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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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).


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 Skunky and bitter spices aroma. Yellow/golden color, white head, good lace. Sweet, citrus, malty, lots of carbonation, litle syrupy, where's the alcohol?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2003
Grape/champagne and cidernose. Hazy golden, low but solid head. Almond flavors, flowers and paint thinner. Creamy full mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2003
nice smell of yeast; washed-out yellow color with medium head; definite alcohol taste - not nearly as complex as others of this type I've tried

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Finally got to use my cool Kasteel glass. Great glass. Average beer. Poured murky brown with no appreciable head. Aroma was slightly vinous. Some fruit notes. Light mouthfeel. The flavor was unimpressive. Some sweetness and some spice. So-so.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
My bottle calls it a Tripel, it tastes like a tripel, so thatís what I assume it is. Body is pale gold with very little head. Aroma is moderately alcoholic with a good deal of yeasty and bubblegum notes. Flavor is a bit dull, however; itís dominated by malty sweetness without the complexities of spice and other flavors evident in a top-notch tripel. Itís not bad, just nothing Iíd ever buy again, especially when I can get a sixer of Golden Monkey for what I paid for this bottle.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
11z bottle. Recently bottled. Light golden hue. Floral, yeasty, apple nose. Very dry. Can only get better.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Golden amber with bubbly white head. Sweet spicy malt aroma. Sour spicy flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14997) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is yeast and fruit. Taste is fruit and malt. A bit sour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
A golden hazy colored pour with a small thin head. Citrus, spicy, sweet like aroma with a nice sweet malty finish to it. I like this.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Clear, clean, plain tripel with a really smooth mouth and not a lot of drama in flavor or spice. Just enough sour spice to remind you itís a tripel and nor Bud Light. A session beer, but not at 11% abv!


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