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

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RATINGS: 1244   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2003) Golden, a little hazy. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is fruity, sweet, some herbal, but also something almost artificial. Very mild.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 [oct 1 2003]What is it about these La Trappe beers?? They are nothing special, and this tripel? To creamy and sweet, and creamy! It´s not very bad, but isnt good, and I´m surprised about this wannabe Trappist (2,6) [jul 16 2006] To my surprise this turned up at Kaffibrennslan in downtown Reykjavik, with glassware also. Peaches and banana in the nose, some candysugar with a hint of hop bitterness. Small head, plums, sweets and a spicy finish. Nice triple

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2003
Amber with a bubbly, shortlived head. Fruity aroma, orange, raisin, banana and spices. Aftertaste is a strange combination of banana and mint... Well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2003
labeled as Koningshoeven tripel. Pours a dark apricot, head quicky recedes to a pleasant film. Nose is yeasty with dried fruits, apricot, orange. Slightly syrupy. Nice flavors of sweet and tart fruits. Banana, dark berry. Warming, not overbearing alcohol. Decent hop bite. Very nice tripel.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Hazy orange color with a dispersive head and very lively carbonation. Aroma is very clean with sweet hops, raspberry, slightly tart with lots of complexities, this is a great aroma. Flavor has detectable alcohol with unripe cherry notes. Yeast, clove, spice and coriander are also detectable. Finishes with a slight burn of alcohol with a profound bready feeling. This was a totally unexpected delight. Thanks Indra!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 A very light amber coloring that is slightly cloudy and has a quickly fading head. The aroma is very lively and heady. I smell a very fruity aroma that has everything from raspberries to grapefruit, perhaps some melons even, even pineapple, I know I am reaching but there was a rainbow of fruit flavors here. The aroma is just amazing, I just could just sit here and smell this beer. If there was an air freshener of this beer I would be ecstatic. Alot of flavor in the taste and the aroma. Strong hints of bananas upon first tasting. An extremely good follower to the Corsendonk Christmas Ale. This beer does a very good job of keeping its flavor throughout. Thanks Indra!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
Yeasty and orangy nose. Deep orange colour with a decent white head. Yeast and orange taste a bit thin compared to the Belgium classics that this is trying to emulate. Still its a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Hazy golden color with a fine, bubbly head. Lots of malty and light fruit notes (cherries and cranberries), in the aroma and some menthol/medicinal notes. Tastes clean and dry, with sour citrus and an unusual taste in the back of the throat. Also has a subtle alcoholic bite, which lingers into a bitter-sweet, malty, aftertaste. Muted hops also come through towards the finish. Interesting and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
White head, diminishes quickly. Golden colour. Aroma; alcohol, banana. Sweet and smooth taste. Sometimes the alcohol is too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2003
Bottled. Pure, golden clear body, with a rich large fluffy white head. Very good looking beer this. Lovely beer, that perhaps has been under rated thus to date. I really enjoyed this beer. It just lacked the finish a classy palate that would put it up with Duvel and others.


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