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St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

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2,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,496
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 166
Gots: 176 | FT: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

RyanGoodman, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Dcunicelli, May 19, 2013
Photo of blitz134
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%

Light golden yellow body with floaties. Voluptuous pure white head, slowly reduced to a lumpy pillow.

Light aroma filled with some cotton candy sweetness. Some yeasty, breadlike body as well to the nose. Taste has quite a kick to it. Very crisp carbonation and a good kick of spices. Finishes with some bread and yeast which was picked up in the aroma. Overall a good tasting brew. Tripels aren't usually my first choice, but I can appreciate this for what it is.

Medium mouthfeel at best. Only coats the mouth slightly. A pretty refreshing brew. Cutting down on the sharpness would help.

blitz134, Nov 27, 2005
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Hopdaemon39, Jan 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Azpittil57, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Jmamay22
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Carefully poured into my snifter this pours out a clear golden amber with a fluffy white foamy head. Plenty of carbonation rising to the top helps to maintain the voluminous head. Nice thick lacing to boot!

Smells of yeast, white pepper, and earthy hops. Interesting, but not as complex as I would expect from a Belgian tripel.

Ahh, here is that complexity that was missing out. More spices and candy sugar goodness here. I'm noting clove, pepper, and yeast. The candy sugar sweetness is balanced by the hop background. Earthy and grassy hop tones rather than bitter or citrus. There's an air of funk similar to a saison. If you don't like that sort of thing this probably won't work for you.

Mouthfeel is smooth and drinkability is amazing no doubt both are helped by the careful use of the candy sugar. This was finished too fast. I highly recommend this tripel. Only the nose was disappointing, but everything else was great. Another solid offering from St. Bernardus.

Jmamay22, Nov 17, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Luiz0930, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Schmoog, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Jacobob10
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cwd, Jul 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bmoney, Dec 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

griffeyb, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

nyrblue2, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

gonzo000, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Beervana, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Quaffer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

11.2 oz. bottle. Picked this up in KC, MO. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: This was a lightly hazy, soft amber-orange beer. There were lot of tiny particles suspended in the liquid and a nice bead. The white head rose up easily to two fingers. It was coarse and settled down at an average rate. The bead sustained a thin cap of white foam on the top of the beer for the entire drink. The lacing was very light.

Smell: Lots of spicy alcohol and a lightly smokey component. Apples and grapes were present, though they were the strongest right after the pour. Hints of yeast and vanilla were just barely detectable. Overall, a classic tripel aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with a nice chewy presence along the sides of the tongue. The carbonation provided a soft, fluffy feel.

Taste: Spicy alcohol and grapes as the beer hit the tip of the tongue. Chewy sweet malt kicked in in the middle. There were hints of roasted malt as well. The alcohol carried on into the finish and was joined by a decent amount of floral hops.

A good beer, but nothing really special. The alcohol was fairly strong, but never seemed overbearing.

Quaffer, Feb 25, 2005
Photo of pentathlete
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

Hazy amber, with a diminishing head. Lots of carbonation, just a pleasure to look at. Smell is spicy, yeasty, and has that Belgian malt odor going for it. This tasted more like a strong pale with a dry spiciness that barely let any fruit flavors come through. Mouthfeel is medium and satisfying. An easy to drink beer...recommended.

pentathlete, Jul 30, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

JasonTaverner, Sep 22, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a slightly hazed burnt orange with a 1-1/2 finger dense head of white cottony foam. The aroma consists of a light spiced sweet fruit light lemon and a musty yeast smell. The taste is a creamy spiced fruit again, with a light raisin, yeast and a warming alcohol. This is a medium bodied beer with a slightly sweet finish. Very solid brew!

BeerAngel, Apr 03, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AKuehn47, Jul 31, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours out great and leaves some head with a strong lacing. The smell is very flowrey and really great. Has a sweet flowery nose to it, like a great beligan tripel. Taste is malty and sweet with buttery flavors. It has apple fruit tones. Mouthfeel is a little off, but very nice. I don't like this as much as other Belgians, but it does fine for itself.

Erdinger2003, Mar 14, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

pours a cloudy apple cider like color with a smaller white head, smell is very good. has a wonderful strong yeast aroma, lots of sweet malt and fruits and spices. taste is very good, has a sharp alcohol presence to it, but still smooth and easy to drink. mouthfeel is good, could be a bit better, but who am i to judge. another great belgian.

1fastz28, May 06, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

kkmiller76, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

a- bottle poured into a st. bernardus logo goblet, hazy bright orange gold coloring, one finger fades pretty quick to lace layer with large bubbling.

s- very classical tripel nose, banana, clove, lots of yeast, and ample pepper.

t- echos nose, tastes strong, touch of hops mix in with the usual suspects, ripe banana, clove, and yeast.

m- medium to full, coating.

d- good, very flavorful, prefect example of what a tripel should taste like.

thecarster1, Dec 31, 2010
St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
95 out of 100 based on 2,496 ratings.