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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, Belgium

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Hazy lemon yellow pour with a massive ivory crown. Lots of esters, yeasty, candied citrus, and pure cane sugar. Was hoping for more barrel. Alcohol was present but not dominant. Just a very average beer for a not-so-average price. Skip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1076) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Very good. Nice nice tripel. But the aging is just a wee too much; would've benefitted from being blended. Quite sweet, and the cognac is just a tad overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (886) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle 4133/9000. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruits, yeast, a slight cognac. Medium sweetness, boozy finish. I was hoping for more of a cognac aroma (as the nose promised...), but I enjoyed my bottle regardless. Generally I don’t think much of Kasteel so I was glad to find one that I like, even though it is overpriced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
shared bottle. poured a bit cloudy yellow / gold colour with a small white head. smell of citrus, fruity and a lot of carbonation!!. a lot of yeast, and with almost no oak or cognac taste! and very overpriced

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
With friends from 75 cl. bottle @ Eutropius end may ’13. Hazy golden color, wih creamy white head. Aroma sweet, fruits, apples, alcohol. Medium body. Taste: very sweet, fruits (raisins) sticky, light cognac, sweet, malts… alcohol and light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle (#6561/9000!!!) shared by Ken.It pours hazy golden yellow with a thick fluffy white head. The nose is pear, melon, apple, icing sugar, wood, faint barnyard, marshmallow, honey and cognac. The taste is lightly tart, alcohol warmth, straw, hay, sour green apple, pear, dough, wood, honey and a touch of cognac. Medium+body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Nice light tartness to it. Actually I thought this was pretty decent stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Hazy gold bee, little white head. Palate is light and pretty dry. Fine carbonation. Fine dry malt. Very light touch of cognac. Little yeasty bitterness. Dry finish. Disappointing! But then I’m not a fan of the Kasteels. Yeasty dry and the cognac is bordering on wimpy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium June 2013 consumed at home 08.07.13 in company of Casey, Traci & Loz I hadn’t realised that this was a Tripel until I poured it, seems rather strange to age a Tripel in this way. Pours nice, slight haze but golden with large billowing white head. Aroma is a bit boozy with some vanilla and yeast showing. Taste for me just isn’t right at all, I guess that there is a decent Tripel before this experiment but it just comes across as a boozy confusing mess. You can certainly pick up the barrel ageing in the mouth but I’m not a fan. Nice packaging, poor beer. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, many thanks to Kenny, 26/06/13. #6561/9000. Hazed blonde/yellow with a good sized white head. Nose is apple skins, pear, booze, musty lemon, yeast. Taste comprises tarte apples, woody notes, Beglian yeast esters, tarte fruits, grass, light soap, oak soaked boozey tones. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish. Ok affair but the alcohol is a little harsh and indiscernible ie - I couldn’t pick out cognac.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Many thanks to Ken for sharing. Bottle 6591/9000. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is apple orchard, some roasted wood. Mashed banana sweet yeastiness. The taste is more of the same. Light syrupy banana and pear juice. Honey. Earthy roast on the woody finish. Full body, fine carbonation. This wears the chunky abv pretty well. Overall, pleasant enough.


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