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Kasteel Tripel | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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3.81/5
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469 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by neenerzig on 09-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,735
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
469
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
104
Trade:
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 169
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DylanK
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured in a chalice. Mild carbonation gives way to a bit of lacing. Color is comparable to somewhat cloudy bourbon.

S: Pleasant, with a nasal-passage opening hint of ethanol from this 11% ABV trippel. Not a seasoned reviewer yet and I am having difficulty detecting specific notes.

T: There is a decent alcoholic bite to this brew, but a mild bitterness gives way to a refreshing sweetness.

M: Thin, light with little carbonation once it hits your tongue.

Overall, I'm pleased. I would definitely drink it again!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently my review got sent into the 7% Blond category, there was some confusion when I initially wrote this; this is a review from 5/1/10, the triple, moving it to the proper spot -

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark gold/amber with a mild white head, no real lace.

S: Cake batter, baked pears.

T: Sweet pilsner malt and Belgian candy sugar. Nice pear and banana esters too. A tad boozy at 11%, but it works wonders with the flavours, everything is integrated.

M: A tad overcarbonated, but a nice full body, smooth.

D: A delicious tripel with a modicum of ethanol power. Good stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of JimTeal
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much by the book tripel. It looks and tastes good, but it does not excite. At 11%ABV it should have some kick in the rear besides alcohol. Compared to Belgians it is an also ran, good but not great and certainly short on body, head, flavor and smell. For my money I'd invest a few cents more and buy a better experience than this rather bland offering from Van Honsebrouck.

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Photo of NielZ
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle at home.

Nice head that comes up 'professional', doesnt disappear that quick.
A good looking golden color to.

The beer is a full-bodied one, wich is detailled with a nice mix of freshness and dryness.
It tastes like a real special beer.

The mouth feeling is very nice its sparkling in your mouth, it warms up your mouth.

The first taste is a fresh taste with hints to fruit (banana's & some melon) , grain and minth.
To fast after the first taste there comes up an alcohol taste, which is very warming.
The taste is a bit dry and got hints to pepper, coffee, caramel and honey.
Alchohol taste isnt that noticeable.

Overall the beer is a nice mix of freshness and dryness, however the fruit taste doesnt last that long and gets way to quicky overwhelmed by the dry tast..

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and yeasty with some bready notes.

T - Spicy and yeasty with some sweet bread crust flavor. Nice fruity bite added a crispness to the beer.

M - It was sharp and well-carbonated. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good tripel. Kasteel makes pretty good beers.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 469 ratings
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