Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Ranked #7
Ranked #2,121
4.24 | pDev: 9.2%
Dec 03, 2023
Jan 07, 2001
St. Bernardus Tripel is a traditional abbey beer that follows the classic tripel style. In the Watou region a tripel is often referred to as a ‘Bernadetje’. A fine tribute that pays homage to Bernadette, the youngest daughter of Evariste Deconinck, the man to whom the monks of Abbaye Sainte Marie du Mont des Cats sold their Belgian property in 1934.
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Ratings by ElGallo:
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Rated by ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 11, 2022
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Rated by Deano_53 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasty, but not my favorite Tripel
Dec 03, 2023
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Reviewed by ResearchRado from Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright golden. Sheet lacing. Opaque.

Yum. Banana. Bubblegum.

Bubblegum. Mild clove. Some sweetness but not syrupy.

Medium body. None of the sharp/metallic notes found in some tripels. Not as effervescent as some either. Wow, just reeeaaaallly unobtrusive.

Yes. Easiest tripel ever. So easy going.
Nov 25, 2023
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Rated by jneedham

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Love this beer!
Nov 23, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Nov 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330 ml bottle at 8%. Poured at around 7 degrees celciusm in a Tongeren glass.
Highly carbonated, lovely layer of dense foam, disolving slowly.
Hazy white yellow colour. Smell, Fresh bread, yeast, caramel.
Taste, sour dough, yeast, lovely acidity. Was this beer oaked or casked?
Truely nice.
Do not let the corny label fool you, this is a very well made beer.
Nov 18, 2023
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Reviewed by solok from California

3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy golden look. Strong head. Smell is just malty with some hop, no spice. Very malty taste, almost like a lager. Negligible hop. Some sweetness.
Feeling similar to a cider. Limited effervescence. Surprisingly unremarkable for this brewery.
Nov 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Certainly a slight notch down from ABT 12 and Westmalle Tripple, but not exactly a fair comparison for a beer that is excellent in every respect. Good color, crisp, less fruity, but light, gets flat quickly. But still rich and delicious tasting.
Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Oct 30, 2023
Rated: 5 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by digitalflood from New York

Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 330ml bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a huge , domed white head and only a little visible carbonation.
The smell is of mellow yeast and slight banana and the taste follows on from this whilst adding notes of toffee, malt , bread, fruitiness and a medium bitterness, everything is very well rounded together.
The mouthfeel is thick without being syrupy, subtle prickly carbonation and a warmth from the alcohol.
Overall a great beer, subtle, complicated,rich without being overpowering .One I think I'd notice different things on on different occasions. ,
Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Absolutely beautiful pour. Gold amber, big foamy head that lasts well. Instant sweet esters and yeast with some banana aromas too. Taste follows now with nice carbonation and a sweet dry finish, almost like a dessert wine finish. Lovely and complex triple. Really enjoyed it.
Aug 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours golden orange body, white head, persistent cap, lots of lacing.

S - Bright yeast forward nose, with spun sugar and limestone predominant.

T - Clean and bright banana notes, earthy hops, and a mildly bitter, sharp backend.

M - Prickly carbonation, moderate weight, dry close.

O - A mighty fine Tripel - delicious and satisfying.
Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Aroma is your typical Belgian banana-ester-malt, and the body is an excellent example of what usually comes after: a bright, refreshing wave of banana, clove, honey, and malt with delightful and refreshing carbonation. A delicious exemplar of the Belgian tripel.
Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 20, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle from a mix 4pk exp date 01/06/24 into a Watou chalice.
L: Pours clouded apricot orange with a very thin white head that is a skin, low carbonation, no lacing.
S: Banana bread, clove, a hint of rum, gains more hop aroma with light warming.
T: Fruity, banana bread, light clove, yeast, a hint of citrus zest, white pepper, a suggestion of grains, wheat, distant cork. It is gently sweet.
F: Gently brisk, lightly juicy medium-light body with a fairly fast & dry finish. Becomes more smooth with warming yet retains a light & bright fizz.
O: I rolled the bottle to get some sediment into the pour and it was a very slow pour that produced no head. This was on purpose. The beer is lively and foams over if poured quickly, esp into the correct chalice. This affects lacing as well. Nice to have the option. Overall a beautiful tasting and drinking beer. Most certainly a sipper and has a classic Belgian taste & feel. No noticeable traces of alcohol yet it is lightly warming. It is outstanding in its style.
Jul 18, 2023
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Rated by calvin_os from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Classic, delicious, easy drinking for 8% ABV. Sure to have you feeling good.
Jun 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dry and crisp with many tiny bubbles in light yellow and cloudy beer; thin but consistent head with strong lacing; slightly over-carbonated requiring a quick transfer from bottle to glass lest it overflow. There is no alcohol bite despite it being 8% abv and not a lot of sweetness. Body is very light. Taste is fantastic with subtle hops and not too much fruit or spice for a tripel. Overall it is one of the best beers I know of, and it is slightly more affordable than Chimay.
Jun 15, 2023
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