St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus TripelSt. Bernardus Tripel
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is alive! Right when I popped the cork, foam creeped out, waiting to be poured and consumed. I'm half way through the bottle and its a given. St. Bernardus Tripel displaces Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze as my favorite beer of all time.

Aromas is full of strawberries, banana, kiwi, gingerbread, honeydew and spring flowers notes. Incredible.

Candied dried fruits (especially pineapple), freshly picked spring flowers, nutmeg, milk chocolate flavors (how did they do that without using roasted malts?) with just the right amount of spicy, bitter hops to perfectly balance the sweetness on the tongue. This is Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in a bottle. The 8% abv is undetectable. This shit drinks like water. Fucking beautiful.

This is the greatest beverage ever created (okay, I *still* haven't tried Westvleteren 12). It's good to be alive in a time where for $13 one can experience true happiness.

Buy or just die.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2001 bottle (from what I can guess from the notches on the smiling monk label) - Gorgeously thick and clouded dull orangey-yellow color that you cannot see through what so ever; very syrupy thick body with a very tall off-white, meringue-like, speckled froth that sits on top for a good while before finally settling to a healthy murk of a skim on top that keeps its hold mounting on top for a good time. Great lacing in thickly sticking foamy strings.

Lovely aroma of well rounded deep fruityness bringing in super dulled citrus(citrus without the sour citrus) of orange and lemon, some passion fruit, banana, dried apricots, and pineapple notes intermingle. Way yummy and candy-licious! Very soft musty, yeasty spices barely make an appearance, which I like, most Belgian Triples seem to have way too much of that plastic/phenol yeast thing that doesn't bold well with me. This is soft and subtle, fruity and candy-like, more to my liking. Not overly strong but oh so yummy to wiff in. Great subtle fruits and softness to its nose! Tropical fruit salad any one?

Oh my...and the taste follows suit from the smell. Huh? Wow! This is yummy! The tropical fruityness is fabulous to my tastes; soft, full, bold, yet biting, all that was noted in the smell comes across in the tastes. Great fruits of dulled down orange and lemon with some pineapple and banana. Super fine creamyness and fullness. Mild as all hell yeast and spice just barely make an entrance peeking even more interest within the flavors. Maintains a strangely interesting finish of chocolate and caramel malty thickness which covers over the fruits later on, quite amazing! Far and away one of the best Triples I've enjoyed! Thick, lush, flavorful in fruits and candy action! Yum, yum, yum, this stuff rocks! I haven't had many Triples cuz most I've had I didn't like, but this St. Bernardus is mind boggling yummy!

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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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