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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,419 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,419
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 161
Gots: 145 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl slender brown bottle with a “consume before end of 2004” freshness date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Hazy pale amber, darker than a lot of tripels I have had and the lace is just ok as it leave only a ring.

Smell: Faint whiff of alcohol, fruit and solvent but mostly toned down. Touch of tropical fruit as well in the nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nicely layered and infused carbonation, fluffy moderate body that goes creamy underneath the crispness. Solid dry malt character, phenols are present with waves of herbal flavour and the sweet and spicy alcohol delivers some fruitiness to the taste buds. Chalky yeast. Undertone of hops show a tired bitterness but all of the other flavours pick up the slack to keep things in balance.

Drinkability & Notes: Hmm … not exactly what I expected or even what I see a tripel as but there is no doubt this is a good beer. Nothing earth shattering, just good.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2003 18:52:37 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 33cl brown bottle with a very jolly looking monk holding a glass of St. Bernardus Abbey Ale. No freshness/bottled on date. "Brewed with only classic ingredients. Barley malt, hops, candy sugar, yeast and water. No additives."

Appearance: Slightly cloudy (from the yeast) burnt orange with a creamy white head. Levels to a nice lace and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Fruity, hints of apricot, and sweet toffee in the nose.

Taste: Extremely smooth and creamy in its mouthfeel. Almost chewy. Body is full, without being heavy. There's an upfront light lemon hop bitterness that mingles with an apricot-like fruit character (very refreshing, uplifting) that then gives way to a sweet, buttery toffee/caramel flavour that is unlike anything I've ever encountered before. In the background I get that burnt sugar flavour from caramalized sugar and a delicate toasted malt profile. An estery/alcohol presence is hidden, but noticeable, especially as the beer warms (and it warms your head). Finishes slighty bready/dry.

Notes: Simply put, this is an amazing Belgian Tripel. Crafted to perfection. Talking too much about it belittles its greatness. Just buy some and enjoy. 7.5%abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2001 17:24:25 | More by Todd
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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,419 ratings.