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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: neenerzig on 09-17-2008

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Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, sugar, fruit, banana, spice, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, sugar, alcohol, grain, banana, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Upon first inspection of the aroma on this one it was pretty close to what one would expect from the style as far as the notes given off throughout. Once I took the first sip I was really off-put by the alcohol note going on in this one as it was very distracting from the other flavors going on in this one. There was a nice representation of the style going on despite this fact, but the alcohol just dulled it down for me personally. Worth trying if you get the chance especially on tap.

Photo of Thickfreakness
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear honey yellow into my Bruery tulip. A fluffy three finger head sizzles atop this golden delight... but fades away really quickly. Just some touches of lacing stick around and hang on. Really lively carbonation.

S- Banana, black peppercorns, dried apricots, honey, pear, thyme, sage, over ripe apples... and a huge amount of alcohol. It opens up a little bit as it warms up, but the alcohol really strips away and hides alot of the fruit lying beneath.

T- Honey, crispy-sour green apple, Asian pear, touches of banana yeastiness, spicy green and black peppercorns. Has some nice floral/herbacious notes laying underneath. The alcohol really eats up almost everything else, but I kind of expected that when I saw that it's an 11% Belgian Triple... DUH!!!

M- Spicy/Sweet/Alcoholic... sneaky hints of citrus that never really poke their heads up. Peppery, apricot/honey, tangy apple... and BOOZE! Some distant funk settles on your tongue if you don't sip it for a while.

O- Nice crispiness, fruit flavors really open up at near room temp. Alot of alcohol in both the nose and taste... again...11%. I think I'll start this at room temp the next time I open one. This is to Triples... what Devil Dancer is to IIPA's. This will forever be in my rotation! I love high octane brews on occasion.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of RickS95
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Douberd
3.42/5  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.

Photo of Glibber
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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%.

Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.