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

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RATINGS: 870   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).


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled on 04/18/07, consumed on 01/06/08. Bright gold with hints of orange. Slight haze, and a big head that fades fast but retains a 1/8 inch cap of dense foam to the end of the glass. Aroma is fruity (candied citrus peel) and peppery, with some banana in the background. Flavor is more candied citrus peel, banana and some hints of anise.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (189) - 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.

3.7
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seynie (181) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2014
Hazy Gold with a nice top, a bit creamy. Alcohol dominates a bit too much; I understand that it is because of the high alcohol % but why have such a high level if it only dominates other aromas? Finish is rather short if not for the alcohol. Bitterness is OK

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.


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