La Trappe Jubilaris - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by roblowther:
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
750 corked and caged, thanks to my buddy Woody. Anyone who doesn't have a Woody, should get one, they're great. But I digress. Poured into a goblet, it is caramel in color, with a fizzy off white head that settles before too terribly long. Smell is slightly sweet, biscuit-like, and fruity. Taste is not at all like it smells. Woody, very very dry, and with a slightly plant-like finish. Wow, very dry. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated but a tad thin. This is an interesting beer. It seems more like a dubbel than anything, but it is a bit harsh. I suspect that ageing this one for a couple of years may do it a lot of good, but I've just opened the only bottle I have so someone else will have to run that experiment.
03-02-2014 22:15:35 | More by roblowther
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4.09/5 rDev +11.4%
Very nice Cognac brown hue with a touch of richness and a dense foam for a head.
The nose holds a deep sweetness of malty sweet breads, pumpernickle, caraway and anise. There's lots of dried fruits like prune and date with a candied fruit cake.
The flavor holds more of the dried fruit with a thick sweet prune and date but it has enough malt that fruit cake seems more appropriate. The finish is almond and licorice with even a bit of pecan.
The feel is appropriate but maybe a little thinner than I'd expect with the style.
I really like this and to think I nearly missed it but to finish off my wife's choice and then order a second.
02-15-2014 03:03:03 | More by KYGunner
3.78/5 rDev +3%
750 ml cork and cage bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Bright crimson amber in color, this mildly clear, beautifully colored beer is complimented by a lasting ivory head that leaves wonderfully delicate lacing on the glass.
S - Dusty Belgian yeast opens Jubilaris with an intoxicatingly classic nose that brings forth dark stone fruits, chocolate covered raisins, and a spicy finish of clove and white pepper. Caramel and dark sugar undertones create a smooth building base that begs for a sip.
T - Delicate maltiness provides light bread and caramel drizzled sweetness to the tongue while yeast fills in the gaps with fruity undertones and soft spiciness for a flavor that's surprisingly lighter, in every regard, than the aroma suggests.
M - Tight carbonation through Jubilaris is sparkling with crispness but doesn't attack the tongue while it's light body smoothly makes it's way across the tongue with a lasting dryness on the back end.
O - Jubilaris aromatically offers a plethora of classic Belgian characteristics that excite the senses but the taste comes as a bit of a let down with how little the nose translates to flavor. The blend smells of two different beers but ends up a bit jumbled and confusing though not without an incredibly level of drinkablility! In the end, I'd rather have either one or the other, not the Dubbel and Lsid'or combined.
05-17-2014 23:02:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into a La Trappe chalice. Pours a medium red amber with a fine two finger ivory colored head with great retention and tons of lacing. Pleasant aroma of caramel malt, light and dark stone fruit, apples, Belgian yeast a hint of holiday spicing. Flavor is light stone fruit, apples, caramel malt, toffee, clove, Belgian yeast; although mildly sweet, seems dry due to spicy clove and cinnamon spicing. Medium bodied with peppery lively carbonation. A pleasant fuit and caramel malt Belgian that seems a bit overcarbonated, which distracts from the flavors, which are somewhat lighter than those in La Trappe's heavier ales. Still has great fruit flavors and the spicing is especially appropriate for the holidays. Light, but enjoyable.
01-04-2014 04:13:57 | More by LiquidAmber
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
750ml (1pt 94fl.oz.) corked bottle. La Trappe Chalice glass. Pours pretty nice reddish amber in color with clear appearance. Light beige froth creates a close crown & shows fairly good retention. Lacing webs are left. Deep aromas of caramel malts, molasses, brown sugar, ripe fruits -plum & apricot-, slight phenolic & alcohol notes, clove & vanilla hues as well as very subtle orange on the backside. Kind & smooth upfront displays toasted & caramel flavors rounded by underliying alcohol touches. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Silky palate. Low bitterness & delicate citric just to avoid cloyingness from a malty, toasted & fruity bed. Long finish. Hints of orange & very subtle nutmeg on the aftertaste. For a paused drink to taste the silence. Easy drinkable & delightful beer !!
03-09-2014 16:09:39 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.24/5 rDev -11.7%
Served in a goblet at Beer Market - Schaumburg.
It's been a while since I've had a La Trappe, much less one I've never heard before, so it was easy to order this bad boy. It pours a mostly clear topaz-russet topped by a short finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises Belgian yeast, Belgian candi sugar, light oats, mild maple syrup, mild mixed greens, and a touch of pumpernickel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the greens coming in a bit stronger, the yeast and the bread really hitting it off, and a new-coming bit of cedar causing some mischief. This woodiness just doesn't meld with its surroundings very well, forcing some flavor clashes. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, an okay little beer, but the woodiness just didn't work with the other flavors, precluding full enjoyment.
04-24-2014 16:30:54 | More by TMoney2591
4.09/5 rDev +11.4%
Any new Trappist beer has to get immediate respect, right? Well...
Le Trappe's Jubilaris opens with a creamy and heady pour. A calm separation from the honey-amber body below and the frothy eggshell foam above, the ale simply looks Belgian. Its mild haze denotes its unfiltered refermentation, as its champagne-like structure frames its long-lasting head with fine lacing rings.
Its malty aromatics are deep with caramel, sugared almonds, and toasted malt. There's a fruity and spicy melange that swirls about the olfactories while notes of rose wine waft about. Its light earthen grain scent brings out a light straw hop note for a culmination that's very fruit cake-like.
Its taste is sweetened with both caramel malt and also confectioner's sugar. As that sweetness grows across the middle, its met with balances that include fruit, spice and alcohol- apples, figs, pecans, nutmeg and vinous tastes all align on the palate for a warm cola nut character that's somewhat of fruitcake in its fusion. As the beer finishes, it has a dry malt taste and is slightly bitter with grass and straw.
But the beer's real celebration is in its body. Where its residually sweet texture is expected, it's surprisingly short-lived as the beer's excited carbonation pulls the sweetness from the mouth and ushers in a quick finish of arid and spicy cotton candy. Its finish is malty-dry, spicy and undeniably warm.
Though the beer's sweetness lingers in uncharacteristic fashion for well made, especially Trappist ales of medium strength. It promotes a succulent sipping kind of taste but it delivers a struggling drinkability because of its sweetness. Still, there's enough complexity and subtly to give this regal beer a nod.
11-13-2013 08:23:16 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +9%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big pear, apple, plum, apricot, caramel, toast, bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, pepper, light clove, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, plum, apricot, caramel, toast, bread, candi sugar, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, plum, apricot, caramel, toast, bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian dark ale. All around nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
01-13-2014 03:04:48 | More by superspak
La Trappe Jubilaris from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.