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80
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Abbey Tripel
Emelgem, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tripel, as solid as a castle. A full bodied beer, brewed with Belgian hops, to enjoy quietly, with a powerful, distinctive flavour: flowery, hop bitterness and soft alcohol.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, corn, sugar, hops, yeast, antioxidant (ascorbic acid).

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle, BB 11/07. Poured clear brighter golden with a tall, looser cap of white head that receded to a thin layer after a short while.. lively carbonation. The aroma picked up spicy Belgian yeast, alcohol-enhanced apples and other lighter fruits, and some perfumey notes.. very strong, yet it worked well for me. The flavor had lots of bright peppery alcohol amplifying the lighter-skinned fruits.. sharp estery notes get caught up a bit on the higher carbonation at the back-end.. left a long, strong, pepper and light fruity finish. Medium-bodied with the aforementioned high carbonation.. I liked the yeast in here, but the brew was a bit too sharp at times. Overall quite nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden-orange body with a medium, dense, white head on top. Theres some floaties in the beer, and a very lively carbonation, causing the floaties to swirl rapidly from bottom to top to bottom and so on. Theres nice lacings forming too. The nose is very fruity, with a good dash of alcohol, lots of dried fruits, some spicyness, a little pale malt, and a little hoppy note. Theres also some beef-stock like aromas, more common in darker beers. Flavorwise it is quite bitter, but the sweetness of course hits first. Fruits, mostly yellow apples, spicyness, alcohol, some pale malt and dried fruits are other things that comes to mind. A slight alcohol burn in the mouth, quite full bodied. Finishes with some alcohol, a good bitterness and sweetness, pale malt and fruityness. And it lasts for a long time. Well suited as a night cap or a relaxing beer earlier in the evening. 11% ABV is a bit strong if one wants more than one or two beers, but for the forementioned purposes, it works just fine. Not refreshing, not quenching, but surely enjoyable. (071120)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2007
bottle. Clear golden, with small white head. Taste of bread, malt, spice. Well rounded. More bitter than sweet, long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex1012 (13) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Pours with a decent size head with strong aromas of hot alcohol, this beer need to open up in the glass like a fine wine. It changed as I drank it over a half hour. Bready Belgian yeast, spice, and a creamy, long sweetish finish. Was about to get another beer when I first opened it but Im glad I gave it a chance to shine. Recomened to any Belgian Triple lover.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15816) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Tasted as Kasteel triple (33cl) : Pours cloudy yellow with a large fluffy white head. Spices, alcohol & yeast. Sweet matured taste. Alcohol warmth. Incredibly smooth palate & fantastic lacings. Long end!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
33 cl bottle. Pale golden topped by a huge thick head. Very light dusty aroma. Black pepper and a light pale malt aroma.. Very lean smelling. Flavour is quite alcoholic. Some peppery flavour and a light spiciness. Very faint peach and pear. As it warms a bit, the beer becomes much more balanced and tasty. Pale malt sweetness and very light peach the pepper is still there, but it is pretty well-integrated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2007
golden appearance with slight head for a belgian. the nose is weet and yeasty. the flavor sweet and complex with some alcoholic spicyness. a great tripel in my opinion, comparable to the bests of belgium

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Hazy golden with medium head. Aroma has citric, yeasty and corriander notes. Sweet flavor with corriander and oranges present. Finishes dry and the balance is very good for such a strong tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42641) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
33 cL bottle (as Kasteel Triple). Pours slight hazy yellow with a lacing yet dense off-white head. Slight acidic with an underlying malt aroma, sweet. Flavour has a sweet malt flavour with a mild caramel note. Breaking this a distinct citric to acidic flavour intermixed with coriander and yeasty spiceness. Nice and complex and different from other triples. Pure joy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled @ GDBTF. Almost like an overcharged saison. Very straw, haylike hops on the nose, extremely sweet malt body overwhelmed with the alcohol, yeasty bite towards the finish. Spritzy on the palate, but thin.


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