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

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RATINGS: 1243   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°


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Murky orange with very little head. Aroma is fruity and citric. It has a lingering sour taste and is somewhat dry. Not a bad beer by any means. Worth a shot.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1744) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Cloudy orange-amber, thick & healthy white head. Aroma is mildly citric (orange), green grape, and ripe fruit. Rather flat, uninteresting flavor: starts mildly fruity (grapes coming out, mostly), gains moderate carbonation in the middle, and finishes yeasty and a tad chalky. Lingering aftertaste is slightly sour and doughy, kind of like morning mouth. The carbonation that appears in the middle is too distracting, in my opinion. Hold it in your mouth for a minute: the carbonation will increase until it reaches near a burning sensation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2003
Not the best Abbey Triple, not even near a real Trappist ( as they write on the label) But compared to many other beers quite an experience.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2003
Dark golden with rather weak head. Fruity and a bit cidery. A bit dissapinting for a triple..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Light copper. Unimpressive foam retention. Aroma of sponge cake and over-ripe peaches. Very uncharacteristic triple tinges. Other notes of candy sugar, rubber, toffee, cardboard, and a soft dash of vanilla. Starts very sweet with soft, gritty carbonation. Fruitcake and peach flavors. Afternotes of coconut, yams, light perfume, and light toffee hints. Finishes simultaneously dry and sweet. Strange acidity. Overly mushy. If I detected any hop presence, they are probably something similar to Fuggles, which do not sit well with me in a Triple. Overall rather clean and interesting. Still, a shameful 'Trappist' production which left me wanting more.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1808) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
My last beer of the 2K3 blizzard. Small head, golden copper color, banana aroma and (yeast) flavor. Nice beer to have after shovelling 20" of snow for an hour and a half.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Small off white head, dissapates quickly.Hazzy orange color. Fruity nose with some apricots.Thin bodied, cidery tasting, some winey flavors.Carbonation is low.Thin non interesting finish.Some sourness in the finish also.A real boring brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2003
Hazy golden colur. Fruity aroma. Dry, citric and slightly spicy sweet mouth. Medium-bodied. Smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Lightly sugary, sweet, floral aroma, with some melon fruitiness. Medium orange in color with a nicely lasting, billowing, creamy head and intricate sheets of lacing. Flavor has some candi and light brown sugar sweetness, banana, lemon, berry, a slight amount of clove and spiciness, bready and caramel malt and ever-so-faint alcohol. Finish is malty, yeasty and lightly sticky. Medium to full bodied, palate is smooth and a bit thinner than I would have guessed. Pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Banana overkill in aroma and flavor. A little spice sneeks in, but not enough to provide complexity. My least favorite of this brewer's line.


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