St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
BA SCORE
4.24/5
3,171 Ratings
St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#820
Reviews:
1,280
Ratings:
3,171
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, completely opaque, golden, straw color, with two fingers of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes or English muffins. There are also lots of funky, Belgian yeast, which imparts notes of citrus, such as lemon zest, orange zest, pith, grapefruit, as well as spices of coriander, white pepper, and parsley. I also get some aromas of candied sugar and honey-suckle. Smells very, very nice and inviting.

Taste: Delicious! Strong flavors of toasted malt, candied sugar-like sweetness up front, followed by funky, Belgian yeast, which imparts notes of citrus, such as lemon zest, orange zest, pith, grapefruit, as well as spices of coriander, white pepper, and parsley. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 8%, there is just a hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious triple. Great flavors in a seriously good quaff. Very highly recommended!

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A: Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice. A hazy gold, white light but well formed head, didn't leave just lace, left a layer of foam that gripped the walls of the glass.

S: Can't imagine a better balance of Belgian yeastiness, earthiness, and a little sweetness.

T: Just like the smell. This tripel was so flavorful yet not overdone it was ridiculous.

M/D. The alcohol didn't make it too slick, but it had a nice medium-light mouthfeel

This is a beer I could drink and drink forever. So interesting yet it's easy to quaff.

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Expensive, but the best tripel I have ever had. I could not find any flaws. An explosion of flavor, yet comfortable and not overwhelming

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