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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11041) - La Tropica, - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2015
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 1/22/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big apricot, pear, apple, white grape, lemon/orange zest, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, honey, oak, light vanilla, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, pear, apple, white grape, lemon/orange zest, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, honey, oak, light vanilla, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, lemon/orange zest, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, honey, oak, vanilla, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and pale malt notes; with a great yeast/yeast/oak balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5764) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 12/01/2017, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, big rocky slight off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, lots of raisin, some cognac notes, bit caramel, slight orange peel. Very sweet in taste, slight alcoholic. Maybe all you expect from a Kasteel, but the sweetness works out really well in this one. I quite liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3114) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2015. It poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was of grapes and wood. The taste was sweet from the grapes with alcohol, some cognac and a bitter aftertaste. It had a medium body with some fizzy carbonation. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (283) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Een heerlijke tripel, die doordat hij op cognacvaten heeft gerijpt, een zoetere afdronk heeft dan het bekende lichtzurige van een tripel. Zwaar qua alcohol, maar het us dan ook een geniet-bier ipv een wegdrinkbier. Klasse!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tossmeabeer (16) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Caramel, butterscotch, smooth, fine bubbles lead to creamier texture, cognac and dark cherry from the casks

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (1122) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at BFG15, masterclass. DRank besides a small glass of Kasteel Tripel, to compare the two. A bit darker than the tripel, dark yellow. Aroma has a good hint of cognac. Taste is fuller, more body, alcohol shows up but not bad. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Tap @ Cafe Moortgat. Dark brown coloured, off white head. Nose is caramel malts, sweet malty, spicy, bit of cognac. Flavour is caramel, cherry, some sourness, cognac, fruity, spicy and boozy. Fairly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1723) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vanille, kruiden, hout, cognac. Smaakt vanille, cognac, redelijk alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (549) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2015
Didn’t take proper tasting notes. Tap. Sweet, boozy, warming, didn’t find this too interesting. Perhaps when I pay more attention I’ll appreciate it more,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
Sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2014, shared with Mathieu87. Found back notes that where lost. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: oak, caramel, fruity, some alcohol. TASTE: oak, caramel, fruity, some alcohol, nothing special though. Way too expensive normally, glad I could try this at a festival


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