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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,393 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,393
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 152
Gots: 139 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2013 22:42:49 | More by davesway10
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-19-2013 23:56:01 | More by allenson21
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-07-2013 04:49:07 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark gold in colour with high carbonation. Aromas are of light and slightly sweet malt, black pepper, and touches of grassy hops and banana. The flavors are somewhat fruity (a bit more banana and apricot) and sweet, but are balanced out by some spicy yeast notes. A bit of alcohol warming, but nothing over the top in that regard. No surprises, but this is a well made, balanced tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2005 20:44:43 | More by fisherman34
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy gold, massive head.

S- Clean but massive fruity esters abound.

T- Sweet malt closely accompanied by banana and pear flavors. Very subtle, yet very effective hoping bring it all into balance. The fruity esters become more evident in the finish that's just dry enough to leave you craving more.

M- No complaints here, pretty spot on.

D- Dangerously drinkable.

I love drinking it, it is so choice. If you have the means I highly recomend picking some up.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 13:24:24 | More by Pauly2X
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-12-2014 23:42:47 | More by yeaprolly
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-14-2012 13:57:31 | More by ReeseMax3
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2013 05:49:26 | More by KillaB
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden body with a huge white frothy head.

Nose is sweet and malty. Some characteristically Belgian spice notes as well.

Flavor is sweet, sweet malt. Candi sugar is a big part of the flavor. Plenty of spices are there, coriander and clove. Yeasty malt forms the backbone. Slight warming from the alcohol. Overall, it's a mighty, mighty tasty tripel.

Mouthfeel is frothy and creamy, bordering on syrupy.

Drinkability is a little above average. I enjoy the style, but am unlikely to want more than 1-2 per sitting. Usually the sweetness gets to me and I want to move on to an IPA or a Pils.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 23:55:52 | More by ghostwalker
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2012 19:43:10 | More by tenacioustomato
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2013 20:51:00 | More by Krakpoff
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North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into my large St. Bernardus chalice. It pours a hazy honey golden color with a two finger head that is thick, frothy, and white. No real lacing or cascading to speak of.

S-Belgian yeast, some spice, and alcohol

T-Sweet from the alcohol, Belgian yeast, and a slightly tart finish. To me this is the best tasting version of the style, I love it.

M-Fairly thick and syrupy with the near perfect amount of carbonation.

D-I could drink this all day-its delicious and at 8% alcohol you could drink a few in a single session.

Overall, this is my favorite Tripel. I love this beer and I love this brewery. I must try for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 03:07:04 | More by thegodfather2701
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-28-2012 00:41:12 | More by RyanGoodman
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 02:49:56 | More by hockeypuck
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

07-02-2013 18:00:25 | More by swierczt
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-24-2013 17:20:08 | More by Beerontwowheels
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-17-2012 05:59:33 | More by jlindsey
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicate pour into my snifter gets me a full three fingers of head over an amber body. Bubbles and sediment can be plainly seen floating freely in the glass. Keeps a little froth and a ring. Some decent lacing as well.

Yeast, wheat and Belgian candy sugar play all over your nose in this beer. Banana, clove and other light spices fill it out and give it that true tripel smell.

The sweetness of the sugar compliments the early yeast and wheat beginning. This takes on a light caramel tone as the yeast gets stronger and transitions into banana and spices. Awesome flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Coats the mouth a little without being sticky. Slightly bitter near the end, it finishes dry. Makes you want another sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 17:37:18 | More by CFHMagnet
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4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Smoke Eaters 8/22/12.

Cloudy gold with white, dense head that dwindles to a thin layer and laces well. Light barley with citrus zest and lots of spices on top: allspice and coriander come to mind. Malt backbone is solid yet light. Trending towards wheat slightly, the Belgian pilsner shines through the big lemon tang flavor. Very dry, the finish also brings the spices mentioned above. Balanced feel somehow pulls off being creamy and then effervescent in the same sip.

Light and refreshing, all the flavors shine without stepping on each other's toes. The spice of the yeast is showcased especially well, reminding me of what most Wits should scale back to. I'm especially impressed with how they've handled the Belgian malt, as it's a delicate animal that tends to leave a bad taste in my mouth of not used properly. This is definitely one of the best Tripels out there.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 16:24:10 | More by Philousa
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-26-2013 10:51:39 | More by ComRock12
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber color with a thin, bubbly, white head. Great retention throughout the entire beer but not much lacing to speak of. Loads of fruit in the aroma mixed with earthy yeast. Flavor carries over the citrus fruit and banana from the aroma and finishes with a touch of spice from the hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I love tripels and this is a classic for the style. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 14:09:13 | More by Jacobob10
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2013 00:48:26 | More by Bobhoya
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-22-2013 18:22:28 | More by srgj88
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange color with carbonation bubbles and particals of yeast visable when held to the light. Has a sticky white head that leaved level of lacing around the glass. THe aroma is sweet and fruity. A bit sour too, but in a good way. Hints of burnt sugar, oranges, and sweet malts can be found. Has a complex yet clean taste. Flavors of cirtus fruits, bready yeast, and sugar fill the palate. Small amounts of hop bitterness can be found. A bit tartness in the end, but finishes off clean. A very warming and tasty Abbey ale. Expensive but worth every dollar. Buy it if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 05:41:28 | More by Luigi
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-07-2012 02:30:52 | More by andthevolcano
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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