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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,723 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,723
Reviews: 1,200
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 194
Gots: 274 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pale golden yellow with a big fluffy, pure white head that sticks around forever. Very cloudy and carbonated.

S: Crisp and clean, with Belgian yeasts, some subdued fruits and grains, a touch of spice. Mild.

T/M: Rich and delicious. Big yeasty flavor with champagne-like fruits, spices, some slight bitterness on the back end. Very smooth and creamy, with a touch of prickly carbonation at the end of each sip.

O: An amazing tripel, just so tasty and complex.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a medium orange with quite a bit of sediment making it into the glass. Tons of carbonation with a white fluffy two finger head that has ridiculous staying power. Awesome lacing as well.

Aroma is just about perfect for a Tripel. Lots of coriander and clove along with some spicy orange. Hints of alcohol but they remain in the background.A little bit of bready malt and yeasty spiciness.

Lots of coriander and spice in the flavor along with a huge punch of orange. Light bread in the background but the yeast and spicy flavors really dominate. Alcohol comes forward a little bit towards the finish with the mouthfeel being bone dry as it should be in the style. Just a touch of stickyness on the lips.

Overall, an excellent example of a Tripel and one that is a great pleasure to drink. I'll have to pick this one up again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml served in a St. Bernardus goblet

A - Burnt orange color with a thick bright white head forming a thick collar. No lacing.

S - Fruity and yeasty, apricots, peaches, mango, sweet aroma

T - Sweet pale malts upfront, peaches, apricots galore, lemon, spicy Belgian yeast comes in along with a line of sweet candy and grain. Some nutmeg and coriander pop up as it warms. Finishes semi-dry with peppery/grassy hops.

M - Moderate foamy carbonation, turns creamy and lush, full body medium weight.

Excellent tripel. Rich pale malts with a tasty yeast strain. Stone fruit with some spice on the back end. Very drinkable I found myself drinking this faster than most tripels.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Before "12 08 14" (August 12, 2014).

Kind of a darker tripel. Burnt orange color. Quite hazy, as expected (even after decanting). The head laces less due to wetness on the inside of the glass. It still retains a nice thick layer. Height never reached past an inch or so.

Lots of big bready notes from the yeast strain. Banana, light clove, pear skins, lemon, wheatiness, and hints of coriander and pepper. The most German wheat-smelling tripel I've encountered yet. Has a light spice element in the nose that somewhat sets it apart, but you could've fooled me with all of that yeasty bread and banana.

Ah. Different from the nose. Still has the breadth, but the banana is smaller in the flavor. The spices are pronounced, however. Lots of implied pepper and/or grains of pepper. Clove is bigger than the banana now, too. The citrus died out, but there's some tart apple/pear. Some phenolic notes that border on medicinal. A little sweet, but likably. Finish has that carving alcohol note. A little rosy, but meshing with the spiciness.

Drinks great. The carbonation is nice to look at, but doesn't impede the feel or weight of the body. It supports it with lively prickle. The body is set at one notch above medium, but it feels wet and wooly in the mouth. Very nice.

St. Berny makes a quality tripel. No suprise there. Makes me want to go back and get the Watou Tripel.

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 2,723 ratings.