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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,686 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,686
Reviews: 1,193
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 193
Gots: 258 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mzwolinski
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange in color, with a finger-thick white head. Great lace down the glass. Aroma is bready and yeasty, with spicy and grape-like notes. Flavor is very gently spiced and very smoothly balanced. Bits of orange, maybe some banana in the finish. Well-carbonated with a light mouthfeel and a dry finish. Still, this beer seems a bit "heavy" to me. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit too creamy, and this could stand to be balanced by some additional tartness, or some extra kick in the hop department. Decent, but I couldn't drink several of these in a row.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. The beer just erupted as soon a the cap was pried off streams and streams of tiny bubbles swiftly racing to the surface. A slightly cloudy nice golden color with a creamy white head leaving a never die froathy coating across the top of the ale, particles of yeast seep out the final pour.

Nice yeasty aromas with fresh baked bread,subtle spicyness with light bannana notes and a slight mustyness and light fruitiness as it warms.

Very creamy and fluffy,delicate tastes well balanced flavors with yeasty, light fruityness hint of bannana/peach and pear with subtle spicyness no alcohol tastes,yet i can sense some heat,finishes with some green apple bitterness. Very light delicate mouthfeel,i just can't imagine drinking this all night,definatly a creeper.

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a chalice

A: pours a medium golden color with a slight haze and with a finger of pure white head that lingers nicely and is consistent of very fine bubbles, has a ton of carbonation bubbles on the glass and floating towards the top, leaves a nice amount of very thin lacing on the glass
S: scents of white grape juice and a slight wheat character
T: grapes in the beginning and then a bit of an interesting character towards the middle/end, not at all bad but i just cant place what it is, maybe pears, overall a real good tasting brew, really represents the style
M: intense on the carbonation kind of like seltzer, leaves the mouth very clean and altogether quickly
O: a really nice brew, represents the style to a tea, taste great, looks great, smells perfect, ive had this one and abt 12 and loved both so i think im gonna have to track down the rest

Photo of Greggy
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- 1 finger head that slowly recedes into a nice cap. Big sedimentation on the copper colored body.

S- Banana, yeast, fresh flour, alcohol, dates.

T- Nice malty sweetness of yeast, banana, clove, light date, dry finish with some spice. Initial pepper is large.

M- Light tingle of carb and pepper.

D- This is a great triple. Definitely a must have if you've never tried it.

Photo of jpro
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Widmer tulip glass...

A: Cloudy orange with a massive, white pillowy head that leaves a fair amount of webby lace; yeast floaties in the mix... looks a little darker than what’s in the monk’s chalice on the label.

S: Very grainy / wheaty, rustic breadiness; smells wholesome; some banana bread yeastiness, too.

T: Doughy malts; some peppery and lightly tart yeast toward the finish; earthy / leafy hoppiness rounds things out.

M: Medium-full and high carbonation; surprisingly bitter finish (more than I was expecting, at least).

D/O: Nice mouthfeel and smooth; a very drinkable tripel... not as sweet / tart as some others.

Photo of elec
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of philipquarles
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with one-finger of white foam, which dissipates to leave film. Decent lacing.

Smell is quite complex; lots of yeast and fruit esters like banana and fig, along with malt later on. All of this is present on tasting, though the malt becomes a lot more evident. Pretty nicely balanced.

Feels good on the palate; quite thick and with a lot of carbonation. Overall, quite drinkable, but not my favorite tripel.

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of acevenom
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a chalice. Pours cloudy dull golden with a large white head that dissipates moderately slowly. Some bubbles can be seen streaming from the bottom of the glass. The smell is of apples, banana, and citrus. The alcohol is hidden in the aroma. The aroma is mostly sweet and I do detect bready malt. The flavors are very well balanced. The taste follows the nose, with bready malt, banana, apples, and citrus. The beer is sweet, but not too sweet. There's a mild spiciness in the background. The alcohol isn't detectable at all in the taste. The mouthfeel is medium with plentiful carbonation. The finish is slightly dry. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent, well-balanced tripel.

Photo of beergod1
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DudMan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jcalabre
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Originally sampled on 29 October 2002. St. Bernardus Tripel pours a golden brown color, and has a large, tightly bubbled head w/ champagne effervescence. It's flavor is fruity up front w/ a sweet finish. I found this beer to be quite enjoyable and will have it again

Photo of mobrockman
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dcisco44
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Slynger
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale orange hay color with a big fuzzy ---- head that quickly slips down to form some thin lacing around the glass.
The nose is crazy and I get something different every time I smell it. Sugar cookies, sweet lemon, and green apple with a bit of yeasty spice.
The taste is equally elusive. A bit little sweet of lemon zest and sugar cookies with a sharp yeasty-pepper spiciness aided by a more than modest carbonation. But it's also medium bodied and creamy with hints of tart green apples and earthy bitterness around the edges of my tongue.
This was my first tripel and third St. Bernardus offering. I am quickly gaining respect for how tasty and amazingly complex Belgian beers can be. I will greatly enjoy trying to figure this one out again in the future.

Photo of kirkse
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a towering white head.

Smells of apricots and honey with a hint of lemon/citrus at the end.

Taste is very similar to the smell. Very sweet, (more so than I expected) with a little bitterness to round out the flavor profile.

Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall, this is a very pleasant and refreshing beer. It might not be my favorite triple, but it is still a very solid offering.

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of CDCNAM
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DemoniChris
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of beerpirates
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottel poured in my karmeliet glasw

A: Creamy 2 finger head with pale orange and slightly hazy color

N: Nose is yeasty with spices, some Belgian malts, a touch of raisiny sugar and alcohol

T: Taste starts with sweet malts and candi sugar with alcohol that fades quickly, a slight raisin and fruity quality but maintains its Belgian quality, some nice bitterness not to much , just perfect,

M: It has a very smooth mouth but thick at the same time, very Nice

Very rich and delicious This is à good example for the Style

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of fitzy84
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at the Moan and Dove. The drink had a murky yellow-gold appearance with a slick lacing and patchy, island-like head. Aromas were really great: cloves smells mixed with an apparent sour, citrus smell. Taste was utterly excellent. Had a great vanilla cream taste mixed with that ripe citrus taste. Mouthfeel follows the taste quite complementary. The smooth/crisp dichotomy is perfect. Overall, very, very good.

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,686 ratings.