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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

2,412 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 159
Gots: 145 | FT: 4
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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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2014 19:12:15 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Rabae6

Chile

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-24-2014 14:37:49 | More by Rabae6
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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-24-2014 05:00:28 | More by PG2G
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 13 05 16 at 50 degrees into goblet
Aroma of coriander
Head average (4 cm), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to
Lacing poor – occasional island of medium bubbles
Body initially light yellow, clear: as pouring continues sediment from the bottle rises and makes the beer medium yellow and hazy
Flavor is of spice and yeast, with the typical phenolic characteristics of most tripels. No alcohol, no malt, no hops noted.
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

An unremarkable tripel which does not stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 11:50:17 | More by Ozzylizard
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-23-2014 04:42:39 | More by Twal
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-20-2014 12:40:50 | More by Griffith
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2014 18:05:51 | More by PappyVans
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Inimik

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-18-2014 20:33:27 | More by Inimik
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-18-2014 20:03:44 | More by hansavijaticar
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rpopescu

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2014 18:13:19 | More by rpopescu
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-15-2014 01:54:25 | More by CraigTravor
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oxfordmini

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2014 00:53:12 | More by oxfordmini
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harvtorres

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-13-2014 06:17:57 | More by harvtorres
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tgatort

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2014 01:09:08 | More by tgatort
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JustinFinger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-11-2014 01:16:14 | More by JustinFinger
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-10-2014 00:23:08 | More by zachpaschal
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 21:52:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 02:06:24 | More by hopley
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 03:01:41 | More by illeagle05
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-07-2014 16:39:41 | More by YobroitsJoe
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-07-2014 04:01:24 | More by Sweffin
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JB11sos

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-06-2014 22:09:04 | More by JB11sos
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 330 mL bottle marked with a 'best by' date on the label of 01/08/2016. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series chalice.

Appearance - They sure know how to make a beautiful-looking beer at St. Bernardus. This one pours a hazy amber with a gradient of glowing starfruit yellow at the bottom of the glass that grows to a muted graham cracker brown just underneath the head. Above the shadowy golden sits a one finger head of stark white foam that covers the liquid like a blanket of wet snow. Retention is excellent, lingering for quite some time before fading to a moderate film with nice, silky lacing intermittently around the glass.

Smell - Pretty traditional tripel notes, with baking spice, some fruity phenols reminiscent of anjou pear and nectarine, but nothing aggressive. Gentle and delicate, so that spice notes of clove and yeast aren't overpowered. Some hints at the underlying estery heat as well, but nothing terribly boozy or unbalanced.

Taste - The excellent smell outpaces the taste a bit, but not by much. Here, the phenols are more overt with juicy notes of pear, nectarine and now white plum and even hints of plantain--the much less sweet cousin of banana. The clove is still lingering now with complementary notes of cardamom. Finish is slightly sweet and boozy, but just barely.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and just a tad on the thick/full side. Moderate carbonation that provides enough contrapuntal bite to the more viscous body. Finish is sweet, but not lingering.

Overall, a classic tripel that is right near the top of my favorites in the style. In fact it's close enough that I'd probably have to do a side-by-side with the others that standout in my mind to really have a good idea on which was my favorite. Sometimes, it's refreshing to know that such an well-done beer can be picked up on the shelf of about any liquor store you could walk into at any point in time.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 05:43:15 | More by LambicPentameter
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-05-2014 01:54:58 | More by thatoneguymike
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Longhorn08

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-04-2014 20:33:07 | More by Longhorn08
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.