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

BA SCORE
88
very good
981 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:
981
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
202
For Trade:
1
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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
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with big foaming white head
Big spice and nice aroma hints of mace
Corran der on flavour with alspice
Good balanced ale

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Photo of Chizoad
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Planning on brewing a tripel so I want to get a feel for the style again. I've been living off these nonstop GOAT San Diego IPAs so I've forgotten about the glories of Belgium. Time to bring them back.

Look: Beautiful. I poured it into a wide porter glass with Newcastle written on the side. A chalice would be better but even still the colors showed exquisitely. Dark amber in the center of the glass but fading rapidly to a golden glow at the edges. Hazy but not cloudy, which makes it seem like the light is coming from within. The only knock is the head, which although nearly perfect, deflated just a shade too quickly. It could have been my glass although I do take care not to have any surfactants contaminating it.

Smell: Idiosyncratic. Wine? Hops and flowers, malt/sugar, booze, and it changes as the beer warms in the glass. At the warmest temperatures it smells the most balanced, but loses many of the characteristics of each temperature phase. Not my favorite aroma but extremely interesting.

Taste: Too bitter at colder temperatures, and the nose is definitely more complex. But this is a well balanced beer that does not get boring.

Feel: Not quite effervescent enough. Missing that brightness that really sets apart Westmalle or Chimay, and gets just slightly leaden.

Would I buy this again? Only if other options aren't available. But it is an excellent beer, and a great change of pace.

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Photo of Stefan_Korica
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ATG94
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.91 out of 5 based on 981 ratings.
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