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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 907   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).


3.6
   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 (2644) - 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 (3064) - 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 (4312) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pillowy large white head. Hay yellow color. Beautiful cheesy yeast on the flavor. Bready nose. Alcohol is there but complimentary to the taste. A gift from a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2005
The evening "on tap" standard at ’t Cafeeke. Always poured a deep gold color with the requisite small white head. Nice yeasty notes in the nose, with a big sweet malt edge. Lotsa alcohol in the taste..more sweet malt and yeastiness. I loved this stuff. Some bitterness in the end, but not much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Nice golden color with medium to large head. Kinda citrusy, but not overpowering.


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