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


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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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french tickler (648) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Golden amber poor with a nice white head. Aromas of brown sugar, peaches, caramel and alcohol. Alcohol predominence... flavors and palate. Flavors of lemon and peaches. Nicely carbonated, sweet, good bitterness and creamy. Mouthfeel is surprisingly good. Not as good as the brown, but definitely worthy!

cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Could be deficiencies of the bottle, but this is the weakest Tripel I think I’ve ever tried. Pretty much average and flat and indistinct. Barely a whiff of aroma, little froth, only slightly cloudy, some unexciting flavor with Tripel-y kind of seasoning, and a little oily on the palate. Didn’t do much for me. For a beer, and not for a Tripel per se, this experience was most average.

Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Cork top dated 7-2002. Very mellow and not complex at all. Alcohol well hidden. What I got in both aroma and taste was mild banana,bubblegum and cantaloupe. I’ll try it again sometime.

a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Hazy orange, nice aroma, tasted of citrus (bitter orange) and yeast; a bit too bitter for me.

podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 330ml bottle at BXL East. Aroma and taste is slightly boozy, yeasty, spicy and fruity with warming alcohol notes in the finish.

nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2003
Golden, orangy hue with a creamy white head. Lovely orange and yeasty nose, evident high carbonation. Taste follows the nose, delightful. Slightly sweet with orange, pear and yeast. Good stuff.

maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 25, 2008
750ml, bottled on 09-19-2007. Pours pale straw and lases cheery yellow in the glass… myriad lines of bubbles migrate ceaselessly upward, bedecking the beer with wooly off-white lather. Orange, banana, and pungent coriander leaves highlight the tropical fruity nose; sourdough, mint, tobacco, bubblegum and bamboo shoots are less apparent. Each sip reflexes from sweet/tart fruit (blueberry, unripe peach, apple, strawberry) to sharp peppery spice upon passing the lips. Finishing with an impressive ethanol burn, the ale’s aftertaste features a gentle earthy bitterness and mango mojo. Paralleling the flavor, the palate progresses from rich and creamy to pins-and-needles carbonation, leaving the tongue slightly stung and tingly… and the alcohol onslaught becomes numbing near the end of the first glass. Perhaps a little overtart and enthusiastically ethanolic for my taste, but a fine tripel nonetheless.

rdb84 (626) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours exactly like a Pilsner, with disappointingfoam head. Aromas: booziness, hairspray, stale Pilsner, garlic, stir fried mushrooms. No, no. Taste is way too boozy, almost like white wine (including the sourness). Evolves to a cherry flavour, which in my opinion is best reserved for the darker styles. Hairspray in the aftertaste again. Did not enjoy this one bit I'm afraid.

Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Complex, layered nose showing yeast and fruit. Medium bodied palate with some initial funk blended with sweet orange, finally yielding to a baking spice finish. Long finish shows a touch of heat, but overall quite good.

nephirem (622) - CROATIA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Slightly cloudy copper pour with slight red hue. One finger creamy white head with average retention. Lasting thin layer. Pleasant nose, yeasty and malty with a herbal touch. Medium body with smooth texture. Pretty high on carbonation, lively on the tongue. Malt sweetness and alcohol bitterness mixed well for nicely balanced taste. Aroma of malt, yeast, herbs and liquor. Caramel and toffee. Slight wood and nuts notes. Subtle tartness as it warms up. Boozy finish, mostly dry, medium lasting. Overall, pretty good tripel. Tasty.

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