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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
95
world-class

2,395 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 153
Gots: 139 | 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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ultralarry2006

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle. Left a one finger head that quickly dissipated to just surface skim, no lacing. Body was a hazy light orange amber with some crazy carbonation visible.

Smell - esters; bananas, overripe apples and pears. Some phenols. Chalky yeast.

Taste - as promised by the smell. Overripe apples and pears with bananas washed through. Finishes with chalky yeast. Well hidden alcohol, can't taste it all.

Mouthfeel - thin to moderate, very fluid, highly carbonated.

Drinkability - This was not bad, but it was not terribly great either. I would probably not seek this out again. Anyway, high abv also restricts it to one per session for those who like it, although again high abv is well hidden, so be careful.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 20:11:24 | More by ultralarry2006
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user785335

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

03-24-2013 16:19:02 | More by user785335
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

06-03-2013 01:15:23 | More by maxwelldeux
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

04-14-2012 16:59:21 | More by Jakep2021
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy gold with a three finger white head with poor retention and little lacing. The aroma is very sweet, maybe even overly sweet. Candy sugar, grape bubblegum, spices, hops, and Belgian yeast.

The taste is just like the aroma. Sweet, in fact too sweet. Candy sugar, grape bubblegum, Belgian yeast, spice hops, and some pepper. This is sweeter than I would like it to be.

Light bodied, above average carbonation, with a sweet aftertaste. I know Tripels tend to be sweet, and I really like sweet beers, but the sweetness of this beer went overboard for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 02:04:07 | More by hardy008
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Enola

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer looks like a golden snowglobe. Lots of suspended yeast. The Color is a light golden with a fair head. The smell is similar to a light beer with a alcohol bite. The taste is of alcohol with a corn-like presence. I prefer the St. Bernardus 8 to this by a wide margin. I may come back to this one at some point but the 8 has my money as of now.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 18:41:54 | More by Enola
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JayS2629

Alabama

2.93/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I want to be kind to this for its complexity, but I didn't find it highly drinkable overall.

A- Cloudy orange/brown with thin white bubbly head and slightly creamy walls of lace.

S- Spices and cloves are dominate. Fruity qualities. Dark and light fruit. Citrus overpowers.

T- Tart grapefruit, and lemon peel, bitter front and finish with rich caramel middle. hints of orange. Spice throughout. Peppery finish.

M- Tingly, over carbonated

D- Bitter, tart and overcarbonated. Hard to swallow even for its style in my opinion. Peppery finish makes it especially harsh.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 06:13:35 | More by JayS2629
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errrnify

Utah

3/5  rDev -29.4%

04-13-2014 18:41:07 | More by errrnify
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.4%

02-20-2013 03:46:14 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -29.4%

10-09-2012 02:59:23 | More by pin
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fropones

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Just like every beer I've gotten in this St. Bernardus variety pack, it immediately foams up so I can't pour it without getting all the sediment. This is very frustrating and quite a waste.

A - A muddied brown color that is way darker than it should be for a tripel with huge chunks of sediment in it.

S - Smells of alcohol, lemons, and here's a shocker, yeast. Apples and pears too.

T - Mainly just yeast. Hints of fruit and stuff but mainly just yeast.

M - Nice carbonation, creaminess.

D - If only all of St. Bernardus's stuff didn't do this to me then I would be happy. Maybe I'll have to try one of the 750's, but if that does this I'll be extremely unhappy. Honestly, what's probably a great tripel ended up being a drainpour.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 02:48:22 | More by fropones
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trixdout

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.4%

11-14-2011 17:27:33 | More by trixdout
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -29.4%

01-17-2012 16:24:27 | More by Kahlerbock
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danoeltico

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -29.4%

04-01-2013 15:08:52 | More by danoeltico
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br3wmeister

Colorado

3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Half inch white bubbly head that dissipates quickly. almost no lacing with this beer. Clear light gold in color.

S- Very sweet with brown sugar, caramel and other sweet aromas. Some earthy yeast aromas as well as some roasted nuts.

T- Alcohol overwhelms the flavor so its hard to taste much else. Some caramel sweetness, yeast and light hops make an appearance.

M- Medium bodied with lost of harsh alcohol.

Overall- This beer may have some good flavors to it but i could not tell over the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 03:50:45 | More by br3wmeister
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heysuz

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.4%

02-12-2012 17:48:09 | More by heysuz
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KnucklestheEchidna

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.4%

06-25-2014 00:48:19 | More by KnucklestheEchidna
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FoundersFanatic

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not even going to fully review this beer. It was such a huge disappointment. From a reputable dealer so I know nothing was wrong with it either. It is way too carbonated and fizzy, so plain tasting, and I dare say it tasted like a slightly better Budweiser. Nothing about this beer tasted good or of anything interesting. Now, it's not disgusting or horrible, but it was borderline bad. I'm giving it a 3 because I don't want to rip such an apparent "legend" but it was worse than that. Super disappointed :(

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:26:10 | More by FoundersFanatic
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-12-2013 02:13:54 | More by CityofBals
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TimH


3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-19-2012 19:18:06 | More by TimH
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Kpitevl

Missouri

3/5  rDev -29.4%

07-29-2012 17:56:00 | More by Kpitevl
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-30-2013 11:57:40 | More by brandonld23
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.4%

11-13-2013 00:55:03 | More by mmulebarn
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -29.4%

03-04-2012 22:53:34 | More by 2neardead
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neorunner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-12-2013 16:56:14 | More by neorunner
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.