La Trappe Jubilaris - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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3.54/5 rDev -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.
01-26-2014 23:32:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
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
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
2.55/5 rDev -30.5%
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...
10-26-2013 12:15:18 | More by Brabander
La Trappe Jubilaris from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.