Tripel
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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From:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #7
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,137
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 9.2%
Ratings:
3,390
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 11:03 PM
Added:
Jan 07, 2001
Wants:
  282
Gots:
  560
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Ratings by ivanbrew:
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ivanbrew

One of my top favorite beers for Friday night light body sparkle and lovely sweet and hoppy finish! Cheers!

Jan 15, 2022
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4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Jan 16, 2022
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by nelsonracite from New Jersey

Looks golden brown. Smells of yeast and wheat, also a sweet note. Taste of light malt, and sweet notes of fruit? Overall a great beer.

Jan 16, 2022
 
4.63 by rawbraves from Colorado on Jan 04, 2022
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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by shu from Georgia

Citrus, yeasty, malty pale ale. Very high drinkability

Dec 26, 2021
 
4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.23 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Dec 09, 2021
 
4.4 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky on Dec 04, 2021
 
4.69 by irishevans from California on Dec 04, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought the mixed pack of Belgium beers at the LCBO in Ontario.
Poured a 2finger creamy head into glass .
Almost like a wheat beer smooth and we'll balanced flavors in all these beers from the brewery in Belgium I find it amazing that the alcohol is hidden in most of the beers so smooth.
Overall the Tripel refreshing and enjoyable to drink .
I'm glad I bought this mixed pack I should go back for another pack and save it for the summer time .
Cheers

Dec 01, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

Poured into snifter. Opaque pale yellow, persistent white head.

Nose is wheaty, Belgian whit style aroma.

Taste follows. Banana and sweet smooth maltiness.

This is not my favorite style of Belgian ale, but it's very good at what it does. Hits the right notes and drinks well.

Nov 15, 2021
 
4.35 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Nov 06, 2021
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ATL6245 from Georgia

Appearance: Cloudy, light amber. Thick fluffy white head with great retention.

Aroma: Fruity esters, apple & pear.

Flavor& aftertaste: Yeasty, slightly fruit like. Moderate bitterness. Alcohol bare perceptible.

Mouth-feel: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry start to finish.

Overall: Has nice lighter mouth-feel, but still plenty of body to. Typical Belgian yeasty aromas and flavors. Dry start to finish. A classic Belgian Tripel. Dangerously easy to drink for 8% ABV. There is a reason this beer is rated World Class!

Oct 29, 2021
 
3.5 by mpenske from California on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.38 by Hophazzard from California on Oct 20, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4
by AndreInNL

Purchased at a German grocer, fridge kept for one month. Poured from a 330ml bottle into a room temperature round Belgian glass, 5C at pour.

Look: Golden orange with slight haze, light foam almost encompassing the top of the beer. The carbonation kept pumping even after a 7-minute rest.

Smell: Typical scent off almost any Belgian beer. Sweet and yeasty, light hint of banana.

Taste: Sweet with a light malt, again banana, but slightly spiced. Hints of darker malt, but not indicated by the color. Medium body with a smooth finish.

Feel: For my taste, overly carbonated as with most Belgian beers. Extremely smooth mouthfeel despite the carbonation. Very large-bubble head reminiscent of soapy water with mild agitation, the agitation added greatly to a more pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall: The beer is incredibly drinkable once it warms more than the recommended drinking temperature and after agitation to release the aggressive carbonation and pleasant aroma of the beer. Bubbles still rising 20 minutes after pour, indicating that your parter may not be pleased to sleep next to you after drinking one of these hefty Belgian brews. I would purchase again, but would definitely let rest much longer and agitate early.

Oct 03, 2021
 
3.95 by marcrech from Brazil on Sep 25, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RaulMondesi from California

Yeah, this one bangs like Baby Animal smashing the drums. You know that wild muppet, home boy is legit - like this beer. I mean really though, what can I say? It’s good. Real good. And it makes me want to feel. How I just want to feel.

