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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

726 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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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Sirre

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-05-2014 18:35:48 | More by Sirre
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-21-2013 00:19:11 | More by johntfox
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Brabander

Netherlands

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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 20:15:27 | More by Brabander
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mfhlucky13

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 17:36:24 | More by mfhlucky13
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-21-2013 22:00:09 | More by Burt
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sephyrott

Spain

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-25-2014 14:31:15 | More by sephyrott
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-21-2012 20:53:15 | More by AlexM
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Lldeegan

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 10:12:39 | More by Lldeegan
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-09-2014 22:22:45 | More by AMCPhD
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SethK

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-17-2013 21:31:37 | More by SethK
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Blindpigbiz

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 07:30:00 | More by Blindpigbiz
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 20:40:01 | More by clayrock81
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-06-2012 18:06:10 | More by jimctin
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 00:19:36 | More by Drew966
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 00:36:36 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:51:10 | More by Digimaika2
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 16:42:58 | More by JoEBoBpr
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davelag

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-05-2013 06:56:20 | More by davelag
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-22-2012 02:57:30 | More by gshackles
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-03-2013 21:36:55 | More by hansavijaticar
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Flightoficarus

Washington

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

Serving type - bottle into goblet

A - Pours a deep amber, with minimal head, and thick lacing.

S - Belgian candi & yeast, pears, apricots, caramel. Hints of dark fruit

T - Sweet, juicy pears and hints of caramel & dark fruit, w/belgian candi/yeast character.

M - Medium bodied, light carbonation. Very smooth.

D - Not being too heavy, and minimal alcohol presence in the flavor makes for one very drinkable Tripel!

This is a very nice, mellow Tripel. A little sweeter and smoother than some others I've had. If you like this, try the Quad from this brewery too!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 10:00:00 | More by Flightoficarus
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-13-2012 03:30:29 | More by rolltide8425
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runner_conor


4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-17-2012 10:12:13 | More by runner_conor
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isjohnder

United Kingdom (England)

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

looks golden with a bit of red. nice head but goes a bit good lacing.

smells hoppy with malts slight spice, slight yeast.

taste a bit like it smells, malty sweetness, with good nice bitterness from the hops. you can taste yeast, and the is a nice spicyness present. the is also a fruityness. You can taste the alcohol. taste like rum and raisin, or plums.overall its quite complex. a tasty solid very good beer.

mouthfeel is dry and bitter.

the drinkability is good and quite balanced. alcohol is present

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 20:49:36 | More by isjohnder
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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