1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Not Rated.
Kasteel TripelKasteel Tripel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

346 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 346
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: neenerzig on 09-17-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 346 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Douberd
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 330 ml at home. Poured a deep golden yellow coloured beer with a big soapy head of two and a half fingers. The head quickly became just a line on the surface of the beer. Minimal activity in the glass.
Aroma of fruits, mostly bananas, and yeast. Also light aroma of the high alcohol but not irritating.
Sweet taste, strong alcohol but on the tip of the tongue but after that goes down easily and alcohol is only just a bit traceable. Last part of the sip is also fruity.
Thick on the body but only average. Carbonation is also average.

Douberd, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Glibber
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw calor with a rather solid white head- poured agressively out of a corked bottle. Smell of yeast and some light lemon citrus. Drinks easily, I felt the alcohol was very well concealed, nice carbination and relatively sweet on the front end, with a short bourbon alcohol burst, but a bread, slightly floral back end with very little lingering alcohol.
Actually a good value for $8.50. Not as complex as I prefer, nor the dark fruit undertones I love, but very Farmhouse Ale that tastes like 7%ABV- but it is actually 11%.

Glibber, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

RDW, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

OldTime, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden in color with a thin white head. Smells lightly of apples. Taste is a sweet caramel finishing with some ethanol. Mouthfeel is rich, low carbonation. Overall a good triple. However it is a bit higher in alcohol than I typically like.

tronester, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rderedin, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a goblet by freshness date.

Slight hazy gold straw in color with wee white head that simultaneously collapses to just some bubbles on the surface without lace, carbonation seems to be high.

Obviously winy in the aroma it’s reminiscent of dark grapes. Malt sweetness, honey, candy sugar, phenol and some spice also add in.

Fruitiness reminds me of grapes and raisins, sweetness from malt, candy sugar, vanilla, honey and alcohol, again alcohol also adds some spice along with phenol from yeast strain. Charred nuttiness, slight toasted trait and hop yield a slight bitterness trying to balance and cut the edge of sweetness and booze.

Full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a bit syrupy body, good crisp with lively carbonation, finish is dry.

Such an extreme Triple with bold aroma, flavor, body yet also alcohol lurking.

Everydayoff, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

phaedrusovchaos, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

samEBC, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

AndrewMichael, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Robje
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Robje, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +5%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of csrbv
2.35/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

App: Dark honey blond with substantial haze. No head.

Strong aromas of honey and slightly tart grapes. No alcoholic fumes but you can truly smell the strength. Hint of herbal, floral hops.

Whoo! Strong alcohol from the start. Slight sweet flavor that ends in a strong bitterness from the hops and alcohol. Very warming. A pleasant, slight fruity tartness hides beneath it all. Definitely not my favorite tripel thin body with too high carbonation.

The flavor of this brew to me is lacking, just tastes like a high alcohol brew instead of a true tripel.

csrbv, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +5%

Stoffel, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of kayrex
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kayrex, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Huffaroma
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Kuromaru
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Kuromaru, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of supermantoine
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank it from the original Kasteel chalice.

Very clear beer. Beatiful lacing, sticks to the glass. Golden color with, in the beginning, fluffy head leaving a quarter of an inch after about a minute till the beer was finished.

Smells floral, with too much banana and yeast characteristics. A lot of alcohol.

Tastes like it smells, nothing surprising. No noticable bitterness and well balanced malti/hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is ok. Very thick beer, lots of alcohol, but no warmth, but at the same little carbonation which makes it very good drinkable.

Overall a nice beer. Nothing really exciting, but good drinkable. It looks great, has most of the style characteristics and serves my needs in the triple field.

supermantoine, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of americanbelgian
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

americanbelgian, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Marc33, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

animal69, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +5%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev +5%

stevoj, Dec 15, 2011
Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.