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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

752 Ratings

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 40
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bsopko, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HoistinBrews, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 750 ml bottle at Sams, chilled and poured into watuo goblet. Nice one finger creamy white head, which dissipates into a film and leaves thin lacing. The body has a slight hazy rose’ character to it, except with more amber tones, blond highlights, and visible carbonation sustaining the head. To the fore of the scent are juice cut pear, plum and apple esters supported by a mix of banana and apricot. Hints of spice maybe coriander, clove and a slight yeast character. Taste wise this strike me as rather creamy, with lots of smooth esters jumping on the flavor ride. All the same fruits come into play, I get the pear and plum, with yeasty notes, a touch of coriander and a noticeable bit of carbonation. Hops as expected are not really noticeable, they just provide support for the esters and malts. This is tasty as far as I am concerned, its not my favorite tripel, but its got some of the character of my favorite tipels, and its lands just under being cloying. If it was around I’d drink it and or buy it again. Worth trying for sure.

mmcave, Feb 20, 2007
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 18/1/12

A golden orange with some sediment and lots of bubbles, a nice two finger head has great retention but only leaves a few spots of lace

S apple, pear, banana, caramel and some gum, there's a fair bit of yeast and booze is well concealed

T taste is similar but its a little harder too pick out the individual flavors, its good but not great, flavors a little more tropical with some overripe pineapple and some candied fruit

M thick for the color with almost too much carbonation but just enough, yeasty candied fruit aftertaste

O a good beer all-around, not mind blowing but solid in all areas

I thought I'd reviewed this one before but apparently not, not the best Trappist ale out there but certainly nothing to be ashamed of

wordemupg, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good, real live Belgian Belgian. It is easy to drin, more like a double - and has a well balanced taste. It's kind of creamy. Mine is a bit warm, and I think that probably helps.

There is nothing evil or bad going on here, nor anything distinguishing. I normally prefer american belgians for value and more adventurous taste. I would not buy this again based on poor value and better tripel's available.

schoolboy, Aug 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed, deep amber color with a one inch frothy off white head. Decent retention but no real lacing.

Aroma is ok. Definitely shows some of that typical Belgian fruit, yeast, and spice qualities. A little boozy too, pretty nice though.

Taste is ok. Really boozy, but still good. Alcohol soaked fruit, pale malt, spice and yeast all show up.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and nicely carbonated with very fine bubbles.

Drinkability is moderate. Flavor is nice and makes for a great experience. Alcohol is very apparent and could stand to be toned down or masked better. But it doesn't inhibit the experience too much.

Goliath, Aug 20, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

shagal, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

FarmerF, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CB2maltygoodness, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Latarnik, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sirre, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Brabander, Jul 19, 2010
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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.

mfhlucky13, Mar 19, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Burt, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

AlexM, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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

Lldeegan, Nov 09, 2010
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AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2014
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SethK, Jul 17, 2013
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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.