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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 10-26-2013)
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Brabander
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
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...

Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of ikantspel
2.91/5  rDev -22.6%
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

Photo of TMoney2591
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of roblowther
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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La Trappe Jubilaris from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.