11 December 2008

Beer Review, St. Bernardus Tripel

St. Bernardus Tripel
Watout, Belgium
8.0% ABV

Appearance: Light orange body, very thick white foamy head. Hazy, highly effervescent. Leaves significant lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Citrus notes up-front, strong aroma of orange peel and a hint of lemon. Aside from that is the standard Belgian tartness and hints of grapefruit. Sweet, malty, no notes of hops. 4.0/5

Taste: Strongly citrus, notes of Belgian yeast, with a slight... saltiness in the finish. Flavors of oranges most prominent. Somewhat drying on the finish, with a bit of a bitter bite. Crisp, clean, refreshing, with the alcohol hidden beautifully. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate, somewhat thin for the style. Slight bit of a carbonation bite to the tongue and palate. 4.0/5

Drinkability: I'm not usually a huge fan of tripels, but I'm a fan of this tripel. Very enjoyable. 4.0/5

Overall: 4.3/5

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