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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,694 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,694
Reviews: 1,195
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 193
Gots: 259 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.26/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not too different from a good pilsner. This does not support the prestige or justify value.

Photo of toppoop
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with a solid finger of head that retained exceptionally well and left behind some lacing. The body is an amber blonde colour that boasts a large volume of carbonation. As a side note, the bottle overflowed with carbonation upon opening, an issue I've had in the past with some Belgian style beer.

Smell: The is the first Trappist style where the yeast wasn't up front. Instead grainy barley take centre stage with the yeast that brings forward pear, mild citrus and slight touches of apricot and cloves. Warming helps bring out the yeast elements, but it doesn't quite overcome the grain.

Taste: Starts with mild grain with touches of berry and citrus and then a wallop of pear that has a somehow normal mild sourness to it as the other fruit aspects join it in the background. It then ends with a slight spicy touch.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is spot on, helping out the entire beer with a beautiful foaminess. What's odd is the transitioning from mild sweet to odd sour note to slight spicy. That being said, the mixed mild aftertaste that doesn't cling at all earns back for it quite a bit.

Drinkability: It hides it high ABV exceptionally well and it also settles down and comes across as surprisingly light for a Tripel. While I wouldn't call it a rough ride by any means, I wouldn't say it's the smoothest guy on the block, but mainly just do the transitioning.

Final Thoughts: All in all, it's a solid Tripel. Part of me likes how more of the malt and grainy aspects come forward, but doesn't abandoned it's fruity yeast, and simplifies. Part of me sees it as a bit tamer then expected. Two thumbs up still despite this, mainly because the beer still has it pretty all together.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trombone69
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glinnebur
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bjd88
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mesquita
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewskifan55
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: Golden opaque with a white one-finger head that lingers. Thick lacing.

S: So nice. Belgian yeast complimented with bananas and other citrus elements.

T: Yeasty, sweet, banana bread, malty. Plenty of citrus notes and fruity esters. Fantastic.

M: Medium with thick, full and chewy carbonation. This really sold it.

O: A delight. Glad I finally got to try this gem.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TPatterson70
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy start but the finish is smooth.

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrw1zard
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishkyle21
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grayson
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Novice tongue weighing in.

A: Pours a light, pale yellow with some fluffy head.
S: Powerful fruit, some bready notes with a little clove at the end.
T: Still sticks to fruit - most notably apricot, banana, raisin, finishing with a little clove, I believe.
MF: Not at all offensive - Creamy, mostly. Doesn't linger for too long.
O: A sure favorite when looking for fruity - I will definitely come back to this.

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peensteen
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 2,694 ratings.