Kasteel Tripel | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Kasteel TripelKasteel Tripel
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Kasteel TripelKasteel Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by neenerzig on 09-17-2008

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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of LarryMyers
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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Photo of apf
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Treb0R
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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Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of caribechill
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of nico_freespirit
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Dank26
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of paleoplant
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of scottytrack
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CalebHiliadis
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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Photo of zeff80
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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Photo of Dwarf
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Riverared
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Garlicjosh
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of admonster00
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, sugar, fruit, banana, spice, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, sugar, alcohol, grain, banana, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Upon first inspection of the aroma on this one it was pretty close to what one would expect from the style as far as the notes given off throughout. Once I took the first sip I was really off-put by the alcohol note going on in this one as it was very distracting from the other flavors going on in this one. There was a nice representation of the style going on despite this fact, but the alcohol just dulled it down for me personally. Worth trying if you get the chance especially on tap.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear honey yellow into my Bruery tulip. A fluffy three finger head sizzles atop this golden delight... but fades away really quickly. Just some touches of lacing stick around and hang on. Really lively carbonation.

S- Banana, black peppercorns, dried apricots, honey, pear, thyme, sage, over ripe apples... and a huge amount of alcohol. It opens up a little bit as it warms up, but the alcohol really strips away and hides alot of the fruit lying beneath.

T- Honey, crispy-sour green apple, Asian pear, touches of banana yeastiness, spicy green and black peppercorns. Has some nice floral/herbacious notes laying underneath. The alcohol really eats up almost everything else, but I kind of expected that when I saw that it's an 11% Belgian Triple... DUH!!!

M- Spicy/Sweet/Alcoholic... sneaky hints of citrus that never really poke their heads up. Peppery, apricot/honey, tangy apple... and BOOZE! Some distant funk settles on your tongue if you don't sip it for a while.

O- Nice crispiness, fruit flavors really open up at near room temp. Alot of alcohol in both the nose and taste... again...11%. I think I'll start this at room temp the next time I open one. This is to Triples... what Devil Dancer is to IIPA's. This will forever be in my rotation! I love high octane brews on occasion.

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Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kasteel Tripel from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 66.5% out of 100 with 465 ratings
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