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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

820 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 45
Gots: 83 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2002

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

Pours a hazy amber orange with a thick white head, lots of carbonation and lacing.

Smells of white wine, yeast, sugar, cloves and spices, banana bread, and a slight hint of alcohol.

Tastes rich and sweet upfront, lots of spices, yeast, winey and bready. Finishes somewhat hoppy and citrusy with a sour, doughy aftertaste.

Overall a very good tripel, but nothing unique or really interesting.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Pour: 750ml bottle to tulip. Two and a half finger white head over orange/apricot body with a slight hint of a cloud in it. Lots of bubbles coming up around the glass and all throughout the body. Head descends slowly, leaves big halo and nice cap of lace, not a whole lot of webbing along the glass though. Lace stays over top throughout the duration of drinking the beer.

Nose: Mmm, fruity and tart, candi sugar maybe, dried apricots, strawberries, black pepper - very characteristic of Trappist yeast.

Mouth: Flavor is not as tart as the aroma, lots of alcohol, banana, yogurt even, very malt forward, not a whole lot of hop balance. Lingering acidic flavor, makes my mouth water continuously. Apples, caramel, toffee. Tasty, though not what I normally think of as a trippel, more like a Belgian blond... Nicely carbonated all the way through the mouth, full and sparkly.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of mmcave
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.

Photo of wordemupg
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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of schoolboy
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.

Photo of Goliath
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.

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

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.