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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,503 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,503
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 166
Gots: 179 | 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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Photo of JimTeal
4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must come clean up front, I love St Bernardus beers, and shockingly this beer out of the bottle is darn near as good as draft in Bruge. I purchased a 4 pack at Total Wine (glad to see they are beginning to carry good variety of bottled 4 packs of Belgians) and this Tripel is excellent. The pour is delightful, not overly carbonated, really an almost perfect head. The golden haze is classic for a really good tripel. The initial taste is neither sweet nor too dry, just right, without the lemony aftertaste of most Belgian blondes which have their own category. The smell is as good as it gets for tripels, great balance, hint of banana/caramel, but really a clean and fine flavorful beer and the moderate alcohol makes this Tripel worth a try. I plan to enjoy this particular brew many times in the future, especially now that I don't have to buy the 22 oz expensive model every time. I am occasionally torn about the overall price of Belgian beer and I will be glad when our stateside brewers catch up, which they will. Unfortunately we are a bit short on monks supplying out of the back monastery entrance, but our micros more than hold their own. The St Bernardus range of beers is wonderfully thought out and each has a reason, taste and character for it's existence. So I am happy to include this with their Abt 12/8/6 and Wit.

JimTeal, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

davewlfpckfan29, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

BeerTruck, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of PopGun
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

PopGun, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of vidisad
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice Belgian triple. I got this bottle at Bevmo in Ventura, California. It comes in 330ml bottle. The foam was creamy and reach but lasted not so long. This beer has most of attributes of Belgian triples but it is not one of my favorite Belgium triples.

vidisad, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of DeadGuyRyan
2/5  rDev -52.9%

DeadGuyRyan, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Threske
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Threske, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dunix, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Dank26
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

fionn13, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

AlaskanYoung, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

od_sf, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Amil
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Amil, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

PEIhop, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of mbw314
4/5  rDev -5.9%

mbw314, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of peagasus
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Maltmaiden
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful carbonation! Yellow/orange. Thick white head that goes away quickly but hardly leaves lacing or film. Murky. I have to say, the gorgeous color and carbonation of this tripel almost make up for the lacking in retention.

I smell that Belgian yeast right away. A tad metallic. Light notes of pineapple or apricot. Maltiness. Faint hops.

Definitely taste that apricot right away and to a lessor extent pineapple. Breadiness and bitterness from the hops (more than I was expecting, but I like). I can just barely detect a metal taste :( . Tiny bit of alcohol but that is very well hidden. Perfect amount of malt sweetness. Cloves.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick and is very smooth. The carbonation keeps it crisp and lively and there is just a touch of effervescence from the alcohol.

Pretty good tripel from this brewery, though I enjoyed their dubbel more. This one was very well balanced. Will probably buy again.

Maltmaiden, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bellonc, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of BubblesInMyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BubblesInMyBeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Keegan, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

sbanacho, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

sansho, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

NorCalBeer, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Jman_01
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jman_01, Oct 18, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,503 ratings.