Kasteel Tripel | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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459 Ratings
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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:
459
Reviews:
166
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
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17
Gots:
103
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of Flounder57
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear orangy gold, very little head that dissipated quickly

S - Burnt sugar and malts, very present

T - Toasty malts, lots of fruity esters (on the sour side, but still pleasant), brown sugar, floral hops. Alcohol is also present towards the end, but it doesn't dominate or burn

M - Crisp, medium bodied, and lots of carbonation, that really becomes the first strong sensation when tasting this beer. This became less as I drank it, so it also didn't dominate

O - This is a very fruit tripel, dominated by something more like sour apple than the typical citrus. Well balanced overall, and is is a nice change from the typical tripels.

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Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.79 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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