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

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common

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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JeyAre (216) - - MAR 21, 2014
Nice light yellow gold color. Poured in original Kastell glass doesn't give much foam and it dissipates quickly anyway. Smells malt, sweetness and alcohol (it's an 11%). The taste is quite sweet for trippel and quite Belgian anyway, so I wouldn't call it my favorite. Overall a sweet Belgian trippel, but nothing making it special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (205) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2004
golden color with small head which fades into nice lace. Nice belgian yeast aroma, dry with alcoholic finish. Slightly sour aftertaste..good example of the style.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 13, 2010
slightly hazy gold with very little head. sweet malty aroma with a little yeast funkiness. The flavor is dry and tart at first with a malt and warm alcohol finish.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (194) - 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.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (190) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 17, 2014
Birra incredibilmente rispettosa dello stile, buona da far invidia con il giusto connubio tra dolce iniziale e amaro finale. Gran bella birra, da bere e ribere.


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