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

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RATINGS: 835   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).


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Very light-colored and clear. Nose is quite spicy, sweet, with apple and banana. Flavor is fruity with loads of apples and quite strong, but doesn’t have the particular bite I expect from tripels, just not as distinctive and explosively flavored as normal. A bit too tart. Thin. Just didn’t do much for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Very unimpressive beer. Too sweet and lacking in body. Good alcohol kick though.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 12, 2003
I didnt like this one as much as the Donker version. The alcahol is not well balanced to the rest of the beer, it is overwhelming.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4179) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
The aroma has barnyard smells with cheese and sour kraut. The appearance is golden with a light haze. The flavor is cheery with lots of alcohol and yeast. There is also some sweetness and malt too, but worst of all it has a medicinal quality. Thankfully it’s very faint. The palate is average. The aftertaste is warming and fruity. This one is a little strange.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2930) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 This beer is strong, but it seems to focus more on the Alcohol content than the beer itself. The aroma is of Champagne and honey. with some light tropical fruit to it. I’ve had better Belgium that has better taste yet was just as strong.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2007
In bottle at Erasmus Bruges. Pale yellow with small head. Spicy nose. Overpowering alcohol taste that rises above the spice and flavor. Reallly too much...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 30, 2008
In italiano. Presa a Gavi al Cafè Cantante che canta Dante. Infatti i camerieri recitavano la COmmedia. Pesante, si sentono tutti gli 11 gradi, che è più o meno la temperatura di questa stanza grazie al mio nuovo condizionatore ;) Non sono riuscito a finirla e neanche il mio misterioso amico. Questo è il risultato di fare le cose senza pensarci prima.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2825) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2009
Bottled 33cl. Appearance: It pours hazy yellow beer with a small head. Some nice lacework. Aroma: Very dissapointing with hints of cork, apples, glue, overripe banana, manure, alcohol, plastic, chestnuts and metal. Flavor and palate: Superior to the nose. Some hop detectable. Easy drinkable. A lot more tripel characteristics. Full bodied. Low bitterness. A lot of overripe banana showing up again. Nice finish with a lot of coriander showing up suddenly. Overall impression: The flavor is a lot better than the aroma. Interesting. But I didn’t like this beer all that much. Overwhelming alcohol, rather poor and with too much overripe banana reminiscence.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2009
(750ml bottle) nice straw colored hue. refrigerated: While cold, the beer has a tart apple flavor with a slight bitterness at the end. The strong alcohol begins to assert itself to the detriment of the other flavors as the beer warms. Compared to others triples, Kasteel is rather boring.

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.


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