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Kasteel Tripel - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Brabander, May 24, 2014
Photo of AMack11
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle,best before May 2016. Been in the fridge for 6 months or so. Poured into a snifter (I usually always pour my Belgians into a goblet,but having had a few of these, I feel that at 11%, the snifter benefits this ale)

A - bright orange,with a finger of bright white head. Look very clear.

S - this is an odd smelling beer. Honey,apple,a touch of cinnamon, tons of alcohol. This beer has a strange floral scent, with a white wine type scent as well. Very odd.

T - alcohol right off the bat, followed by a honey and finishing with a white pepper. Slight hints of banana. Maybe even some coriander.

F - smooth, creamy and syrupy

O - this beer in very,very unique. It's unlike an triple that I've ever had...more than that,it's unlike any beer I've ever had. The honey notes,combined with the spicy finish,are odd, but weirdly do work. I would suggest pairing this beer with some like a Chinese honey chilli chicken, some sort of sweet and sour dish. I give this beer a 4 overall, for being a very enjoyable and unique experience. A must try for Belgian beer geeks like myself.

AMack11, May 16, 2014
Photo of jlarson69
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jlarson69, May 09, 2014
Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

frontalot, May 05, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Date bottled: 10/23/12. Date reviewed: 5/4/14.

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a beautiful, shimmering golden color. Huge, inch-high head faded into some attractive swirling. Decent lacing.

Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Somewhat subdued, but the hints of honey, mustiness and wood rosins make it stand out.

Taste 4.0: Front is flat, with slight hints of wood rosins near the front of the palate. Middle is dry with light notes of wood and candy sugar (without any hint of sweetness). Finish is bone dry with hints of sugars, rosins and a slight acetone taste. Aftertaste is short and features a brief hint of the malt that -must have-- gone into this beer but is now long gone. Smooth and balanced at every taste level and no hint of any alcohol.

Mouthfeel 3.75: A bit too bubbly for me, but nothing distractive.

Overall 4.0: The most unusual triple I have ever tasted. I would dare anyone to try this beer blindfolded and tell me it is actually a beer. Everything that makes a beer a beer is gone from this brew's flavor profile: no malt and no hops. Still, what is here is like alchemy: lead into gold a brief foray into the magical. This beer is strange; it grows on you and if you are a home-brewer like me, you wonder what kind of yeast cleared this out of sugars like this, what kind of wood is that I taste...not the best triple I have ever had, but surely the most interesting and challenging to the style. Recommended.

BeerDocT, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RaphaelSC, Apr 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Gww1864, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of njnj2000
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

njnj2000, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in its own chalice glass.

A: Slightly cloudy golden yellow color. Forming a creamy thin bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings in the glass

S: Sweet and fruity. Vanilla, honey, caramel malts, orange, peaches, sweet grains. Traditional notes of Belgian yeasts. A bit boozy in the end

T: Sweet upfront. Notes of honey, vanilla, sweet grains, caramel malts, orange and peach notes, sweet bread, bready Belgian yeasts. In overall a bittersweet taste. Good hops bitterness in the end

M: Heavy body with lots of carbonation. Bittersweet and very malty aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Classic Belgian Tripel. Good

eduardolinhalis, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, spice, and cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, spice, fruit, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some oxidized qualities that actually don't really detract from the other aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Daniellobo, Apr 01, 2014
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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
Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of ikantspel
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of a0lbudman
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.