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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,501 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,501
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 166
Gots: 178 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

acycler, Dec 07, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a hazy, golden yellow with great lacing and nice head

S- yeasty bread with lemon and clove, a hint of apricots and tangerine

T-similar to the nose, but with a citrus peel flavor balanced by the sweetness of the malt and fruitiness of the yeast; the hops are noticeable, but not overbearing, to balance things out

M-crisp and smooth; great medium body; a surprisingly dry finish with a lingering taste of sugar coated tangerine (the orange gummy circles with sugar on top comes to mind); nice carbonation

O-really hard to find faults in St. Bernardus; always has been one of my favorite breweries; fantastic beer

scottyb88, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jtdolla911, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

drummermattie02, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

griffiam03, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

izambler, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hpeli, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Vivs85, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

PaulD, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tumble, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Ljoreilly, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

LtColFrankSlade, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

skaboom420, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

crosenkrantz, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Scott_McCool, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

calcnerd, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

oso, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

OregonGrown7, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

kkmiller76, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

djl9701, Nov 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

JimTeal, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

davewlfpckfan29, Nov 13, 2012
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.