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

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RATINGS: 1432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.
La Trappe Tripelís 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. 17.5į


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Copper pour with large, off--white head that quickly recedes leaving a thin head to swim on top. Malty nose with spice and ripened fruits. Flavor is more robust ó corander, ripe plum, sweet caramel, sugar, banana and a peppery finish with a bit of tang on top. The body leans toward thin, but has a slightly sticky finish. The alcohol reveals itself at the end with a comfortable warmth. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2006
The aroma is spicy and fruity. It has plums, coriander, cloves, malt, alcohol, yeast, and bananas. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The flavor is very much like the aroma with moderate bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden but the aftertaste is a little astringent. The palate is quite thin for an Abbey Triple. Overall itís not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange supporting a quite durable thin white head. With its apparent clarity, which is unusual for a true Belgian triple, it appears to have been filtered. Notable and fairly assertive aromas of banana, bubblegum, caramel, fresh yeast and various spices blend well together. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin and watery, but shows off a pleasant spritzy carbonation to style. Flavors come through a bit more reserved as compared to the aroma. Notes of yeasty fresh bread, caramel, nutmeg, banana, orange zest and ripe apple come through. Late palate reveals a moderate, somewhat harsh bitterness which is a bit unpleasant. I found the 8% alcohol a bit too tame to make this a satisfying triple. In the end, worth a try, but just OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Dense, stable, lacing beige head over a hazy orange pour. Spicy aroma of coriander, sugar, oranges, and malt. Smooth and slightly oily, strong taste of orange peels and pleasantly warming alcohol. Spicy but not as spicy as expected. Hops are well-rounded. Not my favorite triple, alcoholís a bit too prominent, but a good dessert beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hugh (161) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2006
Watery, thin, vague banana smell. And that is all. Possiblty the weediest tripel in the world, and to show their contempt for the drinker, itís filtered as well. For a brewery aspiring to the Trappist tradition, this is a disgrace. Unfortunately for them, this bottle was from a "Proefpaket" of their four "Trappist" beers, and this one wasnít the worst. Iíll review the rest when I regain my composure. Totally gutless, both the beer and the brewers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
bottle. slight amber gold color. carpy grassy and caramelly. alcohollic on the tounge but not after. a bit annomynus.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2006
The coldest day of the year Down Under called for a beer with a bit of heat in it. This was just the ticket. In the glass, this is a clear copper colour with a loose 2cms of lacing foam. The aroma was wonderfully rounded and inviting. It had a nice sugar-cane sweetness, some Bazooka Joe bubblegum, caramel and faint Christmas spice - cloves with a pinch of nutmeg. Itís damn near perfect. The Belgians make this sort of quality seem effortless. First sip and ahhhhh... lovely. Itís medium bodied and softly carbonated with notes of caramel pudding, bubblegum, raisins, muscat and a warming peppery finish that takes the edge off the chill in this under-heated room. Itís a smooth customer but bares some teeth in the finish, where the 8% abv is evident. A first-class tripel. (30cl bottle; IBS Perth; best by Dec 07)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A truly fine Abbey ale ale as are most. A golden ale with a hint of red. Very malty flavour with a strong yeast note and a hint of fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Dark golden amber with a foamy white head. Nice fruit blend of berries. Sour citrus intial taste that left to a floral finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hokiebeerguy (21) - USA - MAY 17, 2006
This is very different from most triples. Much more of an amber color than the typical golden color. Also much more caramel sweet notes with this beer, and less citrusy than normal. I think it is wonderfully clean and refreshing, yet has some characteristics of their dubbel. If youíre a true triple lover, this may not be your favorite though. However, if you love dubbels, give this a try...youíll love it.


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