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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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3,176 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:
#826
Reviews:
1,281
Ratings:
3,176
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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Ratings: 3,176 |  Reviews: 1,281
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy deep straw colored, a high fluffy white head leaving good lacing and good curtains.

Smelling fruity Belgian yeast, bananas, apricot.

Starting very sweet, brown sugar on wheat bread, then some spiciness, clove, cardamom, ripe pears and banana peel.

Medium high carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and slightly sticky, a good body and smooth dry finish.

A good solid triple, very well suited with hard cheese.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of nickthegun12
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

straw golden to slight orange color...a small head that sits gently on top of the beer....

smell is banana to slight clove with fruity overtones....great belgium yeast smell!

taste is much like the smell except it taste less fruity

the mouthfeel is PUCKERING!!! very very very DRY!!

overall this is exactly like a belgium trippel should taste and smell

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle has about 6 months of age on it.

Hazy golden color with a brilliantly massive craggy crystalic bright white head. Good lacing.

Lots of banana bread and clove, classic belgian tripel nose.

Surprisingly thin for a tripel. Slightly watery, lots of banana and clove on the flavor, snappy yeast bite to clear the palate. Brisk effervescence. Very unique brew with snappy bursting in your face flavors that kind of explode and face like a fireworks show. Not like any tripel I've ever had before. It's bold yet held back. For being 8% it drinks like it's 4%. You can seriously down this thing like a glass of water yet it still tastes like a pretty damn good beer. Some herbal and earthy yeast flavors. Subtle dry dried fruits. A complex and in your face brew with incredible drinkability? sign me up!

Not what you expect and then some, if that makes sense.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden yellow color with good clarity. Big head on the pour and good retention. Lacing nearly coats the glass.

Yeasty, citrusy, soapy and slightly skunky aroma.

Hints of lemon zest and candied sugar. Mild herbal, leafy fresh hop flavor. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Hint of apple. Dry overall with exceptional balance.

Lightish feel with a lively but not overdone carbonation. Smooth texture and dry in the end.

I like this beer a lot. Complex, delicious and true to the style.

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, rich gold with intensely swirly carbonation, leading to a weightless 3" white head. Very nice lacing- even and in small clumps.

I have to pull hard to get much odor- it's a distinctly yeasty banana-bread.

the taste is wonderful and subdued- a balanced light banana, candy sugar, and light wheat bread.

mouthfeel is sublime. The carbonation folds out beautifully, and leaves a nice tingle on the tongue and a dryness, despite the creamy feel of the initial sip.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy (due to a not so careful pour) orange color with two pillowy fingers of white head.

Smells of sweet grain with some light bubblegum and very light clove notes.

Very sweet grain upfront with a much spicier finish than the nose lets on...clove, and a bit of bitterness on the finish.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation and finishes dry and warming.

My first Tripel was Tripel Karmeliet and that kind of turned me off to the style as I wasn't a fan of the phenolic spicy qualities. I've since tried a few other examples and St. Bernardus has been the mildest in terms of these notes which I appreciate.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been aging this one for 6 months or so - best by date of 16 June 2014. Poured into a Bernardus chalice.

Poured a hazy straw color with lots of fluffy white foam. Head reduced to a little less than a finger with lots of dense lacing on the sides of the glass. Smelled great - lemony and slightly boozy, with lots of yeast. The taste mirrored the smell; lots of citrus and banana, with some buttery biscuit malt. The mouthfeel was very creamy with lots of carbonated zip. It perfectly accentuated the taste.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. One of the best versions of a tripel I believe I've tasted, and this brewery consistently brings it. Awesome stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,176 ratings
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