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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Dark copper color with creamy off white head. Aroma of banana, apple and spice. Taste is a bit sweet and the alcohol hits you right in the middle of the class. Fantastic. Re-rate 12/04. I dont see how du Chateau Triple Blonde is the same stuff as the blonde on the site. This 3/99 bottle is yellow with a light malty taste. Still very good yeah but a way different beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 1, 2004
Very sweet beer, nice to taste, and nice to look at. Cant have more than one in sitting though. More like an occasion beer, than a get together beer. Will definately buy again and enjoy with a cigar sometime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
this is one of the best beers that i ever had. it has a nice golden color to it and a nice white head. and to top it all off its 11% and i never could tell there is no warming or taste of alcohol what so ever its a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 winters night after a good day of skiing!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Wow what a beer! Very complicated and ridiculously smooth for an 11% triple. Very floral, hints of caramel, and and a very smooth finish. Its not overwhelming and just all around smooth. Great beer.


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