but that may be due to the age.

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Watou Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 563 ratings