La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Trappe Tripel’s aroma is slightly malty and estery. Despite its full, rich flavour, this out-of-the-ordinary ale still has a light and dry aftertaste with a touch of bitter finesse.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,673
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
1,012
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
218
Trade:
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Photo of utopiajane
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body blushing with a touch of orange. Softly aglow. White head that fell to a film and ring. Clings in sheets and spots as it refreshes. Nose is a touch of hop herbal. Lemony fruit. Then herbal peach and apricot backing starts to come forward. Spic. Finishes sweeter but dries out. A culminating bitterness and hop pepper. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of sraufstok
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of quadmad
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml from the LCBO. Stored in my cellar for 18 months. Pours a hazy pale orange with little head. Goes down smooth with a bite at the back of the throat. Very enjoyable on a hot late spring day.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of texdoh
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Expertexteriors
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't believe I hadn't had this one yet. Maybe I just forgot to rate it. Any who, had on a nice spring day yesterday, and to be honest this didn't seem like your typical tripel. More clove and bannana flavors, almost like a tripel-hefeweizen crossover. Still pleasant though, with dryer and light finish on the feel. Smell was floral and perfume like.

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Photo of Onirii
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This fine tripel pours a chill hazed
golden tinged amber with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a
thick ring, thin light layer, nad showcases some nice light lacing. Nose of
sweet candy malts, subtle spice, and light fresh bread notes with subtle banana
and light clove. Flavors exceed the nose with herbal clove and coriander notes
mingling nicely with a candy and honey malt that is lively on the mouth feel with
fresh baked bread flavors and phenol notes of banana and traces of clove and
coriander with a moderate herbal hop note on the rear and sides of the taste.
Very nice body with medium high carbonation that is lively and refreshing, medium
light body that is uplifting, and a lightly sweet and herbal tinged finish.

Overall, a SOLID drinker that is worthy of the la Trappe moniker.

Cheers

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Photo of emincems
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours hazy orange color with small sized head. Darker than other trappist tripels. Foam leaves a cover on top, but lacing is weak. Yeasty and malty smell. Tangerine, honey-like malts and pepper are on the nose. Taste is moderately sweet and fruity at first, but finish is dry and spicy. Thin body with lots of carbonation. Abv is well hidden. Not a game changer, but it's highly drinkable and delicious refresher.

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Photo of Monk287
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlennBags
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ogman
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vaulmas
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great classic Tripel.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by November 2018. Pours cloudy orange, nice head of foam, good lacing. In my LT chalice. Smells malty, of brown sugar, Belgian yeast and spices, slight hop bitterness. Tastes of caramel, candi sugar, esters, light perceived bitterness. Very very light oxidation. Medium body with exuberant carbonation; all the La Trappe beers open with nay a hiss yet the carbonation always turns out to be lively.?? Nice Tripel.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandy14
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tinfang
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew pours a lovely hazy body with fantastic head, really looks the part. The head is retained a short while, shame it's not longer.

Aroma is good, a light malty with herbs (not sure which) can smell the alcohol too.

Like most tripels, the taste gets better as you drink through a few mouthfuls. Spicy and sweet at the same time, leaves a malty aftertaste.

Feel is a touch tart and dry, not overly keen but it's only average score for me.

Overall an exceptional beer that is +4 every day of the week.

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Photo of Jtee
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 9 degrees Celsius into a chalice. Best before date: 07/2019.

Look: The beer pours a slightly veiled deep gold with 2cm of off-white head that fades into a craggy cap in 3-ish minutes. Decent lacing and overall head.

Smell: Moderate strength and well-balanced. Fruity esters (apple and banana) and yeast funk at the front. Soft, bready, cereally malts with faint honey and caramel. The hop character is floral and earthy (grass).

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly with moderate strength and great balance. There's a significant bitterness that nicely counters the sweet, estery character. Fruity esters (apples and banana) take the lead and eventually give way to soft, cereally (hahaha – serially!), grainy malts as well as floral, earthy hops. Some candi sugar, honey, and a faint caramel note closer to the end. Low peppery phenols and some alcohol. The finish is long with moderate intensity and definitely leans towards bitter. Delicious.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Prickly and drying with very low alcohol warming. Effervescent. Very pleasant and contributes to a great drinking experience.

Overall: An excellent trappist tripel from the Netherlands. Very well-balanced, complex, and layered. High drinkability for the high ABV which is deceivingly hidden. I'm happy I have regular access to this brew and I'll surely have it again.

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Photo of Nace4
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Trappe Tripel pours a cloudy golden/copper with an amber hue. The carbonation is visible. Even a moderate pour produces a massive foam head that retains for so long that it takes a while before I can drink. A foamy blanket of film covers the surface for the remainder of the drink.
Holding it up to the nose I detect fruity esters such as lightly sour cherries, green grape and lemon peel. A toasted malt base is punctuated by notes of honey and herbal spice.
First impressions in the mouth are of soft and sweet pilsner malt with a gently piercing carbonation. It is medium bodied with a vinous feel. As the drink warms, further flavors are unlocked. These include, honey, green grapes, and more sweetness from candi sugar. A moderate amount of peppery spice and hops balances things out and adds an understated bitterness. It finishes dry and with a touch of alcohol sweetness.
Surprisingly this is my first taste of La Trappe. It is not surprising to me that their Tripel seems to have the best reputation, as I enjoyed it and thought it was a solid representation of the style.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,012 ratings