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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

342 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

JohneHoodlum, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sirre, Mar 06, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%

2 year old bottle. A reviewer wrote: "I'm eager to get it on my tongue, again."

A; Clear, light golden, capped with a dense, rocky, lacy, lasting thick white froth.

S: Aroma is tripel all the way - complex, yeasty blend of citrus, spice, uplifting, floral, incense, pepper, with blend of fruit apricot, pear, lemon.

T: Complex, crisp, acidic, and rich with flavor, a slightly sour, peppery mix of fruit and spice. with energetic power in each sip, each with a fine bitter sweet, and long peppery arc that fades slowly on the tongue.
MF: A lot of pepper tingle on the palate, sharp and needle like finish. Leaves you in a great place, but you must like pepper!

"It's a power house" that ought to be tasted against the best Trappists. A bit strange and a bit peppery and sweet at same time. Arc from sweet to pepper.

Act25, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

javahead71, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gamsy, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Raziel313, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BJSmit, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Evil_Pidde, Feb 01, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Best by 10.26.11 on bottle

Served into a chalice

Pours horsepiss golden color with a small declining head that is gone quick

Smells of champagne, caramel, green apple, and some slight dark fruits

Hits heavy with spice, yeast, banana, clove.

Finishes dry. This hits hard right away. Reminds me of thier donk is so many ways

ikantspel, Jan 26, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev 0%

A-slight haze yet some clearness with a large white head that faded and leaves a very little lace
S-banana, pepper, coriander, and clove
T- spice and pepper are strong with the alcohol warming coming in strong in the aftertaste
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-many strong flavors in this beer, it is a good winter type beer for me

a0lbudman, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

drewface, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

polopaul20, Jan 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Eir, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

azorie, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

NatsnSkinsDC, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

GentleKnight1, Nov 16, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -11%

Part of Belgian Beer Research Project, Sabbatical 2013.

One finger uneven white head leading to thin broken layer, quick dissipation over medium gold body, a bit of chill haze, minimal visible carbonation. Coriander and noticeable sweetness in the nose, almost a candi sugar aroma. Boozy taste masks the coriander notes, funky mouthfeel, not very effervescent, this seems a bit under-carbonated. The alcohol is pretty overwhelming, wonder if this might be better after a year or so of cellaring. Don't think I will have this again.

jdense, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.