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


on tap

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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2007
A very heavy beer. With the taste of alcohol, although not overwellming. Lot of taste and some bitter aftertaste. Drunk it both on tap and from bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1669) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2007
In bottle at Erasmus Bruges. Pale yellow with small head. Spicy nose. Overpowering alcohol taste that rises above the spice and flavor. Reallly too much...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours light golden with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of honey, pepper, cantaloupe, pineapple, higher alcohols, and apples. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, cantaloupe, cotton candy. Mouthfeel is full to heavy bodied with lush carbonation. Nice taste, but a bit heavy and too strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a good size white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma of sweet and biscuit malt with notes of citrus, honey, and yeast spice. Taste is the same as aroma but with a hot alcohol burn at the end. Medium mouthfeel with a mild bitterness. Could be a great beer but the alcohol burn ruins almost all of the good qualities of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4049) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2007
Hazy blond body with good carbonation and a decent white foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with honeyish and biscuity hints. Wonderful and very well balanced taste that carries flowery and yeasty notes. Ends with a good warming biitersweet finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
bottle from Total Wine Tampa - very sweet and fruity, orange, coriander and other spices - maybe too sweet but pretty dirink and hides the alcohol

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bready-citrus aroma. Slightly sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Lots of fruit and spice finishing with a hot whiskey burn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2007
Light gold in color. Bananas and othe fruits in aroma. Taste is sweet with notes of banana and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScoWRee (417) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
Pours a light golden color with a fluffy white head that disapates quickly.Aroma of cloves and other spices.Taste is spicy, sweet, carbinated,alcohol and yeast. Not sure this is a triple but a nice bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed brilliant yellow w/ a modest spattered spritzy froth the recedes w/ haste. Residual lacing is modest aswell, NIL. Aroma is classic w/ banana malty sweetness and a mildly tart earthiness. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Texture is cottonous w/ a frothy expansion on the palate. Beautiful tropical banana cream malts w/ a mildly persistant acidic tart character. Kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, granny smith, vanilla, leather, earth, and a slight Flemish souring. I even caught a glimpse of cumin. Mildly sweet w/ strong flavors. Theres a pleasant brisk disposition. The finish is bittered w/ an acidic component w/ mild peachpit. The best thing is the retention of effers to the last sip. This brew actually gets a little boring after a while. I would suggest an 12oz serving instead of the 750ml I had.

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