St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

BA SCORE
94
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3,136 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
Ratings:
3,136
Reviews:
1,269
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
473
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 3,136 |  Reviews: 1,269
Photo of GuitarIPA
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle.
Lots of warmth and comfort from this beer. Flavors and aromas of dried fruits/apricots, lemon, and spice. Nice medium, creamy body.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corneliustoad
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolfHunter
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bombelsky
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a trappist chalice. Label shows a monk enjoying his beer. It has a hazy, orange color. Off white, two fingers tall and very frothy head. Foam is diminishing and creates a small crown. Good lacing. Malty aromas of grain and hay. Lemon aroma upfront. Gentle citrus. Some apricot. Medium body. Soft carbonation, salty. Some spiciness. Wonderful sweet fruits and bitter strong punch in a mouthfeel. Well balanced. Fantastic long, bitter finish. Some sour notes. Served at 9 Celsius degrees.

Expiration date: 14.04.2017
Review date: 25.04.2016

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Photo of Vipsanius
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maciel6578
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjccmd
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bready, fruity, and floral aroma. White pepper, perfume like. Apples, pears, and pie crust-like malt character. Cinnamon. Somewhat savory smelling.

Pours hazy golden with a frothy white head that recedes quickly but leaves sticky lacing.

Sweet honey bread. Almost doughy. Apples, cinnamon, white pepper. Rich and fruity. Snappy hop bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Fairly dry finish, but with lingering doughy, honey sweetness.

Medium full body with medium high carbonation. Fine, prickly bubbles, bring out hop bitterness. Snappy and bright.

More malt forward than others of the style. Less hop character, but with firm bitterness. Rich and fruity upfront but with enough snappy bitterness and a dry finish to keep the sweetness in check.

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Photo of noz03
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best tripels I have ever tried, definitely would love to drink again, maybe followed by the St Bernardus abt 12 which is also amazing.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a hazey golden colour with a small white head that disapates to a thin layer. Aroma Apple, pear, sweet, fruity, malt, banana. Taste clove, fruits, banana, pear, malt. Not bad.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Miket13
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of couchsitta
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BSecaida
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With its fruity/bitter balance cutting through the abundant garlic and herbs, this Tripel goes well with Uncle Bob's World-Famous vegetable soup... and probably a lot of other great foods, too.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Listed in the 1001 Beers, this beers deserves to be there.
MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said "The lighter, more flowery, Tripel has a pale amber color ... and the orangey-grassy flavors of Styrian hops."

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Photo of millelacsmark
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoriarty
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,136 ratings.
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