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

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

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very good

806 Ratings

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 43
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this one at the abbey during a visit to the brewery. If you are in Holland and the wheater is good this is place to see. Nice scenery and a nive tour.

For a triple this is rather good one. It is not the best there is but i think it's the better one in the La Trappe range.

Poured in a small glass the beer showed nice. Carbonation is hard to see in such a small glass but there was some.

Citrus notes and a yeasty taste. Not bad at all!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark honey gold with three fingers of head that settled to a cream colored cap. Nice clinging lace.

S: Yeast, sweet fruit & malt backed by the promise of it's warming alcohol.

T: Sweet malt followed by honey and ripening fruit. I can almost make out over-ripened Bartlet pears.

M: Crisp and bubbly with a smooth finish.

D: Easy and clean, just remember it's a tripel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes out of the bottle a murky copper color with an off white head.

The smell is very bready and nutty with hints of marzipan (almond candy) and some raisin along with grain and cereal.

A strong carbonation bursts onto the palate, delivering some serious liquid bread. Sweet, bready and raisin flavors are the most bold with the usual yeast spice and booze that runs into a residually sweet finish which quickly snaps dry at the very end, leaving nothing but a prickly carbonation feel. More flavors that develop as it warms in the glass are port, brandy, grape, raisin bread, toffee and estery, spicy yeast on the end.

It is medium to full bodied, a bit chewy with lively bubbles.

It is dark for a Tripel and doesn't have as dry of a finish as most do

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell: herbal with subtle hops and sweet citrus

Taste: spices cardamom, floral notes, hints of clementines, sweet champagne, and subtle scotch-like smokiness

This beer, as Trappist style dictates, is designed by those under and for God; it's going to be good. This beer, although not life changing, is one of the better tripels out there. With its pseudo complexities, this beer is an interesting stand-alone drinker. However, if you feel like pairing it with something, this beer goes great with a smoked salmon pear glaze on a rice pilaf with mild spice; try it with Chinese food too

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body a little bit of head. A standard Belgian aroma as I pick up touches of sharp citric/banana/orange and yeast as well as something tropical like pear. Also some clove/pepper and a good touch of sugary sweetness. Sharp and lively, the taste kicks off with a touch of funk but then this light to medium bodied brew goes down smooth and filling thanks to the yeast. Other flavor notes include citric lemon zest, apple or pear notes, some spice, as well as caramel and sugary malt goodness. The ABV is about right as the beer has a little kick but not overpowering, enabling both the fruit and malt tastes to balance and come out and finishing easy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Koningshoeven Tripel pours a hazy iced tea color with a thin off white head from a brown 11.2 ounce bottle. Aroma has hints of pear, toffee and a little bit of alcohol. Malty taste up front followed by fruitier flavors such as pear. Interesting, definitely different from the other tripels I've had. Most definitely worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle which reveals a white fluffy head with a dark gold/amber color and plenty of bubbles moving about. Not much is left on the glass as you drink.

Notes of sweetness, spicy yeast, and bread in the nose.

It is smooth, creamy, with caramel, a little bit of spice and some sweetness. Some dryness is also apparent.

This thing has great drinkability. Finished those 11.2 oz quite quickly.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Cloudy rich copper colour with a finger of velvety head. Adequate retention and waves of lacing cling to the glass.

(4.0) S: Green apple, banana, cloves, spices, faint floral qualities, and dried figs and dates. A good mix of strong aromas that work together well.

(4.0) T: Ripe banana, pineapple, cloves, yeast, slight grain taste, and floral qualities. Smooth with a honey-like finish. Not overly sweet with a solid dryness.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Appropriately slick with a bit of gritty texture.

(4.0) D: A good and solid all-around tripel and one I would enjoy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet.

A - Pours a bright orange/yellow color with a thin white head that quickly fizzled away and left a thin ring around the glass.

S - Traditional Belgian Ale, bright clove hints are immediately present along with some sweet malt and a bit of mild pear juice. This Tripel has some flowery hop smells at the back of the nose. It has a similar yeasty smell than their Quad offering.

T - A bit more alcoholic in flavor than other Tripels. There is some white wine-like character as well as some sweet honey flavors up front. The clove is barely perceivable but is still there. I dislike the lack of spices in the taste. Not my favorite tripel, but still a decent beer. Some yeasty chalky tastes are felt as well, as expected.

M - Smooth and crisp at the same time. Light-medium bodied. Nice CO2 content not overwhelming like others.

D - Pretty good beer. There are definitely better tripel's out there but it is refreshing and goes down smooth.

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