St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.24/5
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#878
Reviews:
1,295
Ratings:
3,218
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
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Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

classic - very true to style. Well balanced, touch of sweetness and a nice carbonation. Will buy again, and again.

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Photo of dandy14
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of PDawes
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-08-22
Served on tap at the Little Delirium in Brussels.

Pours a slightly murky blonde with a small head and little carbonation. Smell is banana and yeast -- totally classic tripel.

Taste is surprisingly light and refreshing for an 8% tripel. Banana, hint of clove, and yeast.

Mouthfeel is also surprisingly dry. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged this brew for 9-months and have waited impatiently to give it a try, I am glad to finally get to it.

Very unique look - cloudy, foggy, with something floating in the beer, all of it under a white, puffy head. The smell was sweet and boozy to go along with a muted boozy taste - not so overpowering as some of these brews are before letting them sit. The mouthfeel was crisp, medium-bodied, and it has a creamy texture to it. Not one of the better St. Bernardus' I've had, but still solid enough.

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Photo of cshaffer
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like all Tripels that I have tried this is a great Beer! Pours a golden color with a small white head. The smell is sweet corn and barley. The flavor is sweet smooth light molasses. Overall would definitely have again!

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peppery, creamy, grassy, clove pear that is earthy and slightly boozy. Nice golden orange body with a beautiful head. very delicious but not my favorite Belgian brew.

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Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BadlandsPig
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sunburst Orange Pour, thin foamy continous head with yeast streaks throughout. Bready smell full of yeast and burnt sugar. Medium bodied beer, fruity caramel yeast forward flavor profile with hints of herb and pepper. My first beer from St. Bernardus and certainly won't be the last.

Poured from a 11.2fl oz bottle into a Belgian Chalice.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold yellow color,medium carbonation. Aroma is of yeast,spice,and fruit peel. Taste is identical to aroma,smooth and very easy to drink. Not my favorite tripel but still very respectable

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a rich, semi-dark orange with a foggy, haze to it. Head is a finger high of white foam that sits and retains exceptionally well. Few rings of lacing left behind, but most gets absorbed by the hearty head. Aroma is alive with bright Belgian yeast esters, banana, clove, biscuits, and bread. Flavor profile is a smooth deliver of banana, clove, and Belgian yeast esters. Flaky, doughy biscuit and bready malts shine through, especially towards the end. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a filling, velvety, creamy texture. Overall, a delight to drink. At 8%, it's starting to hit the middle-high end of the ABV spectrum, and yet it drinks incredibly smooth and easy.

Served in a Belgian goblet from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pseuderity
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange haze with a flat subtle but steady head of foam and a lot of lovely lacing. Smell of yeast, malt, orange, banana, green apple and some hops. The yeast actually has a very fresh scent, which is nice. Aforementioned flavours also make their appearance in the taste, which is amazingly balanced and subtle. Not as agressive as a lot of other tripels. Taste starts moderately sweet and is semi-dry in the finish. Mouth feel is medium bodied and smooth, silky smooth. A lovely tripel, with lots of flavour, while remaining delicate.

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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3,218 ratings