St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
BA SCORE
93.1%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 3,166 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
Ranking:
#811
Reviews:
1,280
Ratings:
3,166
Liked:
2,946
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
9.2%
Alströms:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
261
Gots:
491
Trade:
4
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Photo of Maltmaiden
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful carbonation! Yellow/orange. Thick white head that goes away quickly but hardly leaves lacing or film. Murky. I have to say, the gorgeous color and carbonation of this tripel almost make up for the lacking in retention.

I smell that Belgian yeast right away. A tad metallic. Light notes of pineapple or apricot. Maltiness. Faint hops.

Definitely taste that apricot right away and to a lessor extent pineapple. Breadiness and bitterness from the hops (more than I was expecting, but I like). I can just barely detect a metal taste :( . Tiny bit of alcohol but that is very well hidden. Perfect amount of malt sweetness. Cloves.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick and is very smooth. The carbonation keeps it crisp and lively and there is just a touch of effervescence from the alcohol.

Pretty good tripel from this brewery, though I enjoyed their dubbel more. This one was very well balanced. Will probably buy again.

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Dark gold with a very slight haze. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast and dried fruits. Very smooth, creamy and somewhat foamy palate. Flavor has soapy citrus, peppery spices, some orange peel, coriander and floral notes. . Soft body. The alcohol makes a statement early, but the brew turns sweet, almost cloying, before spice and peachy fruit finish

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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt yellow-orange with dark floaties tossed around by the high carbonation. Large, foamy white head with long retention and thick lacing.

Blast of sweet banana, clove and a spicy peppery fruit bouquet. Very pleasant.

A very well blended mix of the banana clove Belgian yeast flavors with some earthy hoppiness, and a sweet, fruity backbone. Spicy, sharp and refreshing. Nothing really lingers other than the yeast a bit. No real standout flavor here, as each kind of just bats down the other all the way through the finish.

Light, crisp, refreshing with fairly heavy carbonation. Perfect for the style.

Very nice, but not quite at the level of some of my other favorite Tripels. I definitely appreciate how perfectly balanced and well crafted this is, though, for sure. A very, very nice beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml, bb 11 12 14

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-gold with a finger of frothy white head that settles to a skim fairly fast.

Smell. Roasted grains and bright, fruity belgian yeast with some classic belgian spice. Smells like the real deal.

Taste. Plenty of belgian yeast and some spice. Some great malts in there, lightly sweet and just a little bitterness. Lightly grassy and earthy. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Admittedly, this isn't one of the best styles for me, but a very well made beer. I drank the whole thing, which is saying a lot for this guy.

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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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