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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Kasteel Tripel aged in Cognac casks


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1073) - Westelbeers, - APR 19, 2013
Gedronken in Oud Brabant, pilskleur, ruikt en smaakt naar wijn, appelsap, jillz, speciale smaak


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (349) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (340) - 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 (I’m 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1688) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5646) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of cognac, lemon, sweet malt, oak, vanilla and spicy yeast. Medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden pour with the white head. Light spice and yeast aromas. Cognac and strong whiskey flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
750ml bottle, 3732/9000. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Fruity, wood, some cognac, some earthiness, and some spiciness in the finish. Overall alcohol well hidden. OK beer, but not worth the $30+ price tag.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - 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 (923) - 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


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