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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,498 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,498
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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

brez8791, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

JeffreyJDavis, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

trevorpost, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%

Best by 7/18/14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, honey, and yeast. Taste is much the same with some slight spice flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

cowboy83, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of thegrifter
4/5  rDev -5.9%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%

Best before date 03/03/15, poured into a Chimay goblet

A: Slightly cloudy, dark golden. Good sized, dense white head.

S: Yeasty and bready. Spicy & clove notes from the yeast. A bit of a lager-y aroma as well.

T: Light sweetness on the start, but fairly dry overall. Mild apple flavor with a bit of spice. Finishes fairly bitter. Light alcohol contribution. Pleasant, but fairly uninteresting.

M: Strong carbonation. Quite dry in the month. Clean bitterness on the finish that lingers for about 30 seconds.

O: Good, but not exciting me that much. The bitterness seems a little out of balance and detracts for me.

kscaldef, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

scottiethebody, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nkp765, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cindyloopeeples, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%

A: golden honey liquid with excellent clarity and a lot of carbonation with 1" of foamy white head with nice lacing.

S: pears, sour yeast and grassy hops

T: Apples, pears, white grapes, and some grassy hops in the finish

M: soft, with medium viscosity and high fine carbonation. Some drying from the alcohol

O: World class. The appearance and taste of this tripel are phenomenal.

DaftCaskBC, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

kevinhughes, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Philousa
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

Philousa, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.93/5  rDev +16%

St. Bernardus Tripel has a fizzy, ginger ale-type, white head and a hazy, golden-orange appearance, with lots of champagne fizziness and a plethora of suspended brownish-gray particles floating about. The aroma is of spicy bread, fruit, and sugar candy. Taste is of spicy fruit cake, bread, raisin, malt, and a lot of other stuff I can’t pinpoint. Bitterness is low with this one. The mouthfeel is tingly and medium, and St. Bernardus Tripel finishes mostly dry, tasty, and highly drinkable, which could get a drinker into trouble. Overall, it lives up to its reputation.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dragnalus, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

A: hazy gold with a fluffy head that settles into a finely-bubbled cap with laces

S: citrusy hops and sweet pale malt, floral yeast

T: lemony honey, spice and faint clove; flavors blossom as the beer warms

M: medium body, fizzy cabonation, neither sweet nor dry on the finish - somewhat in-the-middle

O: a good tripel - I wasn't blown away by it the way I was by their Abt 12 - but there is no doubt that these guys know what they're doing when they're brewing

Greywulfken, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

Pours a clear, bright, orangey-gold color with a decent size head of white foam.

Aromas begin with a sugary sweet maltiness with hints of spicy hops, fruit-flavored bubblegum yeastiness, some slight booze and more honey candy.

The tastes begin with sweet pale maltiness with a bit of breadiness. Large dose of honey candy with a some lemony/citrus fruitiness and a drop of vanilla extract. As it warms you get more of the spicy, flowery hops that impart a medium-low bitterness. You can also detect a splash of bubblegum from the yeast with some light accompanying alcohol heat and peppery yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium-high, slightly prickly carbonation. Finish is niether dry or sweet or anything really. A bit peppery if I had to choose one thing.

Overall this is a very good tripel from one of the staple Belgian brewers in the world. Not my favorite style but pretty much what I would want from a Tripel if I was ever in the mood to drink one. Not to the quality of Westmalle but close. Recommended for fans of the style, good place to start your craft beer exploration if it is just beginning.

claspada, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

johnyb, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Beer21, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Louski, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DaveGillespie, Aug 09, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,498 ratings.