La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by JohnL9013:
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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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.
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