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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4567) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Corked bottle, 4558 of 9000. Pours a huge head. Raspberry, vanilla and hints of oak in the aroma. Malty sweetish, slightly alcoholic flavor with the slightest hints of cognac and vanilla. Hints of peach. Pleasant, but the effect of cognac barrel aging should be more noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Ken for busting out the boozy Belgian beers! Pours clearish, yellow-gold with a light, white cream head. Nose of pale and bready malts, light honey, ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with moderate alcohol, light dry wood, some citrus, bread, yeast. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with more yeasty and doughy pale malts, some lemony citrus. Not altogether bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2136) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Clear golden yellow with staying White foam head. Aroma is bit weak, Honey Like. Taste is malty, bit honey, high alcohol. Aftertaste is barley, far. (Harpert 201306)---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
Fluffy snowwhite head, fast gone over hazy, very lively carbonated yellow-golden beer. Alcoholic nose, brandy aroma unmistakable. Meaty aroma, as (suggestion?) from foie gras; but also fresh salad with oil. In fact, the nose definitely showing some very alluring aspects. Unrefined alcoholflavour; sweet and dull, ripe bananaflavour. Sweet bread, some (brandy)wood. Alcoholheat backthroat; fizzy, overcarbonated, yet an oily or buttery MF. The nose made me believe for an instant VH had it right, this time. Fat chance. Instead of jumping head over heels into niches, try to experiment and hone your skills, for pete’s sake! Le ramage ne valant pas le plumage , pardon my French...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jabbeloo (100) - Denderbelle, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
The looks of the beer is not what the presence ( the box and bottle ) is creating as expectations. A complex aroma of alcohol and fruit with a little yeast aroma. The taste is rich Co2 with a peppery start and a alcohol taste that is lasting long on the pallet. ---Rated By the Belleketels

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
@ rampkrot, shared by tim . smell is typical triple, honey , sugar, bit boozy even . too high carbo, WAY to high . and SWEET ( who would have seen that coming in a kasteelbier?? :p ) sugary, boozy, no sign of cognac. just .. avoid. even if i where free, i’d doubt drinking this again....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (4548) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
22/IV/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BB: 3/V/15 (2013-355)

Clear orange beer, small fuzzy aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, cognac all right, apples, very boozy, bit chemical, hint of banana. MF: way too much carbon, light to medium body despite all the booziness. Taste: citrus, quite some cognac, banana, alcohol, more cognac. Aftertaste: chemical bitterness, very boozy, citrus, alcohol, some hops, some banana. A failed experiment. And what’s with the price, seriously? The HTDs are just half the price of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1645) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
Sample of fancily-clad 75cl bottle@Post Toer de Geuze tasting, courtesy of tderoeck. - Kasteel, aka the liquid sugar kings, have put an oily sticky Belgian strong ale brewed with a minimum of distinguishing traits in a cognac cask and ended up with a smoother, dryer but still largely featureless palate-coater for the self-appointed chateau owner and his large leather wallet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Tderoek @ Post Toer de Geuze tasting. After the total fail of the Hoppy version, we now have the wood-immitation carton box with the new wave of Belgian BA beers. Guess, it’s a second failure. So yeah, lesson of the day, aging any beer in a barrel, and selling it with a nice fancy story does not make it a good beer. BB 03/05/2015. Dorée/paille, col fin blanc. Arôme est léger, présentant un bouquet cognac quasi à la ramasse et faiblard. Sinon, rien à sentir ici, on retrouve les notes d’une belge triple typique de la levure et dans le bouquet malté et houblonné. Palais donne un léger côté boisé et barrique avec un cognac faible. Le tout reste belge dans l’approche pour un abv qui se fait ressentir. Au final, le profil de la bière de base se retrouve perdu pour une fin de bouche un peu médicinale tout en gardant ce côté ester levure et fruité de la version de base. Malheureusement cela s’arrête là. Le Cognac ne donne en rien une complexité supplémentaire. Oui, ce dernier est là, mais faiblard. Le seul qui au final en prend un coup, c’est le portefeuille. Pas grave, mais ici, on a l’impression que on se fout des gens.

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