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

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RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2006
amber color, thin thick head, a fresh tripel!, lots of fruit, some flower boeqett, can’t fount the 8%,..maybe later

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours a coppery, whisky color (with thick legs to match), a haze of large particulate and a small, cream-colored head that fades fast to a halo. Caramel malted aroma with pear, pepper and white wine. Smooth, thick body with a fluffy lift to finish. Flavor is sweet malted fruitiness with earthen and woodsy notes, ending with grapeskin. In a word, relaxing.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
1st pour from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle produced a very clear bright dark orange into my snifter. It had about a half of an inch worth of head which lasted a bit and settled down into a thin layer of foam. Nice carbonation can be seen and felt. It smells lightly of banana and other fruits. The taste is of sweet banana and the finish is somewhat dry. Finishes real clean for the initial flavor. 2nd pour from same bottle yielded a cloudy orange class full of particulates. The yeast got out. The aroma is more intense, but the flavor remains about the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1440) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2006
18 Feb 06 - Sweet fruity, lightly spiced hop aroma. Cloudy light=amber colour with good lacing. Big hoppy malt fruit and spiced flavour. Nicely bittered hoppy finish and a hint of spice aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Banana scent that is really strong. Thin head. Tons of sediment. Very warm deep flavour. Fruits and honey with a bit of spice mixed with alcohol. Warm aftertaste that tingles on the tongue. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Sweet malt hop aroma with flowers. Murky amber red colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt hop bitter flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden, with a fine head. Sweet, yeasty nose. Not as complex as some of the top-echelon Trippels, but a very nice effort nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from some pub in Crouch End.
Not quite as good as the quad but easily better than the other two offerings from this brewery. Alcoholic aroma with hints of cream and red fruit. Similar notes in the flavour too. Something very strawberries and cream about it which I find rather enjoyable. Finish is brief with a tiny amount of hoppage which quickly turns bitter then gives a good sized kick of alcohol right at the death. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Clear red-amber color, small white head. Aroma has sweet fruits (lychee, strawberry) and a bit of rye. Sticky, crisp mouthfeel, alcohol in the start. Toffee malty, some hops in the finish. Dissapointing. Not very tripel-like. I wonder if I got a bad bottle, but when reading comments like Oakes’s, maybe not.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
pours hazy with decent head. smells like other trappists but the taste is not as complex. bitter hoppy, spicy, and reminants of fruit, but not too demanding.


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