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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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3,182 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#823
Reviews:
1,283
Ratings:
3,182
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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264
Gots:
501
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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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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

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Captain68
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

classic - very true to style. Well balanced, touch of sweetness and a nice carbonation. Will buy again, and again.

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Photo of dandy14
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of PDawes
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mollykats
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

2017-08-22
Served on tap at the Little Delirium in Brussels.

Pours a slightly murky blonde with a small head and little carbonation. Smell is banana and yeast -- totally classic tripel.

Taste is surprisingly light and refreshing for an 8% tripel. Banana, hint of clove, and yeast.

Mouthfeel is also surprisingly dry. Overall, good beer.

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

Aged this brew for 9-months and have waited impatiently to give it a try, I am glad to finally get to it.

Very unique look - cloudy, foggy, with something floating in the beer, all of it under a white, puffy head. The smell was sweet and boozy to go along with a muted boozy taste - not so overpowering as some of these brews are before letting them sit. The mouthfeel was crisp, medium-bodied, and it has a creamy texture to it. Not one of the better St. Bernardus' I've had, but still solid enough.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like all Tripels that I have tried this is a great Beer! Pours a golden color with a small white head. The smell is sweet corn and barley. The flavor is sweet smooth light molasses. Overall would definitely have again!

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peppery, creamy, grassy, clove pear that is earthy and slightly boozy. Nice golden orange body with a beautiful head. very delicious but not my favorite Belgian brew.

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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,182 ratings
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