Steenbrugge Tripel | Brouwerij Palm NV

BA SCORE
86
very good
289 Ratings
Steenbrugge TripelSteenbrugge Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
palm.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Absumaster on 07-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation and just a small amount of visible white yeast sediment. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Aromas of pale malts with candi sugar, light fruits (pear), and spices (pepper and clove). Additionally there is just a hint of vanilla.

T: The taste of this beer is similar to the smell, there is a moderate presence of pale malts with some light fruit sweetness (green apple, white grape, and pear) along with some candi sugar. After that, there are note of pepper and clove spices along with just a hint of vanilla. Light notes of lemon that leads into a light to moderate amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink, the fairly high ABV is well hidden. Not the greatest example of the style but still an enjoyable brew. This beer was a nice distraction in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when we had no power so beer reviews could only be done during daylight (and not entered until after the fact).

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A very soapy white head is poured and produced, lots of large bubbles with some surprising retention. Body is a crystal clear orange pale amber, rising column of bubbles coming up in the middle, this is very nice looking, with the body being the most impressive.

Bouquet is quite mild. Soft sugary Belgian candy, light malts, a nice touch of clove like sweetness. Kind if subtle, almost reminds me of Leffe territory, but I can dig this.

A real sharp sweetness, hits the palate in the middle, combining with a real nice tight carbonation. Good sparkling quality, and a mild sense of sweetness on the finish. VEry crisp and dry for a tripel, but a good richness of malt and alcohol sweet without boozy character.

A pretty solid tripel, quite unexpected to me for this one.

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S - Yeast and grape

T - Sweet, tart, some light clove, citrus.

M- Medium body with good carbonation for style.

O - Delicious and highly drinkable triple. It really is a pleasant tripel.

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Best before 03 14

The color is a lightly hazed medium shade of amber. Foam is smooth and fairly dense, but reaches only a half a finger. The head drops a tad, but retention is very impressive; it holds the entire time. Lace does catch until halfway through the glass, but, when it does, the foam leaves solid sheets.

Lots of light fruits in the aroma, some ripe and some fermented. Apple, pear, orange and lemon pie. I don't believe I've encountered gruut before, but it's very strong here; it kind of strikes me as a cross between pepper, clove, prairie grass, herbs, tea and cinnamon. Toasty, lightly buttered grains peak out from time to time.

The gruut is in fine form in working the palate. White pepper, a myriad of grassy tones and spices are all over from start to finish. The middle finds a decent helping of toasted grains and some buttery notions. Faintly sweet. Fruit is less apparent than I might have imagined, adding only a modest, tangy element to the underside of the beer. Earthy, musty overtones emerge with warmth. Pepper lingers as alcohol builds on the finish.

Everything about the feel of this beer is ridiculously smooth. The body is a delicately-moving medium with a mild silkiness; carbonation is robust and fluffy nearly to the point of hilarity. Silly as it may sound, my first though was, this is like drinking air (or a cloud). Letting the beer meander about finds a more pointed feel; quick sips, though, retain the initial, smooth feel.

Overall, this is pretty enjoyable. It's not the best Tripel, but easy enough to drink and has some interesting things going on. This is on my list to revisit sooner than later. Worth checking out.

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Steenbrugge Tripel from Brouwerij Palm NV
3.85 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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