St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
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St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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

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

Hazy amber color with a thin, bubbly, white head. Great retention throughout the entire beer but not much lacing to speak of. Loads of fruit in the aroma mixed with earthy yeast. Flavor carries over the citrus fruit and banana from the aroma and finishes with a touch of spice from the hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I love tripels and this is a classic for the style. Very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dense deep orange/golden wheat body, a good bit of yeast floating in there and a nice white head though the bubbles are a bit large given it less of a cream look than I like, but exactly what is expected of the style.

Farm house hops all over this one. Lemon grass, funk, pears, apples, just a great nose here. As it warms the farm house is turning more towards just Belgian spices and citrus fruits, but still just great.

I really expected a dry biting beer here, instead a wonderful fruit cock tale accented by a nice alcohol note and some hops. Pears, apples, spices....I'm even getting a buttery finish here. This is one complex beer.

There's a good bit of alcohol here, but that seems almost part of what makes this style and without it, I'd be disappointed. Easily the best Triple that doesn't change the traditional formula I've had.

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

beautiful, sunshine-y golden haze with a fluid, creamy topping of beaten egg yolk-white froth on top. nectar, indeed!
smells of fruits and belgium beer!
taste... i cant taste it yet. i continue to admire the beauty in the Duvel tulip glass (yeah, i know...). it doesnt even lace as i tilt the glass. it bounds fluidly side to side.... that is nice.... i can never express my tastes in the types of malts used etc but i know what i like. and this is sweet. and it is sweet, too! but it's got a nice full, rounded taste. not too heavy. not too fruity (as belgiums can sometimes go), and the head continues, still, on top. i must say, with this experience right now, this has to be my current all time favorite brew. this is exciting. i've heard this is comparable (and supposedly earlier brewed by the same) to the westvleteren which i balked at and missed out on. well, at least the 8. the brick had the 11%, right? i had considered the chimay blue one of my favorites, and for commercial-ity duvel is a stand out; but although i've had this before, my taste buds are literally screaming right now! glad i got the big bottle! i understand 5's should be rare, but today, right now, this is a straight across the board 5. something the hobbits would brew...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color with a thick fluffy white head with good retention.

The scent is of sweet fruit, notes of toasted malt.

The taste is of sweet fruit, citrus, sweet sugar, toasted malt, slight hint of alcohol.

Light body, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was a very good tripel. All around very nice flavor and the alcohol was almost undetectable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Best by date of 28-08-15.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a little bit of floating sediment. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid three fingers of white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A solid fruity yeast driven aroma. Belgian yeast with some funk and hints of clove and white pepper spicing. A fair amount of Belgian candied sugars. Sweet bready malts with hints of biscuit, wheat grains, hay, and cracker. Big scents of fruits including banana, pear, apple, citrus orange, pineapple, and lemon. Fairly grassy with a decent presence of hops lingering around. Nicely fruity and spicy aroma with a balanced sweetness.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a nicely yeasty and spicy Belgian taste with lots of fruity notes. Funky Belgian yeast with some clove, white pepper, and a little coriander like spicing. Sweetness from some Belgian candied sugar. Sweet malts with a taste of bready biscuit, wheat, cereal grains, crackers, and hay. Nicely complex mix of fruit undertones with some banana, pear, apple, and citrus orange, lemon, and pineapple. Good notes of grass from some earthy hops. A very good balance of spice, sweetness, and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and slightly prickly. A little heat comes through but overall its pretty smooth.

Overall: A really great Belgian Tripel. It has everything you look for in the style, fruits, spices, and a balanced bitterness.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 93.1% out of 100 with 3,166 ratings
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