I have had this La Trappe Triple for a few months now and decided to open it up. I previously had the Quadruple last year. This was much more to my liking though. It pours a brown and red autumn leaves colour. Alcohol and fruit along with caramel are in abundance on the nose.
On tasting it I was hit by dried fruit, like a fruitcake but one soaked in alcohol. Immediately after the fruit comes a decent bitterness giving it a bitter finish but in the background is always some sweet caramel to balance it out. Also there is spice from the coriander. This is a rather good Tripple and the type I like. Not cloyingly sweet like many Belgian Trappist Ales.
I already talked about how my own Dubbel, called Dubbel Whammy turned out. Well this is the keg version and it is very drinkable. Think of a Belgian dubbel, the kind that is not too sweet. Remove a lot of the alcohol making it an average beer in abv terms and you have a Session Dubbel.
The kegged version is pretty much the same as the bottle although whether it is the extra conditioning time or what but I got a little extra burnt toffee with this.
Currently I have been drinking the wonderfully drinkable Haka for the last week but I think I was have some more Dubbel this weekend. In fact, I will go pour one now and have it with my lunch.