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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,415 Ratings

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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

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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-26-2012 06:02:15 | More by scottiethebody
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2012 04:05:54 | More by nkp765
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2012 03:12:07 | More by cindyloopeeples
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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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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


Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 14:07:17 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-20-2012 07:58:56 | More by dragnalus
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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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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2012 16:44:15 | More by 4ster
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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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2012 02:33:31 | More by johnyb
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-13-2012 00:13:40 | More by Beer21
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2012 17:22:17 | More by Louski
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2012 19:04:17 | More by slowdaddy
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-09-2012 13:26:20 | More by jhhollier
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-09-2012 02:29:10 | More by DaveGillespie
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-08-2012 16:03:46 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-07-2012 18:12:25 | More by flyers1980
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2012 16:24:01 | More by JamFuel
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Dark golden, almost orange slightly hazy color. Good white foam, nice lacing.

smell: I get some ripe tropical fruits, yeasty, wheaty and sugar.

taste: It starts with a fresh fruity and herbal flavor, into a more defined banana bread sugary flavor. Finishes surprisingly light and fluid with some caramel flavor to it. Can't really get my finger around it. There is also some creaminess to it.

mouthfeel: Quite creamy, but also quite some carbonation to break through it, making it fresh.

overall: I just love this beer. It's somehow hard to really pinpoint the flavors. There is so much going on, and yet it's a very easy to drink beer. It's a mystery to me. Making this beer very interesting when focused on it, and very, very drinkable when just relaxing and having a beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 01:17:36 | More by Arno
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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a St. Bernardus branded chalice

Pours a hazy gold with dark amber accents and a two finger bright white pillowy head. Abundant lacing as the head recedes. Incredible head retention. An amazing aroma of spices, Belgian yeast, and ripe fruit on the nose. Opens with herbs and flora with just a touch of spice, juicy fruit in the middle and finishes dry with some sweetness, extremely mild herbal bitterness and a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is mind-blowing. Slightly heavy bodied, however slick with abundant velvet-like creaminess. A very uniquely amazing tripel and a brew everyone should seek out.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 06:21:34 | More by chanokokoro
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-04-2012 04:28:11 | More by kell50
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-03-2012 02:18:49 | More by threesheets
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-01-2012 00:57:58 | More by Fattsmagee
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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