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


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RATINGS: 1473   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°

vadavid's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2008
I can’t recall having as much difficulty with a corked and caged bottle as I had with this one. Perseverance paid off and we were greeted by a attractive glass of marmalade-orange color with a thick, frothy off-white head. The head dropped fairly soon leaving lots of lacing. The aroma of the Koningshoeven was a sweet fruitiness with yeast and mild pepper in the background. The flavor has fruit at the forefront; oranges and apples, and not overly sweet. Hop bitterness is restrained. There’s a very nice malt balance to the flavor with a slight pepper note added in the aftertaste. The 8% ABV was very well-masked in this Belgian triple. Mouthfeel is moderately thick and creamy. There’s just the right amount of refreshing carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPVMJPVM (7) - - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
Not too strong ambar beer. Regular aroma. Nothing special taste. Not so much different than pilsener beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (392) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
Hazy,yellow beer with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Belgian yeast, banana, honey, sugar and bread.
Taste: Caramel malt, lemon, banana, herbs, black pepper, coriander and biscuit.
Body: Full body and high carbonation. Great texture. Soft.

A great tripel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (46) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
Dark blond tripel with white head. Touches of citrus, orange, bit of coriander. light sweetness and littlel bitters, which I find a bit disappointing. It’s not a bad one, but it’s not a Westmalle Tripel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (242) - München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
Heavier body and less hoppy than Wesmalle makes the beer a bit cloying for my taste. Aromas or pils malt, belgian spicy yeast, caramel. Flavors of pils malt, honey-like belgian esters, peppery clovy spice, banana. Finish is a bit cloying for a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyGr8days (14) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Had this after a San Miguel and it was really good. Peach nose, sweet and dry Monbazillac body. Drank it too fast to remember the last bits but this was a good golden Belgian. It’s great to be able to write things like this after drinking a beer on your own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (6012) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
disclaimer: old bottle. pours hazy golden orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. white grapes, rotten fruits, toasted golden candi and brown sugar, belgian spiciness, yeast. average to light carbonation - obviously has lost it; medium body - oily and kind of syrupy; semi-sweet and grassy-spicy finish. blah. will try a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chopper925 (315) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark blond color, nice lacing head. Aroma has some cloves, orange peel, yeast and fresh hop notes. Balanced taste, light sweet, a bit above medium bitterness, distinguishable sourness. Enduring malty, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2015
Maker: De Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands *** Beer: La Trappe Tripel (bottled, unfiltered, 750ml) *** Style: Abbey Tripel *** ALC.VOL.: 8.0% *** "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." [brewery note]. And coriander, they forgot to say. *** Colour: Bright hazy orange, with a large, frothy off-white head. *** Nose: Banana, yeast, mild esters, spices. *** Texture: Full-bodied, not watery (but not oily either). Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Bananas loom large at the start, together with various spices, including coriander Yeast. Alcohol blends in well. Hoppy notes are added in the middle, with a wee hint of lemon. Finish is the same, with some estery notes. After taste is coriander, yeast, banana and esters. *** Impressions: Powerful but non-cloying abbey tripel, eminently (and dangerously) drinkable. Much like a Bavarian wheat "plus", only it’s not a wheat beer. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leghorn99 (145) - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Birra dal colore biondo velato con riflessi aranciati; schiuma abbondantissima. Al naso predominano miele e leggeri sentori di frutta sotto spirito, confettura di pesca ed albicocca. Corpo medio, con una carbonatazione abbastanza elevata. In bocca è dolce, pur mantenendo una certa gradevole secchezza che non la rende stucchevole; malto, frutta sotto spirito e una leggera tostatura con l’alcool che è molto ben nascosto. Buon finale secco, che pulisce bene il palato lasciando una leggera nota erbacea amaricante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (946) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a finger and a half of fluffy, white head that thins to a thick film. Aroma is great with spicy notes of Belgian yeast, candy sugar, bubble gum, and orange citrus. Yum. Taste is well balanced. Bready caramel, candy sugar, clove spice, bubble gum, orange citrus, and spice laced ending. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Mildly syrupy in the mouth with a near effervescent carbonation. Overall really nice. Candy sugar, clove spice, bubble gum, orange citrus, and some nice caramel.

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