St. Bernardus Tripel | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,150
Reviews:
1,273
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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258
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480
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4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muratgurer
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of madakassal
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought in Cerveteca in Lisbon, drank at home in Coimbra and poured to a Leffe chalice.

A: The body is yellow-ish to orange-y but slightly more yellow. It's a bit opaque which is a downside and had lots of deposit hanging around which is not good. But the one finger thick white head had lots of retention and some lacing.
S: The aroma is mostly yeasty and malty giving prevalence to the belgian yeast.
T&M: The taste is very good being based on three different profiles of citrus, yeast and malts. Basically these three together create a rather sweet major profile that's very interesting with the minor bitterness that comes next. Both the taste and the mouthfeel are very well structured together.
O: I have to say that even by having a weaker presentation and aroma, I find this Tripel better than the Quad from St. Bernardus. Or is it just this beer talking?

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3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. With Pok cheese. Great tripel. Refreshing, well hidden ABV, not too much sugary, with some peach and herbal notes. Perfect carbonation

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

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3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Elegant. Butterscotch. A gentle pour from a bottle into a tulip glass, but so much head I have to stop. Hazy, golden amber, sedimentary stuff settling at the bottom. Smell: sweet, yeasty, candied orange. Taste: more candied fruit and a slight hop zing. Medium bodied, lovely.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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St. Bernardus Tripel from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,150 ratings.
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