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

very good
979 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: 979 |  Reviews: 469
Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of SebD
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep orange/copper color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderatly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of fruit, bready yeast, caramel and some spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice sweet fruity taste, bready yeast, alot of caramel, citrusy hops and some spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall sweet balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of supermeniscus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jsnoek
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ikantspel
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into a devul tulip

on back of bottle:
bitterness: 27 BU
malts: pale, caramel and munich
hops: hallertauer northern brew, slovenian super steirer and tettnang tettnanger

pours a hazy caramel color with 2 finger head and some beautiful lacing

some breaded yeast, belgian candy, spice, and slight banana in the nose

follows the nose with more spice and slighly phenolic. finished super smooth with the banana

this beer is just plain smooth. kinda leaves a little more to be desired in the taste, seems like theres one thing missing...

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Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

Poured from bottle into Tulip Glass

Color was a amber / orange color with a decent amount of slightly off white head.

Smell was fruity with the typical yeast smell

Taste was smooth and fruity with a sweet finish.

A very good Tripel, even the wife liked it.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle which reveals a white fluffy head with a dark gold/amber color and plenty of bubbles moving about. Not much is left on the glass as you drink.

Notes of sweetness, spicy yeast, and bread in the nose.

It is smooth, creamy, with caramel, a little bit of spice and some sweetness. Some dryness is also apparent.

This thing has great drinkability. Finished those 11.2 oz quite quickly.

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Photo of avalon07
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and yeast.

T: Tasted of caramel (a lot of it), light fruit (apples), malt and some yeast. Much sweeter than I expected, but a very tasty beer nonetheless.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, slightly different, very likable version of a tripel.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Koningshoeven tripel

Appears a ruby amber color with minimal head. A few bits of yeast and lots of active carbonation are visible through the mostly clear liquid. Smells of butterscotch liquor, a little like a barley wine. The taste is full of roasted malt, unique yeast profile, almost like English ale character. Quad like in flavor almost. Big alcohol, nice twinge of lemony hop bitterness, and malt body full of character, roasted, peaty, and lightly sweet. Delicate balance for a powerful ale. Medium bodied and a drying finish. Trappist but not like your standard Belgian, and why should it be, it's Dutch. Classic.

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Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on my work. Every month we have a drink with colleagues.

A - Poured a slightly hazy golden beer. Good carbonation and a one finger soapy white head.

S - Bread, fruits like pear, apple, and orange.

T - Nice but not so special. A real triple taste. Spices, hop s, malts and yeast are all present. A nutty and citrus tone.

M - Really smooth with medium carbonation and a nice full body. Sweet-bitter finish.

O - Nice but not really special.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy amber with a short spritzy looking head that bubbles away leaving some lacing.
S - light on the yeast, fruit, and spice smells. Stronger in the light malt aromas.
T - like the smell, the taste is predominated by a mellow caramel sweetness. The more typical Tripel bite is there but in a subdued way.
M - lighter than some other Tripels I've tried. Very carbonated and swift moving in a good way.
D - easy drinking and more of a quick drinker than a sipper.
An overall mild Tripel. Not over the top in any manner but just hovering around the fringe of being a Tripel.
Probably a very good intro Tripel for those who are not inclined to just jumping into a style.
I would have it again based on its' easy drinking.

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Photo of xuptygm
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark red amber color. A good amount of carbonation bubbles. Not much for lacing.

Smell: Sweet grain. Nutty Yeast

Taste: Smooth mouth feel with lots of carbonation. Not lime other tripels I have tried. Very distinct. Honey, fruity, very complex. Hops are present and help to balance the beer with its 8% abv. Very nice finish, sweet and nutty. More carbonation than I would have liked.

Overall a very good beer that I wouldn't hesitate to drink again.

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3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Translucent medium amber/orange colour with one finger of bubbly white head.

S - Caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar.

T - Caramel, cloves, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, spice and some noticeable alcohol. Somewhat plain.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - A decent tripel but I found this one somewhat plain and lacking complexity.

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