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St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Finally getting around to reviewing this beer. Thanks to Jeff for leaving it in my fridge.

Served in a Duvel oversized tulip.

The beer is a murky orange color. The fluffy white head is gargantuan, encompassing the upper half of the vessel, leaving copious lacing on stuck on the walls.

The aroma is oranges, yeast, bread, spice. Wow, this smells fantastic.

Complex, well balanced, fabulous. Coriander really comes through. Citrus and yeast blended to perfection. One of the best tripels I have ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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

Poured into my lovely St. Bernardus goblet

Appearance: Cloudy clove honey. Bountiful white head. Beautiful as usual.

Smell: Lots of banana dominates. Also a good amount of yeasty clove. Awesome smell from world class yeast strains.

Taste: Creamy bitter bananas. Also the taste of lemons without being particularly tangy though it does have some sourness on the back. Good amount of spiciness, mainly clove and black pepper. Super complex and very good, though the tastes are not my favorite.

Mouthfeel: More than medium body, great carbonation, and a bit mouth drying. Nice.

Overall: Very great brew that is expertly crafted asd I expect from St. Bernardus. The gift set has been one of the best beer investments I have ever made.

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a hazy gold with a hint of orange and a solid finger of pure white head. Seems more persistant and with better lacing than the previous St. Bernardus offerings. Lots of banana and clove on the nose and maybe a little earthy or spicy bitterness.

Banana and clove are evident from the first sip, with some tropical and/or citrus fruit coming through at the end with a slight, but quenching, acidity. The alcohol is invisible, an impressive feat at 8%. It has a light to medium body, very crisp and highly carbonated. Finishes dry and very refreshing, with a hint of lemon.

Extrordinarily easy drinking but certainly no lack of complexity. I could almost knock back a few of these on a hot day if not for the high price and alcohol. A really fantastic brew.

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3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not even going to fully review this beer. It was such a huge disappointment. From a reputable dealer so I know nothing was wrong with it either. It is way too carbonated and fizzy, so plain tasting, and I dare say it tasted like a slightly better Budweiser. Nothing about this beer tasted good or of anything interesting. Now, it's not disgusting or horrible, but it was borderline bad. I'm giving it a 3 because I don't want to rip such an apparent "legend" but it was worse than that. Super disappointed :(

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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Four glorious fingers of heavenly white cloud sits atop a golden banana elixer! Foam drips away and leaves touches of puffy lacing! Nice carbonation bubbling and popping!

S- Banana, banana, banana! Cloves, sweetened lemons, dirty hay and YEAST!!! God I love their yeast strain! Fresh, fruity and grassy!

T- Dry, lemony sour, banana and bubblegum yeastiness. Clove and black pepper. Just a touch of sweetness and grassy compost. So spicey and delicious! Love the way the crisp, tart lemon plays with the banana and grassiness.

M- Crisp, clean, and fruity! I LOVE Belgian yeast strains! Awesome carbonation! Lemony, spicy and dry.

O- Top notch Tripel! Everything you'd expect from St. Bernardus. Not my favorite style, but this pretty much defines it! I wanna grab some of this and see what it becomes in 5 or so years.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Bernardus Tripel is a delicious tripel with fruity characteristics over a yeasty Belgian malty base. Yum!

A: Cloudy orange colour and a big 15 mm head that lasts pretty well and leaves excellent lacing. 5

S: Malty with strong aromas of Belgian yeast.Some clove aroma too. 4

T: Malty with an almost sour yeasty character. There are subtle hints of apple and pear along with some dried fruit flavours toward the finish. 4.5

M: So foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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