La Trappe Tripel / Koningshoeven Tripel

La Trappe Tripel / Koningshoeven Tripel

Rated 3.744 by BeerPals

Brewed by Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven

Tilburg, Netherlands

Style:  Abbey Tripel

8% Alcohol by Volume

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'Tripel' (8% alcohol) is a dark Trappist lager with a fruity, bittersweet taste.

ID: 806 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank803
Overall Percentile98.5
Style Rank21 of 580
Style Percentile96.4
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.790
Weighted Score3.744
Standard Deviation0.522

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SKANADIAN 269 reviews
rated 3.3 15 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

Pours with a wonderful copper colour. The head is frothy, a fingers width and white. Aroma suggests banana and has definite hints of alcohol and some sweet substance. Taste is alright, earthy malts and citrus with a minor plum and raisin taste. Finishes off with some alcohol and a spice bite. Mouthfeel is medium to full with some tingle of carbonation that ends with a semi-dry finish. Not a bad find.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Strong, malty aroma has tempting notes of fruit and coriander and a hint of woody hops. It pours a dark golden amber with a fairly thick and fine bubbled light golden tan head. Scrumptious flavor fills the palate with sweet malt, fruit (apple plus pear and a snippet of banana), and coriander plus hints of caramel and woody hops. Gets the lips a-smackin’! Smooth texture is quite firm, if not too fizzy. Makes me wanna hop on a ship to Belgium.

  • BEERGINNER 58 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a lovely, cloudy honey colour. Nice foamy head. Very smooth for a strong beer. Warm on the way down. I will definitely buy this one again. It's a keeper!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A Dutch Trappist beer. Powerful at 8%, nice gold yellow color. Spicy with some coriander, nice bittersweet taste. Good long lasting bittersweer aftertaste, alcohol is there.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pretty hard to get that cork off! Once opened though, poured a nice off-white head with large bubbles. Mildly carbonated. Has a medium golden appearance. Moderate lacing. Aroma is wheaty, and notes of vanilla. Getting some roasted malts in the flavour along with hints of caramel, hops, various mild spices and herbs. Some bitterness at the start but gives way to a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Good stuff.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark for a tripel, I thinks anyways. Orange rind and swedish berries, smells like carmel, but not when its finished, when it is being made (boiling sugar and water). Lime, maybe something else lime like, margarita mix perhaps. Very distinct aroma, still cant find the word I am looking for. Not tart like some other tripels, but very fruity. Nice yeast profile, but again, less so than the average tripel. Its good but a bit deviant from the style I am usually accustomed to. I like it though.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    While this hadn't been jostled at all, it exploded when I opened it...so tread carefully! Pours copper, low white head. Mouthfeel is...tingy. Flavor is interesting, definitely a sipper!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 7/23/2010. This tripel pours a medium brown color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity, caramel, raisin, yeasty and sweet. A medium bodied triple. Malts are bready, ripe fruit, raisins, banana and yeasts. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. A very smooth, semi sweet dark fruity tripel. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and fruity.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Copper with a small head clear and bright. Overly sweet yeast perfume aroma with banana bomb characteristics, aroma is way to sweet….blech……………… wow 9 volt battery carbonation sting on the tung. Sweet banana, yeast, caramel coffee cake, there is also a taste of the smell of non instant vanilla pudding boiling on the stove. Feel is to thin and I keep tasting a out of place cantaloupe in the finish. I didn’t like theis beer at first but now that I’m ¾ done the bottle and drunk it’s ok, mmmmmm what does that say about the beer if you have to get smashed in order for it to be just ok…….

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    A cloudy orange-yellow colored ale. A small, thin white head rises above. Settles fairly quickly, settling into a nice lacing. Cloves, honey and orange dominate the smells. There is a smoothness and an alcoholic bite here. But the body is disappointingly light. The alcohol dominates in the tasting. As in the nose, cloves, bananas, honey, and orange on the palate

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Orange colour with a small fluffy white head. Sweet, nutty and yeasty aroma with notes of toffee. Sweet flavour of apricot, honey, spices and herbs. Quite flat body. Slighty spicy and hoppy finish. Nothing special, a decent tripel.

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