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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

727 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 727
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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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
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felipeprates

Brazil

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-25-2013 11:24:02 | More by felipeprates
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

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

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

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 17:32:53 | More by eduardolinhalis
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 16:42:29 | More by ArrogantB
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-08-2014 20:12:00 | More by Gakusei
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2011 08:13:46 | More by Agold
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-23-2011 23:00:57 | More by jophish17
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-19-2011 00:53:03 | More by KGarrett
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Sellen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-29-2014 01:03:43 | More by Sellen
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MtnDewd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-08-2012 00:07:44 | More by MtnDewd
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-06-2012 12:38:02 | More by Element1290
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-09-2013 22:41:32 | More by fredmugs
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greg6494

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-20-2012 15:29:45 | More by greg6494
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Robje

Australia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-10-2012 01:30:15 | More by Robje
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-15-2013 15:54:29 | More by jim_carignan
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2013 21:24:39 | More by WOLFGANG
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-25-2013 23:13:38 | More by Fcolle2
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BierReise

Florida

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

12oz Bottle with some date code I can't understand Poured a cloudy reddish orange with sizable head that falls flat yet leaves scattered lacing. Aroma has a candy like sweetness to it with some fruit and yeast adding to the mix. Mouthfeel is crisp with carbonation and medium bodied. The flavor is on the sweet side with a peppery spicy note added to the sugary sweetness. Overall not my favorite Tripel but a decent one just the same.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2004 23:00:48 | More by BierReise
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-28-2011 22:10:34 | More by rekel
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-17-2011 19:39:36 | More by kelvarnsen
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-17-2012 20:04:44 | More by BartMcStout
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

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

BB 11/2009, served lightly-chilled in Tripel Karmeliet's branded long-stemmed, tulip-shaped goblet.

A: maybe the darkest Tripel I've recently come across, the colour is dark reddish amber, very elegant, topped with a 1.5cm off-white froth that lasts pretty well on top of constant streams of fine carbonation. Looking very decent.
S: very aromatic - suggesting fig jam, fat red prunes' sweet flesh, red apples, sweet black tea, overripe exotic fruits' stinky-sweetness, a little coriander hints, plus a light whiff of alc. Aromatic-estery yet a balance is also reached on the nose.
T: the lightly effervescent foretaste is almost like an English barley wine, featuring richly fruity malts (overripe apples & plums as well as crystal malts are everywhere) with a restrained spicy edge; slowly turning herbally sweet and minerally chewy to pair with a moderate bitter edge of the decent body of hops. A little reminder of the added candy-sugar is provided in the form of the "burned sugar-cane"-ish aroma and its condensed sweetness, but only just, while equally lingering in the end is a slightly woody-malty touch that a semi-sweet sherry seems to be the only proper benchmark.
M&D: the carbonation is so fine but also mildly spritzy to contribute to a refreshing palate, while the body remains moderate throughout the drink, never for a second falling thin. Overall, this "Tripel" is pleasantly spicy-malty, quite balanced, not so estery and dry as many classic Belgian Tripels but more in line with a good-bodied fruity barley wine. Regardless of any "strictly-defined" characters for a Tripel, I have to say this is an enjoyable drink all the same!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 19:58:30 | More by wl0307
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-26-2011 16:40:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Dogbrick

Ohio

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

This beer is a mostly clear orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. Thin spotty rings of lacing. The aroma contains yeast, malt, sour fruit and light spices. Medium-bodied with a nice spice/yeast character. Flavors of tart fruit, candi sugar, peppery spices and yeast are all present. The finish is fruity and yeasty and leaves a mild herbal hops aftertaste. This beer is enjoyable from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 20:33:49 | More by Dogbrick
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Fader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 16:02:15 | More by Fader
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.