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


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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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).

Mr_Vogel's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 19, 2013
Pours pale golden with big white head. Poor retention. Final pour adds the yeast remains, making the beer hazy. Strong carbonation, a bit too much to be honest. Smell of alcohol and sugar, maybe corn. Taste: sugar, alcohol, corn. Hint of bitter, but mostly a sweet finish. Feels as if the unnecessary high alcohol kills the hoppy, floral and fruity notes, leaving the beer somewhat thin and simple. It lacks complexity and the high alcohol and large amount of sugar deny the beer character. After an unfortunate clash with the Donker, I had hoped that with this tripel Kasteel would redeem itself. Alas, it did not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 8/8/14. Clear gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma of apricot, citrus, banana and malt. Malty flavor with banana and clove character before a citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
GBBF 2014. Pours gold with a white head. Sweet aroma with honey and belgian yeast. Medium body, medium carbonation. Honey, booze, light corn... Nothing special. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (938) - ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Stubby bottle. Blonder than blonde with a decent white foam. Nose is WOW, like walking into a banana plantation. So fresh and bananananana. Taste, surprisingly, ISN’T banana (well there is a hint), but is viney, winey and floral. Hoppy with an underlying alcohol burn. This is yummy! Just a shame about that burn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambla (29) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Rundes Tripel. Wenig Aroma, aber sehr gut im Geschmack. Getreide, Pflaume, leichte Alkohol-Note. Lecker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2854) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Nice golden colour with a sticky lasting Whitehead. Aroma is honey and floral, Belgian yeast. Glavourvis honey grains and floral, touch of lavender. Palate is fine with highish carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1157) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle@home with jambalaya. One finger foam. Clear golden. Spicy honey notes. Oily sweet dry. Peppery finish even before the jambalaya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een goede tripel met goed wat smaak aan zoals een tripel hoort te zijn. Aan te raden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HomerBeerOdysy (16) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
APPEARANCE - Pours opaque light brown, with a one-finger head that dissipates in about a minute. A little lacing. SMELL/AROMA - Herbaceous, very sweet, piney. TASTE - Quite sweet and mildly piney. Lacks ale bitterness. ABV not well hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE - Not much carbonation, viscous and syrupy. OVERALL - I really like Imperial IPAs better than Tripels. This one is cloyingly sweet and a bit too boozy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paulvanpelt (330) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Goudoranje en nevelig met minimale kraag. Aroma van alcohol, overrijp fruit. Zoet met een lichte bitter. Volle body, maar niet geweldig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (626) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur blonde mousse moyenne tout comme l’effervescence, en bouche peu de goût hormis sur l’alcool et le grain intérêt plus que limité hormis pour se bourrer la gueule... Bière d’alcoolo avec de la thune !

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