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


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RATINGS: 885   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours cloudy gold with a nice lasting head. Aroma is of wheat and lemon with alcohol readily apparent. Decent but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Everything about it is bright and sweet, but too much so. Green apples, pears, apple juice, even. Sparkling sweet and crisp. Gassy. Is my bottle turned? Iím drinking it 17 months after bottling (Oct. 2011) but I didnít think that was a problem with high ABV beers if they were stored properly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2001
You guys crazy? This is great stuff... fruity, winey.. strong.. aromatic...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2009
33cl brown bottle, as shown. Pale yellow colour, minimal white head, little lacing. Aroma of sweet-and-sour apples, possibly "Jonagold", and some malt. Medium mouth feel, creamy texture. Initially sweet, fruity taste of sweet apples, with a strong alcoholic note (well, itís 11 % abv) - soon to be replaced with a strong, persistent bitterness and dry, bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced tripel - which, in itself, is quite an achievement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 24, 2010
Nice tripel. Pours a golden straw yellow, great bubbles, like champagne, head holds a hefty ring. Tastes of rry berry fruit, big floral aromas and a pleasant crisp finish. Alcohol very unoticable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 25, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 Hazy golden beer.Smell spicy,alcoholic,dry white wine,rotten apple.Taste medium sweet but also dry ,spicy,orange,bitter,alcohol,vanilla, cooked vegetables.Nice trippel.

   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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (220) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
looks the part. Nice clear pale yellow with a huge white head. Prickly lively carbonation. Taste is also as a typical triple. Flavor is correct. a bit dry in the finish with lots of yeast some spiciness and sweet malts and hops. it has a nice vinous quality.11% is too doninant and makes it a bit harsh. Not very subtle. I like this style but this is not my favourite triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
330ml Bottle. Aroma is a not unexpected very sweet wheatiness. Visually it is a light amber colour with a very quickly vannishing head. Tastewise its barely drinkable. A fizzines gives way to a very sweet wheatiness followed by a strong smokiness with a bitter aftertaste. A triumph of strength over taste sadly. Another reviewer said this will die out in 10-20 years. If it does it will be too long. However sadly i think they are wrong and it will appeal to the numpties who want to get píd quickly with out regard to the quality of what they pour down their neck. Horrid Stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (217) - 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 donít 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 doesnít 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.

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