La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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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
3.94/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: hay/golden, and opaque, with a thick and lasting foam that leaves behind the belgian lace.
S: fruity, yogurt (yeast), vanilla, banana
T: grainy malt, yeasty, mild hop bitterness, and sour tang on side of my tongue.
M: very light and soft
O: a good beer. not as bold as westmalle.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 21:03:18 | More by Takahiro
4.14/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750mL bottle, poured 2/5 into an oversized wine glass
A: Slightly opaque gold, clean white but small head that dissipated quickly, very fine bubbles.
S: Estery yeasts and apples - nice and strong when I opened the bottle. Maybe a hint of honey as well.
T: Very light honey sweetness followed by tart apples and bananas, which I'm assuming is the astringency others mentioned. Maybe the slightest hint of warm spicy alcohol on the finish, no sign of bitterness. Sour taste lingers.
M: Light carb, medium full mouthfeel that's quickly dissipated by a dry finish.
O: Dangerously easy-drinking. Love the mouthfeel and smell, but the sourness lingers too long for my taste. Solid tripel and excellent value.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 16:12:23 | More by bareju
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.