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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
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.
Ingredients: Water; Barley malt; Hops; Yeast. 17.5°


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2008
11.2 oz. slender trappist-style bottle, freshness date on the back label, sampled in a chalice. L: Reddish amber with a frothy head of beige colored creamy foam. Good retention and a fair amount of lace rings the glass. S: Green grapes and pears, earth spicy, nutty yeast, honey covered bananas and crusty bread, light touches of pepper, there is no mistaking that this has the nose of a tripel. The alcohol is not very noticeable, lost in the fruity esters. F&T: Smooth moderate body that is firmed up from the carbonation, crisp and softly dry. Earth, pepper and nutty flavors complement the tastes of grapes, pears and honey for a delectable mix. Hints of caramel grains and fresh baked bread towards the end. The hops provides a light spiciness, helping to dry out the nutty yeast and candied sugary finish. The alcohol imparts only a spicy low grade warmth in the palate. This is a highly drinkable tripel, smoothly balanced in its tastes, very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2008
Pours amber wtih a nice haze to it. Aroma and taste extremely fresh with hints of fermented apples. Alcohol very well masked by the sweetness, and balanced hops. Definitely reminiscent of a Trappist orchard on a summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toukopouko (31) - Salo, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 Pours a hazy orange/amber color, with little or no head. A very fresh aroma, yeasty, with notes of banana, citrus fruits and spices. Yeast, alcohol and lots of fruits in the flavor, enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 0,33 l bottle. Beautiful amber hazy color with a medium head. Freaky-spicey nose. In the taste are lot of fruits, balanced hop and a good sweetness. Complex and thick beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2008
A lot of fruits, banana? Nice tart mouth feel and balanced. Its both bitter and sweet

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apc (9) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2008 does not count
Light to moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Amber/orange appearance. Moderately sweet initial taste slightly bitter finish. Very nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
[Bottle from Risky-Finn.] A nice triple of the style, but it takes time for me to swallow this entire bottle of ceramic. Heavy notes of straw, alcohol, fruits and harshness (...in a good way).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Not too dark of a color for a tripel. Nice yellow fruit aroma with a bit of dry yeastiness. Flavor follows nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4379) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2008
Hazy golden colour, big white head. Aroma is very pleasant, of citrus, coriander and other spices. Flavour is full, with caramel malts, spices and some fruits. Smooth mouthfeeling. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
[857-20071127] Tap @ Beer Bistro (Toronto, ON). Grainy wheat aroma is faintly boozy. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More malty banana and toated wheat with sweet hints of caramel booze. Medium body. Nicely made, interesting.


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