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

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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From:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #67
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,716
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 10.61%
Ratings:
1,076
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 28, 2022
Added:
Apr 30, 2002
Wants:
  91
Gots:
  231
SCORE
89
Very Good
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Notes: 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.
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3.75 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Apr 28, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rand from California

750mL bottle into an Allagash tulip-like glass

Classic trippel…not sure why it doesn’t have higher marks given it’s so easy to drink.

Orange-tan appearance, high viscosity for the style…nice fluffy head quickly collapses under its own weight.

Its nose carries a gentle bouquet, with suggestions of orange zest, clove and oak. Yeasty, estery, bready.

Flavors are a bit more prominent with easily parsed notes of banana and citrus zest and honeyed biscuits. A touch of phenols runs at the edge of the profile, while oak and hops add drying balance.

Medium complexion, sweet but refreshing. Classic Trappist brew.

Mar 31, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, golden amber coloration with a small, fizzy head and visible carbonation. Smells of doughy, caramel malt and estery frui, with notes of apple and apricot. Taste is a good balance of doughy, caramel malt and estery fruit and spice, with notes of banana, red apple, apricot and clove, as well as hints of toffee and floral hops. Finishes with a medium sweetness and some banana, apricot and clove lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This makes for a nice Tripel that is enjoyable enough, while not quite being up there with the greats though. While it's a bit too sweet and not quite hoppy enough for my personal taste, there's a pretty nice ester profile to this, with a good range of fruity and slightly spicy notes, with a decent body and mouthfeel as well. Overall, this makes for a nice enough Tripel, but then again, why reach for this when Chimay and Westmalle are just as available at the same price?

Mar 27, 2022
 
4.18 by irishevans from California on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.45 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska on Mar 13, 2022
 
3.65 by TheHammer from Canada (ON) on Dec 26, 2021
 
3.92 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Dec 06, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a two finger white head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, clove, saison yeast, hints of lemon and stone fruit. Flavor is grainy, lightly candi malt, Belgian saison style yeast, clove, lemon, light black pepper and hints of light stone fruit. Clove and light citrus finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. La Trappe ales have been absent from our market for a long time and are now back; glad to have a chance to review the tripel, which I had decades ago but is lost to memory. This has a classic tripel profile that hits all the flavors expected from the style. The flavor tapers off a little bit in the finish, leaving the spices a slightly stark on the palette, but overall the malt and yeast are robust and well integrated. Flavor alternates between slightly sweet and dry, drying into the finish. Fruit flavors reveal themselves and disappear into the soft finish. While not as robust as my favorite tripels, this is very nice and one I will fell happy to come back to over the years. As a matter of fact, the arrival of these bottles will hopefully signal the quad and Isd'or returning as well. I was a big fan of the quad.

Dec 04, 2021
 
4.05 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2021
 
4.05 by Hophazzard from California on Oct 24, 2021
 
4.09 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 19, 2021
 
3.93 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Sep 22, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dd53grif from Michigan

A Rare Beer Club selection. Pours a golden color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is fruity. Taste is spicy, clove and apple. Crush and dry.

Aug 28, 2021
 
4.03 by marcrech from Brazil on Jul 10, 2021
 
3.83 by smithj4 from New York on May 09, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear light yellow hue with 2-3 inch billowy/bubbly white head with good retention.
S: Fruity esters, spicy grainy malt, light toasted note, cloves, mild pepper, and spiced apples and pears.
T: Lovely light and plush fruity esters with notes of apple and pear with a nice amount of cloves. Supporting notes of mild white pepper, honey, lightly toasted malt, herbal/minty hops, and super subtle vanilla and almond.
M: Light medium body. Dry throughout with mild herbal bitterness, spice, and fruity/malty sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: A nice example of style. Decent complexity and extremely drinkable.

May 04, 2021
 
2.78 by GeEDirt from France on Apr 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by elnachooo from Spain

De un color dorado intenso, con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. Ligera y de carbonatación media. Aroma maltoso y a caramelo. En boca tiene notas afrutadas y un final especiado.