Aug 19, 2021
 
4.31 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Aug 05, 2021
 
3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 24, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hank_and_als_beer_reviews

7/11/2021 4:25pm EST
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle (FL 06 06 21) into a 15cl St. Bernardus tasting glass.

Look: A matrix of fine white glass spheres stack upon the surface to form a head which hangs around for some time above the foggy pale to medium amber (SRM 6.5) body. Lacings reminds one of how full the glass once was and tells a story.

Smell: Coriander, citrus, fennel with some freshly milled wheat.

Taste: Deceptively light and crisp which belays the ABV. Juniper, citrus soaked wheat and thyme dance together in a way that is reminiscent of a summer day at a cool crisp lake. A hint of warmth extinguished by the shade.

Feel: Freshly laundered flannel bedsheets. Airy but substantial--compliments of the generous carbonation.

Overall: Exemplary for its style, but breaks no new ground. A refreshing harmony of ripe white fruits treat the senses with a splash of tempered warmth.

Jul 11, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

750ml bottle. Caged and corked. Best by date on "cap" is '04.08.22'.
Mostly clear, pale gold colored body. Lots of large bubble white head with each pour. Leaves behind webs of lacing.
Aroma of stone fruit, ester of pencil eraser and something close to banana and cloves, along with straw.
Taste is full of stone fruit, Belgian yeast, and sweetness from the candi sugar and malts. Has a grassy base. Has a bit of spice. Mostly a sweet flavor but with the dry yeast. Aftertaste minimizes the sweetness and allows more of the yeast.
Medium mouth feel. Champagne like with the bubbles in the mouth. Big carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
Classic Tripel with the sweet fruit, yeast, malt and spice. Massive head expression slows down the drinking experience.

Jun 19, 2021
 
4.5 by Vestlake from Alabama on Jun 09, 2021
 
4.19 by Rhetion from Florida on May 31, 2021
 
4.07 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio on May 22, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

What a wonderful brewery...

May 19, 2021
 
3.99 by simonrgilbert57 from California on May 16, 2021
 
4.25 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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3.23/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

330 mL bottle. Cloudy golden with a bit white head. Nose is clove and banana sweetness. Tastes of banana, spicy clove, sharp alcohol, light sweetness. Lingering booze. Surprisingly alcoholic in flavor. Clove spiciness lasts into the aftertaste. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. Not my favorite, but at least it isn't overly sweet.

May 01, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by eameslover from Michigan

First time having it and cold pint glass wasn’t the right treatment. Needed to a be in a tulip and a bit warmer in temp. I’ll try it again.

Apr 26, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

11.2oz bottle
stamped 05 07 22
L: slightly hazy golden body; fluffy white head holds good retention
S: pale grain, spicy & fruity Belgian yeast, bread, white wine, grass
T: flavorful & complex: bread dough, pale malt, chardonnay, white grape, apple, spicy/earthy/grassy hops, faint banana
F: fuller body, alcohol is warming & slightly hot at times, higher carbonation, dry finish with moderate bitterness
O: it’s been years since I had this one; just as good as I remember

Apr 15, 2021
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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by lebynthos from China

Phenomenal beer. Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet. Light hazy orange in the glass with generous white head which dissipates slowly. Nice bit of apricot on the nose along with some general Belgian fruitiness. Sweet and fruity on the palate with a good maltiness. Full bodied and almost viscous. Very little alcohol bite despite the ABV. Perfect beer for warm summer evenings.

Apr 07, 2021
 
4.28 by americancontrarian from Iowa on Apr 03, 2021
 
4.5 by TylerJ from Iowa on Mar 29, 2021
 
4.38 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Mar 26, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter at 50 degrees F (recommended drinking temp):
L - golden straw colored with a white soft head that lingered
S - Belgian yeast, straw
T - Belgian yeast and clove predominantly with a bit of citrus creeping in
F - medium mouthfeel and carbonation
O - very nice tripel, flavors are well balanced

Mar 23, 2021
Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 3390 ratings