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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2007
Orange colour with medium off-white head.Taste is really fruity of peach and abrikos sweet smooth mouth feeling and sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
long sweet finish... a bit too long and too sweet for my taste. not a fan of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2047) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2007
330ml bottle best before Dec. ’08. Spicy aroma, orange and lemon, cinamon, honey and barley sugar candy sweetness, some dried fruitiness, very nice. Pours a clean deep golden body with a big dense white head and lace. Body is rich, quite surupy, some apparent alcohol, amooth though. Flavour is towards the sweet side with some nice honey like touches of malt, a bit of spice is apparent towards the finish with some orange and dried apricot character in there to entice. A great beer although one might say its lacking is complexity in comparison to other Trappists, and Abbey beers, of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Fiery Orange Glow With Sandy Head. Rich Syrupy Sweet Malt, Yeast, Bread and Spices, Particularly Cloves on the Nose. Heavy Creamy Mouthfeel with Spicy Notes Dropping Continuously Through. Nice Malty Underlay. Spice Notes, Breaded and Yeasty. Some Noticeable Warming. The Konings are Far More Simplistic Than Other Trappist Beers, But then Perhaps A Very Good Example of what a Great Session Beer Can Be All About.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2007
Tasted 18/05/2007. 330ml bottle from Island Bay New World. Pours a rich orange gold, not quite bright, with a billowing off-white head that collapses. The nose is significantly clovey with a little underlying alcohol note (raisin and vanilla). In the mouth it’s cloying and clovey. Too clovey. Medium-fullish body and too sweet in the finish. Little complexity. Totally one-dimensional - way too phenolic - and the only Trappist beer I’ve ever had to pour down the sink... I’m very disappointed. Purchased a four-pack. Shared one bottle with a study group. Only got through half a bottle on my own, and then gave the other two away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. 11.2 fl. oz. A cloudy amber color with foamy off-white head that quickly disappears. Very sweet aroma of malt, raisin, and spice. Dry texture. Flavor is sweet with an average bitter, yeasty finish of good duration. Nice amount of noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. orange amber color- a bit darker than i expected - with a thin tan head. Sweet malt, yeast and honey aroma. flavor yeasty, with sweet grain and yeast. Not bad, but a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a lovely slight hazy orange. Head is made up of lots of small milky white bubbles with a distinct creaminess on the top - a little lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity. A milky feel blending with a yeasty edge. Very full mouthfeel, very creamy for the style. Flavour is very complex. Begins with a powerful vinious edge, then a general sweetness comes through. It blends a nice spicyness with the malty sweetness and a tone of alcohol. Apples, berries, plums, raisins and a touch of oranges. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Caramel in color, somewhat dirty and hazy, large pillowy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Big bready malty nose, seems fairly sweet.   Floral aspects are subdued.   Slight alcohol is noticeable.   Heavy breadiness on the tongue.   Slightly bright but not burning.   Towards the end it does become hotter.   This one needs to mellow a bit.   Aromatic, but not all that floral.   Clean finish, just lingering alcohol.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Quite heavy for a Tripel, and hot.   This could use some time.   Wished it was not as heavy, and that it also be a bit more floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, apple, caramel. Flavour is fruit, yeast, hop, alcohol, apple. Nice beer.

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