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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

2,629 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,629
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 187
Gots: 220 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, best before 11/21/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, peach, pineapple, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, candi sugar, bread, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, peach, pineapple, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, peach, pineapple, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible tripel style! All around amazing complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold to light amber color. Persistent thin white head, some lacing, but most of it slid back down the glass to join the original foam across the top.

Smell: Herbal, floral, belgian candi sugar. Very nice.

Taste: Up front herbal, middle taste was sweetness with the candi sugar again and a biscuity malt, then a leafy light finish. Belgian fruity esters and some of the yeast notes throughout front, middle, and end of the sip. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Airy carbonation but very smooth.

Overall / Drinkability: Well crafted and dangerously drinkable. A solid Belgian ale and a bit sweeter for a Tripel than I was expecting, but quite nice. I could easily have had another. Went well with medium-rare duck and salad.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.76/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Has a decent head, among an amber, golden glowing, cloudy color.

Floral hops at the beginning, together with clove, pear and a biscuity maltiness, spiced with nutmeg. The most outstanding thing to the nose is the intense, floral, illustrating hop note among slightly funky Belgian yeast.

The same thing applies to the taste, floral, grassy notes define the first impression. The processed hops aren't particularly bitter, but they do confirm the spices of the brew outstandingly well, adding a lot more character to the beer, than the usual Tripel would allow. Spiciness has a semi-dry note to it, while peppers, cinnamon, ripe banana, pear and apple, as well as burned caramel shine through. Includes also an earthy, herbal coordinate, close to a Saison, which gets detectable during the slightly bitter finish, accompanied by soft, slightly slick yeast.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,629 ratings.