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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: neenerzig on 09-17-2008

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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 149
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

one of my favs

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4.87/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra from Joboto, cork says april 2008

Golden color, very nice looking. Smells sweet with a hint of sour in the background. Tastes like a very sweet apple, the alcohol is almost felt as an aftertaste. There's hints of citrus there too but mainly apple for me. This beer is very alive in your mouth too, the only reason I can't give it a full 5 on drinkability is because there is no way I can see people just sit down and down a few of these and actually enjoy it after nr 3 or 4.

I love this beer, I prefer the donker/dark but since it has been about 7years since I had that last I am going to have to hold out till my visit to the brewery this summer to make my final judgement.

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4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a 750 of this bad boy in my cellar. Upon popping the cork, it made a nice bang, held carbonation very well. When I poured it, the head built up in my glass just right and then fell slowly back down to a managable size. Some tripple's have a head that grows so tall that you have to wait quite a while before you can either pour more or drink any, this was perfect.
The bubbles kept going and going helping to keep the nose vibrant and full of life. The nose reminded me of grapefruit or tart candy. The mouthfeel was excellent, full of body and fizzy. The taste was beautiful with citrus, floral notes and tasted like champaign.

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4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into snifter.

Appearance: Poured a golden color that was somewhat cloudy, with a pretty full head.

Smell: Has a strong fruit smell, that reminds me of grape and citrus. Strong, but tempting.

Taste: Fantastic. Has very good, and strong flavors of fruit and a little citrus. One can taste the alcohol a bit too, but that's okay.

Mouthfeel: Has a fair body from the carbonation. It's kind of bubbly like champagne.

Drinkability: Based on taste alone, this should get a 5, but the high alcohol content is the only detractor here. At 11% ABV, I could only have one, maybe two, in a sitting. But that is the only problem here.

Photo of BobZ
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip (split with a buddy).

Appearance: Rich head, good lacing throughout.

Smell: A hint of spice with both sweetness and light citrus.

Taste: Fantastic! Sweet right away with some spice and really nice balance. Incredible, you would have no idea that this beer is so high in ABV, the alcohol is completely masked.

Drinkability: Too drinkable, so good, so tasty, the 11% ABV will reach up and grab you.

I have to say this is my favorite tripel so far, I prefer it to both Fin Du Monde and Westmalle!

Photo of edbeered
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Belgian Beer Fest at the Muddy Pig in St Paul on 9/14 and again on draft on 9/17(leftovers, woo-hoo!), this pours a hazy golden color, with a small white head that quickly dissipates, leaving a fine white lace on the glass. The smell is fruity and citrussy. The taste, oh the taste! To me, this was the best tasting Tripel at the Fest, and there were a bunch of them(including Gouden Carolous, St Bernardus, St Feullian, Val Dieu, La Rulles, and Des Rocs, as well as some domestic versions). The flavors I tasted included banana, cherry, a brandy-like alcohol flavor, a slight citrussy lemon/orange flavor, a sweet caramel/honey flavor, and a light crispness I found irresistable. The disparate flavors blended into an outstanding whole. The mouthfeel is light yet full-flavored. This is a fantastic beer, and one I will continue to enjoy until it's gone(hopefully, not for a while!).

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4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemony citrus aromas with a bready yeasty spiciness. Hazy golden, bright nose, but the palate explodes with the flavors here. A tart sour apple note predominates, with complex fruit flavors that linger and subside slowly. Finish is balanced, like a great tripel should.

Light yet full bodied, unbelievably drinkable given the weighty abv, this is a sipper to be savored, one of the quintessential examples of the style.

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Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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