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La Trappe Jubilaris - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe JubilarisLa Trappe Jubilaris

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 10-26-2013)
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ste5venla

California

2/5  rDev -45.4%

06-28-2014 05:07:44 | More by ste5venla
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Brabander

Netherlands

2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Let me be the first to review this celebration beer from the monks @ Koningshoeven.

The text on the bottle:

This La Trappe Jubilaris has been brewed especially in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Dom Bernardus. On august 29th 1988, aged 20, he took his monastic vows.

Dom, derived from the Latin Dominicis, meaning Lord, is a title for the superior in the tradition of Trappists.

The La Trappe Jubilaris is a special ale that is a cross between Dom Bernardus' two favourites: La Trappe Dubbel and the La Trappe Isid'or. This anniversary ale combines the best of both.

"Find God and live!", Dom Bernardus would say. The Koningshoeven Brewery likes to add the following: "Enjow this unique Trappist ale".

Congratiulations Dom Bernardus!

Boy, what a big disappointment this beer. Poured in my Struise glass this bees looks quit nice with it's ruby-red fluid en an nice broken white head. No carbonation.... The smell is the best part for this beer. Smell with some hints of spices. Taste is much too watery and with no depth at all. Mouthfeel dito. Not worth buying and i am not the only one who has this opinion. They could have made a far more better beer, they are very much capable in doing that. In stead they brewed a 'nothing' beer...

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 12:15:18 | More by Brabander
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

01-02-2014 21:48:38 | More by khargro2
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ikantspel

California

2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750 into a duvel tulip

Pours mahogany brown with a fast lingering cream head

Belgian candy yeast, dark fruits, malts, and caramel in the nose

Taste is Belgian yeast, slight toffee, cinnamon, and spice

Finishes dry

The flavor has a whole lotta what could have been. I'm a big Trappist beer fan but was kinda disappointed in this one. Maybe a tad too tame

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:20:47 | More by ikantspel
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 16:30:54 | More by TMoney2591
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-07-2014 16:36:28 | More by HoppySeb
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-05-2013 17:27:01 | More by safaricook
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-11-2014 04:39:48 | More by chanokokoro
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-06-2013 02:51:07 | More by chickenm
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-04-2014 18:58:55 | More by GRG1313
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-13-2013 08:28:43 | More by desint
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-22-2014 16:06:32 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-11-2014 22:49:31 | More by WynnO
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-16-2014 18:29:24 | More by MSandahl23
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Saind

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-06-2014 11:48:34 | More by Saind
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bf7

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-05-2014 21:05:51 | More by bf7
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled I brought to share at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, pear juice, and pear aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice pear presence in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:32:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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roblowther

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 22:15:35 | More by roblowther
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-05-2014 06:14:05 | More by Canada_Dan
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timsoder

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-02-2014 02:42:42 | More by timsoder
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 16:54:34 | More by unclekeith
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 15:38:33 | More by MattSweatshirt
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-26-2014 19:54:05 | More by samEBC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:13:57 | More by LiquidAmber
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cork and cage bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
6% ABV

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 23:02:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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La Trappe Jubilaris from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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