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

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RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.
La Trappe Tripel’s aroma is slightly malty and estery. This ale owes its crisp and spicy character to the use of coriander and other spices and herbs, as well as to post-fermentation in the bottle. 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; Coriander. 17.5°


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Poured with a large, off-white head. Best lacing I’ve seen yet. Deep amber color with just a slight haze. Initial smells of banana, then citrus, very hoppy. The flavor starts sweet but goes bitter with lots of hops. Creamy, medium body. Great beer to have around.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Orange brownish color for the pour. Spicey, Musty Citrus taste. As a trappist it definitely has its own signature and very recogizable. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2005
when i poured this and saw the copper color i knew this had to be good.This was close to the dubbell but a bit stronger.It had a medium body with some dark fruit and a small bite.This alo was warming going down.This brewer kicks butt.Gotta love them.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
had two samples of this at egajdzis’ tripelfest, one new bottle, and one best before 95, both from HOPDOG. the older bottle was more malty and a little smoother, the newer was more carbonated and the flavors stood out more distinctly...my scores are a composite for the two bottles. aromas were toasty and had hints of sweet caramels and banana, color was an amber/caramel tone with a thin layer of white head (the new bottle had a bit more head). flavors started out with caramel sweet malts had a banana and clove thread in the middle, tailing off into some citrusy hops and spices. the tail was crisp and tart, with just a hint of chocolate. i enjoyed the drinkability of the older bottle a little more, but the flavors of the new one were a bit more enjoyable. either way, a very nice tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Lots of banana and clove in the nose, some cherry and ABV as well. More cherry comes out in the body and draws out into a nice dry finish. Plum and bittersweet chocolate as well. The alcohol warms nicely in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2005
In the 750 ml bottle purchased from Gomer’s. An amazing bargain for $2.99. Wish that I had purchased more! Pours a deep amber color with an off white head. Fine fruity aroma of raisins and plums. This seems closer to an abby than a triple. Flavor is sweet and smooth with a good supporting body of malt and a strong alcohol aroma and mouth. Quite nice due to the drinkability. Was awesome with a T-bone steak grilled outdoors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
1995 bottle. Thanks Hopdog. Dark amber in color with a nice white head. Candied malt aroma. Banana notes. Musty. Vanilla and citrus flavor. Light alcohol character. Thin palate. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2 Bottles, courtessy of Hopdog, one new and one BB 1995. Rating for the older version.

New: 8-5-6-3-12- Orange, nice white head. Nice candied malt aroma. Flavor is a little lacking in the malt catagory. Slight banana. Dry finish.

OLD: Score indicated above. Orange, tannish head. Cardboard musty candy aroma. Flavor is vinous and malty, hints of cardboard again. A little flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5313) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2005
BB 2/95... Poured a hazy brownish orange color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, honey, orange citrus, and light yeast. Taste of vanilla and caramel malt, yeast, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel was nearly flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
04 Bottle. Kinda a medium to dark amber pour, which seemed a little dark for a standard tripel. Lots of Belgian yeast and herby corriander in the aroma. This followed by a spicy malty flavor, both spicy from the yeast as well as grassy earthy spice. Alcohol pepper was present, but not upfront.


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