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

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RATINGS: 1295   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°


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2004
11.2 Oz bottle. Had a short lived white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, and the flavor isn’t far off. Tastes of apricots, raisins, grapes. The alcohol doesn’t show up much. A bit richer and heavier that expected, but not so much that it ruins it. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Overall, this is a good beer, but lacking compared to it’s other Trappist brethren.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 Light amber color with smallish tan head. Aroma is big, of ripe bananas, alcohol and bubblegum. Taste is more of the same. Tastes a bit more than 8% but what do I know. Chewy consistency. A bit sweet for my liking without much hop balance or yeast to it for a tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2004
Fresh and fruity aroma comes from a cloudy and golden beer. The flavor is a combination between bitter and sweet with hints of fruits (perhaps orange fruits?) A good beer, although a was a bit disappointed with the palate - is never reaches the cornes of the mouth and it’s too sparkly!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Hazy orange appearance, with a nose of alcohol, butter, rum, and old fruit... old bananas. Sticky palate, full I guess, with a slightly spicy banana and grain flavor. Burps tangy bananas and lemons.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2004
Bottled (330ml). A golden tripel with just a little bit of yeast making for a cloudy brew. Light carbonation, bubble gum/fruit flavour. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2004
Esta es una muy buena cerveza. Es una cerveza oscura, un cierto sabor agridulce y afrutado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5368) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2004
My first beer after a 12 day "liver healing" abstinence. Good to be back! Starts off with a light amber colored pour with a light, yet clumpy white head, good lacing. Effervescent bubble action lasts throughout - very good looking brew. Aroma - Alcohol is most apparent but not overwhelming, also note traces of bubble gum and apricots. Flavor has a slight bit of nuttiness with faint bubblegum and cotton candy sugar sweetness. Not very complex. Alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming. Carbonation is just about right - not champagne-like - but lively and perky. Very drinkable Tripel, not one for the ages, but a pleasant diversion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2004
Pours with a glistening mahogany body… one of the darker Triples I’ve sampled… and a fluffy cream-colored head. The aroma is alive with plums and apricot… rather malty. The flavor brings some toasty malts, lots of caramel upfront with some notes of oak nutty almond likening. I even find some suggestions of ripened cantaloupe… the palate is rather buttery… very stick and sweet. Certainly not the classic Triple for me, this has far darker malts… but very nice stuff overall.
Post Note: Funny how both DrBeer and I both found notes of Apricot and almond… I didn’t even read his rating before I typed this up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2004
Apricot coloured beer. Sweet aroma of apricots and almonds. Fruity flavor with tones of sugar, apricots and meringue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2004
Gold color with white head. Fresh fruity taste. Alcohol not prevalent. Easy triple.


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