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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Wildly fizzing golden trumpet swirling with chunks. Rocky pillows of aromatic foam. A flowery snout, with hints of vanilla, honey and coriander lulling you into a dangerous sense of security. And then the electrodes are attached. A sledgehammer of booze-sodden fruit and cough-medicine strangeness knocks you out of your chair. Your ears catch fire. You cough and struggle at first, but slowly succumb to the narcotic herbal woodiness and odd vinous dryness. A dizzying fog of sweet spiritous fumes encloaks you. You are dead. You have mastered 11% of this adventure. You have been drinking Kasteel blonde 2004.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Best before 10/2006. Cork says 2003. Pours a hazy gold into a tulip. Very little head from an aggressive pour quickly dissipates. Bread, hay and alcohol aromas. Sweet with a slight tart lemon fizz. Lasting sweet raisin finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14844) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is yeast and fruit. Taste is fruit and malt. A bit sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Pours a light pale clear yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is kinda champagney, sour, alcohol, and peach. Flavor is pretty strong and alcoholish, warming sensation as it goes down, slight caramel, and some sour tartness. Overall, not impressive.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2006
In a chilled mug...Deep gold with a white, quickly disappearing head. Moderate aroma of sweet corn, alcohol, and a fruit difficult to pin down. Grape perhaps? Taste is ever so slightlyl spiced, very sweet and full of alcohol. Too sweet. Not enough character to balance the sweet or the alcohol. Wait...the 11% just kicked in, telling me this beer is not so disappointing after all! But Iíll stay with my sober assessment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Poured a golden color with nice head good lacing. Aroma was of bananas and yeast coriander and other spices. Flavor was much the same but alcohol jumped out very warm.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Nice initial head, good retention, over top of a golden body with some cloudiness. The aroma was of apples, bananas, yeast, and some spicy coriander notes. The flavor was apples, strong bananas, and some strong spicing (but not overdone). Alcohol wasnít hiding, a touch too strong, otherwise a standard tripel flavor profile (not bad, not good). Mouthfeel was well carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Could be deficiencies of the bottle, but this is the weakest Tripel I think Iíve ever tried. Pretty much average and flat and indistinct. Barely a whiff of aroma, little froth, only slightly cloudy, some unexciting flavor with Tripel-y kind of seasoning, and a little oily on the palate. Didnít do much for me. For a beer, and not for a Tripel per se, this experience was most average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Turbid medium gold pour, with bready malty, citric, slight fruity, and hoppy aroma and flavor. The taste starts a bit hot and stays that way, whch detracts a bit from the overall enjoyment. As it warms, more fruity notes emerge, but this one is a hot bomb.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2006
Clear gold blond coloured with some very light carbonation and a small diminishing white head. Powerfull sweet malty and yeasty aroma, light alcoholic. Full creamy texture, Finish is strong, light bitter, and sweet alcoholic with a warmer mouthfeel. Lasts long. Strong and good beer.


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