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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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4.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2011
750 ML Previous descriptions are accurate, cloudy golden with a thick lacey white head, fruit & citrus aroma & taste. Very carbonated. I wasnt thinking tripel blonde when I bought it, I generally like the darker ales, but for a hot summer day, this is very refreshing and I have no complaints whatsoever.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fdomig (883) - Mnchen, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Aroma is fruty and a lot of yeast, slightly apple. Appearance is noce golden with a finger thick white head. Taste is slightly bitter, little sweet. Great mouthfeel with light carbonation and a very long finish. Overall a strong and quaffable Belgian Tripple. Really enjoyed it.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4342) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
When I found out you could buy this beer at just about every grocery store in the Netherlands, my mind was almost blown. Not the absolute best triple, but a very good one. Notes of clove and banana, lots of alcohol, and some nice sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Solid tripel. Strong sweet fruit notes, which perhaps overwhelm the Belgian yeast just a bit. Nevertheless quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3317) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Hazy golden. Impressivly dense and persistent white head and lacing. Aroma of banana, coriander, tropical fruits and marmelade. Similar taste, balanced with moderate bitterness. Aftertaste of unripe bananas with a bitter hint. Superbly drinkable considering its high ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (824) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
Beautiful golden appearance with fizzy head. Solid, fruity, yeasty. Maybe too boozy.


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