Kasteel Tripel | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by neenerzig on 09-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
164
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
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Photo of golf4collet
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KonigObHops
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
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 +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tomislav
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marcoxx626
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First beer review, so I apologize for not following the review format. This beer has a beautiful golden color, relatively small head and very little lacing. The aroma is my favorite part of the beer as it smells of crisp apples with a hint of banana. The beer itself tastes great, but the alcohol is definitely noticeable when you drink it. Overall a good beer but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one. Good beer if you want to get a quick buzz!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one has a beautiful golden color and pours a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing. Smells of apples and bread. The taste has an apple flavor as well (but not like a cider, just hints of apple). There is a bit of caramel and malt there, but only notes. The tartness holds on through the finish with some peppery spices. Quite enjoyable. The carbonation flourishes with what feels like a thousand tiny bubbles. Some may not like the tart finish (I do not consider it "sour" like other reviewers), but it doesn't bother me at all. The alcohol is only half hidden, and can be felt at the end for sure. It does seem a little thinner than a normal Tripel, but it is still distinctly potable. Well work the purchase at $8.99 for the big boy bottle. Will get you buzzed quite quickly at 11ABV.

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Photo of tlema1
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: cloudy yellow, some carbonation, thin tight head
S: some Belgian yeast, not a huge nose
T: I get apple cider, bananas and booze
F; has a tart/sour mouthfeel, that really takes away from an otherwise good beer
O: disappointing

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

What can I say, this is a classic Belgian Tripel, only not quite top notch. Pours a gold color with a well retained one inch head that left excellent lacing. Smell has the classic Belgian yeast aroma, with notes of Apple, malts and a caramel sweetness. Tastes of malts, apples, bananas, caramel, Belgian yeast, alcohol and finishes slightly bitter. Medium bodied and carbonated, smooth mouth feel. Overall, there are much better tripels at a better price point.

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Photo of yaron73
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from supermarket in Eilat (Israel).

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Photo of mattjp03
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled March 17th, 2013.

Light gold with plenty of foam. Long lasting with lacing.

Caramel malt with maple syrup like aroma. Tiny bit of what I suspect is oxidation.

Fruity, with hints of tartness, more massive than any sweet notes that I expected to find. Quite different than the smell but good in its own right.

11% abv seems to be on the timid side. Decent mouthfeel though I reckon some carbonation was lost in the 3 and a half years.

$2. On clearance. Worthy.

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Photo of kovfer
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Peach golden color, excellent fruity bright nose, bite on the front of the tongue but smooth on the back.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcpat1993
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strong but doesn't carry the bitterness that one would think. Tasty

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a really light golden with high carbonation and a Belgium hop bitterness. The overall mouth-feel is pretty full, but short of Porter/Stout stature. Finally, there is a distinct alcohol finish (it's just hard to hide 11% ABV).

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Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.79 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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