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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,558
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 177
Gots: 192 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Campodog, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into my large St. Bernardus chalice. It pours a hazy honey golden color with a two finger head that is thick, frothy, and white. No real lacing or cascading to speak of.

S-Belgian yeast, some spice, and alcohol

T-Sweet from the alcohol, Belgian yeast, and a slightly tart finish. To me this is the best tasting version of the style, I love it.

M-Fairly thick and syrupy with the near perfect amount of carbonation.

D-I could drink this all day-its delicious and at 8% alcohol you could drink a few in a single session.

Overall, this is my favorite Tripel. I love this beer and I love this brewery. I must try for fans of the style.

thegodfather2701, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Cloudy peach colored body with a huge foamy white head. Leaves a lot of lacing around the edges of the glass with some sediment at the bottom of the glass.

S- Belgian yeast, lemongrass, pear, apricots, raisins, slight aroma of sweetbread too.

T- Fruity and yeasty. Fruit flavors include white grapes, pear and sweet dried fruits. The bready flavors come through almost in the way of a fruit tart. Sugary bread and sweet fruit.

M- High carbonation, foamy, slight carbonation tingle, slightly dry finish.

O- Really good tripel with a very sweet flavor. The feel is excellent and the beer is very drinkable.

stephenjmoore, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Ryanmic215, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

NumberNone, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Rollzroyce21, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Stockfan42, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

tedho21, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

SkiBum22, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

2GOOFY, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AlexFields, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jkrug5, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Jacobob10
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber color with a thin, bubbly, white head. Great retention throughout the entire beer but not much lacing to speak of. Loads of fruit in the aroma mixed with earthy yeast. Flavor carries over the citrus fruit and banana from the aroma and finishes with a touch of spice from the hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I love tripels and this is a classic for the style. Very enjoyable.

Jacobob10, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jkball01, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bobhits
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dense deep orange/golden wheat body, a good bit of yeast floating in there and a nice white head though the bubbles are a bit large given it less of a cream look than I like, but exactly what is expected of the style.

Farm house hops all over this one. Lemon grass, funk, pears, apples, just a great nose here. As it warms the farm house is turning more towards just Belgian spices and citrus fruits, but still just great.

I really expected a dry biting beer here, instead a wonderful fruit cock tale accented by a nice alcohol note and some hops. Pears, apples, spices....I'm even getting a buttery finish here. This is one complex beer.

There's a good bit of alcohol here, but that seems almost part of what makes this style and without it, I'd be disappointed. Easily the best Triple that doesn't change the traditional formula I've had.

bobhits, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

sirsteve42, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of pkalix
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...

pkalix, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

tbryan5, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Birdlegs, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of BeerCon5
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color with a thick fluffy white head with good retention.

The scent is of sweet fruit, notes of toasted malt.

The taste is of sweet fruit, citrus, sweet sugar, toasted malt, slight hint of alcohol.

Light body, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was a very good tripel. All around very nice flavor and the alcohol was almost undetectable.

BeerCon5, Jan 07, 2013
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,558 ratings.