- Country: Belgium
- Style: Tripel
- ABV: 8.0%
- Serving Type: 330ml Bottle
- Price: Slightly Pricey
"Dubbel, Tripel and Quad Oh My!" is a real mouthful to say! It is however pretty self explantory and even novice drinkers should be able to work out what this badge is for. For those of you who are still in the dark; to earn this Untappd badge check into 5 Dubbels, Tripels, Quads or a combination of all three.
So this beer pours a nice deep orange/gold colour. It has a nice big white head immediately after pouring, which has good retention. Tripel's take that little longer to drink and yet still at the end there was a nice, quite thick rim of foam left behind. This particular bottle has lots of "floaties" in it. This is something that many people get scared by, don't worry though all it is dead yeast. It's a natural by-product of, generally higher ABV, bottle conditioned beers.
St Bernardus' Tripel tastes almost as good as it smells. It's still quite fruity for the style, however pear and now apricot are far and away the most dominant. The yeasty spice is just perfect and there is a nice candi sugar sweetness, which isn't overstated.
I have to say this is a particularly drinkable Tripel. The flavours of this Tripel are more muted than many and I feel would be more (although still not very) friendly to people trying to get into the style. The balance of fruit, sweetness and spice is spectacular! Despite my earlier statement; I'd highly recommend this Tripel to all who appreciate the style but haven't had it. It's a beer that I can see becoming a staple in my fridge.
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