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

BA SCORE
88
very good
990 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:
990
Reviews:
475
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
210
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 990 |  Reviews: 475
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

Photo of FCox143
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From bottle to wine glass
S: Pale yellowish color, hazy, big off white foam, lacing
Smell: Grains, fragrant
Taste: low bitterness, some sweetness, very good, well balance
Feel: very good, good carbonation, some tartness
Overall: Very good beer, will drink again
Drank: 9/28/2016 9:00 PM

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Photo of sparx1100
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DispyDnb
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
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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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of azkkr
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikebu
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.91 out of 5 based on 990 ratings.
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