RateBeer
overall
88
85
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ingelmunster, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
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).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
My first ever Tripel, poured into a goblet like over-sized wine glass, its a light amber with quite a head on it that soon disappears to a lace. Aroma is quite yeasty, smokey and of alcohol, carbonation is medium with an oily mouth feel. The dryness of the beer hides the giant 11% alcohol volume of this, indeed I got up after a bottle and could certainly feel the effects. A nice beer, going to have to try more tripels though.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Sorry, but it sorta smells like a generic lager... Coors or Budweiser. Clear yellow with lots of carbonation, small head. Spicy flavor does show it’s a tripel, though not one with a lot of character.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
Clear yellow color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is apple, white wine and elderberrie. Taste is apple, elderberrie and honey. A bit boozy. Lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Hazy light golden color..nice head...medium effervescence. Coriander and banana aroma and flavor. Alcohol very well hidden. Somewhat yeasty...a nice Belgian strong ale...enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bready-citrus aroma. Slightly sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Lots of fruit and spice finishing with a hot whiskey burn.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Beer pours (in Kasteel glass) a light, cloudy orange-golden with 1/2 inch virgin white fluffy head that lingers. Aroma is of wheat bread, straw, vegetal. Flavor is a strong alcohol with straw. Nothing exceptional about this beer. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (185) - CYPRUS - FEB 12, 2014
Slightly hazy golden color with a thick white head. Carbonation looks very lively. Caramel, banana, some other fruit maybe apricot. Medium sweet taste. The carbonation is not as crazy as I expected from the looks of it but still quite fizzy. Alcohol leaves you with a warm feeling which is good because it lets you know this is a strong beer in case you forget after a few sips.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
BB 04-2016 33cl bottle to Leffe abbey glass, pour is a transparent bright yellow with some floaties. Head is white but very weak and thin looking. Aroma carries lots of bread, wheat, citrus, slight coriander and white pepper, however it is not very strong. The alcohol is noticeable in the aroma. Taste is citrus fruity, sweet and bitter. It has a bit of a savory component that I don’t find terribly good with this style of beer. Alcohol comes through pretty strong too. Hops are great, lots of noble hop character. Palate...co2 high, body on the thin side, finshes fairly dry, alcohol is too much honestly but it doesn’t quite ruin it. Overall this is an interesting tripel as there are elements I love and hate about the style and they are very prominent...for instance the booze. Approaching too strong but odd how it never gets solventy which is a good thing and would explain the lower ester levels. Another thing is the sweetness...would be nice if that was toned down a touch. That said, this is a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
I don’t like blonde beers all that much but this is agood one. It smells and even sort of tastes like a chapmagne in a way. The alcohol content helps it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
this beer has a llight golden body like most other tripels topped with very little head. Has a very sweet malt and honey aroma and a flavor of the same.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 69 70 71  72  73 74 75 » 85


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50