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


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RATINGS: 944   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - 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 wasn’t hiding, a touch too strong, otherwise a standard tripel flavor profile (not bad, not good). Mouthfeel was well carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cathcacr (645) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Could be deficiencies of the bottle, but this is the weakest Tripel I think I’ve 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. Didn’t do much for me. For a beer, and not for a Tripel per se, this experience was most average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8978) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2006
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 2 Sep) Colour is pale, golden amber, very small head. Nose is fruity with orange peel, marzipan and candy sugar, a bit closed. Taste is fruity with orange, mandarin, marzipan and candy sugar. Spicy hops in the warming finish. Sweet alcohol dominating the palate, but it stays within limits, not at all unbalanced. Quite drinkable but lacking something extra in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. A pale blonde Strong Belgian with a fluffy white head. Alcohol dominates the aroma and the flavour, and it’s hard to get past that, but when you do there’s some sweetness and a touch of spice. To me this is a hot, slightly substandard Duvel. Quite drinkable but not special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
Hazy blonde with a thick cremay white head. Light sweet malt with herbal spices, like thyme, and catnip. In mouth, a sweet dry malt with orange peels, and a warm alcohol finsih. Some metallic notes. A delicious beer. Bottle from Bieropholie private imports.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 11, 2006
330 ml bottle. Very rich beer full of spicy fruit flavor. Hides the alchohol very well which isn’t an easy task at 11%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Tasted at SIB. Beautiful golden with huge head. Spicy kind of fruity aroma. Tasty; similar to the aroma. Lovely.

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