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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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3.4
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle, thanks to screwball. Pale golden color, white head. Fruity, peppery aroma. Fruity, malty flavor, some alcohol and with peppery notes.

3.9
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Aroma: Aromas of alcohol, pils malt, and fruit. Otherwise clean, light spiciness, restrained. Very nice. Appearance: Blonde, very clear, with decent white head retention. Flavor: Sweetish malt presence, no hop, but hefty fruity notes. Alcohol adds fruity notes. Palate: Adequate carbonation with some alcohol warmth that is a little harsh. Overall: I liked this beer, clean for a belgian, however full flavored. Easy drinking for such a big beer.

3.1
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Very light golden color with decent, pillowy white head. Yeasty and spicy to smell and taste. Alcohol is definately present, but not too overwhelming, and leaves the drinker with a warming burn down the throat. Not a bad brew, fairly delicate considering how much alcohol is in it, but it seemed to fall a little short from what I was expecting.

2.5
TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle. Moderate yeasty, light vinegar. Yellow cloudy body. White head, average size, mostly lasting. Moderate acidic flavor, average duration. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation.

3.2
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
quite outstanding considering i got this for 70 cents at the supermarket, and a 13 percent tripel does not sound too promising... hoppy and fruity, but not to sweet, alcohol quite well hidden

3.1
larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2007
Medium white head. Faintly hazy yellow body. Strong, fruity aroma with citric, mealy notes, kind of sharpish, with a hint of alcohol in the sharpness. Mealy fruity taste with citric, spicy (coriander? paradise seeds?) notes. Intense, sharp mouthfeel with considerable alcohol heat. Feels kind of dusty and even muddy. Some sweetness. Bitter, spicy aftertaste. Quite nice, but not too special. I expected more, really. (0.33l bottle from Dorstvlegel, Antwerp.)

3.5
kiscokid (10) - Mount Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2007
750ml bottle from Half Time in Poughkeepsie. Sweet. Not bubbly enough. Head vanished instantly. Would not guess its 11ABV. Very pleasant taste but not with food. I liked this beer.

2.5
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
Lys belgisk øl. Smagen er frugtagtig med let belgisk gær smag. Sødlig, Duften er gæret og let karamel Forventede en tung og varm ølp.g.a. styrken, men det er den ikke. Faktisk en lidt kedelig belgier.

3.9
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 17, 2007
Fruity. Damson plum notes, green grape, pistachio nut and clove. Average cream, however with fat bubbles. Excellent aroma, of champagne/white wine. Present alcohol in the palate and the aroma.

3.3
bkurtz (1134) - LITHUANIA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear golden with a huge white, foamy head that leaves lacing. Spicy, coriander aromna with some fruit notes. The only thing I don’t like about this beer is the heavy alcohol flavor.


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