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


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RATINGS: 1333   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. This ale owes its crisp and spicy character to the use of coriander and other spices and herbs, as well as to post-fermentation in the bottle. 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; Coriander. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (441) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
75cl bottle. Amber with a foamy white head. Slight haze, effervescent bubbles. Flavors are bread, fresh dough, pears, citrus, candi sugar, barley sugar, honey, alcohol and caramel with spicy and fruity notes. Medium body, good carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml served in its own beautiful chalice. A: Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium beige bubbled head. Small retention but it does not disappears completely. No lacings are left S: Sweet aroma. Reminds a liquor. Notes of caramel and fruits. Strong on malts and yeasts. More biscuity than bready T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Caramel, malts and yeasts followed by a mild bitter end. Quite simple to a Triple, at the same time very pleasant and drinkable M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Quite light to its 8% ABV. Balanced sweet-bitterness O: The less traditional Trappist beer but still a great one [ BA Review @ 7/10/2011 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
I cannot compare it to their other varities. That being said, I found the aroma to be spicy, alcoholic, and very enticing. Flavor was that of a very, very well crafted Triple, with just the right balance of malt, spice, and yeast. Had a noticable alcoholic kick, too, and of of the better aftertastes I’ve experienced within the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
33cl bottle shared in a Gouden Carolus glass. Pours a nice dark straw colour with a generous whitish head which lasts well into the drink. Aroma is estery, Belgian yeast and spices. Taste is more of the same and is the best balanced of the (spicy/dry) tripels I have tried. Slightly bitter aftertaste but perfectly balanced against the slight sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (365) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
A stinky Netherland dominator to be sure! Big white wine vinous, some cider, wheat, basement musk, brown sugar, raisins. Party time in the mouth, the same tastes come out in this pretty blondie with a proud ivory ’do. A low carbonated, slightly oily mouthfeel with enough peppiness to cut through the alcohol strength, of which lends not too much taste and zero burn. Damn fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droef (95) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
33cl bottle. Great beer! Full of flavour and body. One of my favourite tripel beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (853) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 8, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from artemb. Look: hazy amber, frothy to creamy white head. Aroma: blond fruit, apple acidity, spicy alcohol that starts hot but evaporates after a while. Taste: blond fruit, quite sugary sweetness balanced by alcohol spicy heat and bitterness.

Starts a tad too sweet and alcoholic, but cleans up as it warms. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow to coppery with a big off-white head that collapses into a thin but fully persistent layer, little lacing. The aroma is fruity with apples and dried plums, spicy, malty with caramel, yeasty, alcohol, artificial sweeteneers. The taste is medium sweet, with a medium to low bitterness and a hint of sourness. Smooth, creamy palate with a long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle @ Convent Santa Clara, Middelburg. Golden colour, creamy white foam. Fruity aroma with spicy notes (coriander). Sweet with light bitter aftertaste. Ok tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a tulip. A light copper color. Off-white head. Yeasty-spice aromas. Flavor is dominated by a nice yeast profile and some good bitterness. Notes of light plums and spice. Decent, but not as refined as some others.

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