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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,499 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,499
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 166
Gots: 178 | FT: 3
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 Casey10
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really been stuck on a the triple style since I tried a chimay triple.

A - Hazy bubbly like brew interesting.

S - spice, clove? perhaps banana

t - smooth very nice taste although nothing overpowering to say wow.

M - frothy, nice, kind of tart not bad.

D - Doesnt feel as stong as the 8.0 ABV suggest so could drink a lot of this.

Casey10, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer has a nice cloudy peach color. Nice head to start off with but goes down to a lace that won't go away. This beer has nice carboniation. It has a very good smell. Malt plus fruit scents. The taste is lower on the Belgian spicy esters, which is good for a change of pace.

GeoffFromSJ, May 30, 2004
Photo of saintwarrick
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking brew in my Chimay goblet. This beer is a perfect gold with a grand head that leaves rings around the glass. Smell is predominately citrus, oranges, but a little sweeter, like tangerines with a nice malt backbone. Taste is a tad spicy, a little acidity that's OK, mostly citrus fruits and a little hint of honeydew. Very drinkable and hardly a notice of the alcohol. A high-class brew to cap the evening.

saintwarrick, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Rick778, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of azorie
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

azorie, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of DudMan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DudMan, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of jadler16
4.25/5  rDev 0%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of JBogan
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy orangish yellow with a large and foamy head which stayed around a long time and left some but not a lot of lacing.

Smelled of grapes and citrus with some alcohol present, especially as the beer warmed.

Tasted of grapefruit, orange, some yeast, a bit of alcohol. Very nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel was really good. Medium bodied with a good smoothness and crispness going down. Nice amount of carbonation.

This was a truly enjoyable beer that I'd love to try again and share with friends.

JBogan, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of heysuz
3/5  rDev -29.4%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Luk13
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Luk13, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of yeaprolly
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

yeaprolly, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
4.25/5  rDev 0%

maDUECEgunner, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev 0%

hockeypuck, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of cvfish
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a cloudy yellow color that produced a huge fluffy white head that had both great retention and lacing on the side of the glass

S - The first aromas that I detected from this beer were a mix of light fruits (pears and apples), a good deal of grains, and yeast

T - Quite a complex mixture of breadiness, grains, fruits (again the pears and apples), a spice and herb mix, and a little funky

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body to that had the typical Belgian carbonation, but worked wonders with the style

D - I really love Tripels, and this one is no exception, a really great beer that every beer lover (not just Belgian beer lovers) should try

cvfish, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev -5.9%

cmwilliq, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mmmbeerNY, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BierReise
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked 75cl bottle. The cork on this one as with the Abt12 bottle I had recently, shot out like a rocket after I removed the wire cage. I tried not to disturb the thick layer of sediment as I poured the first couple glasses. Fairly clear golden ale with an orange hue. Sizable white head settles down to a creamy layer of foam. Aroma is sweet and fruity and like most Tripels I've had. Flavor has a distinct citrus character, lemon and orange come to mind. Has a nice creamy mouthfeel that goes down real smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. The last glass I poured inevitably contained some yeast sediment. This glass was really cloudy and the overall flavor was less enjoyable. I'd recommend trying to leave the sediment in the bottle. This is a great Tripel that seems to be widely available.

BierReise, Sep 06, 2003
Photo of arguemaniac
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plenty of yeast in both the aroma and flavor. The palate offers plenty of rich but well-rounded malt sweetness, some definite honey, some bright but fairly dry fruitiness and a delicious grain character. While it gets eclipsed by all the malt and yeast, but there certainly is some flowery hop spice in there too.

Defeinately above average, a well-done and very drinkable Tripel from a great Belgian brewey.


arguemaniac, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of desint
4.25/5  rDev 0%

desint, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JRBecks
4/5  rDev -5.9%

JRBecks, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of dgallina
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated best-before 7-28-2008

Great looking beer. Poured an extremely clear and strongly-carbonated golden orange-yellow. Left a small blanket of very persistent foam and super-sticky lace. Fragrant with cloves, bananas, very clean sweet alcoholic citrus. Creamy and smooth mouth-feel, with big carbonation from lots of tiny bubbles. Light citrus up front, turning slightly medicinal, herbal, in the center before finishing with strong hop bitterness, alcohol and cloves. Taste is a little thin in the middle, but overall the beer is subtle, flavorful, shockingly light and easy drinking.

dgallina, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of Hopswagger
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Cloudy orange tinted golden body with a massive mound of ivory cream jiggling on top.

S: Pilsner malt, candied sugar malt, marshmallows, clove, pears, peaches, Granny Smith apples, gala apples, cinnamon, spicy barley, sugary pound cake and a great yeast strain. Subtle banana esters and coconut.

T/M: Spicy and fruity taste that follows the above mentioned ingredients. Yeast is great with earthy and fruit forward flavors that are semi powdery. Alcohol presence is sharp and spicy but complimenting. Great mouthfeel that finishes dry with tea tannins.

O: As expected this is a great triple. Super complex profile while being well balanced as well.

Hopswagger, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

YeastEnthusiast, Oct 07, 2013
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,499 ratings.