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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,592 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,592
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 177
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

desint, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of cwd
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cwd, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of burnstar
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy light orangish gold. Huge very persistent white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Ridiculous lacing. Aroma is very yeasty and earthy. Taste has a lot of light malty sweetness. Sweet citrus. Tangy, spicy and herbal. Oranges in the finish. A bit of warming alcohol. Intense but also rounded and balanced. Full bodied and well carbonated but not too much so. Very tasty. Really good and solid tripel overall.

burnstar, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Citadel82
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a one finger head that left scattered lace in a freshly cleaned glass. Lots of suspended sediment.

Aroma of citrus, dough, malt, yeast and hints of alcohol.

Tastes of bitter orange with some sweetness then bittering hops and a long very hoppy dry finish with hints of alcohol.

Medium bodied with little carbonation.

This is a good complex sipper. Appearance has room for improvment. Not the best tripel I've had but decent enough.

Citadel82, Jan 06, 2005
Photo of Anthony1
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

formed 2" of dense, creamy, slightly off-white head over the light golden-honey hued brew. Head shows great staying power, and lacing is amazingly hearty and plentiful. Aroma is a bit spicy, in that expected Belgian way, with yeasty, slightly malty undercurrents. Taste is upfront delicately fruity, following with hearty malt character, and only the slightest hint of the alcohol we know all tripels have. Mouthfeel and drinkabilty are both excellent.

Anthony1, Aug 25, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

YeastEnthusiast, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of danielharper
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange body, very thick white foamy head. Hazy, highly effervescent. Leaves significant lacing.

Smell: Citrus notes up-front, strong aroma of orange peel and a hint of lemon. Aside from that is the standard Belgian tartness and hints of grapefruit. Sweet, malty, no notes of hops.

Taste: Strongly citrus, notes of Belgian yeast, with a slight... saltiness in the finish. Flavors of oranges most prominent. Somewhat drying on the finish, with a bit of a bitter bite. Crisp, clean, refreshing, with the alcohol hidden beautifully.

Mouthfeel: Moderate, somewhat thin for the style. Slight bit of a carbonation bite to the tongue and palate.

Drinkability: I'm not usually a huge fan of tripels, but I'm a fan of this tripel. Very enjoyable.

danielharper, Nov 26, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

JasonTaverner, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Azpittil57, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of wheatyweiss
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light straw with a dense bubbly immense head that dissipates slowly leaving thick lace all around.

Nose is crystal malt, diacetyl, bubble gum and citrus. Not very strong on the nose, but when I look for it, it is good.

Taste is crystal malt exploding with yeast sourness. Citrus notes ride high with a wave of fruity and sour yeast flavors. Sweet candy sugar and a slight booziness on the back, nice.

Mouthfeel is chewy and substantial, leaving a stickiness on the lips and drying slightly in the finish, good.

Very good and glad I tried it.

wheatyweiss, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of Hopswagger
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Cloudy orange tinted golden body with a massive mound of ivory cream jiggling on top.

S: Pilsner malt, candied sugar malt, marshmallows, clove, pears, peaches, Granny Smith apples, gala apples, cinnamon, spicy barley, sugary pound cake and a great yeast strain. Subtle banana esters and coconut.

T/M: Spicy and fruity taste that follows the above mentioned ingredients. Yeast is great with earthy and fruit forward flavors that are semi powdery. Alcohol presence is sharp and spicy but complimenting. Great mouthfeel that finishes dry with tea tannins.

O: As expected this is a great triple. Super complex profile while being well balanced as well.

Hopswagger, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

KornWallace, Feb 09, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber color with a thin, bubbly, white head. Great retention throughout the entire beer but not much lacing to speak of. Loads of fruit in the aroma mixed with earthy yeast. Flavor carries over the citrus fruit and banana from the aroma and finishes with a touch of spice from the hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I love tripels and this is a classic for the style. Very enjoyable.

Jacobob10, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Stockfan42, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

shockrocker65, Feb 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of Casey10
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really been stuck on a the triple style since I tried a chimay triple.

A - Hazy bubbly like brew interesting.

S - spice, clove? perhaps banana

t - smooth very nice taste although nothing overpowering to say wow.

M - frothy, nice, kind of tart not bad.

D - Doesnt feel as stong as the 8.0 ABV suggest so could drink a lot of this.

Casey10, Aug 10, 2009
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer has a nice cloudy peach color. Nice head to start off with but goes down to a lace that won't go away. This beer has nice carboniation. It has a very good smell. Malt plus fruit scents. The taste is lower on the Belgian spicy esters, which is good for a change of pace.

GeoffFromSJ, May 30, 2004
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking brew in my Chimay goblet. This beer is a perfect gold with a grand head that leaves rings around the glass. Smell is predominately citrus, oranges, but a little sweeter, like tangerines with a nice malt backbone. Taste is a tad spicy, a little acidity that's OK, mostly citrus fruits and a little hint of honeydew. Very drinkable and hardly a notice of the alcohol. A high-class brew to cap the evening.

saintwarrick, Jul 08, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

azorie, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jordanimal, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of JBogan
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy orangish yellow with a large and foamy head which stayed around a long time and left some but not a lot of lacing.

Smelled of grapes and citrus with some alcohol present, especially as the beer warmed.

Tasted of grapefruit, orange, some yeast, a bit of alcohol. Very nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel was really good. Medium bodied with a good smoothness and crispness going down. Nice amount of carbonation.

This was a truly enjoyable beer that I'd love to try again and share with friends.

JBogan, Jan 24, 2008
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,592 ratings.