33cl bottle I got out of St Bernardus mixed four pack from Four Winds in Pensecola, FL. Served this puppy up in the St. Bernardus Goblet that came with said mix pack.
A: Pours a beautiful dark yellow/light orange color, like a nice light honey color. Hazy as all hell from the yeast. The carbonation is slow moving and creates a wonderful wave life display by pushing around the yeast. Got a good finger of clean, white head that has pretty good retention and even better soapy lacing. This beer is beautiful.
S: Nice heavy notes of Belgian yeast and spice. A sweet breadiness coming out, almost a sweet rye bread scent (wierd). Lots of nice clove and banana notes in the scent. A touch of bubble gum is actually coming through on the aroma. A touch of sweetness from the malt coming through in the nose. Smells tasty.
T: Taste is once again coming through wih beautiful presence of Belgian yeast, a sweet breadiness. Very nice citrus sweetness and a touch of sour coming through. This is challenged by banana and clove presence. There is a touch of honey sweetness coming through. Then again the bubble gum rounds it all out. There is also a really nice sweet nuttiness coming in throughout. Just not expected but very nice. So nice.
M: A nice full bodied brew. This is thicker than you imagine. Nice high carbonation is making this brew very crisp and pleasing. Easy as hell to drink. Aftertaste is mostly of yeast and bubblegum but the aftertaste is really muted. The palate is pretty tame, nothing too bruising.
D: This beer for being such a big, beautiful style goes down incredibly easy. No trace of ABV in my opinion. The flavors and scents are great and the appearance is just freaking amazing. Very good and easy to drink beer. Big fan of this beer and an even bigger fan of St. Bernardus. A great brewery that always comes through with a fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-17-2008 04:32:21
Served In: Goblet
Enjoy by 7/28/08
St. Bernardus Tripel pours a pale golden into it's very own chalice. When held to the light it glows a bright yellow. Fair amount of floaties with many still left in the last 1/2 inch of beer in the bottle. Poured with a 1 finger white head that faded fairly quickly to a thin cap with spotty thick patches. Leaves some patchy spotted lacing with each drink that falls excruciatingly slow back into the body. Looks good.
Smell is complex but falls a little short compared with other St. Bernies. Big bread dough aromas coming forward along with candied orange peel. The yeats character comes through with a little dusty spiciness. I even detect the occasional cherry cordials, very faintly though. Very nice.
Taste is where it's at with this tripel. The sip starts off with with the bread dough, lightly toasted bread and a handful of the candied fruits. This beer is an expierence for the tastebuds. A lot of very enjoyable flavors. Candy sugars and all the wonderful doughiness mix together to create an excellent beer. The perfect amount of residual sugars. I'm really having a hard time breaking this down, very familiar flavors but at the same time new to me, very strange. Very good.
The body is medium, maybe a little on the lighter side. Good carbonation keeps things moving and is prickly on the tongue. No alcohol in the flavor but when the glass starts getting low my cheeks start getting a little warmer.
This is a beer I could honestly enjoy all day long. The carbonation and mild body help push this over the top. The more I drink the more I want.
This is an excellent tripel from St. Bernardus and will definately see my fridge many more times in the future. Wish I had more on hand right now. I'm kind of anxious to pick up some other tripels to review and compare. This one will be hard to beat. The most enjoyable I've had to date.
Served In: Tulip
A - Pours a slightly cloudy straw colored body with tons of tight bubbles rising to the surface. Half inch white head made up of tiny bubbles resting on the top, turns into spotty clumps on the surface and a thin layer atop.
S - Banana with a slight bubblegum odor. Big, sweet belgian yeast. Citrus blossoms with a little bit of spiciness.
T - Very sweet. Belgian yeast combines with elements of orange zest, belgian spices, sugar, bubblegum. Banana yogurt.
M - Medium bodied with carbonation that is fuzzy. A few swirls in the glass makes it much better.
D - Simply another very good offering from St Bernardus. It's nowhere near the high level of the Abt 12, but an excellent brew none the less.
Served In: Pint Glass
Gorgeously thick and clouded dull orangey-yellow color that you cannot see through what so ever; very syrupy thick body with a very tall off-white, meringue-like, speckled froth that sits on top for a good while before finally settling to a healthy murk of a skim on top that keeps its hold mounting on top for a good time. Great lacing in thickly sticking foamy strings.
Lovely aroma of well rounded deep fruityness bringing in super dulled citrus(citrus without the sour citrus) of orange and lemon, some passion fruit, banana, dried apricots, and pineapple notes intermingle. Way yummy and candy-licious! Very soft musty, yeasty spices barely make an appearance, which I like, most Belgian Triples seem to have way too much of that plastic/phenol yeast thing that doesn't bold well with me. This is soft and subtle, fruity and candy-like, more to my liking. Not overly strong but oh so yummy to wiff in. Great subtle fruits and softness to its nose! Tropical fruit salad any one?
Oh my...and the taste follows suit from the smell. Huh? Wow! This is yummy! The tropical fruityness is fabulous to my tastes; soft, full, bold, yet biting, all that was noted in the smell comes across in the tastes. Great fruits of dulled down orange and lemon with some pineapple and banana. Super fine creamyness and fullness. Mild as all hell yeast and spice just barely make an entrance peeking even more interest within the flavors. Maintains a strangely interesting finish of chocolate and caramel malty thickness which covers over the fruits later on, quite amazing! Far and away one of the best Triples I've enjoyed! Thick, lush, flavorful in fruits and candy action! Yum, yum, yum, this stuff rocks! I haven't had many Triples cuz most I've had I didn't like, but this St. Bernardus is mind boggling yummy!
Served In: Pint Glass
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