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


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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2005
(Thanks to Rick from Cavalier for sharing) 2001 bottle. Light golden color with a fizzy head. Very soft aromas with slightly sweet malt, a touch of grassy hops and spicy yeast. Great carbonation. Somehow soft yet prickly on the tounge. Malty and just a touch sweet. Ghost of yeast throughout. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2005
(bottle, brewed anno 2004) Golden colour with a small frothy white head, quickly diminishing. Sweet malty aroma with notes of citrus and peach. Bittersweet flavour, malty and fruity taste. Nice finish of bitter lemon peels. Good alcohol management, not ostensible but heartwarming. Nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Mildly citrusy. Way tasty. A bit of hoppy bitterness at the beginning and then some subtle spice and pear/apple flavors. Totally awesome. Very drinkable, but not a chug beer at all. Bubbly like champagne-ish brews. At first taste the immediate response was "oh, this is a fruitier Duvel." But it is much more than that. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) In my version known as "Kasteel Bier Gouden Triple D’Or". Holy shite for a beer. First a touch of sweetness, the an overwhelming, dry spiciness lasting the whole way through. Dry more than bitter. Extremely complex and refined. The king of tripels? 210496

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 20, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a cloudy white gold with a big poofy white head. Great intense carbonation. Not a very strong aroma. Taste is delicious. First second and third sensations are alcohol burn. Great medicine flavor. Burning man palate. I think this is an awesome triple. Nice amount of yeast crud in the bottom of the bottle. Initial sweetness gives rise to epithelial fixation in response to the ethanol dehydration of the mucosa. Fabulous!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - MAY 6, 2005
draft, yellow orange color, fruity aroma w. yeasty fruity taste. small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8104) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Bottle. Sweet peach malt aroma. Golden yellow color with medium head. Sweet fruity flavor with moderate alcohol burn finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 The Kasteel Donker is one of my top beers, but I find that the Triple, while decent, does not live up to the quality of the Donker. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium golden color with a large white head. The mouthfeel is moderately thick. The flavor is very sweet with some spiciness, a bit of tang and a yeasty finish. There is alcohol burn on the finish as well. The spiciness lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
Poured yellow and cloudy. Aroma of yeast and banana. I felt more than tasted the alcohol. This was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9057) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
cloudy dark yellow, creamy appearance with lace. Smooth, with yeast flavours of bannana and sweet fruit coating the experience. Alcohol not detectable but then hammers you.

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