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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

751 Ratings

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Ratings: 751
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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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

clayrock81, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of jimctin
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jimctin, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

Drew966, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

MattSweatshirt, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Digimaika2
4/5  rDev +1.5%

(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.

Digimaika2, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

davelag, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

gshackles, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +1.5%

hansavijaticar, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Flightoficarus
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

Flightoficarus, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of Zetcha7x
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Zetcha7x, Saturday at 01:56 AM
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +1.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of runner_conor
4/5  rDev +1.5%

runner_conor, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of isjohnder
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

isjohnder, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of felipeprates
4/5  rDev +1.5%

felipeprates, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4/5  rDev +1.5%

330ml served in its own beautiful chalice.

A: Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium beige bubbled head. Small retention but it does not disappears completely. No lacings are left

S: Sweet aroma. Reminds a liquor. Notes of caramel and fruits. Strong on malts and yeasts. More biscuity than bready

T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Caramel, malts and yeasts followed by a mild bitter end. Quite simple to a Triple, at the same time very pleasant and drinkable

M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Quite light to its 8% ABV. Balanced sweet-bitterness

O: The less traditional Trappist beer but still a great one

eduardolinhalis, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Trappist beer from Holland, this should be excellent. Slightly hazy orange with an especially strong aroma of fruits, slight alcohol and sweet candy; I really like this smell. The taste is complex, spicy, fruity, very good. This is a very nice tripel.

ArrogantB, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of Gakusei
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gakusei, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Agold, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MtnDewd, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Element1290
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Element1290, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +1.5%

fredmugs, Sep 09, 2013
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.