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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,289 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2289
Reviews: 1165
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Before "12 08 14" (August 12, 2014).

Kind of a darker tripel. Burnt orange color. Quite hazy, as expected (even after decanting). The head laces less due to wetness on the inside of the glass. It still retains a nice thick layer. Height never reached past an inch or so.

Lots of big bready notes from the yeast strain. Banana, light clove, pear skins, lemon, wheatiness, and hints of coriander and pepper. The most German wheat-smelling tripel I've encountered yet. Has a light spice element in the nose that somewhat sets it apart, but you could've fooled me with all of that yeasty bread and banana.

Ah. Different from the nose. Still has the breadth, but the banana is smaller in the flavor. The spices are pronounced, however. Lots of implied pepper and/or grains of pepper. Clove is bigger than the banana now, too. The citrus died out, but there's some tart apple/pear. Some phenolic notes that border on medicinal. A little sweet, but likably. Finish has that carving alcohol note. A little rosy, but meshing with the spiciness.

Drinks great. The carbonation is nice to look at, but doesn't impede the feel or weight of the body. It supports it with lively prickle. The body is set at one notch above medium, but it feels wet and wooly in the mouth. Very nice.

St. Berny makes a quality tripel. No suprise there. Makes me want to go back and get the Watou Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 04:29:29 | More by thecheapies
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axxe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-16-2014 21:39:16 | More by axxe
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 19:31:04 | More by ramrod666
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TrappistDev

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amazing dark golden color. Poured yeast into the bottle along with the beer. It has a dark, golden, almost amber hue which is clouded by yeast. Excellent lacing, and creamy head that lasted a good while.

S: Not the best smelling tripel, and not many characteristics here. Faint hints of esters from the Belgian yeast, and slight cherries. Sweet fruity aroma.

T: Up front very malty sweet, with a little boozy aftertaste. The ABV is very well hidden by the sweetness, and there are some sweet fruits on the back end. Some raisens, and possibly some brown sugar flavor as well.

M: VERY creamy. This is the thickest tripel I've had. It almost feels like sweet cream with the sweetness of the beer and the creamy head (no homo).

O: A very good tripel, although not the best. I prefer a Westmalle or Rochefort over this due to the mouth feel, but that's extremely subjective on my part. Overall a good example of a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Louisiana

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Utah

3/5  rDev -29.2%

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dank203

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

very drinkable tripel. lot of flavor and a mellow 8 percent. good amt of citrus, grape, apple flavors. lot of carbonation and mellow spicy yeast notes. all melded together perfectly, very elegant drink. not a very harsh tripel at all, while still being complex and interesting

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 23:49:04 | More by dank203
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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California

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California

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.