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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: 1011   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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4.5
NiklasT (79) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2017
Light golden with white head. Nice yeasty, fruity aroma. Initial taste very good balance between slight sour yeastines and malty sweetness. Then sweetness takes dominance and then some bitterness at the end. Very, very good!

4.5
frrebora (14) - ALESSANDRIA, ITALY - JUL 12, 2017
I love this beer, a good tripel equilibrate. The only problem? The equilibrium with hop and alcohol sweetness make you thinkin that you are drinking a 6-7° alcohol beer. In half-an-hour your head will tell you that the vbeer is 11°

4.4
TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Pours with big consistent bubbled head that eventually crawls intoa creamy froth that sticks like a victor and has no hints at leaving (even after two hours). Aroma consists of malts, spices, alcohol, esters and bananas. Palate is a real treat; medium body, smooth texture that coats the tongue before the grainy alcohol hits, kicks and slaps my throat and belly. The sweetness of this beer must come from the heavy dosage of malts; Numbing alcohol tingles my tongue; pepper notes and soft vanilla flavors emerge before the bitter, salty finish. Serve this at '55' degree my butt! Much better at 65 degrees. Luckily I held onto my chair while drinking this rear-kicker. Purchased from Belgium. My bottle states '11% ABV,' the site states 9%? This would age with the best of Tripels.

4.4
haukur (1992) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 beautiful yellow, slightly dark yellow. The aroma is amazing, this is the best smelling blonde I´ve had.. wow! Taste was slightly hoppy, with hints of fruits, peaches. Thick head which didnt even go when I finish the beer, champagne like bubbles like some rater said earlier.. this is just a beautiful brew and an instant favorite!!

4.4
sabbac (3) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2004 does not count
Amazing flavor, sweet but spicy. minimal bitterness, and very smooth. The finish is mild, but the alcohol sneaks up on you.

4.4
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Mildly citrusy. Way tasty. A bit of hoppy bitterness at the beginning and then some subtle spice and pear/apple flavors. Totally awesome. Very drinkable, but not a chug beer at all. Bubbly like champagne-ish brews. At first taste the immediate response was "oh, this is a fruitier Duvel." But it is much more than that. Really good.

4.4
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Golden color, big head. Sweet and yeasty aroma. Malty candi like flavors. Alcohol evident but not hot. A bit dry. Med body, effervescent. I would call this tripel. A nice strong ale.

4.4
Beffrey2 (36) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Very carbonated...when I popped the top...foam over flowed from bottle. Bottle had been sitting right side up for the last couple months. So not sure if that was normal . However, this beer was awesome! Great sweet butterscotch taste, and typical belgian ale style taste. When I poured into glass, foam was very thick and white, beer was bubbly and golden in color. For a beer with 11% alc, it was only slightly noticeable. Would buy this again!

4.3
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Large Liter Bottle: Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a very thin head that dissipates quickly. Sugars and citrus fruits dominate the nose. Initial impression is of sweet apricots with a smooth bourbon-like hint of that 11% ABV. It finishes slightly sweet with a semi-dry honey aftertaste. This was a very good beer. In my excitement, I poured in some of the sediment as I finished off the bottle. This will become one of my go-to beers for a cold winter’s night after a good day of skiing!

4.3
gfoster34 (5) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009 does not count
very little head, high carbonation, tastes a little like champagne, white grape, banana and alcohol, light finish


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