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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,497 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 166
Gots: 177 | FT: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Philly82785, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

justfinish, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Bubukar, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Dirty25, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

jaylib, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Vsarmatov, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Dotterr1, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

RandyBoBandy, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

joemochas, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

BeerTruck, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Poured this from a bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. At first glance, it looked pretty good: Clear yellow color, large pillowy head which dissipated slowly into connected islands of clumpy yeast.

The aroma is very nice, but not really the smell of a tripel I think. Definitely included the yeasty smell of all St. Bernardus beers though, which I like.

The taste was very good, but I rated it 3 because it didn't taste like a tripel to me. No real fruity flavors were present, and this had nowhere near the sweetness I'd associate with tripels.

All in all, this is a very good beer which I'll probably try again.

TurdFurgison, Oct 30, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

orecchio14, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

BUNZILLA, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

nickfl, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11.2 oz belgian beer - into a pint glass - labeled 130711

A - Golden in color - almost approaching golden brown. Head formation is very strong and eggshell white. Lots of hazing coming from suspended yeast and other carbonation.

S - Yeasty and spicy. A hair of acidic sour scents on the nose as well. A small amount of phenolic and sweet malt notes in the background. Overall a light scent.

T - Starts off light in taste, with a small amount of sweetness. Goes to a dry yeast spiciness. Some flavors reminiscent of honey. Finishes with a combination of sugary sweetness with some yeast tartness. A hair of sour impression.

M - Lots of carbonation leads towards a very biting mouthfeel. Moderate to almost thin body. Not much of a aftertaste film left behind.

D - The same carbonation bite on the mouthfeel results in a very filling beer. The ABV is beyond that of a normal session beer, but probably well within the limits of a tripel. Flavors are not so aggressive to make this an undrinkable beer.

katan, Feb 01, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

SpillyBeers, Dec 29, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%

The drunk monk on this 33 cl bottle enthuses me for this brew.

Pours yellow-to-slightly orangish with a ¾ inch white head that dissipates after about two minutes to an ultra-thin film. Chalky yeast persists near the bottom of the glass as mild carbonation makes its way to the surface. The nose is slightly tropical and fruity but really quiet tame. Apricots and toffee make up the bulk of the taste while mild phenols roll over the tongue. Very, very drinkable. Smooth and mild.

DaPeculierDane, Oct 29, 2005
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%

Reviewed from notes

Golden pour with a billowing three fingers of head and great lacing. The aroma is very fruity but it is not bright...tough to explain really. Perhaps if you left out a banana in the sun for 3 hours it might smell like this. Some crayon, yeast, and light spices as well. The flavor is full of yeast and banana peel. Not really as complex as I expected, but still quite tasty and easy to drink. The body is light and carbonation levels are very high but not really prickly. This one doesn't really standout for the style, but on its own it is a nice beer.

alcstradamus, Mar 12, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%

11.2oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy, dark yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

The aroma consists of phenols, with some fruit esters as well.

The taste follows the nose, with phenol and fruity, slightly spicey esters.

A medium body, with fizzy, fairly active carbonation.

A fairly typical and well done example of what I would expect in a tripel.

vkv822, Feb 11, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%

Very nice Belgian triple. I got this bottle at Bevmo in Ventura, California. It comes in 330ml bottle. The foam was creamy and reach but lasted not so long. This beer has most of attributes of Belgian triples but it is not one of my favorite Belgium triples.

vidisad, Nov 11, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%

Serving type- 11.6 ounce bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

Pours a dirty blonde hefe type color. There is a small one finger white lace that disipates after a few minutes. There is a small amount of cling to the glass. I am getting smell notes of fruit and subtle yeast, nothing that overpowers. The taste is reminscent of the smell with a strong presence of fruity flavors followed with a yeasty after taste. Not bad, but a beer taste that reminds me a lot of wheat beers. A decent tasting beer that is rather smooth for its ABV. I am not a huge fan of this style but not a bad offering from this brewery.

cbros, Jan 18, 2010
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.