St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,634
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 187
Gots: 226 | FT: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of fx20736
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a chalice, served at cellar temp, so ~59f.

A hazy yellow somewhere between lemon, apricot and honey. Vigorously carbonated. 2 plus finger souffle of a linen white head that leaves broad, generous swaths of lacing.

Aroma of malt, sugar, yeast and Noble Hops. It's getting easier to detect Belgian yeast strains.

Mouthfeel; soft and supple

Taste: orchard fruits, alcohol esters a faint bitterness that has an Aspirin taste. There is a certain sourness, as from White wine which creeps in on the aftertaste.

Notes: My first St. Bernardus, coming from a gift pack. Heretofore I have not really enjoyed any of the pale Belgian Ales, whether they be BPAs, Saisons, etc. This one actually is pretty good. The flavors are well harmonized and the 'Band Aid' flavor does not overwhelm. Time will tell if I go back to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of match1112
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: hazy yellowish orange. full finger of white head settles to a patchy foam with little lacing.

s: bananna, clove, yeast, corriander, bread.

t: belgian yeast with a nice spicy layer. also has citrus, lemon with a nice bready taste.

m: full bodied. creamy, good carbonation. short dry spice finish.

o: pretty tasty. one of the better tripel's i've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of russwbeck
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours from the bottle really clear, much like a champagne. It sits in my St. Bernardus Goblet a yellow-orange color with slight particles floating around. A nicely sized fluffy white head caps the whole thing off and laces down the side of the glass very nicely.

S: Pretty spicy overall, the aroma has banana and booze providing the breadth. Sweet and full of Belgian yeast. Lemon, citrus, and zest also make an appearance.

T: I really like the taste of this. The booze is much more prominent than what I got from the smell. The fruits develop very nicely and, with some spices, create a really nice balance.

MF: Heavy body that is creamy on the palate. Carbonated well, the beer is really drinkable.

O: A great representation of the style. Doesn't try to be anything more than a top notch tripel. Balance, spicy, fruity, boozy, Delicious.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,634 ratings.