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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
95
world-class

2,426 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,426
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 160
Gots: 150 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

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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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy dark straw/gold. Head is bright-white, rocky and chunky. Some notches of lacing. Head drops to a spotty cap and chunky collar.

Smell: Grass, some lemon, with touches of hay and clove. Some banana. Pale malts with a faint earthiness. Yeast is mellow and adds a nice layer to the existing malt base. As it warms the banana comes out in force. Very ripe.

Taste: Lemon. Mild, incredibly pale malts. Some hay. Some grass. Yeast kicks hard to banana, but it's not too aggressive. Mild bubblegum. Everything is in place, but it's all pretty mellow. Yeast kicks harder as it warms. Cloves. Nice clean floral elements. So very Belgian as it warms. Super yeast.

Mouthfeel: Clean with a moderately high carbonation. Body runs on the lighter side of medium. Slightly dry finish.

Overall: Good flavor, aggressive yeast. It becomes too much. Despite that, it's a solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 05:05:03 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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ironyisoverrated

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2012 21:19:18 | More by ironyisoverrated
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-21-2012 03:48:49 | More by swgwilt
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brainiacd1spam

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

06-19-2012 03:30:50 | More by brainiacd1spam
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DougT

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-19-2012 00:38:41 | More by DougT
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Danny1217

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick head. Thick enough that my 330 ml bottle didn't fit in my pint glass (wrong glass, I know.) Can see lots of carbonation in it. Head dissipates rather quickly, considering its size. Smells of Belgian yeast and light fruits. A sweet aroma. Taste is similar. Sweet, ripe fruits and yeast. A pleasant feel on the mouth. Above medium carbonation, semi-thick body, and a very smooth finish.

One of the best tripels I have had. As I grow more of a taste for Belgians, I begin to realize that the Tripel is one of my favorite styles. I'll definitely come back to this beer sooner rather than later.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 04:51:58 | More by Danny1217
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gk4984


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-17-2012 14:46:44 | More by gk4984
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-17-2012 04:02:38 | More by mrebeka
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-16-2012 03:17:24 | More by iL0VEbeer
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-16-2012 00:47:23 | More by buckyp
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h2opunk182

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-14-2012 01:18:38 | More by h2opunk182
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-13-2012 23:18:26 | More by aztraz
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2012 21:02:51 | More by schopenhauerale
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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-12-2012 01:37:19 | More by JRBecks
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Hunter

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden color, cloudy, thin wisps of carbonation. Fast-dissapating head of dense white foam.

Smell: wheat, bubble-gum, banana

Taste: Light notes of alcohol, lemon, grass/hay. Aftertaste is very clean.

Mouthfeel: Some degree of sharpness, effervescent, delicate bubbles on the tongue.

Overall: Good representation of the style. It doesn't quite take the place of Chimay in my heart, but it is still a fine ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 01:33:26 | More by Hunter
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle pops loudly with a flourish of smoke and a little gush. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a big off-white head. Fades slow, nice lace.

Smell is nice, smooth cracker malts with a nice blend of alcohol and hops. One of the most balanced smelling beers I have sniffed in some time, harmonious is the word Im looking for.

Taste shows plenty of Belgian yeast character with a soft, grainy malt. Maybe a touch overcarbonated, but that is a mild complaint. Nice alcohol bite and more than enough hop bitterness...a surprising amount actually. I cant believe it took this long for me to buy this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 20:12:43 | More by twiggamortis420
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schomber

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2012 19:08:13 | More by schomber
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-10-2012 03:34:27 | More by illini4x4
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2012 03:25:42 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-08-2012 11:34:37 | More by bigred89
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WesM63

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a St. Bernardus Snifter/Chalice/Goblet...

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a 1finger wheat head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Belgian Yeast! Maybe some lighter fruits (banana) but the Yeast just smacks you in the face. I do smell a hint of clove as well.

T: Banana, Clove maybe some wheat and tons of yeasty goodness.

M: Medium body with plenty of carbonation to go around.

O: Delicious Tripel, perfect example of the style and pretty easy to come buy.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 21:52:04 | More by WesM63
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

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

330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Reenjoyed on jun´12 –sometimes I like to come to my early stage beers- Gold color, slightly foggy appearance. Thick, firm, lasting, small bubbled crown. Creamy texture. Yeasty, caramel malt, sugar & candy aromas, hints of ripe orange & apricot , spiced hues too. Gentle no cloying sweet-bitter upfront. Smooth creamy, fruity mouthfeel. Toffee notes. Spicy & kind warming feeling in the middle. Medium & flavorful body, moderate carbonation. Smooth spiced finish. Sweet ripe fruit & sweet malty character are shown on the aftertaste. Very well balanced beer. Very pleasant drinkability even in a hot day. Wow!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 18:31:58 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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jnolan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-06-2012 23:04:38 | More by jnolan
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robboyd

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2012 12:14:45 | More by robboyd
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2012 01:24:07 | More by ccozzi
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.