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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

2,395 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 153
Gots: 139 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 7/18/14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, honey, and yeast. Taste is much the same with some slight spice flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 04:51:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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cowboy83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-04-2012 15:38:28 | More by cowboy83
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thegrifter

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-28-2012 00:12:05 | More by thegrifter
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2012 16:13:35 | More by beerpadawan
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date 03/03/15, poured into a Chimay goblet

A: Slightly cloudy, dark golden. Good sized, dense white head.

S: Yeasty and bready. Spicy & clove notes from the yeast. A bit of a lager-y aroma as well.

T: Light sweetness on the start, but fairly dry overall. Mild apple flavor with a bit of spice. Finishes fairly bitter. Light alcohol contribution. Pleasant, but fairly uninteresting.

M: Strong carbonation. Quite dry in the month. Clean bitterness on the finish that lingers for about 30 seconds.

O: Good, but not exciting me that much. The bitterness seems a little out of balance and detracts for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:35:41 | More by kscaldef
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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-26-2012 06:02:15 | More by scottiethebody
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2012 04:05:54 | More by nkp765
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cindyloopeeples


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2012 03:12:07 | More by cindyloopeeples
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: golden honey liquid with excellent clarity and a lot of carbonation with 1" of foamy white head with nice lacing.

S: pears, sour yeast and grassy hops

T: Apples, pears, white grapes, and some grassy hops in the finish

M: soft, with medium viscosity and high fine carbonation. Some drying from the alcohol

O: World class. The appearance and taste of this tripel are phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 02:42:33 | More by DaftCaskBC
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2012 19:46:48 | More by kevinhughes
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Philousa

California

4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Smoke Eaters 8/22/12.

Cloudy gold with white, dense head that dwindles to a thin layer and laces well. Light barley with citrus zest and lots of spices on top: allspice and coriander come to mind. Malt backbone is solid yet light. Trending towards wheat slightly, the Belgian pilsner shines through the big lemon tang flavor. Very dry, the finish also brings the spices mentioned above. Balanced feel somehow pulls off being creamy and then effervescent in the same sip.

Light and refreshing, all the flavors shine without stepping on each other's toes. The spice of the yeast is showcased especially well, reminding me of what most Wits should scale back to. I'm especially impressed with how they've handled the Belgian malt, as it's a delicate animal that tends to leave a bad taste in my mouth of not used properly. This is definitely one of the best Tripels out there.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 16:24:10 | More by Philousa
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

St. Bernardus Tripel has a fizzy, ginger ale-type, white head and a hazy, golden-orange appearance, with lots of champagne fizziness and a plethora of suspended brownish-gray particles floating about. The aroma is of spicy bread, fruit, and sugar candy. Taste is of spicy fruit cake, bread, raisin, malt, and a lot of other stuff I can’t pinpoint. Bitterness is low with this one. The mouthfeel is tingly and medium, and St. Bernardus Tripel finishes mostly dry, tasty, and highly drinkable, which could get a drinker into trouble. Overall, it lives up to its reputation.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 14:07:17 | More by RonaldTheriot
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dragnalus


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-20-2012 07:58:56 | More by dragnalus
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Greywulfken

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold with a fluffy head that settles into a finely-bubbled cap with laces

S: citrusy hops and sweet pale malt, floral yeast

T: lemony honey, spice and faint clove; flavors blossom as the beer warms

M: medium body, fizzy cabonation, neither sweet nor dry on the finish - somewhat in-the-middle

O: a good tripel - I wasn't blown away by it the way I was by their Abt 12 - but there is no doubt that these guys know what they're doing when they're brewing

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 20:06:56 | More by Greywulfken
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2012 16:44:15 | More by 4ster
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claspada

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, bright, orangey-gold color with a decent size head of white foam.

Aromas begin with a sugary sweet maltiness with hints of spicy hops, fruit-flavored bubblegum yeastiness, some slight booze and more honey candy.

The tastes begin with sweet pale maltiness with a bit of breadiness. Large dose of honey candy with a some lemony/citrus fruitiness and a drop of vanilla extract. As it warms you get more of the spicy, flowery hops that impart a medium-low bitterness. You can also detect a splash of bubblegum from the yeast with some light accompanying alcohol heat and peppery yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium-high, slightly prickly carbonation. Finish is niether dry or sweet or anything really. A bit peppery if I had to choose one thing.

Overall this is a very good tripel from one of the staple Belgian brewers in the world. Not my favorite style but pretty much what I would want from a Tripel if I was ever in the mood to drink one. Not to the quality of Westmalle but close. Recommended for fans of the style, good place to start your craft beer exploration if it is just beginning.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 17:54:02 | More by claspada
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2012 02:33:31 | More by johnyb
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-13-2012 00:13:40 | More by Beer21
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2012 17:22:17 | More by Louski
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2012 19:04:17 | More by slowdaddy
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-09-2012 13:26:20 | More by jhhollier
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DaveGillespie


4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-09-2012 02:29:10 | More by DaveGillespie
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-08-2012 16:03:46 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-07-2012 18:12:25 | More by flyers1980
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2012 16:24:01 | More by JamFuel
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.