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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

2,690 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 1,194
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 193
Gots: 259 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this Tripel from a bottle into a goblet. Pours a cloudy orangish color, produces a white creamy head and has some of the thickest lacing I have ever seen. The aroma smelled of orange and apricots. Very nice. Medium in body, this Tripel was very smooth, highest marks for mouthfeel. A base of toasted malt, strong citrus flavor...lemon and orange, hints of ripe apricots and then moves to a sweet caramel almost candy sugar flavor. This Tripel is amazing...best I have ever had, so many flavors shine through...it was fun to analyze. Semi dry finish.. Can't wait to try again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by: 03FEB14

a: diaphanous toasted grain with three fingers of whipped, white foam. This falls to a thick quilt of the same leaving cobwebs.
S: Clove, banana, coriander, musty yeast, grain, corn, a hint of pear.
T: Sharp and sweet with hints of amaretto. grain, yeast, looong finish is the amaretto. The finish here is what make the flavor so beautiful. Allows for long appreciation of the beer.
M: Medium on heavy with hi carb and a semi dry finish.
O: Really a great tripel. complex, playful, multilayered.

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3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice.

Pours a hazy golden color with a solid finger and a half of white head. Appears to have moderate carbonation. Light lacing occurs.

This has a characteristically Belgian aroma to it. When I think of a Belgian beer, this is it. It has a spicy, coriander presence to it complemented by some light citrus (lemon). Has a somewhat bubblegum characteristic to it. The yeast characteristics dominate the aroma. No hops detected in the aroma. Some sweet malt.

Actually doesn't match the aroma as much as I would have thought. Lots of coriander in there, with the signature Belgian flare. Citrus and a few other fruits, making it slightly sweet. Actually, as weird as it sounds, one of the dominant flavors is carbonation. This was more carbonated than I thought and it gives it a little bit of sharp, but brief acidic flavor. Some sweet malt too, but in the background. Some warming alcohol on the finish.

As mentioned above, carbonation is a little higher than expected. Medium body. Fairly drinkable though for 8%.

Not as impressed with this beer as I was with the other St. Bernardus beers. Still a solid beer, but I think a little too high in carbonation. For tripels, it finishes right above average for me.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.