St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

3,136 Ratings
St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful full off-white head on top of a clear golden orange. The head doesn't leave at all - it covers the top with a thin, fine foam.

S: yeast spice, fruity esters, and soft malt

T: what a fantastic balance of flavors. First come the fruity esters and spice from the yeast, then the slight malt flavor, and finally a crisp bite at the end. Slightly sweet, too.

M: this is unbeatable in mouthfeel for the style. Crisp, but it does it with lots of fine carbonation. Medium body, but the carbonation is perfect.

O: does it get any better in the style? I'll have to do a side by side to compare, but this is great.

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium orange with a big foamy white head. Decent retention, splashes of lace.

Candied malt, some yeastiness, a little grain in the nose. Mild.

Perfect tripel here. Not too sweet, not too boozy, not too bitter. Tropical fruit balanced with maltiness and a little sugar candy. Transition to bitterness and bread and yeast. Finish with mild fruit, a little bready malt, and a spot of alcohol. Light pucker at the end.

Fuller bodied, light pucker and mouth coat.

Fantastic brew. Smooth, tasty, good body and structure. This one grabbed a rare 5 from me. More than worthy.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good good Stuff. Very good stuff.

Plenty of smoke out of the fooking bottle. Dark golden color. Rather pretty. Nice mellow aroma.

Oh the taste. Oh does that beer taste right. Nice warm mellow sweet full o malty yeasty goodness. I like Tremens by Delirium a little better, but boy this is good.

Fairly mellow carbonation for a good smoothness.

Finally, I love this beer. It's very comparable to Delirium Tremens as I said. Tremens is the standard that I measure paler Belgian beers. I definitely like it better than the much more hop filled brew Watou by St. Bernardus.

I listen to Joe McPhee Port of Saints or Remembrance... to go with this wonderful beer....a couple of tremendous cds that feature studs like guitarist Raymond Boni and Dominic Duval on bass.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into St. Bernardus Chalice

Three finger head murky gold in color, off white head

S: Spices, belgian yeast, and phenols

T: Lemongrass, spices, coriander, and much more

M: Okay, I've had better Tripels, this seemed too thin. The La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue beats this one actually.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured murky gold, hints of the darker colors almost in there, a huge tiny bubbled white head that took it's time dissipating.

Smells of the Belgian yeast, lightly of some spice and lemongrass.

Taste is light at first, but gains some momentum. Some spice and yeast, mirroring the smell, with a nice yeasty lemony tangy aftertaste at the end.(Too many Y's, but what can Ya do?)

Feels like a light to medium body, but the big carbonation makes it feel a little lighter.

I enjoyed this beer, hints of it's bigger brother are here, just a lighter, more Summer like feel to it. Easy to drink and tasty, I will definitely drink this one again.


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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a St Bernardus goblet.

A- pours a cloudy golden color with a 2" white head. Some blotching remains in the glass.

S- lemon, yeast, dough, spices

T- citrus flavors followed by bready yeast and slight metallic taste.

M- medium body and high carbonation makes it a bit hard to drink.

O- good tripel, lower carbonation would ,ake this easier to drink and more enjoyable.

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