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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 collectorís item. Only a limited edition of Trignac is brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head that lasts and leaves lacings. Itís malty and sweetish on the nose, with alcohol, dried fruits and some resiny hops. The flavor is quite sweet, with pale malts, white sugar, dried apricots and some bitterness. Full body and a soft carbonation, quite high level though. Lasting sugary and bitter finish with a herbal touch. Too warming this one, but far from bad. 140830

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FreBoulez (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Great nose (aroma) and very luxury presentation in the limited-edition-bottle ! Thx for this present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (5894) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Bottle No 23480, vintage 2013.
Slight cloudy golden coloured, medium to big sized creamy white head that went away slowly, mild spicy alcoholic nose. Fizzy as hell. Moderate malty, slight yeasty, spicy and quite alcoholic with some odd cheesy notes. Discreet touch of cognac barrel. Alcohol and spices in the finish. High carbonation. Pretty average and a way too expensive (36US$) for what it is. In general waste of money so if you donít have any real need for this AVOID IT!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryanís. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Banana nose. Flavors of banana lacquer and caramel. Effervescent. Pleasant but not worth the $35 price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (252) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
Pours an average frothy white head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy yellow with sparkles. Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, grain, molasses), moderate hops (citrus fruits), light yeasts (soap) and banana, grape, raisin, apple, pineapple, cask wood, vanilla and alcohol (cognac). Flavor starts off light acidic, then goes to sweet with later on light bitter added and finishes in light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Fruity and fresh with a warming finish with oak and cognac. It gets better when it warms. Very good, yet overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (558) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
golden, hazy, off-white head (for so far it had an head). nose: vanilla, apples, banana, wood, alcohol all coming back in the taste too. Liqueurish taste (calvados instead of the armagnac ?). Might taste a bit synthetic. Sweet finish, still, some balance. Subtile, did like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
750 ml bottle with a cork, shared. Appearance:Clear bright golden orange body, with a frothy short lasting medium sized head. No Lacing, poor retention. Aroma: sweet, lots of grapes and sugar, and a little bit of wood and cognac in the background. Taste: sweet, fruits (raisins), yeast and alcohol is what shows when drinking it straight. However as it warms up and if you give it a bit more time in the mouth it shows some cheap brandy (Iím not calling this cognac !) and a bit of wood tones. thinbody, above average carbonation. Clearly overpriced maybe it develops more, but t(his one was about 2 years old.) was realy not delivering the goods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2589) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
Trignac XII. Bottle 8155/9000, 750 ml, corked and caged, at home. Into a tulip glass. ABV 12% Clear body, bright golden orange in colour. Big white head but very froathy, disappearing as fast as I put the bottle down. Non existing lacing of course. Saved only by its bright colour here. Very sweet aroma, grapes, alcohol, wine notes. Taste is also sweet, lots of grapes and sugar, wine notes again but now it starts to remind of cognac, faintly but it does. The alcohol very obvious, both as a warming feeling and as a burn on the tongue/mouth. The cognac flavour seems to get more notable as the beer warms up a bit in the glass. Medium thin body, too much carbonation. Overall good beer, tasty. Is it worth the premium price I paid for (better: that is sold everywhere for)? I guess not. But it makes for a good sipper and a beer to share with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a very lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft malt and musk on the nose, candy sugar. Warm and boozy right away, a bit of sweetness, musk, a good amount of warm esters. Warm and musky, chewy musk, warm musk. Warm and yeasty. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Faint cognac sweetness, some candy, apple, toast, and vanilla. An odd combination, but it kind of comes together. Pretty sure I was the only one at the tasting that actually enjoyed this.

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