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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,393 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,393
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 152
Gots: 139 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my St. Bernardus chalice.

A: Pours a hazy, golden-amber color with sediment clouding the body. Big, billowing, dense white head about two fingers thick that sticks around throughout the drink.

S: The nose gives off hints of juicy apples and pears. There is also a tangy/spicy profile reminiscent of cinnamon or cloves. The malt background just begins to poke through the fruity and spicy sweetness with a faintly grainy, biscuit-like aroma.

T: Tangy sweetness upfront, with the apple notes from the nose coming through most prominently. I can also dissect some pear esters and some white grape. Mid sip, the malts flavors start building up on the palate - wheat bread with clove honey; slightly grainy but freshly-baked; yeasty. A twangy, spiciness arises during the finish as cinnamon and clove notes step up along with a peppery flavor - no doubt from the alcohol. Finish is rather dry, champagne-like with the apple flavors coming back to the forefront.

M: Very crisp carbonation tingles the taste buds and creates a lively, powdery mouthfeel.

D: 8% ABV makes itself known, giving of a warming feeling in the finish, but this beer is still deliciously drinkable. Wouldn't be a problem reaching for another one as a follow up.

A delicious triple/tripel, especially as the fruit esters add a sweet, delicate fruitiness that nicely compliments the assortment of spices and the grainy malt character. I enjoyed the St. Bernie Tripel, but I must say it probably falls a close second to La Fin du Monde as my triple/tripel of choice at present. Nonetheless, this is quite a worthy Belgian Trappist ale and one I would definitely recommend to anyone seeking out exemplary Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,393 ratings.