St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

3,156 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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Photo of tillmac62
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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Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of heresy22
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of alysmith4
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pknyc
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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Photo of LordBeardman
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%

Photo of FEUO
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MattGrimley
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of quine
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Underrower
3.72/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the mixed pack served in a goblet.

Honey color. More foam than the Watou Tripel. Continuous tiny bubble rising to the top. No floaties.

Smell is very light wheat maybe. Not much smell. As it warms I can smell yeast.

Taste. Very refreshing when cold. Very, very nice for a tripel as far as the hops are balanced and much more subtle than say La Fin Du Monde or Tripel Karmeleit. The flavor ride is quick from the nice Belgian malts up front then the micro fuzzy fizz comes quick then somewhat dry hops then the flavor drops cleanly leaving only a very faint sour ghost that lingers just a bit. This opens up nice as it warms. The depth increases but so does the sourness. Do yourself a favor and take you time so you experience the range from cold to warm.

Mouth feel is refreshing. Lots of tiny bubbles fizzing away on the palate. As it warms it gets more slick and less fizzy.

A fine, fine Tripel but I think it misses the depth and complexity of it's sister the Watou Tripel. I just find that one much more interesting but this one is much more drinkable. I could easily drink more of this, maybe too much too easily. This is by far the easiest drinking tripel I have had. The flavor is great but not overly complex. I would like this in a 750 ml because it just opened up as I finished it.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4/5  rDev -5.4%

St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,156 ratings.
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