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

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RATINGS: 1419   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°


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (912) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale golden with a white top. Aroma is sweet with hints of clove and apricot. Taste is lightly sweet. Some bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, high co2.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1393) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Mousse à grosses bulles, laissant un collet mince en périphérie du verre ; le nez est de pêches et d’abricots, de sucre cuit, et le liquide lui-même est pratiquement limpide, couleur or jaune. Bouche tranchante, les houblons coupent le sucré des malts, tandis que l’alcool demeure en retrait. Les saveurs sont exquises, et si on lui trouve un ou deux défauts (un petit peu aqueuse, trop carbonatée), elle peut prétendre à être une référence de ce style, facile à produire mais difficile à maîtriser.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jannick13 (135) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with small frothy head. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste is considerably sweet with a fruity notes and almost a honey aspect. Nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (55) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Cloudy golden amber showing greenish shades. Abundant ivory head. High aromatic intensity: pastry, banana, liquorice, coriander, white flowers, greek yogurt. Powerful, with a sweet touch in its first approach. Fresh, with umami notes on the tongue. Balanced, well developed bitterness. A very elegant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (318) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Vraiment très sucrée au nez! C’est clairement le genre de bière qui ne m’invite pas trop à continuer l’expérience. Je me lance quand même... En bouche l’alcool bien présenté et le corps agréable viennent sauver la donne : ça demeure trop sucré pour moi mais l’ensemble se débrouille correctement. Cela dit, leur quadrupel est de loin meilleure, à mon avis.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (248) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2015
Orange bis Kupferfarbig mit flüchtigem Schaum. In der Nase Hefe, Kräuter, Karamell, Frucht Wein. Im Antrunk alkoholisch stark, würzig, Kräuterlikör. Dann übernimmt eine leichte Säure. Im Abgang etwas bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuiBeerPorn (12) - Gatineau, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
D’une couleur ambrée peu voilée avec une belle mousse qui disparaît assez vite La Trappe Tripel présente une carbonation vive avec des arômes très fruités( fruits secs, abricot, orange et banane), de levures belges qui rapelle l’ester. En bouche, on découvre les mêmes saveurs jumelées à une très belle amertume sèche pour finir avec une belle chaleur d’alcool. PROOST La Trappe !

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbonde (104) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@ approx 10 degrees C. Pours amber with correct off-white head. Faint aroma of malt and yeast. Carmel taste, rather heavy and sweet with malt and grapefruit notes. Lacks the freshness of the top tripels.The aftertaste is a lingring bitterness, almost quinine and like biting into citrus pips. Too bitter by far to be pleasant in my taste. For my money there are other tripels out there which are much better balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1120) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
750 ml bottle from les halles de st-Jean thx Alex A: apples, candied sugar, light peaches, pear app: clear blond thick white head and good lacing. T/p: med to full body with sweet moderate long finish. Lively carbonation. Some warmness from the alcohol O: great. Pretty classy tripel. I’m glad to see this one coming on our market, I will gladly grab some more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (350) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
750ml bottle from Halles St-Jean shared with wife. Aroma: lemon, candide, spices, Belgian yeast. App: cloudy golden with small white head, some big bubbles in the head. Taste and palate: medium to full body, high carbonation, light sweetness, a tad dry, warm alcohol finish. Overall: a good representation of the style. Think the body could be bigger still enjoyed it. Not expensive for the style.


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