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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#836
Reviews:
1,287
Ratings:
3,197
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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260
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Ratings: 3,197 |  Reviews: 1,287
Photo of pegelstrand
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good example of the style. Laying another down with some of my other Tripels for a horizontal some day. Time will tell.

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Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L — Pours a very slightly hazy pale golden body with a two-finger solid white head produced with gently aerated pour. Great retention and some lacing
S — Lemon, wheat, coriander, jasmine, honey, grassy hoppiness
T — Honey sweetness alongside herbaceous hops, fruity yeast esters, and metal
F — Immensely smooth, fluffy, buttery. A little cloying on the sweetness
O — Getting a hint of oxidation on this one, which may have effected the flavors some. Sweetness is a little much too. And the price

76/100

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an extremely clear medium to dark gold color with a massive thick, billowy white creamy head. Lot of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass and an abundance of sprightly carbonation.

S - The nose is hit with a massive wall of musty, aromatic pears, white grape skin, some yeast, straw, delicate spice, and some pepper. An overall very dry aroma - smells amazing.

T - Lemon, pepper, spice, some banana esters, pear, citrus, and a lingering peppery lemon spice with some earthy, spicy bitterness. Very crisp.

M - Rather full bodied for a Tripel but it works perfectly.

O - This beer is just fantastic. After reviewing over 3,300 beers, how did this ever elude me? Was certainly familiar with the beer, evidently I never had it before when I thought I did. A timeless Classic - recommended.

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Photo of 1971bernat
1.5/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petrusek23
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustCamIt
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpyle
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy, deep golden color, pours a nice sized white head, creamy and with good retention.

Wonderful nose with hints of lemon and pepper, a bit of candy sweetness. Smells delicious

Some slightly lemony sweetness and pepper, but neither as pronounced as they were in the aroma. Well attenuated and balanced, becoming quite dry in the finish aided by the carbonation. More hop bitterness than in some tripels - definitely a dry and bitter finish.

MF - Light-medium body and very high carbonation. Carbonation is in style, but in some ways distracts from the flavor for me. Alcohol warmth is very muted.

A refreshing and easy drinking 8% ABV beer. Probably not my favorite from the world of tripels, but for all I know this one might be more authentic.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 104401
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REDAMI
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Dark straw pour, quite hazy with yeast. Had a thick, meringue-like head that thinned but didn't disappear.

S - Pineapple, musty yeast, tropical fruit (mango), slight syrupy sweetness.

T - Buttery yeast, pineapple lifesaver, tangerine, pound cake, slight grassy bitterness in the finish.

F - Super creamy mouth feel, with fine, smooooooth carbonation.

Wow...an excellent, flavorful, complex, but drinkable tripel. One of the smoothest and creamiest ever.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creamy grassy pear flavors make this the best St. Bernardous but is far from being the best of the Belgians.

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Photo of eberesford
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich hazy gold colour with thick 2cm head and good lacing. Aroma: candied banana, yeasty. Flavour: Banana, Clove, Cinnemon, slight warmth, yeasty/bready. Body wonderfully light.

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Photo of gardner254
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled
Pours a hazy slightly cloudy golden body with decent enough white head
Slightly tart slightly sour malt vinegar aroma
Clove and golden syrup aroma

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Photo of sbuck
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,197 ratings
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