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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

684 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 684
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


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 coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Nice golden color, verging on amber. Smallish creamy white head with great retention and great lacing, also.

Citrus fruits, bananas and caramel. Buttered biscuits. Very floral and fruity. Slightly spicey. Yeast and sweet malts. What you'd expect from the style.

Lots of yeast with some spiciness. Light fruit flavors, mostly pears, apples, and peaches. Butterey caramel notes. A touch of oaky vanilla.
Despite all this, I find this Tripel to be almost bland (compared to others) in it's smoothness.

Nice, creamy mouthfeel. Feels as a Tripel should. Lots of tiny little bubbles in the carbonation. Very smooth.

This wouldn't be bad to keep on hand as a 'go-to' beer. Totally easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 20:21:42 | More by coldmeat23
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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.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.