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

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

16oz Koningshoeven chalice, at Smokeless Joe, in Toronto's so-called Entertainment District.

This beer appears a hazy, medium orange amber hue, with one finger of foamy, bubbly off-white head, one somewhat restrained in its effervescence, which leaves some random streaks of Caribbean island lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, mildly caramelized pale malt, earthy applesauce, zingy coriander, musty field honey, herbal, leafy hops, and a certain edgy booze warming. The taste is more semi-sweet grainy pale malt, a white plum and red grape fruitiness, a hint of banana pudding, black pepper, subtle coriander, a middling yeastiness, weak earthy, leafy hops, and a very understated alcohol astringency, especially for the style, in my experience.

The carbonation is average, if a bit frothy at times, the body a sturdy medium weight, with a certain fleshy fruit consistency in its overall smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the sweetness of the malt, fruit esters, and weirdly subdued, but duly present alcohol warming more than a match for anything championing the flip side.

A rather pleasant version of a Tripel, one whose typical (to me, at least) heat kind of puts me off at hello. Not here, as the 16-proof liquor is well-sublimated, and the other flavours do well by their Trappist heritage. Worthy of investigating further, beyond the clutches of a dimly-lit, cramped (if indeed 'smokeless') basement pub, away from the after-show diatribes being spouted way too loudly from the table behind me.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber, leaning towards gold. A bubbly white head that fades away fairly quickly... must have been some oils in the glass.

Very fruity nose. I was expecting alot of alcohol and a good whiff of yeast, but instead it has an english orange/strawberry character with some light caramel notes. Interesting.

Rum soaked fruit up front... let's say apricots. Alcohol is certainly there, but plays a supporting role, this won't knock you over. A pleasantly soft yeastiness. Strong burnt caramel flavours in the finish and after-taste.

Lively carbonation up front followed by a quenching juiciness.

Interesting for the style, easy, er, easier drinking than any other tripel I've ever had.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ice tea color, with yeast flecks that seem to be suspended in the liquid. Has a nice tan head that dissipated to a slight cap, leaving spotty lacing. Smells of spiced fruit, plums, raisins. The taste is a bit musty, spicy, dark fruit, different from the Beligian tripels. The feel is a bit fizzy, slick. An enjoyable tripel but definitely not the best that I have had however that wouldn't stop me from getting this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy peach - sediment on the bottom of the bottle was tight, so I was able to get a very clean decant. Flavor is soft, some suggestion of honeydew melon, with a sharp, carbonated acidity that balances well. Not a lot of depth to the flavor profile, but overall it is quite pleasant.

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La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 997 ratings
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