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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

726 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 726
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2002)
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Reviews by JohnL9013:
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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a cloudy amber not characteristic of the tripel style, indicating darker malts were used than in typical tripels. There's a small head with very little lacing. I wasn't impressed with the appearance but the head is still high-quality enough to make this a recognizably good beer.

S: A somewhat dull smell, without the volume I expected. Other than that, smells like any other tripel.

T: You can taste the darker malts. This beer doesn't quite have the balance of Chimay, Westmalle, etc, others that I've had. The malts poke out a little too much, although the hopping is really excellent. But at the end, my main beef was the lack of power, and perhaps this goes back to the lack of power in the smell.

M: Really nice mouthfeel, expected from a Trappist brewery. Low carbonation for a Belgian style beer.

D: Hey, it's 8%...what can you do?

Overall, I would say this is the most disappointing tripel I've had thus far. It just didn't have the sheer quantity of flavor I expected.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 04:28:14 | More by JohnL9013
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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.