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


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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
Cloudy orange colour with a small, quickly disappearing head. Yeasty aroma with strong alcohol notes and some caramel and fruitness on the edges. Not as much alcohol in the flavour as the aroma suggests, but lots of musty fruit (apple, apricot) and yeast. Body is thinner than I would prefer, but it's otherwise decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Not a bad tasting triple. Aroma of fruit that comes off quite sweet, no hops. Malty sweet, fruity, alcohol is there at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
Sweet, fruity aroma. Hazy golden colour. Huge yeast flavour, very smooth. Small hop level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Very sweet aroma, full of caramel, grape, cherry and prune. Thick sweet dark fruit, malt and alcohol flavors, with a crisp lightly hoppy finish. Very barleywine like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was very fruity...apples, pears, cherries...with a nice sweet malty English barleywine character to it. The flavor was very sweet, fruity, tea character in the aftertaste, and a noticeable alcohol warmth throughout. The feel was soft, but crisp...slightly thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Tasted in Raftman Tulip (oops). Colour is dark golden colour, slight orange hue. Fluffy white head with good lacing. Aroma is swwet, with hint of honey, apricot and spice. Alcohol is noticeable in the taste, with a sweet honey / candy sugar beginning and a sharp bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2003
Cloudy dark orange-amber. Off white head. Banana & bubble gum on the nose. Medium-full, oily body. Yeasty flavour of banana & orange peel. Good maltiness but not complex. Warm, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 (Bottled, 0.33l) Slightly hazy, golden-amber color with a smallish, but lasting, slightly lacy head. Very fruity, citrusy, sweetish-candy-caramely aroma with some acidity and alcohol. Neutral, fruity flavor with some acidity (especially in the finish), and lots of grainy malt. Alcohol is better hidden in the flavor. Quite full-bodied palate with pretty low, but somewhat sharp carbonation. A fruity and full-bodied, but slightly sharp, alcoholic and acidic triple. Lacks in the complexity department, too. (Bottled, 0.75l, rated Jul 15, 2005, BBE 07/2007, was 7-4-7-4-14=3.6) Clear, dark reddish amber color with a smallish, lasting head. Very earthy, moldy and yeasty, alcoholic aroma with toffee hints. Earthy-malty, yeasty and slightly sugary flavor. Medium-bodied, dryish palate with a quite high carbonation. An earthy tripel, slightly spoiled by the alcohol and carbonation. (Bottled, 0.33l, rated Nov 24, 2003, was 8-5-6-3-14=3.6) Extremely beautiful, dark orange color with reasonable, almost white head. Strong, yeasty, alcoholic aroma. Quite subtle and neutral, soft but alcoholic taste with some sweetness. At first very drinkable, but changes towards the end of bottle as alcohol begins to taste through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2003
Hazy amber, quite dark. The head is off-white and thin, not too well cut bubbles, but long lasting film. Aroma is fruity mangos and oranges. Light in mouth, a little weak on the palate, but nice fruitiness esters, peaches and oranges. Carbonation is medium with a slight flowery hops feel. It's honest, but indeed not trappist material, nor one of the great tripels.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2003
slightly hazy red-amber colour, few foam, candy sugar, perfumy with notes of red fruits, a bit plastic like, full-bodied with a bitter spicy alcohol finish - artificial; by far no more what it was in the past

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