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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: neenerzig on 09-17-2008)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bpattt, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jfstilling, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JSkone09, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ficknish
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful light golden. Very clear with light head.

S - Citrus. Lemons. Bananas. Slight sweets and spices.

T - Sweet fruity citrus. Strong banana. Floral hops and clove spices. Alcohol.

M - Very bubbly and fun. Quite tingly.

O - A lovely beer. Very clean and sweet. Good spices. Strong alcohol flavor, but no heat. Would drink again.

ficknish, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of vincicle
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

the look is a clear, golden-reddish ale.
The smell is slightly alcoholic, with an effervescence that is almost similar to champagne. There are hints of fruit, with a pearish sweetness and slight spiciness.
The taste is balanced without being too sweet or bitter. The alcohol taste is still apparent as you would expect with 11% but slightly less mellowed than some of the best belgium tripels.
Overall this is a decent beer, but it seems incomplete and could possibly better with age. (mine was about 13 months old from bottling when tried.)

vincicle, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of benfons
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: light orange colour; clear decent head (that eventually almost disappears)

S: peach and pineapple, orange peel, a hint of pepper

T: the citrus is still there, but there is more yeast, more bitterness and the peppery notes kicks more; overall still pretty sweet

M: dry, creamy, alcohol lingers (not surprisingly)

O: a good solid beer, nothing wrong with it, altough a rather heavy one

benfons, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of Holland
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: served out of a bottle, gives some head, looks clear golden color and bubbly. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a thin ring around the side of the glass.

S: smells of fruity esters and alcohol along with sweetness.

T: tastes much the same, as expected from the smell. Nothing too complex here.

M: solid mouthfeel, crisp and clean feeling with a medium body. Pretty nice and dry.

O: As with my Rouge, the bottle was very old - over 18 months in this case. Still, you have to expect a tripel to hold up to 18 months, and I didn't sense anything off about it, just wasn't good. Maybe the year and a half took off some flavor.

Holland, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of gatornation
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a 11.2 oz bottle

A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger white head that dissipates fast but leaves a fresh white collar

S= nice aromas of fresh fruit.with sweet malt and citrus

T- sweet citrus ,loads of light fruits,sweet baked bread

M- mild carbonation with a sweet coate on the tongue of malts and fruit

O- a good triple but $$..it a treat 2 have one now again

gatornation, Oct 24, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey:

Pours a golden yellow color w/ a nice one finger white head. Super transparent- this could almost pass for a lighter beer in appearance. Nose is that of apple, honey, grape, grain. Somewhat sweet on the smell. Taste is pretty similar to the nose, with fruit sweetness and malt really coming through. Feel is medium, with sweetness, malt, and alcohol burn all competing for the top character. Overall, this is a good tripel, just not a great one. The good news is that it's priced well, and readily available around Washington DC. A good solid beer, and one I'm glad I tried on draft.

jayhawk73, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of farHillsBrewer
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 11.5 oz clean golden amber into a tulip glass, with a fizzy head that slowly faded.

Fresh aroma of light fruit esters and grain, and some citrus.

The taste was balanced and complex, incuding a sweet malty base with notes of apricot, apple and bit of banana, offsetting some slight but not offensive phenol, finishing dry with a presence of mead and just a little hop bitterness.

Wonderful mouthfeel with lots of warm alcohol and a tingle of carbonation throughout, the flavors changing as it warmed.

I could drink it all day except that 11% would knock me out.

farHillsBrewer, Oct 12, 2011
Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.