St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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3,146 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:
3,146
Reviews:
1,273
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
477
For Trade:
4
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Poured moderately from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewers Art goblet. Best before 17/07/15 according to the label. Oh, happy monk, you are so delightful!

A: Cloudy, golden yellow with slight orangish tint. 1 finger of clean white, sudsy head. Thin cover by 2 minutes, but lasts all the way to the end of the glass. Moderate lacing.

S: Sweet fruit with a tropical lean. Strong presence of Belgian yeast, but mellow in character. Pineapple in there. Trace of citrus, trace of honey. Light bread. The smell is fairly light, but very nice. I'd agree it is "delicate" as the label declares. I had to work a bit at getting a good whiff, but was glad I did.

T: Yeasty sweetness with a light bitterness at the end. Finishes dry. Indistinct fruit. Spice. I've having some difficulty picking out individual flavors, but it's very tasty. Mild alcohol burn, but less than is typical for the style. Flavors are a bit more subdued than the average tripel offering, but refined and nicely blended.

M: Full & effervescent like a good tripel should be. Creamier as it warms. Very solid. Really adds to the quality of the beer.

O: This is a highly drinkable tripel. I wish the smell and flavor were a bit more assertive, as the quality of both is excellent. The feel is superb. Definitely one of the smoothest tripels I can remember. There are certainly other tripels that bring a bit more punch, but this is balanced and goes down dangerously smoothly. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- straw to gold couldy look with about a 3 inch white foam that fades slow with a good lace.
S-orange, bananna with a little spice
T-the citrus flavor hit me at the start, then a sweet bananna came in followed by an alcohol taste. Spicy like is also there.
M- creamy and very carbonated
O- this was a great beer looking forward to the next one

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well balanced, especially for 8% alcohol. Any alcoholic nose is absent with only a slight aftertaste of alcohol. medium bodied with a touch of spice. Nice mouthfeel and head retention. Balance is the keyword for this beer. No noticeable flaws or otherwise outstanding positive characteristics. Very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of zac16125
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a chalice
no bottled on date

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with 1 plus fingers width of bright white colored head. Head has very good retention, with a thick film remaining throughout the entirety of the drink. Leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Citrus, light fruits, a bit tart, subtle banana and a hint of spice. Doesnt have the spiciness or esters of many in the style. Instead its heavier on the citrus and has the interesting tartness.

T: Spice, easters, and yeast all more prevalent on the tongue that in the aroma. I also get the citrus that was on the nose, and a bitterness. There is a big sweetness as well. Good complexity and very well balanced.

M/D: Medium body, heavy carbonation, ABV well masked, very good drinkability.

O: Good, but not great in my opinion. Certainly worthy of a try, but there are several Tripels I enjoy more than this one.

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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Looks like a Belgian Tripel. Smells like a Belgian Tripel. It reminds me a lot of Duvel, but a little sweeter on the front. A little bit more alcohol taste as well.

One thing to note about the beer is that it is very bubbly. It had a huge head after the pour and never stopped bubbling the entire time I was drinking.

This beer is good and I would get it again. I was expecting it to be a little bit better after trying the quad of the same brand. That beer is definitely superior.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,146 ratings.
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