Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dnicolaescu (536) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL. BB 09-2014.
Look: muddy orange with white head.
Aroma: malty and fruity with a distinct alcoholic punch. Some phenolic overtones too.
Taste: starts very dry (like a white wine), continues with a fruity and alcoholic wave, finishes somewhat thin.
A so so tripel, too alcoholic and thin bodied at the same time.
ClaudeB04 (69) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The waiter misunderstood my order for "Triple Karmeliet" for Kasteel Tripel.
My first beer had been a Chimay blonde, maybe that influenced my taste?
Anyway, I found nothing special in this beer, strong alcool content with some caramel added.
budedou (256) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Triple belge moyenne sans artifice, ni saveur particulière.................................
Mark_Eck (233) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aroma is light fruits and some spices. Taste is medium sweet and follows the nose.
DandyWolfFloyd (614) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - a champagne/alcohol like nose coupled with coriander spice, Belgian yeast, and some hoppy presence (doesn’t at all show up in the brew)
Appearance - golden body color; liquid is mostly clean and clear, just slightly hazed; the white head reaches about 1/4"
Taste - is sweet, but with an alcoholic quality as well. There is a fair amount of coriander spice, Belgian yeast, some acidic fruit qualities as well.
Palate - body is between light and medium; the texture is like that of a wine and spirit combined, but also somewhat thin; the carbonation is lively, but almost fizzy; finish is dry, and boozy
blackisle (458) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy golden color, small frothy white head, dissipates quickly, small rim remains, bit of lacing; sweet malty nose, dough, alcohol, banana, vanilla, butter, coriander, citrus; medium sweetness, a wee bit sour, dry spicy notes (peppery); full body, thick feel, average carbonation; finish is bittersweet finish, alcoholic and spicy. Alcohol way too prominent.
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong belgian type. Amertume et alcool bien présents. Finale presque florale.
JeyAre (71) - - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
seynie (82) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours golden with a small head. Strong Belgium Tripel with a bit of a bitter hop taste. Not a bad beer.