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


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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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°

DenisLD's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 23, 2011
330ml bottle poured into a chalice glass. Early 2010 release.

A surprisingly muddy deep amber colour. The head retention and lacing are impressive, though.

The aroma is not that intense, possibly due to the age of the bottle. Still, I’m able to get some nice fruitiness, with apple and pear notes, as well as a bready yeastiness and some caramel.

This is not your typical tripel! More on the fruity and malty side of things, with almost a candied apple kind of taste to it, with some hop bitterness at the back. A little peppery and moderately sweet. Closer to reaching the bottom of the glass, I started to get a more white wine kind of texture to the beer.

Medium-bodied. The alcohol can be felt, both in the body and on the palate. However, overall the mouthfeel is quite balanced, with just enough of everything: sweetness, bitterness, spiciness...

Drinks well, though not as smoothly as, say, Chimay White or other Trappist tripels.

Overall, this was quite different from your typical quality tripel, but I still liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle, corked and caged. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors of butterscotch. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagavulin62 (9) - - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
Der Einstieg ist weich, süßlich mit von Koriander und fruchtigen von Banane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jawlo (242) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Aromat: intensywne brzoskwinie i przyprawy, w tle banany. Wygląd: barwa ciemno złote, piana na początku obfita, potem szybko opada. Smak: wytrawne, brzoskwiniowo-przyprawowy, w tle banany, pomarańcze, goryczka niska, brak alkoholu. Tekstura: średnio pełne, wyscenie średnie. Smak: bardzo dobre, mocno aromatyczne, alkohol świetnie ukryty, mimo wolatażu piwo jest zdardziecko pijalne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (335) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
Dorata un pelo torbida, schiuma poco persistente. Aroma di caramello, spezie. Frizzantina, buon corpo, al palato malto in abbondanza e una leggera secchezza. Alcol ben sorregge la bevuta. Ottima tripel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (510) - SPAIN - NOV 9, 2015
From Hipercor. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Sons of Anarchy. Good tripel. Specially great in its aroma, which is deliciously sugary. Nearly no foam

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Bouteille partagée avec Marco. Bière orangée et trouble au-dessus de laquelle s’est formé un mince anneau blanc. Une forte odeur de bonbons et de gomme balloune jaillit de mon verre et me fouette en plein visage. Tout ce que je déteste se retrouve ici. Du sucre; des jujubes à la framboise en forme de pieds. Je note aussi la présence d’abricots séchés, de raisins secs et de fruits confits. Lourde, sucrée et huileuse, je refuse de croire que cette bière était bonne. Il faudra que j’y regoûte et serai heureux de modifier mon commentaire si besoin est.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (462) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is clear golden with thiick white head. Aroma of straw, grass, floral, grain, bread. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy, grass and buttery mouthfeel. Heavy body, nice creamy texture, soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
Clear, while slightly hazy, golden color with a straw hue. Gorgeous white 3 finger head lasting 5 minutes. Tons of activity. Pleasant aromas and flavors of fruity citrus, malt and some spices. More sharp than sweet with a well balanced intensity. Faint alcohol smell and aftertaste. Slick medium body with a prickly champagne like feel. Pleasant smooth bitter finish with a dry spicy mouthcoat. Overall : A very good flavorful tripel with a harsh alcohol feel, and slightly too spicy for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hamilton_w (20) - - NOV 1, 2015
High carbonation. Needs to be warmed up a bit after being taken out of fridge to get a better taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
Een zware Hollandse trippel. Zeer diep aroma en smaak, weinig schuimkraag, wel lekker.

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