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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Wow, the ABV warms you right up on this one. Flavors of cloves, spice and banana were there, but the ABV was a little strong. One glas gave a warm glow that was nice though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Not very good for me. Its kind of sur and smell like old corn and it tasted a litle bit skunky

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB 08/07 ]
A fully lasting small fizzy white head that tops up a hazy light yellow body. No lacing. No thin particules. Few small bubbles Aroma presents malt being light hay while hops are very faint herbs Yeast character is light earth. Also, there are faint notes of banana , citrus and apple from yeast. The 11% is well concealed to the nose Initial flavor is lighty biscuity while development is more alcoholic and little acidic. Finish is short Light to medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 22, 2006
On tap at The Taphouse in Norfolk, VA. Slightly hazy gold with a minute white ring of a head. Not much in the nose, a bit of a fruitlike aroma. Flavor is light white grape, some coriander and light malt. Body is light, and, combined with the carbonation, makes this beer really snap off your tongue. Some additional spiciness shows toward the end. Very drinkable, pretty good, but really not stellar.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Poured a hazy dark yellow color with a medium long lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and yeasty with some fruit and spice. Starts sweet and malty then quickly give you a little fruit before going to a yeasty and spicy finsih. Very warming with just a hint of the alcohol taste. Medium to full body. Some banana and bubble gum as it warmed.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
Golden with a slight haze and small head. Virtually no aroma: perhaps a hint of cheese. The flavour is champagne, followed by a pleasant alcoholic sweetness. A hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Strong stuff! My opinion of this rose as I sipped it...

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
pineybob (16) - MYSTIC ISLANDS, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Amazingly average Belgian ale. Highly drinkable nothing really bad to say about it. Conversely nothing really good either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2601) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Un petit bizou que j’ai trouvé à Ottawa. Elle est forte, mais l’alcool ne dommine pas son goût, c’est plutôt des saveurs de fromage doux, fruit seucré.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3034) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 This beer is strong, but it seems to focus more on the Alcohol content than the beer itself. The aroma is of Champagne and honey. with some light tropical fruit to it. I’ve had better Belgium that has better taste yet was just as strong.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
The aroma has barnyard smells with cheese and sour kraut. The appearance is golden with a light haze. The flavor is cheery with lots of alcohol and yeast. There is also some sweetness and malt too, but worst of all it has a medicinal quality. Thankfully it’s very faint. The palate is average. The aftertaste is warming and fruity. This one is a little strange.


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