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RATINGS: 1602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottle conditioned.
La Trappe Tripels 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benhwilkinson (24) - Little Soudley, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
bottle.Nice clear orange appearance,with an aroma of fruit and brown sugar.Sweet finish with no bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusta (92) - Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Enjoyed this as Koningshoeven. Wounderful sweet fruity aroma with a dark orange color. Strong, spicey pear & honey flavor with a nice alcohol back drop. Warming and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Had this under its "Koningshoeven Tripel" alias. Had this a day after trying Westvleteren 12 for the first time, so anything else is going to taste like Bud-water. But this is a very nice example of the Tripel style. Not as good as Chimay Bleu, but I think every bit as good as a Corsendonk. Onto the tasting notes: Pours a sparkling orange with caramel highlights. Initially nice but quickly thinning lace. Noticed apricots and bread as I raised the glass. Very smooth on the palate. Fruity with hints of apricots and brown sugar. Clean finish with a little warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and light fruits with a hint of biscuits and bready yeast. Body starts fairly full and caramely malty sweet with a decent light fruity complexity and some brown sugar. Finishes smooth with a hint of warmth. A pretty decent tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4247) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Sweet aroma. Grain, honey, floral notes, a bit of bubblegum esters. Astringent yeast notes. Dark golden amber cloudy with frohy off-white lacing head. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts with sugary grainy sweetness, bubblegum and floral notes, mild yeast presence. Light funky sweet finish with dry yeastiness and no bitterness. Sweet after, though not cloying. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2007
Little noticeable aroma for a tripel. Amber in colour and medium bodied. Wonderful acidic fruit flavours, orange passionfruit. The alcohol is detectable but not overpowering. A really warming drop for a cold winters evening (which it is).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Light amber color and white head with decent size. Nose is steel and slight skunk wheat. Skunkier than the dubbel. Tastes include smokey grain and earth. A little astringent with a cidery backdraft. Medium carbonation and medium body. Decent trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (3063) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
Flaske. EN forholdsvis skuffende trippel. En klassisk duft og smag af pre som nok er La Trappes varemrke. Samt en lidt mrkere farve end normale trippels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2750) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Bottle. Beautiful amber colored body with a massive head. Aromas are grainy and fruity. Candi sugar is the first impression, but it gives way to a malty fruit presence that is well balanced and very enjoyable. Not as complex as some of the other tripels Ive tried, but comes off very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14337) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
33 cL botttle/K05 J6. Aroma of caramel malt and pear. Perhaps tropical fruits. Beautiful orange color with a white head that filmed rapidly. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Starts with candy sweetness. Heat. Fruity perfumes. Something like sucking on the core of a pear. There is a lot of fruit mix, but I have difficulty in effecting a separation. The finish is rather dry, and the mouth is left as though it had the skin of a pear imposed. What kind of pear? Maybe Bosque. The complexity is very entertaining, and this ale seems seriously underrated. And its not Belgian. Amazing. Thanks to Monument Wines and Liquors in Concord, CA., for the opportunity.

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