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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,592 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,592
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 177
Gots: 206 | 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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

App: Cloudy, pale amber with big head and lacing and strong carbonation visible

Aroma: Malty and Belgian yeast. easty with notes of banana and apple. A good typical Belgian pale or tripel smell.

Taste: Sweet malt and Belgian yeast. A sweet tasting beer with hints of toffee. There is also an interesting peppery taste here.

Mouthfeel: Medium and somewhat frothy.

Overall: A good Belgian tripel. Didn't seem to quite have the "wow" factor of a Westmalle or Karmeliet but not significantly inferior and well worth a try for fans of those beers.


LagerCognoscenti, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

wattersmike90, Today at 02:45 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

a77cj7, Thursday at 05:41 AM
Photo of damndirtyape
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold to light amber color. Persistent thin white head, some lacing, but most of it slid back down the glass to join the original foam across the top.

Smell: Herbal, floral, belgian candi sugar. Very nice.

Taste: Up front herbal, middle taste was sweetness with the candi sugar again and a biscuity malt, then a leafy light finish. Belgian fruity esters and some of the yeast notes throughout front, middle, and end of the sip. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Airy carbonation but very smooth.

Overall / Drinkability: Well crafted and dangerously drinkable. A solid Belgian ale and a bit sweeter for a Tripel than I was expecting, but quite nice. I could easily have had another. Went well with medium-rare duck and salad.

damndirtyape, Thursday at 03:47 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

srsev, Tuesday at 10:03 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Techichi, Tuesday at 04:39 PM
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2.76/5  rDev -35.1%

Boner, Tuesday at 02:21 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

jayray, Monday at 09:27 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Has a decent head, among an amber, golden glowing, cloudy color.

Floral hops at the beginning, together with clove, pear and a biscuity maltiness, spiced with nutmeg. The most outstanding thing to the nose is the intense, floral, illustrating hop note among slightly funky Belgian yeast.

The same thing applies to the taste, floral, grassy notes define the first impression. The processed hops aren't particularly bitter, but they do confirm the spices of the brew outstandingly well, adding a lot more character to the beer, than the usual Tripel would allow. Spiciness has a semi-dry note to it, while peppers, cinnamon, ripe banana, pear and apple, as well as burned caramel shine through. Includes also an earthy, herbal coordinate, close to a Saison, which gets detectable during the slightly bitter finish, accompanied by soft, slightly slick yeast.

aleigator, Sunday at 09:40 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +8.2%

Cycle69, Nov 16, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

redskins67, Nov 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

MAD, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

nullbort, Nov 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Censorshipkills, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ksi4077, Nov 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cramshawbar, Nov 12, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OKCNittany, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

fosters9, Nov 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

headstash, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mjacquard, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

RedAleMan, Nov 08, 2014
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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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