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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: 1001   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle dated May 02, enjoyed 4/9/05. Light golden pour. Very fizzy, with a bit of a sweet honey smell. Taste is a sweet white wine, a touch of vanilla and a suggestion of oak. Just a little bitterness and then tartness with a sugary finish. I found this at Foremost Liquors, being closed out at $2.99. Why? They surely know Belgians stay pretty good as they age. Maybe because the labels were different from year to year.
Another 2002 bottle, enjoyed 5/31/07. Just as nice as before. Just noting a bit of cork in the initial swig. Ive had a previous bottle that went way too tart, but this is still nicely sweet, with a contrasting dry finish. Crazy world, huh? This had a different label that I hoped meant it was the Donkel, but it still says "Golden" on it.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (744) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2017
Bottled. Pours deep golden with thin head. Sweet, yeasty aroma with boozy notes. Sweet fruity-yeasty taste with very slight hops and strong alcoholic notes. Leaves warm mouthfeel and long sweetish finish. Medium bodied and slighlty overcarbonated. Mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1017) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle. Dark gold with a nice frothy white head. Aroma has sweet yeast and fruit notes. It is medium bodied. The finish is bozzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumore (326) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 26, 2017
From75cl bottle. Pours hazy, pale amber with average white foam. Aroma is of caramel and honey, plus some liquor feeling. Body is medium-dense, with lots of carbonation and some stickiness. Taste is rather sweet and liquor-like, with honey coming up. Also white-pulp fruit. Finish is sweet and average in length.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (414) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pale yellowy gold in colour. Spicy (peppery; cloves & coriander). Fruity (citrus, banana, peach). Yeasty in the taste (but no floaties). Malty base. Sweet fruity leading to a dry finish. Warming alcohol very evident. (2008)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luneylane (121) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - FEB 8, 2017
A bottle at the Cafe Bastille, near Tai Power Building. Aroma: rather sour, vinous fruits, sherry. Appearance: clear, gold, minimal lacing. Palate: full-bodied and oily, soft carbonation, long, complex and very boozy finish. Taste: booze, clearly a heavyweight. Very astringent, perhaps too much so - I am no fan of candy flavour, but half way through the glass I found myself wanting just a little more sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeorgePratt (65) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle in Kasteel glass, Lowlander, London. Aroma of honey, spice, bread. Pours a crisp golden with a finger of dense head. Tastes of bread and spice. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (1143) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2017
Pours golden clear with medium white head. Aroma is butterscotch, spices, sweetness, malts, sweet flowers, caramel, yeast. Taste is bitter, floral, some spices, yeast, sweet cereal, alcohol, dandelion, grass. Bitter super tripel!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markoijelena (2942) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn market Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 25.01.2017. Pour it clear golden color with medium white head. Aroma malts, sweet yeasty note, alcohol. Taste cereal, dough, spices, caramel, alcohol all the time, pinch of metallic on the back, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively, astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MonsterMagnet (1346) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, pours golden with a large white head. Sweet and heavy, bready, spicy, almonds, fruits. Decent.


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