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

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

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very good

686 Ratings

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

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 Larrytown:
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-orange with a very fizzy head. Some alcohol in the nose with malt and a hint of candy coming through as well. The taste is more of the same. Nicely balanced. The burn of the alcohol comes through, no question, but is nicely offset by the sweetness. Very crisp mouthfeel as well.

The big bottle is the perfect size for this one. It goes down smoothly and is a pleasure to drink, but I don't see myself having another.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 23:48:16 | More by Larrytown
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3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Tasting chalice glass. Amber color, chill haze appearance. Off-white froth creates a close crown & shows fairly good retention. Spiced – vanilla & herbs-, pale malt, spicy, delicate citric, sugar & coriander aromas. Smooth sweet maltiness is blown up by cumin notes & warm alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Texture is silky & ABV is felt. Hints of ripe fruit, light woody notes & sugary maltiness drive into a long sweet/fruity finish & aftertaste touched by funny peppery sensation.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 10:33:06 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-19-2014 05:27:47 | More by Amerikon
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-18-2014 06:02:09 | More by Jotora
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-17-2014 21:04:20 | More by uturn
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-16-2014 02:56:25 | More by afsdan
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2014 00:12:54 | More by Jadan
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-21-2014 00:34:29 | More by lgmol
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged poured into a chalice glass. Cheers to my buddy Woody for the beer. It pours a medium brown gold color with a quickly dissipating head. Smells of bread dough and honey. The taste is bready with a quick whack of cinnamon. Does cinnamon come in whacks? There is also a slight earthy flavor, with a really nice aftertaste that just makes you want to have another sip. It is a straightforward tripel, not like the Westmalle, but very refreshing. The mouthfeel is spot on, tingly and buttery. Overall, I like this beer quite a bit. It is very good in a very simple way. I've been called worse, so I imagine the monks would be OK with that description.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 00:26:22 | More by roblowther
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-18-2014 01:30:43 | More by VTBrewHound
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

03-15-2014 00:48:10 | More by Todd61
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-14-2014 05:58:21 | More by Erik-P
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-13-2014 22:23:17 | More by letshaveanother
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-11-2014 21:13:56 | More by poskok
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2014 19:58:49 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 16:02:15 | More by Fader
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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. Label reveals K1 OF 13.

A: Hazy, honey-colored body with 3 fingers of off-white head. Fair retention. Light lacing. Becomes fairly flat appearing by the bottom of the glass.

S: Relatively earthy Belgian yeast with light spice. Namely coriander, clove. Apple and pear with more subdued fruit notes than your average tripel. Light grass, straw. Notable noble hop presence. Honey, candi sugar. Slight booze.

T: Earthy, yeast, lightly sweet up front. Transitions to a surprisingly assertive European hop bitterness and semi-dry finish. Some sugar, peach lingers on the aftertaste with a certain booziness. Touch of licorice.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate to fullish body. Less effervescent than the typical tripel and a bit more heft.

O: Somewhat unique in the world of Belgian tripels. Not quite up to par with the best in class IMO, but brings its own character to the party. A bit heavier, hoppier and earthier take on the style.


Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:04:45 | More by fourstringer
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Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-09-2014 18:45:59 | More by Chemister
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-09-2014 00:43:20 | More by wizo
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-05-2014 13:08:03 | More by Jah_Json
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Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary. Served in an authentic La Trappe goblet, very nice. A rather unique color, a clear brownish yellow that somehow manages to fall right between my conceptualizations of "light" and "dark", almost a translucent butterscotch hue. Aroma was sweet, fruity, floral, and moderately spicy, some of those classic Belgian esters and phenols are certainly present but are less aggressive than with many other tripels. I get some caramel, yogurt, baked pear, sweet citrus fruit, peach, plum, banana, and clove elements, on the nose and the palate. The malts are pound cake sweet and the hops (or yeast?) yield some floral chamomile and tobacco notes. Semi-aggressive carbonation and the alcohol does peak through near the end of the experience. More smooth, more mellow, and less boozy than other tripels I've tried and I appreciate the subtlety and near-creamy mouthfeel, although thankfully you won't forgot you're drinking a Belgian style ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2014 02:47:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-27-2014 21:59:49 | More by BJSmit
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-27-2014 04:11:05 | More by Nutwood
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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