St Martin Tripel | Brasserie De Brunehaut

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83
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103 Ratings
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St Martin TripelSt Martin Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut
Belgium
brunehaut.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AndyAvalanche on 02-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Captain68
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlaB
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a hazy orange color, decent top of head that disloves rapidly . some lacings on the sides

S: Green apples,citrus,pineapples, peppers and cloves, sugar,floral hops

T&F: Fruity at the start with that typical yeasty sweetness,i sense most of the fruits in the aroma. in the middle i sense more the spices and kind of a sour note in the background.It finishes of dry with a long bittersweet aftertaste.the flavor is the weakest on this beer, since no one of the flavours gets very solid.
Mouthfeel is creamy and boozy and the carbonation is bubbly in the mouth.

O: Overall it was a good and drinkable, but it lacks flavours for being top rated triple.It sure is far more better triples out there. Anyway it was worth trying, and i would like try more from this brewery.

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Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dabear85
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of constantine_272
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big fluffy light tan head. Golden colored with a hazy muddiness that looses a couple points. Smells of wheat and bread yeast with a slight honey sweetness. An earthy woody mossy undertone lingers long in the nose. The taste is of biscuit and rye with a tanginess of malt and mild balsamic vinegar. Also some warmth comes through with nutmeg and coriander. An unexpected tingly carbonation finishes the roastiness well. A solid boozy aftertaste persists long with a malt sweetness. Feel is okay. The tingly sensation is good, but doesn't overcome a mouth coating greasy sweetness. The sweetness isn't overpowering, but it's there. The beer is nice and enjoyable, but not the most complex tripel.

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Photo of 0x4a64
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twincano
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wanne
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a golden color, that stays clear unless you pour the last bit in it. The yeast will make it cloudy. Smells refreshing, with some citrus and hop aromas. Combination of malt and citrus accents makes for an enjoyable, easy-to-drink beer and the nice bitterness of the hops makes it refreshing.

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Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of alcohol, some fruits. Taste is fruits, malts, alcohol, light spices, more alcohol as it warms. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

we need more belgian beer on tap here in colorado, i know its for sale, but bars seem to stay away from it, especially the lesser known brands, but this is great beer, and although i infrequently crave a tripel, this hit the spot for me. tons of head, classic belgian look, just a little haze to this blonde beauty. the nose is candy sugar and belgian yeast, less grainy than other tripels, but this one seems really yeast driven. creamy in the mouth, punctuated mellowness with jivey bubbles and a lathering texture from the wheat, really cool there. the flavor has an herbal quality behind the sugar, which is light but there. bright fruity notes of white grape and orange zest in the background as well. this isnt my favorite tripel, but it serves as a benchmark for the style i think, and has one of the best mouthfeels of any i have had. slight vinegar tang on the back end is a little out of place, but the residual sugar is under control and its not hotly alcoholic. tasty stuff this time of year.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown bottle

Brasserie De Brunehaut St. Martin Triple changed the color of my clear tulip glass to a slightly cloudy golden hue. The fine carbonation bubbles rushed to the nice 2-finger white bubbly head that was produced. The head also left a generous amount of lacing behind. The nose is dominated by light fruit, and a bready and yeasty aroma. The taste is very similar to the nose with candy sugar, bananas, a touch of honey and yeast noted. Mouth feel is medium bodied, a little sticky while also being creamy. A light alcohol warming at the back of the palate is also noticed.

Overall, an enjoyable Belgian Triple, however, not the best available. It is lacking some of the complexity of other great triples

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%

Poured into snifter.
Hazy amber beer with fluffy off-white head, ok resistance. Nice floral and fruity aroma - orange, honey. Taste is not very bad - heavy, yeasty, rather dry with significant bitterness in the finish, high carbonation, alcohol is well-hidden. A beer with a character, requiring further comprehension.

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Photo of piazzaleroma
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jwenzel019
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml, squat bottle, now produced by the 'Abbaye de Saint-Martin', it would seem.

This beer pours a glassy, bright medium apricot amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy and creamy melted marshmallow off-white head, which leaves some sudsy, chunky swaths of bulbous cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of grainy, somewhat biscuity pale malt, zesty yeast, further clove and lemon pepper spice, a somewhat tart red apple and bosc pear fruitiness, and a softly astringent, yet sweet at the same time alcohol warmth. The taste is gritty, grainy pale and almost wheaty malt, acrid earthy yeast, mixed pepper, clove and ginger spice, a subtle lemon citrus tartness, ethereal banana chips, apple flesh, and a loitering, lingering, and ready to pounce metallic booziness.

The bubbles are fairly active, in the form of a tight, palate-tickling frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and smooth by the same metric - i.e. not so much, what with that hanging dagger of alcohol and all. It finishes strangely on the dry side, as the spice, yeast, and booze collude to trample any lingering malt aspirations.

Yup, this is the sort of thing that first put me way off of Tripels upon first contact a number of years ago, a perception that persisted for a good while afterwards, fairly or not. Now, once I've more or less warmed up from my side, due to exposure to a number of subtle offerings from the proverbial other side, we come full circle. While this may have the hallmarks of the style, the threat of alcohol from cradle to grave just makes me switch off.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stomioka
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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St Martin Tripel from Brasserie De Brunehaut
3.65 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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