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RATINGS: 1658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°

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3.6
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Overall a very good tripel. It pours a dark gold color with a very small white head. It has very distinct fruity (apple?) notes with a bitter and malty finish. I would drink this again, but it is not my #1, their Quad on the other hand... wow.

4.4
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
20oz draught
8.0% ABV
I tried this beer on January 17, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. The beer poured a dark translucent golden brown with a thin tan head. The aroma consisted of sweet malt and vanilla. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, plums, a little caramel, and a little vanilla.

3.5
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
750ml. Looks like a tripel. Tastes like one, too. Some faint, yet distinct metallic tone there towards the end, but it doesn’t harm the overall experience. I’ll give it the fact that it’s traveled long and far to get to this point to where I won’t bitch over a little off flavor. Very easy drinking. I should have gotten 2 of them and fired up some xbox Table Tennis.

3.6
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 A solid tripel. Copper colored pour with a tan head (doesn’t really last and no real lacing, though). Yeasty aroma and flavor. The finish is on the sweet side. Highly carbonated. It’s got all the goods here, just nothing spectacular.

3.5
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2008
Brown pour,head not lasting,good carbonation,aroma hoppy sweet ,flavour coriander,malty,a creaminess,slight bitter on the tongue at the end along with sweetness,well put together drink.

3.9
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
750 ml bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a hazy copper color with a large sudsy white head that lingers a fair while and leaves plenty of lacing. The Aroma is strong with bananas, pears and mild spices. The flavor mirrors the aroma--the bananas are sweet and ripe in the forefront; other fresh fruits round out the sides: grapes apples and pears. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is long with complex fruits lingering. Overall: This is the sweetest tripel with the most fruit that I can ever remember. Very different. Recommended.

3.7
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle at Chaucer’s Pub- Pours a hazed yellowy orange with a huge froth of white foam. Very fruity and yeasty aroma. Lots of apple and pear, white grapes and spicy rose petal. Sweet but almost tart apple and pear flavour profile with spicy yeast, fresh white bread crust and bittering hops to balance. Quite smooth and drinkable given the ABV. I liked it!

4
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
On tap at the Castle. Probably the best Abbey Triple I’ve ever had. Amazing, enticing fruity aroma of pears mostly, some apple, maybe some peach or apricot. It looks amazing too, not pale and cloudy, but pure amber, and light could get through. Flavour is more or less the same with a great mouth-feel, almost sticky, from the ABV. Very filling and totally different from other Triples I’ve had. I was totally surprised by this one, it really seemed unique to me. One of the best beers I’ve ever had from the Netherlands.

3.9
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Slightly hazy light orange color. Typical huge foamy Belgian head. Flavor is soft and somewhat fruity. Yeasty banana bread is also present. Medium bodied. Slightly dry finish. Have to say this is pretty solid and one of the better tripel style beers.

3.2
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a thick layer of tan foam that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malt and yeast with caramel and molasses undertones. Flavor is sweet with a caramel syrup sweetness. Body is medium light. Good but not on the top of my list for Tripels.


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