Tuesday, June 4, 2013

St. Bernardus Tripel

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is St. Bernardus Tripel.

From the St. Bernardus Brewery website: “St. Bernardus Tripel is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic "Triple" style of Belgium's best Abbey Ales. It has a blond to pale amber color with a wonderful head, slightly sweet aroma and the orangey-grassy flavors of hops in the finish. Wonderfully drinkable and surprisingly light.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy white head with spotty lacing.
Aroma: Floral, sweet aromas of banana, plum, peaches and apple, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and caramel.
Taste: Sweet malts, candied dried fruits, Belgian yeast and candi sugar, fruity, floral hops, banana and spice.
Overall: Way too easy to drink, St. Bernardus Tripel really is a world class Tripel. At 8% ABV it is a little boozier than the ABV would indicate (which isn’t a bad thing, really).  Is it my favorite Tripel? Probably not.  Would I drink it again and recommend it?  Absolutely! As I said, this is world class!


Mark Harvey

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