I have a feeling the Sint Bernardus do a fairly standard job at their beers. luckily enough the standard of beers in belgium seem to be quite high through competition that many of them have a blockbuster quality. quite strong in flavour just to make you take notice and appreciate the simple act of putting beer-alcohol in your system. there is a bit of a deeper flavour in this particular beer that i think correlates with the slightly darker look of the beer, and helps mix in the complexity of flavours, almost like the foundation of a building, where the stronger the base/footings, the more you can build on top of it. yes...i think i do like this style of beer. i probabaly tend to talk more shit like this when i just want to keep talking about a beer. anyway, for those that like a leffe triple, i think you will also find this appealing. and while it isn't as caramel as the leffe karmeliet, it is still very good. it is funny, the only tripel that i think has let me down slightly is the Westmalle, which is an authorised trappist brewery. i hope this isn't a sign that the imitators of trappist beers tend to do a better job than the trappist brewers themselves.
time will tell.