St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
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4.24/5
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#877
Reviews:
1,296
Ratings:
3,221
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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Photo of joeskirkie
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a glass chalice it's a cloudy, hazy blonde with a thin off white head laces the top nicely.

Sour apple aroma, hints of tart berries

Taste is slighty tart as the nose suggests, but with an extra little spicyness throughout and kiss of bitterness on the finish.

Everything blends as you go on. You don't detect alcohol while you drink it, only after. The carbonation dances across the palate.

I'm enjoying this from a 12 oz. bottle now, only because there didn't seem to be any more 750 mL left in the store. So yeah I consider it very well drinkable.

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Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thin, short lasting head. Nice sweet aroma of yeast, fruit, brown sugar and spices. Mouth feel is harsh and dry. Full body. Taste is very similar to aroma: yeast, sugar and fruit (banana and apricots) with some spice notes. Long earthy finish. Very nice, complex brew, not very easy to drink though

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of SupaCelt
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour reveals a golden brew that leans more toward an orange hue. A big white head came up off the pour and faded away leaving some thick lace that looks soapy and bubbly on the rim of the glass.

The nose is malty and sweet. Yeast is quite detectable. This actually does smell a bit like caramel underneath the fruity sweet candy sugar tones that flourish. It seems to have a peppery aroma that encases these sweeter and more dynamic notes.

The flavour has some tasty banana fruitiness. The yeast is present and gives a chalky, buttery aspect to the flavour. Banana, caramel, butterscotch, and that bit of peppery spiciness come together as a package with the candied aspects that add another dimension.

The mouthfeel is medium. It feels a bit thick and syrupy, which works well here.

Drinkability is easy. No problems here. This is good, but really nothing super impressive.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a porter glass.

A: Pours a very hazy light orange hue with a huge 4-finger, white foam that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Aromas of Belgian Candies, yeast, and sweet fruits.

T: Starts a little sweet and has a fruity yeast middle followed by a little bitterness. Alcohol definitely present but blends in with the sweetness.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Tripel. Well rounded and tasty.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,221 ratings