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

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RATINGS: 1421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
La Trappe Tripelís 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. 17.5į


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2005
33cl bottle from Auchan. Amber colour with thick lasting beige head. Bubble gum and boiled sweet aromas. Some toffee. Some complexity in mouth. Candy sugar and banana flavours. Finish has some zingyness and more banana/bubble gum. Drying hop on end

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
This beer pours a golden orange with a minimal head that hastily faded. Lots of yeast and sweet malt in the aroma with some raisin notes. Bready fruitcake flavor with notes of honey and... something slightly off that I can not quite put my finger (or toungue for that matter) on. Spicey bitter in the finish seeking to balance the upfront sweets. High ABV is noted but fairly blended in the flavors. This Tripel is only a bit above average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2005
(bottle) Amber colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Yeasty, sweet caramel aroma with raisins. Sweet flavour, medium to full body. Sweet roastmalty taste with notes of overripe fruits and alcohol and a touch of bubblegum. Sweetbitter, light spicy and strong but still pleasant alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle, 8 Years Old+. Quite remarkable given the circumstances - the bottle was old and dusty and not poured very well. Nevertheless, the beer showed superb sweet honey notes with hints of fig and a character of beechwood. A classic, and up in the top three Trappist tripels in my book. Judging by my over-the-average rating, it clearly ages well!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Smokeless Joe. Pours a clear bubbly copper colour with an average size off-white head and a little sediment. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, banana, sugar, spices and alcohol. Fairly well blended flavour of malt, yeast, dark fruit, sugar and alcohol -- though the alcohol is a tad too noticeable in my opinion. Iíve had much better Tripels but itís still a damn fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle (330ml). At Smokeless Joe shared with blankboy. Poured hazy orange (some tiny black sludgies) with a large light tan foamy-creamy lasting head. Aroma of banana, wine, spices (cloves, coriander), yeast, oily slightly toffeeish malt. Taste is blended and balanced, mostly fruity spicy malt and plenty of well-behaved alcohol. Mouthfeel lively and syrupy - way smoother than most tripels Iíve had, not as complex as the St. Bernardus or the Westmalle, but nevertheless ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
Aroma:yeast and caramel... Appearance:hazy dark amber,light head... Flavor:alcohol,floral,light caramel,fruit.... Not bad...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
Medium white head. Orange-golden color. Nice spicy aroma. Well Balanced. Further description will follow...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Fruity, sour aroma with some hints of stingy alcohol as well as earth. Fruity flavour with hints of raisins, licorace, spices, yeast and sourness. Also some slight alcoholic sweeness. Dry long fruitish and spicy aftertaste. Smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
dark orange- amber colour, strong aroma, rather sweet taste, bitter finish. Ok beer


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