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

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BA SCORE
3.96/5
995 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:
#4,690
Reviews:
478
Ratings:
995
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
210
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 995 |  Reviews: 478
Photo of gcgarcia
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of fields336
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

cork says 26/10
Poured into cigar city snifter

A: hazy golden color, almost honey like, carbonation rises, about 1 finger head, dissipates to leave a ring which stays the whole glass.

S: some esters, light fruits such as white grape or apple, pepper, slight metallic notes, spices

T: said spices, along with a slight hop presence, nice, and the yeast is there as with other trippels, there is a nice sweetness there too

M: carbonation is great, a little less than most trippels, finish is dry and nice

O: I like this beer a lot, I served it with a Sweetgrass dairy Green Hill double cream and french bread. Made for an excellent pairing and lunch.

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Photo of iSip
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Tripel, 750ml bottle: Fantastic! I am a big fan of Belgian style tripels, and the La Trappe is a worthy find. Not much of a head forms on this brew compared to most tripels, which tend to produce a washer load of suds. The La Trappe is cloudy, and has a straw yellow color, with a hint of red if held up to the light. There is an aroma, but it is subtle. So far, not outstanding, but take a sip. The La Trappe is clean and crisp, very champagne like at the start, and staying light and flavorful to the end. This is a great tripel for newcomers and beer advocates alike.

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Photo of PunkFloyd
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nout72
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Of all the Tripels I came across this is my favourite...well at least for now :-)
A very full and balanced flavour, extremely smooth, I cannot come up anything negative, well ok, maybe the weak smell?

I feel this beer is a bit underrated, both the highly rated Westmalle Tripel and Chimay Tripel (White) have a metallic bitterness besides the sweetness that can give me a stomach ache.
Not this one, I think you cannot even force it to give you a headache either.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an Orval goblet.

A:
Hazy orange amber in color with one finger white frothy head with moderate retention, the texture seems to be likely clear. The head dissipates to a flat bubble film with some lacing patches. There is not much of visible carbonation.

S:
Overtone mild fruity mingles with malty sweet, a bit spice from the adding of coriander and phenol also with notes of dry husk and nuttiness.

T:
Mild esters and citrusy from yeast do their job well in yielding fruitiness and sweetness drying up the palate along with malt lay as backing. Phenolic spice draws down generating more complexity in tasting. Bitter sweet at the end derives from hop and yeast snap.

M:
The body is medium, low carbonation but fine crisp and carry out well, very dry in the finish.

O:
Very well brew and very easy to go with yet high drinkability as there is no harshness and alcohol is well hidden. Everything just goes down smooth.

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Photo of killianf
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KnightRider
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Maredsous chalas. Look is deep golden almost brown with a somewhat thin head. Very little lacing. Both of these points are surprising considering the style and origin are know for head and lacing. Smells of yeast, slight pepper, and a whiff of alcohol. Tastes fantastic like honey, caramel, and bread. Definately on the sweet side.

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Photo of dalecooper
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Archemedies
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of teromous
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark shade of copper, with a rose hue. The head is thin but covers the surface in white foam. The beer is hazy, and leaves spotted lacing.

S: Very strong malt scent, with familiar Belgian scents. It has a fruity plum-like scent.

T: Again there is a robust malty caramel flavor, similar to how it smells. I get some boozy flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is very clean. It's medium bodied, then ends very light. Great carbonation.

O: Overall it's a very good beer. It's not my favorite Tripel, but it is very tasty and quite delicious.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of
4/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of ng85
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Campodog
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kurgan3
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of MtnDewd
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ChopperSmith
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a clear chalice glass.

Appearance: Poured a hazy deep golden color, almost amber. One finger of creamy white foam head that receded slowly and left a little sticky lacing on the sides. Settled to a frothy white cap that lasted to the end.

Smell: Sweet and yeasty with light hops and fruit aroma like pears and green apples. Slight alcohol sweetness as well. Some spice beneath. Really inviting.

Taste: That wonderful sweet, yeasty and fruity flavor that the Trappist Belgian Tripel style is known for. A good hops presence. Slight sourness and light fruits are there too, like light pear and green apple flavors. Good warming and sweetness from the alcohol. Yeast is the right blend of sweet and spicy.

Mouth feel: Slick and creamy with soft carbonation.

Overall: This is the cream of the crop for Belgian Tripels for me, and one of the best examples of the style (in my opinion). I have had this often over the years and it is always consistently fantastic. I'm surprised I hadn't already reviewed this one, since it's easily one of my favorite beers in the world.

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Photo of railman
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of VierBier
4/5  rDev +1%

La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 995 ratings
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