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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,458 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 164
Gots: 159 | 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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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-17-2012 08:58:00 | More by OregonGrown7
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-16-2012 06:08:24 | More by kkmiller76
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2012 22:29:13 | More by VernonKell
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djl9701

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-14-2012 23:22:15 | More by djl9701
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gshak

Texas

2/5  rDev -52.9%

11-14-2012 21:27:04 | More by gshak
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JimTeal

Nevada

4.98/5  rDev +17.2%

I must come clean up front, I love St Bernardus beers, and shockingly this beer out of the bottle is darn near as good as draft in Bruge. I purchased a 4 pack at Total Wine (glad to see they are beginning to carry good variety of bottled 4 packs of Belgians) and this Tripel is excellent. The pour is delightful, not overly carbonated, really an almost perfect head. The golden haze is classic for a really good tripel. The initial taste is neither sweet nor too dry, just right, without the lemony aftertaste of most Belgian blondes which have their own category. The smell is as good as it gets for tripels, great balance, hint of banana/caramel, but really a clean and fine flavorful beer and the moderate alcohol makes this Tripel worth a try. I plan to enjoy this particular brew many times in the future, especially now that I don't have to buy the 22 oz expensive model every time. I am occasionally torn about the overall price of Belgian beer and I will be glad when our stateside brewers catch up, which they will. Unfortunately we are a bit short on monks supplying out of the back monastery entrance, but our micros more than hold their own. The St Bernardus range of beers is wonderfully thought out and each has a reason, taste and character for it's existence. So I am happy to include this with their Abt 12/8/6 and Wit.

11-13-2012 23:01:39 | More by JimTeal
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-13-2012 01:41:49 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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BeerTruck

Portugal

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-12-2012 23:59:30 | More by BeerTruck
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PopGun

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-11-2012 22:38:49 | More by PopGun
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vidisad

California

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.

11-11-2012 07:52:49 | More by vidisad
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

2/5  rDev -52.9%

11-11-2012 02:55:22 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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Threske

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-10-2012 13:51:38 | More by Threske
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-09-2012 20:41:55 | More by dunix
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-09-2012 08:25:44 | More by Dank26
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-08-2012 17:31:12 | More by fionn13
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-07-2012 02:30:52 | More by andthevolcano
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-05-2012 22:59:26 | More by AlaskanYoung
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od_sf

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-05-2012 22:13:03 | More by od_sf
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Amil


4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-05-2012 01:47:15 | More by Amil
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-04-2012 02:32:25 | More by PEIhop
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-03-2012 04:06:07 | More by mbw314
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peagasus

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-02-2012 15:28:10 | More by peagasus
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

11-02-2012 02:06:53 | More by Maltmaiden
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Bellonc

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-01-2012 22:52:00 | More by Bellonc
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BubblesInMyBeer

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-01-2012 18:09:14 | More by BubblesInMyBeer
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.