Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kasteel Tripel

This was from a trade from my friend in Belgium. I looked for an import counterpart to this brew for comparison but couldn't find one locally.

I shared the bottle with my hubby . . . unfortunately.

Kasteel Tripel (11.0% ABV) is brewed by Castle Brewing Van Honsebrouck in Ingelmunster, Belgium; a family owned and operated brewery since 1900.

It pours a clear lemony orange with a head of big bubbles that diminish to a halo around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is combination of fruity wine and Belgian funkiness. Intriguing.

The taste is both tart and sweet with a touch of banana, bubblegum, and spiciness. There are wine like characteristics as well. An unusual combination of flavors that somehow work very, very well together.

The mouthfeel is medium and tingly. The tingle comes from both the carbonation and alcohol.

This really is a wonderful brew that I would happily drink again.

Overall: very good.

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