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


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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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).

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle dated May ’02, enjoyed 4/9/05. Light golden pour. Very fizzy, with a bit of a sweet honey smell. Taste is a sweet white wine, a touch of vanilla and a suggestion of oak. Just a little bitterness and then tartness with a sugary finish. I found this at Foremost Liquors, being closed out at $2.99. Why? They surely know Belgians stay pretty good as they age. Maybe because the labels were different from year to year.
Another 2002 bottle, enjoyed 5/31/07. Just as nice as before. Just noting a bit of cork in the initial swig. I’ve had a previous bottle that went way too tart, but this is still nicely sweet, with a contrasting dry finish. Crazy world, huh? This had a different label that I hoped meant it was the Donkel, but it still says "Golden" on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgreb (403) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle - Hazy orange beer with no foam. Caramel alcohol aroma, some fruity notes ,banana. Alcoholic flavour, some toffee notes, malty. Medium to low carbonation. Medium to low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (168) - - JAN 12, 2015
Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Aromas of candied lemon peel, bread, sweet malt, floral, alcohol, and a bit of estery pome fruit (apple/pear). Taste is bread, yeast, light pome fruit esters, a bit floral, boozy, slight almond, citrus peel, and medium bitterness. Fizzy, medium body. Dry finish. Definitely not my favorite tripel, a bit too sweet and boozy and lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cityzen (13) - FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
Bulles agressives inutilement, gout alcoolisé fortement, peu de nuances, pas une réussite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (814) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 2, 2015
Slightly hazy light orange with shinny golden hues and a creamy white head. Aroma is spicy yeastiness with some lemon and sugar. Flavor is syrupy sweet with some peaches and a slight floral hops touch, warming bittersweet aftertaste. Medium to heavy palate, not sticky but alcoholic and a bit cloying. A rather full trippel and a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (888) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2014
Bottled , Cesky Brod , CZ , Malt,yeasty,fruit and light alcohol aroma , Clear dark yellow color with bigger lacing head , Sweet taste with sourish and dry finish , Fuller body , Soft carbon , Pleasant and really strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (197) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (734) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Houtmankutkop (28) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Biertje om snel te vergeten. Niet vies maar na 3 slokken al geen zin meer in. Flauw, mat, suf, saai, grijs. Bij Hoppy verwacht je bitter, smaak, vruchten, fruit. Niets! Ruikt naar een kroeg met carnaval na 4 dagen. Heb nog n flesje maar die ga ik weggeven...aan iemand die ik nooit meer tegen zal komen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a large fluffy white head that sticks around quite long. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy, dry and spicy, with notes of dough, brad, biscuit, floral, esters, black pepper. Taste is dry and grainy, grassy with notes of violets and orange marmalade. Light alcohol burn. Finishes quite bitter and dry, lightly spicy. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, a nice traditional tripel, although ABV makes is quite a sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2066) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
33cl bottle bb04/2017. Smells like a corny Weizendoppelbock: banana peel, ester overdrive, green apple compote, jenever-like ethanol fumes. Taste adds thise aromas on a chewy bubblegum palate but doesn’t really take them anywhere particular. Meandering, near-vegemite yeastiness, particularly astringent in the finish. An old-school tripel whopper of a sipper that can slowly make you feel the migraine building...

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