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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: 1009   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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3.1
chrisv10 (17925) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle, 11%. Clear deep golden with tiny white head. Aroma is maly, yeast. phenols, spices and alcohol. Flavour is malt, yeast, phenols, over carbonated, spices, alcohol, medium sweet, orange peel and a little bitter.

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yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden-orange body with a medium, dense, white head on top. There’s 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. There’s 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. There’s 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)

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jtclockwork (16855) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Golden pour. Nose and tastes like an abbey hefeweizen hybrid. Strange. Rated 4/24/03

3.4
FatPhil (16635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2008
330ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Hazy orange, accidentally poured with a few sinky bits. Rich fruity aroma - fleshy fruits. Alcoholically tingly palate, some crisp carbonation. Soft light grain base with almond and citrus - maybe tangerine. A bit alcoholic, but not offensive for 11%. Some nutty late finish.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16232) - 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!

3.7
Benzai (16179) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
It has 11% ABV but you don’t taste the alcohol too much. Nicely done. Blond color, reasonble smell. Very nice taste.

3.2
MiP (15943) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
Bottle. Slightly spicy aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small white head. Malty, strong, spicy flavour. Very peppery aftertaste.

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bhensonb (15490) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
33cL bottle as Kasteel Triple / 11% / bottled 03/29/07. Aroma is a bit sweet, spice, light fruit and a hint of burnt sugar. Slightly orange gold color with a significant white head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is slightly petroleum with sweet malt, a little sharp, peppery spice, and finally some yeast. The finish is dry, with some herbal hop notes. The alcohol is ever present, and the flavors are not strong enough to submerge it properly. It’s not burning, just always there. The malt liquor of Belgian ale?

3.5
Scopey (15263) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle at the Half and Half, Croydon. It pours golden yellow with moderate carbonation and a decent white head. The nose is cheese, farmyard, hay, grass and yeast. The taste is hay, grass, honey, lemon sherbet, lime and kiwi with a dry finish. The mouth-feel is foamy like cream soda and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Above average tripel.

3.2
Ratman197 (15105) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2008
750 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, pear, pineapple and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, yeast, pear, pineapple and spice with a crisp lingering spicey sweet finish.


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