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Kasteel Triple - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel TripleKasteel Triple

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BA SCORE
86
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Netherlands

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-16-2013 15:26:19 | More by GentleKnight1
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jdense

Oregon

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 19:29:07 | More by jdense
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Romania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-05-2013 16:53:06 | More by dcmchew
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-03-2013 15:38:35 | More by jaydoc
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 1/10/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, light honey, light bread, and phenolic yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt flavors; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, light banana, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tripel. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and surprisingly crisp sipping for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:51:40 | More by superspak
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California

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Israel

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Israel

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New York

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New York

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Lambocalrisien

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-15-2013 20:01:03 | More by Lambocalrisien
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. Bottle 8/12/10. 3+ years old.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with good clarity and tiny bubbles can be seen coming up through the middle of the glass.

Smell: Apples, pears, vanilla, spiciness, Belgian candy, yeasty esters, and a little warming alcohol.

Taste: Pretty much same as above. Really sweet tasting.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, boozy, spicy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid tripel, but tasted really sweet. Everything else was spot on.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:55:45 | More by Flounder57
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Pennsylvania

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Washington

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FLima

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with apparent carbonation and three fingers head with good retention.
Aroma of honey, oranges and Belgian yeast.
Flavor of booze, sweet oranges, white wine, burnt brown sugar and toasted malts. Hints of herbal hops, cantaloupe, spices and apple vinegar. Smooth aftertaste.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation. Given it is a high 11% ABV, it is noticeable but not enough to utterly unbalance it and it feels lower.
Not the most complex of Tripels, but still average, and I felt that this beer could be a bit more balanced if it had more body or flavors (not sugar) to conceal its petro. That said it is still a good beer that fits this cold day.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 18:33:05 | More by FLima
Kasteel Triple from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.