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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kasteel Tripel aged in Cognac casks.

Thrill to that full, rounded taste, that delicate touch of cognac and the smooth, bitter aftertaste of this unique gourmet beer. Trignac is a real collector’s item. Only a limited edition of Trignac is brewed.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (511) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Opaque orange brown beer, slightly opaque. Foamy head.Smell is lots of vanilla! Some wood and hints of peaches, pears. Maybe some honey and caramel, but the vanilla dominates.Taste is vanilla sweet, bitter, with an oily feel. Fizzy. Slightly alcoholic. Bit too sweet for me, but it works with the vanilla and the wood.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4703) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Poured light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, soft malt and th e cognac. Full body, flavour is medium sweet berries, lightly spicy with Belgian yeast.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eskapade (1) - - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
it was just awesome! rich rounded taste, can feel cognac and beer real mixed taste bad point is soooooo expensive taste amazing cost is amazing too lol

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2938) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Cognac barrel aged Kasteel tripel from a luxurious 75 cl champagne bottle; 2013 vintage. Moussy, egg-white head consisting of fairly large bubbles and therefore dissipating rather quickly; colour is a slightly hazy, warm ’old gold’ with quite strong fizz. Spicy, sweet and alcoholic aroma of orange liqueur, fair amount of cognac indeed, banana, powder sugar, cooked corn, cider, honey, vanilla-like wood tannins, caramel candy, canned pineapple slices, white pepper, soap, ginger powder, rubbing alcohol. Fruity onset, peach, pineapple and sourish gooseberry touch, strong and tingling carbonation, honeyish sugar sweetness cloying to the teeth a bit; bit corny and caramelly, sweetish middle phase, quite light in body seen the high ABV, with spicy notes and the lingering sugar sweetness playing above it. Alcohol becomes increasingly apparent towards the finish, as a sharp, bitterish, astringent effect, lining the whole mouth cavitity as if you’ve been drinking some very strong liquor. A clear and quite strong cognac taste remains, along with woody tannins and lingering sweetness. I don’t like the regular version to begin with so my expectations of this were low; it shares its dull and cloying sweetness and alcoholic profile with the regular tripel, with the alcohol even reinforced here considerably by the cognac presence, which is everything but subtle. Should be a lot more refined and less alcoholic, but fortunately I like cognac and the woody tannins lingering in the mouth balance out the sweetness a bit, so as a whole, this is still more or less enjoyable. But I did find it difficult working my way through the whole bottle, the aroma is clearly more promising than what the taste delivers, and it is definitely not worth the exaggerated price of 23 or so euro I paid for it - I do not recommend spending your money on this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Fonefan 300814. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is cognac, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, sugar, cognac, alcohol, malt, dried fruits. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12039) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
750 c&c from Healthy Spirits in SF, CA. Pours translucent gold with a foamy/frothy white head. Aroma seems fruit ester with hints of oak and brandy. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is mixed fruit ester, and the brandy is clearly present. Oak as well. It’s not super strongly flavored, but the flavors are weak either. Heat no problem til it hits down below. Seems to get some caramel with time. Finishes towards dry, a litte estery, a little brandied, and slightly oak astringent. Seems a bitter finish. A little different, but there are some subtle aspects. Arguably underrated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
A little of everything -- sweet, rich, dry, fruity, malty, warm, simple and lush. Brandy, vanilla, plum, cherry, oak and barnyard yeast.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
waldemarsto (8) - BRAZIL - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
A: notas de cítrico e de conhaque são explícitas. A: cor dourado intenso, excelente cabeça de creme, e lacing. T: álcool perceptível, esteres frutados com presença de maçã, pêssego e uvas verdes, sabor de vinho branco seco e dulçor maltoso e conhaque bem aparente. P: corpo pesado, alta carbonatação, média a baixa persistência, e notas do barril aparentes. Calor alcoólico médio a alto. O: Uma tripel envelhecida em barris de carvalho de conhaque extremamente gostosa, o sabor de conhaque se destaca, mesmo tendo 12% ABV de teor alcoólico não é uma cerveja pesada. D: alta drinkability, realmente é uma cerveja que vale a pena ser degustada. Considerações: por ser uma cerveja com produção limitada, e preço pouco mais elevado, é uma cerveja que deve ser experimentada ao menos uma vez.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits spicy oak yeast dry fruits and alcohol flavor malts spicy fruits dry fruits oak caramel and fruits in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1433) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
75cl bottle shared with friends. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with quite some carbonation. Nice sweet tones with some bitterness in its finish. Citrus, tropical fruits, warming alcohol, herbs and yeast. A decent brew, but a tad overpriced.


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