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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)

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of maltman24
4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Av10
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yaron73
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of iSip
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Tripel, 750ml bottle: Fantastic! I am a big fan of Belgian style tripels, and the La Trappe is a worthy find. Not much of a head forms on this brew compared to most tripels, which tend to produce a washer load of suds. The La Trappe is cloudy, and has a straw yellow color, with a hint of red if held up to the light. There is an aroma, but it is subtle. So far, not outstanding, but take a sip. The La Trappe is clean and crisp, very champagne like at the start, and staying light and flavorful to the end. This is a great tripel for newcomers and beer advocates alike.

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Photo of davidperez
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice, it pours a murky, deep and dark orange.
It forms a two-finger head with low retention. No real lacing.

Bouquet is of apricot, overripe apple, brown pear, caramel, honey, spiciness, slight breadiness, grassy. Alluring.

Nice, expressive carbonation upfront. An onslaught of flavor follows.
Huge pepper and clove, tea-like sweetness, the same fruitiness as in the nose, lemon, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon. The note of honey is the most similar to actual honey that I've had encountered so far.
Unbalanced beer tilting towards sweetness all throughout, yet there is a constant subdued bitterness, which provides a counterweight and complexity.
This beer enters its finish with a very assertive herbal note, which is equally refreshing. Long aftertaste, which leaves a fruity ambient in your palate.
High and nice carbonation, medium to low body, slightly smooth.

Excellent, excellent beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

As far as I know, this was one of the last bottles of this beer sold in the United States after the brewery closed some time ago. Presented in a 750ml bottle with wire-caged champagne cork. Pours a brilliant golden amber with a huge off-white creamy head. Big aroma of banana and apricot that hits from several feet away. Closer sniffing reveals clove, and a hint off-key mustiness that makes me think I may have let this one sit just a little too long. Beautiful carbonation - the tiny champagne bubbles just keep on coming. Buttery, creamy body is as close to perfection as I can imagine. Palate holds light, sweet fruit, brown sugar, bubble gum, and a hint of amaretto. Nice, sweet finish, with very little aftertaste. An absolutely amazing beer, I'm sad to see this one go.

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4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A -Copper gold, thick, slow dissipating white head

S - Citrus and light roasted malts

T - Citrus, fruity esters, hints of roasted nuts, coriander, with a dry hoppy finish

M - medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry finish

O - Overall one of my favourite tripels. I love the balance between the malty roasted nut flavours and the fruity flavours.

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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%

The nose is big fruit, some earthiness, and ripe large pitted fruit over dark sugars.
the beer pours copper tinted amber with a 2” off-white moussey foam cap that slowly recedes but rouses easily and produces Belgian window lace.
Big fruit flavors such as peach, grape and a hint of sherry supported by a light earthiness drive the palate, this is a yeast driven beer with balance towards the yeast driven fruit flavors more than the malt. The malt comes across like a light biscuit one might spread with a fruity marmalade with a light bitterness from the fruit rind. It shows up as a very light caramel in the aftertaste.
In this very creamy beer the carbonation is a little above average and the body is just a hair below.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love this beer, have to get it everytime I'm in PA. Great aroma and taste ... gets better as it warms and a gentle spicy/fruit taste invades your palatte. Especially nice on a cold day or evening.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corby112
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a golden amber wih a thin foamy white head. Fruity aroma consisting of cherries, apple, honey, innamon and alcohol. Sweet tasting with hints of cheries, honey, apple, pear, maltiness and alcohol. A nice balance of sweetness, maltiness and alcohol with a slighlty bitter finish.

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4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of botham
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a brilliant amber color with a finger of tight white head. no lacings.

aroma is of munich and caramel malts, with a base of fruit yeast. apricot and apple notes are present from the yeast, roundings out the profile. yeast gets a bit stronger with a bit of warming.

taste is sweet and malty, with the same yeasty presence from the aroma. apple and apricot are here as well. caramel malts are present alongside the yeast, finishing semi-dry with lingering apple and yeast.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a silky mouthfeel and a bit of CO2 and no alcohol present.

drinkability is good. no alcohol is present, with a smooth mouthfeel and well proportioned aroma and taste. a refreshing belgian. cheers!

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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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