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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,415 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 160
Gots: 146 | 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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BeerArchivist

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 05:27:20 | More by BeerArchivist
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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2011 00:02:20 | More by KGarrett
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-19-2012 00:25:28 | More by ridgeline23
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laurastradford

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-21-2013 17:10:07 | More by laurastradford
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-28-2012 05:24:00 | More by Peyton5410
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pkalix

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

beautiful, sunshine-y golden haze with a fluid, creamy topping of beaten egg yolk-white froth on top. nectar, indeed!
smells of fruits and belgium beer!
taste... i cant taste it yet. i continue to admire the beauty in the Duvel tulip glass (yeah, i know...). it doesnt even lace as i tilt the glass. it bounds fluidly side to side.... that is nice.... i can never express my tastes in the types of malts used etc but i know what i like. and this is sweet. and it is sweet, too! but it's got a nice full, rounded taste. not too heavy. not too fruity (as belgiums can sometimes go), and the head continues, still, on top. i must say, with this experience right now, this has to be my current all time favorite brew. this is exciting. i've heard this is comparable (and supposedly earlier brewed by the same) to the westvleteren which i balked at and missed out on. well, at least the 8. the brick had the 11%, right? i had considered the chimay blue one of my favorites, and for commercial-ity duvel is a stand out; but although i've had this before, my taste buds are literally screaming right now! glad i got the big bottle! i understand 5's should be rare, but today, right now, this is a straight across the board 5. something the hobbits would brew...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 00:22:59 | More by pkalix
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Djm04f

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.6%

06-24-2014 03:15:35 | More by Djm04f
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cymru

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-09-2012 05:55:24 | More by cymru
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-02-2011 03:10:34 | More by tbeq00
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Yetiman

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-24-2014 21:48:56 | More by Yetiman
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JustEarl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-15-2011 12:52:40 | More by JustEarl
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Rwe366

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-13-2013 23:33:34 | More by Rwe366
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-12-2013 00:45:59 | More by Chingringo
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Robb


5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-17-2012 18:04:08 | More by Robb
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-01-2011 23:28:25 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 16:24:47 | More by Rochefort10nh
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HearneHoppers

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-02-2014 01:25:04 | More by HearneHoppers
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-02-2013 00:20:02 | More by craigdb
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-09-2011 04:08:19 | More by rab53
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 20:36:14 | More by I2uss
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bdeast1

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 07:08:01 | More by bdeast1
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Rico488

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 01:12:34 | More by Rico488
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ThePAYeti

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 04:50:43 | More by ThePAYeti
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JimTeal

Nevada

4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must come clean up front, I love St Bernardus beers, and shockingly this beer out of the bottle is darn near as good as draft in Bruge. I purchased a 4 pack at Total Wine (glad to see they are beginning to carry good variety of bottled 4 packs of Belgians) and this Tripel is excellent. The pour is delightful, not overly carbonated, really an almost perfect head. The golden haze is classic for a really good tripel. The initial taste is neither sweet nor too dry, just right, without the lemony aftertaste of most Belgian blondes which have their own category. The smell is as good as it gets for tripels, great balance, hint of banana/caramel, but really a clean and fine flavorful beer and the moderate alcohol makes this Tripel worth a try. I plan to enjoy this particular brew many times in the future, especially now that I don't have to buy the 22 oz expensive model every time. I am occasionally torn about the overall price of Belgian beer and I will be glad when our stateside brewers catch up, which they will. Unfortunately we are a bit short on monks supplying out of the back monastery entrance, but our micros more than hold their own. The St Bernardus range of beers is wonderfully thought out and each has a reason, taste and character for it's existence. So I am happy to include this with their Abt 12/8/6 and Wit.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 23:01:39 | More by JimTeal
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brouwer

Montana

4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Recently bought a four pack of 11.5 ounce bottles. Poured into a trumpet glass. Very generous head with lacing and an abundant aroma. The mouthfeel is wonderfully fresh carbonation and a sweet aftertaste. I find this a great example of a tripel. I would recommend this to anyone with the desire to experience a great example of a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:16:25 | More by brouwer
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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