Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Abbey Tripel
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A tripel, as solid as a castle. A full bodied beer, brewed with Belgian hops, to enjoy quietly, with a powerful, distinctive flavour: flowery, hop bitterness and soft alcohol.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, corn, sugar, hops, yeast, antioxidant (ascorbic acid).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3388) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours yellow gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars and yeast. Taste is sweet with straw and candy sugars. Yeasty finish. Alcohol makes itself known.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (832) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2016
Szép nagy, hosszan tartó hófehér habkorona. Színe nagyon szép átlátszó borostyán. Illata gyenge, fűszeres, halvány karamell vonással. Nagyon finom, fűszeres, karamelles orrbavágással indul, amin az alkohol még lódít egyet. A csúcs után brutális keserű tör elő, ami a sör nagyon hosszú utóízét is uralja. Végig jelen van egy kis citrusos, és olajos felhang. Nagyon intenzív ízvilágú, mégsem érzem úgy, hogy túlzásba esik. Igen testes sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Very strong presence of alcohol and slightly bitter. Seriously powerful and a good example of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (353) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Helder goudgeel bier met flink schuim dat redelijk snel weg trekt. Aroma van citrusvruchten en kruiden. Smaak is fruitig en ietsje bitter. Nasmaak is hoppig maar trekt snel weg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (1012) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, flowers, sugar, corn and bread.

Clear/hazy golden/amber beer with a medium/large white/off-white head.

Starts heavy sweet with malts, Belgian yeast, flowers, sugar and corn; ends slightly dry with bread.

This beer is intense and...nothing else. Holy shit as if adding only Belgian yeast is not enough to make a beer sweet. Adding corn and sugar is simply not done in almost all beers, especially if it is already sweet with its ’necessary’ ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle gently shared at Maakun’s. Clear golden with thin white head. Sweet malts, marzipan, banana candy, Sinterklaasschuimpjes, distant spicy. Big sweet, under medium bitter. Heavy body, alcoholic and sweet. Low carbonation. Sweet banana candy finish. Quite shallow in the aroma department and why so strong?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear golden with nice white head. Lots of sweet malts, sugar, cardboard, nice spicy yeast, sweet banana candy, sweet cream and marzipan, strong alcohol. Very sweet with strong alcoholic bitterness. Full bodied with medium carbonation and thin alcoholic finish. It’s not that bad, but if it were more like 7% ABV it would be way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Really cannot justify the adjuncts in this one. The hazed blonde appearance and 1/2 inch head are nice as is the foamy, sticky lace and soft buttery aroma of biscuit and fruit. The palate is cool and very soft. It comes off as a mild beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (1115) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
Copenhagen 27/5 2016. 75 cl bottle from Meny. Drawing of old buildings on the label. Looks more like a manison than a castle. Pours almost clear golden yellow with white head. Settles as solitary patches of foam floating around. Aroma of citric and sweet fruits, Black pepper, yeast and alcohol. Medium prickly carbonation and thick palate. Flavor has sugary sweetness followed by light bitterness. Yeast, Black pepper and a whiff of alcohol (it is hard to hide 11% completely). Semi dry finish. Very much on the sweet side - but a fine muscular Belgian.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnemans90 (144) - - MAY 21, 2016
Zware volzoete tripel die warm aandoet. Afdronk is wat bitter en de smaak is tamelijk alcoholisch. Prima degustatiebiertje.

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