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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,416 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,416
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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New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-14-2012 01:18:38 | More by h2opunk182
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-13-2012 23:18:26 | More by aztraz
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2012 21:02:51 | More by schopenhauerale
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-12-2012 01:37:19 | More by JRBecks
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden color, cloudy, thin wisps of carbonation. Fast-dissapating head of dense white foam.

Smell: wheat, bubble-gum, banana

Taste: Light notes of alcohol, lemon, grass/hay. Aftertaste is very clean.

Mouthfeel: Some degree of sharpness, effervescent, delicate bubbles on the tongue.

Overall: Good representation of the style. It doesn't quite take the place of Chimay in my heart, but it is still a fine ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 01:33:26 | More by Hunter
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle pops loudly with a flourish of smoke and a little gush. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a big off-white head. Fades slow, nice lace.

Smell is nice, smooth cracker malts with a nice blend of alcohol and hops. One of the most balanced smelling beers I have sniffed in some time, harmonious is the word Im looking for.

Taste shows plenty of Belgian yeast character with a soft, grainy malt. Maybe a touch overcarbonated, but that is a mild complaint. Nice alcohol bite and more than enough hop bitterness...a surprising amount actually. I cant believe it took this long for me to buy this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 20:12:43 | More by twiggamortis420
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2012 19:08:13 | More by schomber
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-10-2012 03:34:27 | More by illini4x4
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2012 03:25:42 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-08-2012 11:34:37 | More by bigred89
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a St. Bernardus Snifter/Chalice/Goblet...

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a 1finger wheat head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Belgian Yeast! Maybe some lighter fruits (banana) but the Yeast just smacks you in the face. I do smell a hint of clove as well.

T: Banana, Clove maybe some wheat and tons of yeasty goodness.

M: Medium body with plenty of carbonation to go around.

O: Delicious Tripel, perfect example of the style and pretty easy to come buy.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 21:52:04 | More by WesM63


4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Reenjoyed on jun´12 –sometimes I like to come to my early stage beers- Gold color, slightly foggy appearance. Thick, firm, lasting, small bubbled crown. Creamy texture. Yeasty, caramel malt, sugar & candy aromas, hints of ripe orange & apricot , spiced hues too. Gentle no cloying sweet-bitter upfront. Smooth creamy, fruity mouthfeel. Toffee notes. Spicy & kind warming feeling in the middle. Medium & flavorful body, moderate carbonation. Smooth spiced finish. Sweet ripe fruit & sweet malty character are shown on the aftertaste. Very well balanced beer. Very pleasant drinkability even in a hot day. Wow!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 18:31:58 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-06-2012 23:04:38 | More by jnolan
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2012 12:14:45 | More by robboyd
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2012 01:24:07 | More by ccozzi
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-02-2012 13:54:55 | More by leansean88
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2012 18:50:25 | More by Anacross
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy deep straw colored, a high fluffy white head leaving good lacing and good curtains.

Smelling fruity Belgian yeast, bananas, apricot.

Starting very sweet, brown sugar on wheat bread, then some spiciness, clove, cardamom, ripe pears and banana peel.

Medium high carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and slightly sticky, a good body and smooth dry finish.

A good solid triple, very well suited with hard cheese.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 17:04:34 | More by rarbring
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-28-2012 23:49:16 | More by darcange
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-28-2012 03:45:14 | More by brutalist
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-28-2012 00:41:12 | More by RyanGoodman
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

straw golden to slight orange color...a small head that sits gently on top of the beer....

smell is banana to slight clove with fruity overtones....great belgium yeast smell!

taste is much like the smell except it taste less fruity

the mouthfeel is PUCKERING!!! very very very DRY!!

overall this is exactly like a belgium trippel should taste and smell

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 02:38:57 | More by nickthegun12
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North Dakota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-23-2012 01:33:39 | More by Kam
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle has about 6 months of age on it.

Hazy golden color with a brilliantly massive craggy crystalic bright white head. Good lacing.

Lots of banana bread and clove, classic belgian tripel nose.

Surprisingly thin for a tripel. Slightly watery, lots of banana and clove on the flavor, snappy yeast bite to clear the palate. Brisk effervescence. Very unique brew with snappy bursting in your face flavors that kind of explode and face like a fireworks show. Not like any tripel I've ever had before. It's bold yet held back. For being 8% it drinks like it's 4%. You can seriously down this thing like a glass of water yet it still tastes like a pretty damn good beer. Some herbal and earthy yeast flavors. Subtle dry dried fruits. A complex and in your face brew with incredible drinkability? sign me up!

Not what you expect and then some, if that makes sense.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 05:10:53 | More by jtierney89
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden yellow color with good clarity. Big head on the pour and good retention. Lacing nearly coats the glass.

Yeasty, citrusy, soapy and slightly skunky aroma.

Hints of lemon zest and candied sugar. Mild herbal, leafy fresh hop flavor. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Hint of apple. Dry overall with exceptional balance.

Lightish feel with a lively but not overdone carbonation. Smooth texture and dry in the end.

I like this beer a lot. Complex, delicious and true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 06:03:04 | More by bnes09
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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