Apr 18, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Anders91 from California

Look: clear gold color pours with a medium head that dissipates quickly

Smell: very faint smell, I cannot pick out the individual notes

Taste: a hint of citrus and banana, not very strong flavor, missing the complexity of a good triple. I won’t have this again

Feel: smooth and carbonated

Apr 17, 2021
 
4.44 by Saraiva from Portugal on Apr 07, 2021
 
3.88 by Dazka from Italy on Mar 14, 2021
 
3.99 by bplabernie from Michigan on Feb 25, 2021
 
3.99 by arzt from Russian Federation on Feb 16, 2021
 
4.2 by Tassio34 from Wisconsin on Feb 12, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Captain68 from Russian Federation

92

Jan 21, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is banana, apricot, citrus, caramel, yeast and spices.
The flavour is sweet and dry with some fruity and spicy notes, while the background has caramel notes. The finish is slighly bitter with some herbal hop notes. The aftertaste is long, but the flavour in the finish is a little weak.
Smooth and soft mouthfeel with a mediumcarbonation and a medium body.
A very good triple, but is far from bring among the best ones.

Nov 27, 2020
 
3.4 by DvdP from Netherlands on Oct 14, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by vinicole from England

Bottle. Gold in colour. Slight haze. Dense frothy head.
Spicy aroma akin to Indian sweets. Cardamon. Light banana.
A more vibrant flavour that matches the bouquet. Windfall apples and silage.
Well carbonated. Somewhat boozy.
Better than their quad.

Oct 03, 2020
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by octortus from Canada (ON)

750 mL Bottle. ABV 8%
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Review: 213

Aug 17, 2020
 
2 by eldoctorador from Chile on Aug 05, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

750ml bottle with a code

Slightly cloudy, smells like apples and Belgian yeast. This one tastes really clean and fruity right away.. but as it warms we get alcohol, spice, clove..

Wet and Powdery - that's my name for this brew. Not dark in character like the back of the bottle'd have you believe

Jul 29, 2020
 
4 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Jul 19, 2020
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3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by Steve555 from Wales

Appearance cloudy amber, decent head little lacing. Aroma of some yeast, some alcohol. Taste is sweet and a little bitter, a little bit spicy but this dies a little for me and leaves nothing in the mouthfeel. The follow through lets this one down but still a nice beer.

Jul 07, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Guaro from Italy

Orange veiled body with splendid golden reflections, very compact white foam. Gentle scent of malt, light caramel, yellow-fleshed fruit, white flowers and spiciness. On the palate the sweetness exceeds the spicy and bitter notes. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Final sweetened with a not too evident dryness. From a Tripel style I expect a drier finish and more spicy and herbaceous bitter notes.

Jun 02, 2020
 
3.97 by Askala from Spain on May 17, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

look: brown to orange, bubbles fly to the top but no head whatsoever which was surprising

smell: it smells like artificial banana, sweet, bubblegum, spicy, little bit of malt.

taste: taste almost like a hefe, banana tastes less artificial than it smells, malty, little bit of wet grass, little bit of bitterness on the finish.

feel: medium bodied, hides it’s alcohol very well, medium to high carbonation, wet, little bit sticky.

overall: not like any other tripel i’ve ever had, and while it isn’t the best it’s not bad at all

Apr 05, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sjdevel from Utah

Look - quite cloudy and nice head / great foam retention - from a 750ml
Smell - nice spicy tang - Belgian yeast - malty / crackers / biscuit
Taste - nice bite upfront with some great cracker/bread/yeast flavor - slight metallic tinge - very flavorful - slight citrus - there's a nice white wine / white grape flavor throughout that sweetens and dries out equally by taking turns - great flavor
Feel - medium bodied but fairly thin for a Tripel - carbonation sticks around nicely
Overall - one the of the better Tripels I have had - great Belgian-ness - I think this one is up there with some of the best Trappists

Mar 16, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

750 ml bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is Belgian Yeast, wheat malt, spices and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Belgian yeast, cotton candy, wheat malt, spices and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spices. Great brew.

Mar 02, 2020
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1076 ratings