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

very good
985 Ratings
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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

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Ratings: 985 |  Reviews: 472
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Appearance: Orangish/copper, cloudy body with no real head

Aroma: hints of dried Fruit; peppery/spicy notes in the nose

Taste: Tart; malty; peppery; dried fruit (raisin)

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A -Copper gold, thick, slow dissipating white head

S - Citrus and light roasted malts

T - Citrus, fruity esters, hints of roasted nuts, coriander, with a dry hoppy finish

M - medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry finish

O - Overall one of my favourite tripels. I love the balance between the malty roasted nut flavours and the fruity flavours.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: pours a hazy gold with an almost two inch head that dies down quickly leaving some lacing.

S: fruit and yeast are the predominant smells that come through on the nose of this triple.

T: the yeast is still there in the taste, but there is a maltiness and the alcohol does come through. Fruit is there but it is in the background with spices like clove and cardamon.

M: medium carbonation and there is a bit of slick to it. It has an overall medium body.

O: this is a good triple that was easy to drink. The most disappointing part of this beer was the artificial cork that topped the bottle. I fought to get it out, and this had me starting out a little miffed. I am generally a fan of tripels, and I quite enjoy most Trappist offerings, but I am on the fence with this one... Maybe the quad will change my mind.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An iconic Tripel that deserves its accolades!

Pours a hazy but bright golden honey coloured amber. The surprisingly white head has excellent staying power at the edges of the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast with an underlying caramelized malt and candied fruit backbone. This carries into a nicely balanced taste that starts sweet but has decent depth in the body and ends with a surprisingly smoky bitterness. The oily mouthfeel is quite appropriate both for the style and its 8% ABV.

Should have been rated years ago, but impressed by this beer's consistency as well as its quality.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell: herbal with subtle hops and sweet citrus

Taste: spices cardamom, floral notes, hints of clementines, sweet champagne, and subtle scotch-like smokiness

This beer, as Trappist style dictates, is designed by those under and for God; it's going to be good. This beer, although not life changing, is one of the better tripels out there. With its pseudo complexities, this beer is an interesting stand-alone drinker. However, if you feel like pairing it with something, this beer goes great with a smoked salmon pear glaze on a rice pilaf with mild spice; try it with Chinese food too

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color with a 1 finger head in a snifter.

Aroma: light cloves and banana which fades with warming.

The mouth feel is very carbonated- perhaps too much for a tripel.

Taste: light cloves and spice.

Overall: a solid tripel. This beer is worth cellaring. I cellared the quad which after 9 months was quite complex.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.91 out of 5 based on 985 ratings.
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