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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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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:
#828
Reviews:
1,284
Ratings:
3,184
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
262
Gots:
504
Trade:
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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

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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Photo of jjamadorphd
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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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,184 ratings
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