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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,558
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 177
Gots: 192 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Morpheus
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Morpheus, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a matching St. Bernardus goblet. The brew appears a pale golden yellow color with a rich finger of white froth that slowly fades leaving a wall of lace sticking to the glass. Despite the most careful pour, a serious amount of yeast makes it's way into the glass making this look like one chunky brew. A swirl agitates about a finger back to the surface.

The aroma has some sweetness to it reminiscent of belgian candy sugar coupled with some pale fruit notes like apple and pear. There is a very mild yeasty spice almost like pepper also present before blending into a more familiar aspect of clove. A trace amount of herbal hops are also felt across the backend of the brew's nose.

The taste is a bit sweet and bready with notes of pear and apples with a complimenting fruity alcohol note contrasted by some herbal hops. Like some of the other St. Bernardus offerings, this one collectively almost comes off with a medicinal aspect to it. There are some earthy notes coming out of this mixing with yeast as the brew warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate to lighter level of carbonation. Overall not bad, but not a tripel I would drop my pants and run to have again. Worth a try if you never had it before, but this one was a little underwelming for me. While it offered some nice complexity, it just was ok.

stakem, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Kalel
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Kalel, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Myst
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Myst, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Philly82785
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Philly82785, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TheFightfan1, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Jonathan2291
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jonathan2291, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a nice golden orange with a massive white bubbly head. Left good lacing.

S - Hay, bubblegum, slight coriander, wheat.

T - Alcohol soaked bubblegum, hay, slight lemon zest.

M - light bodied with heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, it reminded me of a more alcoholic La Fin Du Monde. Probably the only beer I've have from these guys that wasn't a disappointment.

SometimesIfart, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy pale orange with a thick white long-retaining head that leaves lace. Aroma is classic spicy Belgian yeast, with clove, banana, and some orange standing out. It’s not quite as aromatic as some other examples, however. Taste is sweet and meaty with no bitterness. A grainy flavor makes itself apparent after it warms a bit. Body is full, mouthfeel creamy. A really nice tripel.

CuriousMonk, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Pecan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

420drinker, Dec 20, 2012
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

HANGOVER, Dec 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ScaryEd, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Stizz19
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Stizz19, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Whiskeydeez, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jlindsey
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of mscudder
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served into a Bernardus tulip.

A - Cloudy orange hue with a one-finger pale head. Fair retention and decent lacing.

S - All kinds of warm fruits: peach , pear and apricot come to mind. Sweet yeast and lightly spiced.

T - Lemon, vanilla and pale malts compose the base of the flavor. Slight bitterness from hops with a dash of spice, perhaps a touch of pepper.

M - A bit dry for my tastes in a tripel. Creamy medium body with average carbonation.

O - This is a good brew that is worth having on occasion but I do not understand how it has gathered quite so much hype.

mscudder, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Scamboogery, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mfgreene, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Patrickpress, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Boilerfood, Dec 14, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,558 ratings.