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

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3.96/5
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996 Ratings
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:
#4,839
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
996
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
210
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 996 |  Reviews: 479
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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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is very minimal. Has an apple aroma with some Belgium spices. Strong apple taste. Spicy. Slightly bready. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of danflux
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntomich
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khmel
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rowlaw
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

First a disclaimer. I found this beer while traveling in Europe and the only glass I had available was a hotel bathroom glass. It forms a good head with low retention. Probably would lace and have a stone fruit aroma if in a proper glass.

Obvious taste of apricot, slight caramel and honey. Left my palate with a slight white wine taste.

Pleasant but light, low body and very smooth.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a lacing of bubbles. Bread, fruit, and spice smell. Medium to light feel. Warm feel with fruit and spice flavors all blended together. Fairly dry finish. The lack of head is unusual for the style, but otherwise it's nicely balanced.

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Photo of gyro555in
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange color with a thin white film of a head. Some light lacing occurred here and there, but there wasn’t too much. The aroma was slightly malty and estery to allow some super light of coriander. The taste was sweet through the malty esters and had just a touch of the coriander to come back to have just a quick spiciness to it. The aftertaste and finish were dry and bitter. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body with a fairly decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation seemed fairly good for the style and for me as there was a light harshness but it wasn’t overbearing, very subdued - if anything. Overall, honestly, to me, I’ll say this was a good Tripel.

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Photo of priley
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s4s
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mitchell027
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Momon
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandrilo
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 996 ratings
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