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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,743 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,743
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 197
Gots: 284 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Ratings: 2,743 | Reviews: 1,204
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

.33L bottle (best by 8/2014 dated) served in a Piraat tulip glass.

A: The beer is a pale orange-amber color, hazy with a towering, creamy tan head, some of which lasts until the end, and leaves some lace on the glass.

S: The fruity/floral aroma reflects Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops. Excellent for style.

T: probably the best tasting tripel I've ever had. The toasted malts are a bit more apparent than usual, banana and clove make up only a small portion of the complex flavor, and the sweet/bitter/tart mix is superb.

M: Crisp and very smooth; medium body; medium-high carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: World class; my favorite tripel{?}.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Unibroue chalice.

A: Mildly hazy honeyed golden color. Three fingers of rocky white head don't budge an inch. A jagged blanket of lacing coats the glass.

S: Bready malts, chalky and nutty yeast, slightly musty. Esters take on a perfumey and floral character. Tropical and playful too.

T: Honeyed sweetness. Bread dough. Nutty yeast. Ghost-like clove. Pineapple, mango, and apricot esters. Almost juicy, even. Spicy tastes build a little. Drying yeasty finish with a slight musty taste.

M: Medium bodied. Very full, very creamy, and very lush. Somewhat aggressive carbonation. A beautiful mouthfeel that enhances drinkability tenfold.

O: This is up there with the best tripels in the world. Crazy drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my St. B chalice. Noticed sediment at end of pour, and left dregs in the bottle. Brilliant gold colored body with a cloud-like pillow for a head. Bottle was aged for a year, and there was still plenty of carbonation. Smell was yeasty and musty, but in a good way. Taste was crisp for the style, and not as sweet as other tripels I have tried. Mouthfeel goes along with this; very crisp and dry. The abv was well hidden. A classic example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this legendary beer into my tulip style glass. I might have been too aggressive with my initial pour, but there was a ton of foam on top of the hazy beer. The foam was coming on so strong, that I had to pull foam off the top before it settled. The foam creates some really pretty lacing on the side of the glass.

The nose on this beer is pretty light and clean. I like the slight sourness from the belgian yeast. The flavor is sublime. This is one of the best tasting tripels out there.

This excellent beer is easy to find. I have tried a fresh bottle, while this bottle was aged for about a year. I recommend trying it fresh and in aging.

These monks really know what they are doing with this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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