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

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RATINGS: 1290   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°


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1605) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2004
Amber body, brownish creamy head, mostly dimishing. Spicy and malty aroma. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Dry mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2004
12oz Bottle with some date code I can't understand Poured a cloudy reddish orange with sizable head that falls flat yet leaves scattered lacing. Aroma has a candy like sweetness to it with some fruit and yeast adding to the mix. Mouthfeel is crisp with carbonation and medium bodied. The flavor is on the sweet side with a peppery spicy note added to the sugary sweetness. Overall not my favorite Tripel but a decent one just the same.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 March 2004 Bottle Conditioned. BBE Jan 05 A pleasant brew. Smooth, but with a hint of prickly carbonation even one hour after opening. Alcohol is used to add body and flavour - some hint of warmth, but mostly well hidden. Fruitly sweet like jelly beans. [3.2]
Feb, 2011 On a blind taste this would be mistaken for a Saison. High temperature pale malt fermentation leads to a pleasant jammy flavour - fresh, light and orange tinged. The hops are not doing much. Faint spice notes, and some yeasty sludge add character and interest. Well attenuated for the strength so a light palate with a medium dryness. Easy drinking and very pleasant with a little alcohol buzz. Some plastic notes in the nose are distracting, but otherwise a decent enough beer. [3.6]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2004
This one looks and smells kinda like a peach, yet i was suprised it was lighter in color than the dubbel. This beer was also headless.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - FEB 2, 2004
750 ml. big 'ole brown Belgian bottle, although this is not a Belgian beer. Corked and caged. No freshness date, but mine is clearly over the hill. Poured out good enough, with a bright-orange copper color. Has a decent enough head, but faded quickly to a thin layer of foam on top of the beer itself. Aromas are of estery fruits, even to the point of rotting apples, and oranges. This beer should NOT taste this way. I'll rerate it when I can find a fresher bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Nice average head above a golden murky body. Aroma is ok... a bit of musty orange, raspberry and white wine. Dry fruit flavor with some dry honey in start and finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 November 2007. On Tap @ Beer Bistro. Golden amber body with a good sized head. (3+) Sweeter and less dryly alcoholic profile than many triples in both the aroma and flavour. Light caramel notes throughout. Aroma is a bit more traditionally tripleish than the flavour which leans more towards the malty character of a dubbel. Average palate. Quite pleasant. 7/3+/7+/3/14-15 - 3.5 <P>January 2004. Bottle. Hazy golden amber body with a fluffy white head. Bit of yeast in the aroma and flavour, sweet slightly spicy with a hint of a flavour I described as honey but wasn’t. 6/3/7/3/16 - 3.5

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2004
Cloudy dark amber colour. Yeasty, very caramelly taste. Some fruitiness. Alcohol not as prevalent as in the quadruple. I really like this better than quad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
Cloudy orange colour with a small, quickly disappearing head. Yeasty aroma with strong alcohol notes and some caramel and fruitness on the edges. Not as much alcohol in the flavour as the aroma suggests, but lots of musty fruit (apple, apricot) and yeast. Body is thinner than I would prefer, but it's otherwise decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Not a bad tasting triple. Aroma of fruit that comes off quite sweet, no hops. Malty sweet, fruity, alcohol is there at the end.


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