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

BA SCORE
88
very good
989 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
Ratings:
989
Reviews:
474
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
210
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 989 |  Reviews: 474
Photo of Nace4
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +7.9%
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 +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntomich
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khmel
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rowlaw
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +0.3%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s4s
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchell027
4.95/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Momon
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandrilo
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Foley67
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viaduck
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very loud pop of the cork, pours a nice amber body with a lovely thick white head. Very fruit aroma. Taste: fruity, slightly salty, some grain, banana, raisin & more fruitiness. Plenty of carbonation. An excellent tripel.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MooseBoose
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshly baked bread gives way to soft spicing and fruits. Pear and baked apple. Yeasty. Bone dry and highly effervescent. Warming boozy sensation. Medium bodied and softly chewy. One of the driest tripels I've come across, and perhaps more reserved.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.91 out of 5 based on 989 ratings.
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