St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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3,135 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
Ratings:
3,135
Reviews:
1,269
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
473
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Nurglitch
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CycleHops
3.32/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OldSwampy
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Juicy, elegant, sweet but not too sweet, spicy, and tingly, all in one beer. A hazy light gold ale with a white head that leaves minimal lacing. Nose is somewhat bready with spices and fruit dancing in the background. Taste is not as bready, with cloves and tree fruit smells dominant, some zing from alcohol also present, hints of darker woodsy notes, and altogether a fine balance. The flavor expands and fades steadily but gently. Mouthfeel somewhat sudsy but ending clean and tingly from alcohol. Classic.

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Photo of Griphon
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of icemanexit
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best before 07/08/16

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice, it pours a beautiful amber orange of a golden hue, slightly hazy. It forms a one-finger head, white and foamy, with some retention. The head wanes until it becomes a thin layer of foam, which never truly disappears.
Beautiful lacing.

What a delicious bouquet.
Huge banana and bubblegum esters, caramel, honey, slight fruit as in peach, green apple skin, lemon, creamy and biscuity, a note of spiciness, floral scent.
Truly, truly scrumptious.

Lovable expressive carbonation.
It begins perfectly balanced, and both the sweetness and the bitterness are strong and discernable. Gradually, sweetness prevails, and in doing so, the notes reveal themselves.
Caramel, honey, floral note. Huge malty sweetness, biscuit. Lemon, underripe peach, apple, tamed orange zest, banana, coriander seeds, clove and white pepper.
The aftertaste has a huge herbal note that leaves a very refreshing feeling, like an iced tea; it is predominantly sweet, and oh so long.
I was fortunate enough to taste this quite chilled and then looking at the bottle to see that it was indeed the proper tasting temperature recommended by the brewery.
Medium to light body, so smooth and refreshing.
Long after this beer has gone, I still feel the herbal, floral note in my mouth, a freshening sensation, and that balance tilting towards sweetness.

This is the kind of beer that reassures you that wine can't beat beer.
Superlative tripel.

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Photo of Mkaram
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Savaseri
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stormgasm7
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Novare

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy light golden yellow with a slight orange hue and very active champagne-like carbonation.

Lemony and floral/herbal notes, biscuits, apple skin, banana, and clove.

Biscuity and toast like malt sweetness, banana, lemon, floral/herbal bitterness, and yeasty.

Medium-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, an extremely smooth and drinkable Tripel.

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Photo of OlaB
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gives of a cloudy orange color, gives of a very high top of creamy head that half of it dilsolves rapidly , great lacings on the glass .

A: yeast, lemon, apples ,banana, burned sugar , floral hops and spices, got a very fruity feel in my nose

T&F: It starts of with a fruity mouthfeel and flavour, i sense both lemon and apples in the taste, in the middle i think the sweet yeast are kicking inn, i sense both the yeast and different spices inn the flavour, in the ending and aftertaste i feel floral hops, especially in the aftertaste that have a hoppy bitterness. a very complex and good balanced beer. Gives a very fresh mouthfeel.

O: A delicious triple, it was exiting to try this one and i was very impressed by this triple.Easy drinkable and great inn all senses . But my favorite from St.Bernardus will always be the Abt 12

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Photo of Euroglot
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJRubes
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andre_poursoneforu
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corbs
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a good sized head that dissipates quickly and only leaves spots of lacing. Nose is lighter than expected with lemon, malt, and some yeasty notes. Flavor is a bit more robust with bright acidity, pepper, grain, and more bitterness than expected. Overall, an average tripel from this powerhouse brewery.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle.
Lots of warmth and comfort from this beer. Flavors and aromas of dried fruits/apricots, lemon, and spice. Nice medium, creamy body.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,135 ratings.
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