La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by BarryNL:
3.5/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
A: Beautiful amber/orange, slightly hazy tripel. Pours with a big fluffy tight head which lasts very well. A more or less textbook example of a Trappist tripel.
S: Sweet and slightly spicy - has hints of the peardrop aroma that seem to characterise this Abbey's beers but more subtle than some of the others, especially the Quadrupel. The spice is possibly coriander and has a slightly orangey character.
T: Has the yeasty Trappist character, but as with their other beers a bit over dominated by the peardrop flavour which is presumably a trait of the yeast used. I think these beers would probably improve by a colder fermentation to push the ester/phenolic character further into the background - in these beers it's just too over-the-top.
M: Fluffy and silky - typical Belgian beer mouthfeel. Highly carbonated but no unpleasant bite.
D: Not all that drinkable - the peardrop character is too overpowering. More than one and I think it would become annoying. A nice beer to try, but not one to repeat too often.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2009 20:34:11 | More by BarryNL
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.74/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Pours dark orange with one finger white head which stays on top all the way down , well carbonated and leaves lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell- I get grain, rum/sherry Xmas pudding on the nose. Pleasant.
Taste- Alcohol at first then dark fruit, sweetness and finally the hops at the end. A big heavy beer with lots of flavour.
Mouthfeel- Full mouthfeel but not creamy or fizzy.
Overall- A big potent filling brew with lots of flavour would recommend to any beer lover who hasn't tried before.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 06:40:35 | More by keitho
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.