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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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2,688 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,688
Reviews: 1,193
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 193
Gots: 259 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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Photo of kirkse
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a towering white head.

Smells of apricots and honey with a hint of lemon/citrus at the end.

Taste is very similar to the smell. Very sweet, (more so than I expected) with a little bitterness to round out the flavor profile.

Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall, this is a very pleasant and refreshing beer. It might not be my favorite triple, but it is still a very solid offering.

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of beerpirates
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottel poured in my karmeliet glasw

A: Creamy 2 finger head with pale orange and slightly hazy color

N: Nose is yeasty with spices, some Belgian malts, a touch of raisiny sugar and alcohol

T: Taste starts with sweet malts and candi sugar with alcohol that fades quickly, a slight raisin and fruity quality but maintains its Belgian quality, some nice bitterness not to much , just perfect,

M: It has a very smooth mouth but thick at the same time, very Nice

Very rich and delicious This is à good example for the Style

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of fitzy84
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at the Moan and Dove. The drink had a murky yellow-gold appearance with a slick lacing and patchy, island-like head. Aromas were really great: cloves smells mixed with an apparent sour, citrus smell. Taste was utterly excellent. Had a great vanilla cream taste mixed with that ripe citrus taste. Mouthfeel follows the taste quite complementary. The smooth/crisp dichotomy is perfect. Overall, very, very good.

Photo of ChadQuest
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mybe it just looks better in the St Bernardus glass, there is an 1/2 inch cap that wont leave, not that i want it too.
The aroma is strong in the spice and yeast department, it's strong and wafting out for feet. I cant help but give the taste a 5, there is so much juicy citrus packed into each sip, with a tangy yeast light tartness, over all the crisp fruits like pear and apple and esters. this is greatness. This is so approachable and the light dryness just begs you to to set the glass down.

Photo of berley31
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, white frothy head that diminished to about 1/2-finger size. Body is a nice, dark-golden color that was cloudy, with heavy particles floating around. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Nice aroma, quite similar to the Watou Tripel, with lots of yeast, citrus, and some hints of alcohol.

T: Very nice flavor of breadiness, citrus, orange, and a light alcohol warmth in the finish. Average duration.

M: Medium-to-full bodied with a creamy texture, and average carbonation... not quite as fizzy as some of the other St. Bernardus beers.

D: A very, very good tripel... not the standout of its class, but definitely near the top, and very drinkable for its ABV.

Photo of Beermazter310
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Dank26
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of scottDC
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have been waiting to try this beer for awhile. Popped the top and it started foaming out of the bottle. So I quickly poured into my chalice. Yellowish-orange in color with a good size white head thanks to all those bubbles. Streams of them constantly make their way to the top.

The smell is orange, citrus, pepper and malt all wrapped into one. The first thing I notice about the taste is how smooth it is. So well balanced it is almost mind blowing. Sweet in the beginning, spicy in the middle and hoppy-dry in the end. That dryness at the end is what I love. Todd told me the Watou Triple was dryer and I have to agree. This one seems to have more body and balance. I love it.

Photo of DoctorDog
3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 11.2 oz bottle into a goblet.

A- Pours a hazy light golden/orange, loaded with sediment, which remain suspended as a well mixed solution, but eventually collect on the bottom of the glass. ~2 fingers of pure white head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin, incomplete and petri-dish looking cap. No lacing noted.

S- A sightly funky green-apple/light fruit bouquet.

T- Hoppy, sweet bannana flavors hit first. Lightly bitter, alcohol infused, slightly funky yeasty finish. Bit more alcohol bite than I'd anticipated.

M- Prickling carbonation, yet fairly creamy.

D- OK. A bit too boozy tasting for me to want more than one.

Future outlook: Eh, hard to say. Decent, but uninspiring IMO, so I won't soon seek it out again.

Photo of crwills
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pinkish gold, into an oversized wine glass. Big fluffy cloud head that leaves lots of lacing. Some yeasty bits in the glass, probably my fault.

Aroma is oranges and cloves, sugary lemon, and very fresh, bready malt.

Taste is incredibly thick and malty upfront. Mild citrus middle, with some bready notes. Good sour hop kick in the aftertaste makes this an excellently balanced beer. Mouthfeel is fantastically chewy and satisfying, with moderate carbonation.

This is my favourite tripel so far, and probably my favourite St. Bernardus brew as well. Good stuff!

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 brown bottle poured into a goblet; unsettling yellow in color, with off and on orange peel showings. A sparkling and white bubbly soapy head. The nose is fruity, with sugar plum, banana bread and cloves. Non-moving yeasty particles make their presence known. Incredible tastings--chewy peppery spices, plums, yeast and fruity malts. The body contains some bread/biscuit flavorings. Bubble gum, bananas and more peppery notes are noted. Finishes dry and very satisfying; the definitive definition of what a triple should be! A gem!

Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this Tripel from a bottle into a goblet. Pours a cloudy orangish color, produces a white creamy head and has some of the thickest lacing I have ever seen. The aroma smelled of orange and apricots. Very nice. Medium in body, this Tripel was very smooth, highest marks for mouthfeel. A base of toasted malt, strong citrus flavor...lemon and orange, hints of ripe apricots and then moves to a sweet caramel almost candy sugar flavor. This Tripel is amazing...best I have ever had, so many flavors shine through...it was fun to analyze. Semi dry finish.. Can't wait to try again.

Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of desint
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of WckdVbz
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of twelvsies
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

After hearing a busy buzz about this beer I was glad to finally stumble upon it at D's in Pittsburgh. Steel City, baby. Great hazy orange amber tone to this beer with a rocky head that sticks around for a while. Nice. This beer is sitting maybe two feet from my nose and I can smell it clearly. Total yeasty spicy bready smell. Very "Belgian". Sweet light malts. Taste is fabulous. Much as the smell suggests, which is good. Yeasty sweetened esters up front with a freshly baked bread follow up. I think the merry monk on the label and I would be great pals. Great floral grassy notes to this beer, although not particularly "hoppy" in the American sense. A totally different interpretation of hops and malt here. And a tiny tad of bitterness at the end. Just enough to get your attention. Subtle is the word. But not wussy. Definately not. Very abundant flavor. Complex. Extremely cake-like. Very smooth and very light floaty mouthfeel. You can certainly taste the authenticity in this beer. An extremely drinkable beer, very easy going down. This is a cream of the crop beer from Belgium. Drink up chums.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a turbid light apple cider-like color with about 2 inches of white, fluffy head. Pretty typical for the style. Laces ok.

S- Spicy from that Belgian yeast, fruity--though I can't pick out exactly what they are (pineapple? apple? pears?), cloves, some banana.

T- Follows nose. Yeasty, spicy, with a little musty touch. Less fruit than I expected. Slight touch of banana and pineapple. Slight alcohol. Yeast is primary component, with maybe some Belgian spices. Hop aftertaste.

M- Light and prickly. Slightly syrupy. Dry finish.

D- Definitely moving through this one. Good one, watch out for the ABV.

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 2,688 ratings.