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


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RATINGS: 1401   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. 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. 17.5°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Poured with a large, off-white head. Best lacing I’ve seen yet. Deep amber color with just a slight haze. Initial smells of banana, then citrus, very hoppy. The flavor starts sweet but goes bitter with lots of hops. Creamy, medium body. Great beer to have around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Orange brownish color for the pour. Spicey, Musty Citrus taste. As a trappist it definitely has its own signature and very recogizable. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2005
when i poured this and saw the copper color i knew this had to be good.This was close to the dubbell but a bit stronger.It had a medium body with some dark fruit and a small bite.This alo was warming going down.This brewer kicks butt.Gotta love them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
had two samples of this at egajdzis’ tripelfest, one new bottle, and one best before 95, both from HOPDOG. the older bottle was more malty and a little smoother, the newer was more carbonated and the flavors stood out more distinctly...my scores are a composite for the two bottles. aromas were toasty and had hints of sweet caramels and banana, color was an amber/caramel tone with a thin layer of white head (the new bottle had a bit more head). flavors started out with caramel sweet malts had a banana and clove thread in the middle, tailing off into some citrusy hops and spices. the tail was crisp and tart, with just a hint of chocolate. i enjoyed the drinkability of the older bottle a little more, but the flavors of the new one were a bit more enjoyable. either way, a very nice tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Lots of banana and clove in the nose, some cherry and ABV as well. More cherry comes out in the body and draws out into a nice dry finish. Plum and bittersweet chocolate as well. The alcohol warms nicely in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2005
In the 750 ml bottle purchased from Gomer’s. An amazing bargain for $2.99. Wish that I had purchased more! Pours a deep amber color with an off white head. Fine fruity aroma of raisins and plums. This seems closer to an abby than a triple. Flavor is sweet and smooth with a good supporting body of malt and a strong alcohol aroma and mouth. Quite nice due to the drinkability. Was awesome with a T-bone steak grilled outdoors.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5486) - Pennsburg, 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.

   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.

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