Kasteel Tripel | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Kasteel TripelKasteel Tripel
BA SCORE
3.81/5
466 Ratings
Kasteel TripelKasteel Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by neenerzig on 09-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,969
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
466
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
104
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of stephenlee
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LocusSolus
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremy206
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Golden brown with lots of bubbles and a good head.
Smell: mild fruity aromas
Taste: Malty taste with hints of caramel. Can definitely still taste the alcohol.
Feel: Full bodied, thick
Overall: Lots of flavor but unlikely I would order again.

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Photo of ntomich
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, medium orange amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick ring around the glass with light lacing. Aroma of candi and mild caramel malt, apples, clove and Belgian yeast. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, apple, pear, mild light stone fruit, clove; finishes dry and spicy with lingering, almost astringent clove bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A fairly standard tripel profile, with a great start that has light fruit flavors that taste almost like a light dubbel, but dries out into a thinner, white vinous finish with robust clove spicing. The flavor overall is good, but the finish is a little stark and with spicy bitterness, perhaps a little on the boozy side. Satisfactory, but not my favorite tripel.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briggsy43
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shade1951
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The smell is the first thing to hit. I'm not sure that I like it, but it's not a bad smell. I rated it this highly because it is refreshing to be able to smell something other than hops, sourness, or dankness in beer. This smell is almost sweet, though not exactly. Maybe a bit acrid, but not in a bad way. Interesting!

The flavor is... a bit disappointing... for an imported Belgian. Like the smell, it's... interesting. A bit harsh and boozy. Closest thing I can compare the flavor to is whiskey. I just upped my rating a little because I am finding the taste growing on me. I still don't think I would want to drink many of these - not at one sitting, certainly. And not even over multiple sessions.

The feel is definitely Belgian. Quite bubbly - champagne-like. Pleasant.

For me, the look is the least important thing about a beer. This one looks fine. Cloudy dark amber. Head dissipates quickly to a ring of white foam that hangs around. Nothing special.

I find that, as I continue to sip, I am enjoying this beer. Just not a whole lot. And not enough for me to get this particular beer again.

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Photo of Shanex
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchell027
2.18/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mustangdon
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Bujon
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Short and sweet due to limited drinking time!

Looks pretty good, medium head great amber clear body

Aroma, slightly florally, nothing ambitious

Taste...Great

Feel....Bit harsh

Overall, can taste the alcohol, but such a complex brew, too under the influence to give any more explanation than that.....just get one, booof it and make up your own mind.

Over and out

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Photo of BlakeAM
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KonigObHops
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a pale copper color with a white head that was about one finger width thick. The head dissapated quickly.

The aroma was quite sweet with a strong orange pr since with some banana notes.

The initial taste was sweet, but the alcohol comes through very quickly and dominates the palate. The middle is sugary, and the beer finishes with the bite of the alcohol warming on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

Overall this beer smelled better than it tasted. I was expecting a sugary sweet ale, but did not anticipate the total domination of the alcohol in this beer. It was a decent Belgian Tripel, but there are enough options out there that I would not choose this one over.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tomislav
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 466 ratings
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