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

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 993 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
Ranking:
#4,594
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
993
Liked:
792
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.86%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
211
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 993 |  Reviews: 477
Photo of dragonbite
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of roberto87
2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Kplummer82
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jetlag767
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Authentic Trappist" the Monks have nailed the recipe, for the 500th year in a row! Fabulous!

93 characters

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours amber with a small head, although bubbles continue to flow as you enjoy the beer. I note banana in the nose, with fruity tastes and a bit of pepper in the mouth. Enjoyable!

 200 characters

Photo of josanguapo
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Hipercor. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Sons of Anarchy. Good tripel. Specially great in its aroma, which is deliciously sugary. Nearly no foam

149 characters

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sammyslick
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed by accident, when intending to pick a quad next to it. Hazy golden pour with less than a finger of white foam. Looks the style. Much ester on the nose dominating some malt and banana. More banana in the flavor, this is crisp and fairly dry finish. Not my favorite style, but decent offering.

 299 characters

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

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle. lots of smoke when the cork was pulled.

Appearance - It doesnt look bad by any means pours a hazy gold with 2 fingers hear. when this lost points for me was heard retention, head and film faded in 30 seconds.

Aroma - The smell lifts this one back up a notch. I get banana orange peel and coriander followed by some peppery spice. smells right for the style.

Taste - Very light banana in the back with strong orange peel in the front, corriander, bread crusts, pepper. the pepper goes all the way down your throat.

Mouth feel - light-medium body, creamy on the tongue slightly watery down the throat , carbonation prickles a bit.

Overall - This is not a bad beer but compared to the other trappist tripels, la fin du monde, or duvel its not stacking up. Would I buy this again yes, do I think its outstanding, no. Its very good if theres nothing better around.

 895 characters

Photo of silenz
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thorkelson
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of codekiln
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the Vinbudin in Reykjavik, Iceland. Poured into two red wine glasses, the head rises tall to the top and maintains a thick cream for three minutes until it dissolves to a chunky white cap. Smells spicy and estery, with a nice bite at the back of the throat. Notes of banana on the front of the palate. It's a beautiful color, light gold. While it poured, it was clear, with a different color on the bottom than the top. After the head settled, it was more cloudy - even if you tip the glass, it still is quite cloudy.

 532 characters

Photo of 0x4a64
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZeppelinNL
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Moderately hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is a touch below average and not really any lacing is left.

4.0 S: Lots of clove from the start with peppery spiciness underneath. Lots of fruits with banana leading the way, then peach and lemon. Surprisingly clean with just a touch of bready yeastiness. Grassy hops.

4.5 T: Tastes even better than it smells. Clove and banana are most potent again. Peach, lemon, apple fruits. Peppery with again just a touch of breadiness. Grassy and earthy hops.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy with a tingly finish.

4.5 D: Very good beer. Complex with focus.

 721 characters

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy,yellow beer with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Belgian yeast, banana, honey, sugar and bread.
Taste: Caramel malt, lemon, banana, herbs, black pepper, coriander and biscuit.
Body: Full body and high carbonation. Great texture. Soft.

A great tripel!

 266 characters

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 993 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.