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

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RATINGS: 1375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
1995 bottle. Thanks Hopdog. Dark amber in color with a nice white head. Candied malt aroma. Banana notes. Musty. Vanilla and citrus flavor. Light alcohol character. Thin palate. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2 Bottles, courtessy of Hopdog, one new and one BB 1995. Rating for the older version.

New: 8-5-6-3-12- Orange, nice white head. Nice candied malt aroma. Flavor is a little lacking in the malt catagory. Slight banana. Dry finish.

OLD: Score indicated above. Orange, tannish head. Cardboard musty candy aroma. Flavor is vinous and malty, hints of cardboard again. A little flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2005
BB 2/95... Poured a hazy brownish orange color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, honey, orange citrus, and light yeast. Taste of vanilla and caramel malt, yeast, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel was nearly flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
04 Bottle. Kinda a medium to dark amber pour, which seemed a little dark for a standard tripel. Lots of Belgian yeast and herby corriander in the aroma. This followed by a spicy malty flavor, both spicy from the yeast as well as grassy earthy spice. Alcohol pepper was present, but not upfront.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Coppery and hazy in color with a small white head. Smells of hay, citrus, coriander, crabapples, and macintosh apples. Taste is bitter sweet with cherries, and citrus being most prevelant. Very smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Great beer both in appearance and flavor. Pours nice and dark, drinks light and fruity with subtle yeast undertones. Don’t let the alcohol creep up on you, as it is very well hidden.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tigerdyr (1) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005 does not count
A very nice beer, with a taste of fruit (nuts), round i the taste, and a soft feeling in the mouth while drinking it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Tap@Ølbaren. Blank copper with a fair beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of banana and hints of candy and alcohol. Soft sweet taste with a dry sweet aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet flavour dominated by citrus and spices. Sweet flavour of fruits, citrus and spices with yeasty notes. Not much bitterness. Nice triple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours hazy dark straw with big fizzy white head. Aroma of Brett, fruit, Swiss cheese, hopcit, lively yeast esters, sweaty female body parts including feet and taint. Tastes hopcity, with a firm, dense, Bretty mouthfeel. The finish is citrusy and spicy, with more fruit and hops. Great complexity. I’d drink this any day of the week and twice on Sunday (and 15 times on Saturday).


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