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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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3,186 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#828
Reviews:
1,284
Ratings:
3,186
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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262
Gots:
505
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 oz corked bottle into a shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: cloudy pale straw yellow with one finger of white head, excellent retention and a moderate amount of lacing on the glass, a higher amount of carbonation.

SMELL: sweet citrus and bread, not overpowering, subtle.

TASTE: yeasty and sweet, light bitterness at the end, citrus, banana and spice, 8% ABV is well disguised. The hop profile is more subdued than other tripel beers I have had.

PALATE: medium body with high carbonation, creamy.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer but not my favorite tripel. It is not as complex or bold enough for my taste but I would drink it again.

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Poured moderately from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewers Art goblet. Best before 17/07/15 according to the label. Oh, happy monk, you are so delightful!

A: Cloudy, golden yellow with slight orangish tint. 1 finger of clean white, sudsy head. Thin cover by 2 minutes, but lasts all the way to the end of the glass. Moderate lacing.

S: Sweet fruit with a tropical lean. Strong presence of Belgian yeast, but mellow in character. Pineapple in there. Trace of citrus, trace of honey. Light bread. The smell is fairly light, but very nice. I'd agree it is "delicate" as the label declares. I had to work a bit at getting a good whiff, but was glad I did.

T: Yeasty sweetness with a light bitterness at the end. Finishes dry. Indistinct fruit. Spice. I've having some difficulty picking out individual flavors, but it's very tasty. Mild alcohol burn, but less than is typical for the style. Flavors are a bit more subdued than the average tripel offering, but refined and nicely blended.

M: Full & effervescent like a good tripel should be. Creamier as it warms. Very solid. Really adds to the quality of the beer.

O: This is a highly drinkable tripel. I wish the smell and flavor were a bit more assertive, as the quality of both is excellent. The feel is superb. Definitely one of the smoothest tripels I can remember. There are certainly other tripels that bring a bit more punch, but this is balanced and goes down dangerously smoothly. Highly recommended.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,186 ratings
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