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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,595 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,595
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 178
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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Dcunicelli, May 19, 2013
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johnnyb4, Mar 10, 2013
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hockeypuck, Nov 23, 2013
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Faroveryonder, Jul 17, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Triple Karmeleit glass. Always great for optics on tripels. Body is hazy and golden, carbonation is very active, forms a large white head with great retention. Lacing isn't bad.

Aromas are of yeast, cane sugar, soft citrus and other sweet fruit along with some spice. Also hints of alcohol in the background. Typical of the style.

Flavors were a little subued on the first sip as it was still a little too cold but as this one warmed the citrus came through even more along with some faint tropical fruit juice. Also some bready malt paired some nice alcohol warmth. Aftertaste brings on more yeast and mild hops.

Although the carbonation has died down considerably there's still enough left to help create a crisp, prickly yet clean and medium body drink. Fairly easy drinking Tripel. Another solid brew from the guys at St Bernardus.

berkey, May 31, 2009
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Beeranator, Feb 11, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold with a fluffy head that settles into a finely-bubbled cap with laces

S: citrusy hops and sweet pale malt, floral yeast

T: lemony honey, spice and faint clove; flavors blossom as the beer warms

M: medium body, fizzy cabonation, neither sweet nor dry on the finish - somewhat in-the-middle

O: a good tripel - I wasn't blown away by it the way I was by their Abt 12 - but there is no doubt that these guys know what they're doing when they're brewing

Greywulfken, Aug 17, 2012
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CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
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jgaul79, Jun 29, 2014
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dbaker61, Nov 23, 2013
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humulus, Sep 19, 2013
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BrazilianAussie, Mar 09, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden and cloudy with a big head that dissipates to about one finger and lingers.

S- I smell sweet bananas and a pleasant yeast.

T- There are flavors of bananas, pears, and the yeast, making the flavor pretty similar to the nose. There is also a pleasing warmth on the finish.

M- Fine carbonation and a medium body, smooth despite the warmth from the alcohol.

D- I could kick back three or four of these if they weren't so expensive, very drinkable.

Overall, well worth the price for a once-in-a-while treat. (on my budget)

anchordrinker, Apr 14, 2009
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Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured cloudy dark yellow in color with a finger high creamy white head that has excellent retention properties. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of light fruits and spices in the nose along with some hints of alcohol. Smells of bananas and pears stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors of spices are a bit stronger and there is a mild amount of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer wasn't too difficult to drink considering its alcohol content, which is well hidden. I will definitely try this one again as it is one of the best representations of the style.

metter98, Aug 15, 2010
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bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,595 ratings.