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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,542
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 171
Gots: 191 | 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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Photo of AlaskanYoung
4/5  rDev -5.9%

AlaskanYoung, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

od_sf, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Amil, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

PEIhop, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of mbw314
4/5  rDev -5.9%

mbw314, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of peagasus
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Maltmaiden
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful carbonation! Yellow/orange. Thick white head that goes away quickly but hardly leaves lacing or film. Murky. I have to say, the gorgeous color and carbonation of this tripel almost make up for the lacking in retention.

I smell that Belgian yeast right away. A tad metallic. Light notes of pineapple or apricot. Maltiness. Faint hops.

Definitely taste that apricot right away and to a lessor extent pineapple. Breadiness and bitterness from the hops (more than I was expecting, but I like). I can just barely detect a metal taste :( . Tiny bit of alcohol but that is very well hidden. Perfect amount of malt sweetness. Cloves.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick and is very smooth. The carbonation keeps it crisp and lively and there is just a touch of effervescence from the alcohol.

Pretty good tripel from this brewery, though I enjoyed their dubbel more. This one was very well balanced. Will probably buy again.

Maltmaiden, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Bellonc
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bellonc, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of BubblesInMyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BubblesInMyBeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Keegan, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev -5.9%

sbanacho, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

sansho, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of NorCalBeer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

NorCalBeer, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jman_01, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jiffymon, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

MadeInOregon, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

cletusdog, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JacobMutberg, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Serge
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Dark gold with a very slight haze. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast and dried fruits. Very smooth, creamy and somewhat foamy palate. Flavor has soapy citrus, peppery spices, some orange peel, coriander and floral notes. . Soft body. The alcohol makes a statement early, but the brew turns sweet, almost cloying, before spice and peachy fruit finish

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt yellow-orange with dark floaties tossed around by the high carbonation. Large, foamy white head with long retention and thick lacing.

Blast of sweet banana, clove and a spicy peppery fruit bouquet. Very pleasant.

A very well blended mix of the banana clove Belgian yeast flavors with some earthy hoppiness, and a sweet, fruity backbone. Spicy, sharp and refreshing. Nothing really lingers other than the yeast a bit. No real standout flavor here, as each kind of just bats down the other all the way through the finish.

Light, crisp, refreshing with fairly heavy carbonation. Perfect for the style.

Very nice, but not quite at the level of some of my other favorite Tripels. I definitely appreciate how perfectly balanced and well crafted this is, though, for sure. A very, very nice beer.

gleemonger, Oct 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

pin, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Bubukar, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of cleonile2000
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

cleonile2000, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml, bb 11 12 14

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-gold with a finger of frothy white head that settles to a skim fairly fast.

Smell. Roasted grains and bright, fruity belgian yeast with some classic belgian spice. Smells like the real deal.

Taste. Plenty of belgian yeast and some spice. Some great malts in there, lightly sweet and just a little bitterness. Lightly grassy and earthy. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Admittedly, this isn't one of the best styles for me, but a very well made beer. I drank the whole thing, which is saying a lot for this guy.

Rutager, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Oct 02, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,542 ratings.