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

BA SCORE
88
very good
979 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:
979
Reviews:
469
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
201
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 979 |  Reviews: 469
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

Photo of atpbass7
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexgeorg
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirzekel
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet juicy

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Photo of JPNesker
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really really really good. Full on malt attack and yet bone dry aftertaste smells fruity and delicious. Almost no booziness which at 8% is mighty dangerous.

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Photo of dar482
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a medium amber color, very dark for a tripel.

The aroma hits of overly sweet banana, pear, clove, sweet citrus, biscuity sweet malt.

The flavor follows with sweet banana, hints of clove, a peppery spice, a a medium body with a prickly carbonation towards the end.

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Photo of PUbeer
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Freepack88
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rex_4539
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.91 out of 5 based on 979 ratings.
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