La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 722 | Reviews: 434 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by takemetothelion:
3.66/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at a New Brunswick liquor store. The first non quebecoise brewed beverage I am reviewing on my vacation and most likely my last seeing as I leave tomorrow morning. $8 for the bottle in the cooler, wish I had let it warm up a little before starting but oh well.
A- very much more amber than I expected from this tripel. Insane head! and it actually stuck around for a while. I clocked her at about 2.5 fingers and stayed at 1.5-2 for about 5-7 minutes. slowly dissipates as I work in my first handful of sips. decent to above average lacing along the sides. very cloudy barely any light making its way through while moderate bubbles race to the top.
S-Not the strongest nose I've encountered. Mostly yeast coming through with some fruit elements, citrus, apricot and peach. Another review described paint and nail polish, although I'm not picking that up at all...maybe I need to smell more nail polish.
T- The moment we've all been waiting for...and man it does not disappoint! Definitely generous portions of apricot, peach and orange. very rich though not as complex as some of the more top self brews. the strong yeast taste doesn't let you forget your drinking a beer that's for sure. and the alcohol is hidden, but still makes a slight appearance known i mean it is 8% and a fairly light brew.
MF- This is a home run for sure. It's exactly how you picture it. The cloudy golden texture with flavor explosion just is fulfilling like a big bite of a perfect sandwich. The carbonation could be a tad more to excite the inside of the mouth a little more, only complaint.
Overall, kinda kicking myself for by passing this one so many times on the self. I guess the trappist reference kinda threw me off as being a little commercial, and its netherland origins. But honestly pretty authentic and will surely be on my list for the future. maybe i'll check out the quad next time. High fives all around for this golden beauty.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2013 19:22:05 | More by takemetothelion
More User Reviews:
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 722 ratings.