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80
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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: 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
BB-09/05:Deep copper,oarnge,liquid with a beakutiful,bone-white,creamy head. The smallest of bubbles create the best of lacework.Appearance would be a six,if possible. Strong aromas of grassy hops,sweet-pale malts,musty yeast. As it warms the hops take over,then the musty yeast dominates. Soft but terribly,thick mouthfeel.Flavors of sweet malt,honey,toast, are all over the tounge while the grassiness of the hops dominate the sides of the mouth. Alcohol is totally hidden and flavor only gets better.First the grassiness takes over,then the mustiness takes over.Damn good Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Wasnt terribly impressed with this as a Tripel. It was really dry, didnt have a whole lot of fruitiness to it. Alcohol wasnt a player, but that didnt add any plusses. Nothing special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (557) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ antwep. amber colour, heavy body, quite bitter, but a bit fruity, quite good belgian beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2011
33 cL bottle: Appearance is golden brown with minimal white head. Aroma is strong in bready yeast. Flavor is distinct in bread like yeast notes and a hint of spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Hazy golden with asmall white head. smells like a strong blond, yeasty with some swet malt. Flavor issweet and slightly spicy, with citrus and alcohol. Would probaly benefit from some ageing, but as I tried it, it was too unbalenced to be really drinakble

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (541) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 First rating: february 01, 2009. Strong beer, very slightly cloudy to clear gold color and thick white foam. High fermentation with a strong alcohol and good vanilla taste. Excelent taste. -- Second rating: November 18 2015. From a 33cl bottle, pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, herbs and spice. Flavors of strong malts and alcohol, hints of hops, grass, herbs, spices. Strong body, and strong alcohol finish. A nice strong ale that warms you up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (539) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle 0.33L. Deep golden body with a medium-large, creamy, white head, mostly lasting with a nice lacing. Fruity aroma (white fruits) with evident notes of spices and alcohol; some malty character is also present. Flavour is mainly sweet and spicey. Medium body with an oiuly texture; soft carbonation; evident alcoholic warming in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (533) - CYPRUS - FEB 12, 2014
Slightly hazy golden color with a thick white head. Carbonation looks very lively. Caramel, banana, some other fruit maybe apricot. Medium sweet taste. The carbonation is not as crazy as I expected from the looks of it but still quite fizzy. Alcohol leaves you with a warm feeling which is good because it lets you know this is a strong beer in case you forget after a few sips.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 18, 2004
Cerveza fuerte de color dorado muy oscuro. De muy alta graduacion (11%) y bastante espuma. Sabor agradable, intenso y afrutado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Very light slightly hazy golden color. Sort of spicey fruit aroma. Spicey lemon hoppiness with some fruits. The big alcohol is very well hidden.... you can tell its there, but not much.


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