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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of RickS95
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 090303

Pours a hazy, deep golden straw color with some light shades of orange to give it a slightly darker look. The head is nondescript and fleeting, eventually leaving a white ring up top.

Pepper is dominant in the nose. Belgian yeast is present, but only barely. Some grape or pear is also there.

Taste follows the lead of the nose in that pepper, yeast and some fruits are there, but everything is muted because of the pepper spice and the alcohol.

The pepper is abundant, overly so, and combined with the heat from the alcohol, it really hammers the palate. After just a couple sips, my lips are still hot. The carbonation doesn't help tame anything.

It's a very manly beer, and not everyone is going to like it. It's not something I want to dry again for a long time as there are plenty of other triples out there to try.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

A:
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.

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

T:
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.

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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.

Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.