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RATINGS: 1592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a thick layer of tan foam that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malt and yeast with caramel and molasses undertones. Flavor is sweet with a caramel syrup sweetness. Body is medium light. Good but not on the top of my list for Tripels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Konings bottle- Light malty and heavy yeast aroma. Dark cloudy amber, dark honey color. Very much like a remember the quad. A little sweet, a little fruity, maybe thick oragne and plummy with some light spice. Alc is well hidden. Pleasent mouth feel, easy to drink. Good, but not elite.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2456) - 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.

   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

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1414) - 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).

   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.

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