La Trappe tripel is one of the 9 different Trappist beers produced by the monks at the Koningshoeven brewery in The Netherlands. These monks are perhaps some of the most prolific producers of Trappist beers in the terms of number of different beers. They can be found in the south of the Netherlands, not too far from the border with Belgium. If you're visiting Belgium, visiting this Trappist brewery across the border would make for a nice day trip.
The monks' doors are always open so guided visits are possible and they run a "tasting room" where everything can be sampled - some of the La Trappe Trappist beers are even on tap. They provide cycling routes and everything you need for a full day spent in the area.
The La Trappe Tripel has an alcohol content that's obviously a bit below the quadrupel beer but it still packs a punch at 8% ABV. This beer is ideally served not too cold: 10° - 14°C is best.
The La Trappe Tripel aromas contain esthers and have light malty touches. Notice the slightly grassy happy touches and fruity accents of citrus and tangerine. Despite the full rich flavors this beer has a light after taste with a refined bitterness. La Trappe Tripel is full of character.
This is an unfiltered Tripel with top fermentation. There's quite a lot of carbonization and the La Trappe Tripel poors with a large firm head.
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.