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

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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2014
Couleur jaune trouble, petite mousse blanche. Bon nez fruité (banane) et levure, un peu acide. Gout fruité, blé, note de coriandre avec fin levure amère,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Classic of the style, all the way around. Fuzzy golden, pineapple color, with a firm and thick white foam head. The aroma is restrained, but true to style ... vague tropical fruit and yeast. This drinks with a superbly easy balance, with perhaps the only "fault" a bit of a tilt to an earthen bit of loam in the finish. But this remains IMHO a classic. (#5548, 6/11/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (345) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Pale golden, clear, small head, faded fairly quickly, looked very lively, very bubbly throughout. S: Yeast, esters, apple, some booze. T: Yeasty, fruity esters, bittersweet, hint of apple, did a reasonable job of hiding the booze. M: Crisp, well carbonated, light body for the high abv. O: Thumbs up from me on this one, not bursting with diverse flavors but its what I’d like a tripel to be.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
Blond, big foam. Vinous aroma with alchool, grains, spices, alchool, malts, sweetnessm dryness, achool, sugar, alchool..too much alchool!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (283) - - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Drank with Thijs tasting 24-05-2014. Did not love it. Very bitter, grapefruit and not complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
BB 04-2016 33cl bottle to Leffe abbey glass, pour is a transparent bright yellow with some floaties. Head is white but very weak and thin looking. Aroma carries lots of bread, wheat, citrus, slight coriander and white pepper, however it is not very strong. The alcohol is noticeable in the aroma. Taste is citrus fruity, sweet and bitter. It has a bit of a savory component that I don’t find terribly good with this style of beer. Alcohol comes through pretty strong too. Hops are great, lots of noble hop character. Palate...co2 high, body on the thin side, finshes fairly dry, alcohol is too much honestly but it doesn’t quite ruin it. Overall this is an interesting tripel as there are elements I love and hate about the style and they are very prominent...for instance the booze. Approaching too strong but odd how it never gets solventy which is a good thing and would explain the lower ester levels. Another thing is the sweetness...would be nice if that was toned down a touch. That said, this is a decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marcius (204) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Appearance with golden color, cloudy liquid and good foaming. The aroma is not very strong, but I felt some hops. On the palate, a strong alcohol is noticed, followed by a bitter and sweet, which tries to balance the beer. It’s a very strong Tripel, perhaps could have less alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1384) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 9, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Thanks! Appearance is clear and gold. Head is medium and white. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium, finish is not that long. Aroma is malty, caramel, light hop, fruit, light herby and floral.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (546) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours amber yellow with no head. The aroma is spicy and dense. Oranges and malt and spice and a lot of alcohol all jammed in there together. The flavor is more of that. I thought this thing was really hot. The alcohol is right up front. Sweet and boozy and hotter than the hinges of hell. Not my favorite tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours hazy yellow with big nice white head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Fruity and spicy sweet flavor.


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