St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,643 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,643
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 187
Gots: 236 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml served in a St. Bernardus goblet

A - Burnt orange color with a thick bright white head forming a thick collar. No lacing.

S - Fruity and yeasty, apricots, peaches, mango, sweet aroma

T - Sweet pale malts upfront, peaches, apricots galore, lemon, spicy Belgian yeast comes in along with a line of sweet candy and grain. Some nutmeg and coriander pop up as it warms. Finishes semi-dry with peppery/grassy hops.

M - Moderate foamy carbonation, turns creamy and lush, full body medium weight.

Excellent tripel. Rich pale malts with a tasty yeast strain. Stone fruit with some spice on the back end. Very drinkable I found myself drinking this faster than most tripels.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Before "12 08 14" (August 12, 2014).

Kind of a darker tripel. Burnt orange color. Quite hazy, as expected (even after decanting). The head laces less due to wetness on the inside of the glass. It still retains a nice thick layer. Height never reached past an inch or so.

Lots of big bready notes from the yeast strain. Banana, light clove, pear skins, lemon, wheatiness, and hints of coriander and pepper. The most German wheat-smelling tripel I've encountered yet. Has a light spice element in the nose that somewhat sets it apart, but you could've fooled me with all of that yeasty bread and banana.

Ah. Different from the nose. Still has the breadth, but the banana is smaller in the flavor. The spices are pronounced, however. Lots of implied pepper and/or grains of pepper. Clove is bigger than the banana now, too. The citrus died out, but there's some tart apple/pear. Some phenolic notes that border on medicinal. A little sweet, but likably. Finish has that carving alcohol note. A little rosy, but meshing with the spiciness.

Drinks great. The carbonation is nice to look at, but doesn't impede the feel or weight of the body. It supports it with lively prickle. The body is set at one notch above medium, but it feels wet and wooly in the mouth. Very nice.

St. Berny makes a quality tripel. No suprise there. Makes me want to go back and get the Watou Tripel.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.