La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Goldorak for the bottle via CanBif 3. Slightly dar for the style, almost auburn in colour. Was quite clear until some yeast sediment made its way into my Chimay chalice, which was surprising considering this bottle has been sitting for months in my cellar. A nice, tight and almost whipped 2 finger pale tan coloured head formed on the pour, and is displaying some good retention.
This is a nice smelling brew. Some phenolics, hinting at clove rise above the rich body of candi sugar and malts. A rich bready aroma accented by buttery caramel and toffee tempts the nose. Hints of oak and leafy hops round out the inviting aroma.
This is a rich and tasty brew that is well suited to this cool and windy fall day. Todays occasional squalls of showers are hinting at tomorrow's flurries, and such a rich brew is welcome on a day like today. The richness of the candi sugar is apparent with its hints of caramel and toffee and adds depth to the bready malts. The yeast provides a nice touch of clove as well as hinting at red apple and cherry. A hint of woody oak with its touch of vanilla and some aged, leafy hop bitterness round out the taste.
A very nice brew, although it is somewhat darker and leans more towards what i would typically associate with a dubbel based on my limited experience with these fine belgian styles. Somewhere between light and medium bodied, well attenuated with little residual sugar, and a nice balance is reached to make for a nicely warming, smooth, rich and tasty ale.
Very drinkable for a bigger beer, it would be easy enough to knock a few of these back. I like the fact that there is little residual sweetness to interfere with the drinkability, as well as the fact that the phenolics are mild and add depth as opposed to taking over and distracting from the brew. I would certainly enjoy the opportunity to drink this brew again and recommend it to fans of belgian brews.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2008 19:23:34 | More by demcorhip
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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 725 ratings.