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La Trappe Witte Trappist - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-21-2005

Formerly La Trappe
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Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 97
Photo of drmeto
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a cloudy strawyellow with a medium frothy white head,which quickly dissipates
-High visible carbonation
S:
-big lemon zest,Clove,slight banana,dishwashing liquid off flavour
T:
really big on a zesty lemon flavour.wheaty and quite hoppy for a wheat.
Finishes very dry
F:
-Medium body,high prickly carbonation
O:
Not really a German Hef,Not really a belgian wit.O.k overall

Photo of vinicole
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straightforward Witbier.
Cloudy yellow with the expected yeasty aroma.
Light spice and sour notes with a dry finish
Highly carbonated.
Nothing really exciting - just well brewed.

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very plain but nice and refreshing. Standard witbier, lemons & bananas with high carbonation, similar to Hoegaarden, Blanche de Namur and Blue Moon.

Photo of Tejon
1.06/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Like water in a beautiful bottle.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light straw yellow with a huge puffy cloud of a head. Active carbonation and a slight haze from the yeast kicked into the beer. The aroma is phenolic and has plenty of wheat, pie crust, herbal hop, and the distinct La Trappe yeast strain.

The taste has all the aforementioned spicy wheat elements, some dry grains, rustic Trappist yeast, cracker, lemongrass, noble hops. A sophisticated Witbier, this is clean and dry, perfectly crisp and carries the wheat and expressive yeast flavor. The yeast has a slight funk and spice to it which really works with the dry, dusty wheat character. Full bodied, crisp and lively.

Witbier does not get a whole lot cleaner or better than this. Bright flavor and almost champagne like with the carbonation and overall crisp nature of the beer. This would be great to pair with pumpernickel bread, grlled meat and/or seafood.

Photo of biboergosum
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG.

This beer appears a cloudy, very pale golden straw colour, with one thick finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy chalk-white head, which leaves some stellar pockmarked lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, mixed orchard drupe fruit, mildly acrid yeast, lemon peel, and a prickly floral herbal bitterness. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a bit of candy sugar, edgy yeast, muddled white fruit, and a soft lemon cleaner alcohol astringency.

The carbonation is pretty low intensity, and mostly just plainly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the generic fruitiness running out the clock with the lingering malt and wan spiciness.

I hate to say it, but this is a bit of an underwhelming affair, the various components all present and accounted for, but not really standing out. Easy to drink, sure, however - far from memorable.

Photo of TheFrothDoctor
4/5  rDev +6.4%

A one of a kind wheat beer brewed by Monks in Holland! Pours a bright yellow haze, with a thick frothy white head that bubbled like champagne.
The aroma was like a sweet bouquet of fresh flowers combined with hints of lemon zest.
At 5.5% the taste was very light, consisting of of a tart lemon barley like flavour that evened itself out with a delicate finish of toasted bread.
Overall, a lovely thirst quenching beer that goes down a treat. Although The Froth Doctor prefers his wheat beers dominated by the exciting flavours of herbs & fruit.
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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Review acoording to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 16A). Bottle 33cl - Batch K10A14. AROMA: sweet and subtle cereal background. moderate coriander with moderate citrusy notes. hop aromas very subtle to none. APPEARANCE: very pale straw/hay color. very clear. dense white head with good retention. TASTE: predominant herbal hop flavour balanced with citrusy character. and a mild wheat background. low hop bitterness that doesnt linger. PALATE: medium-light to light body, a bit on the watery/thin side. finishes not very dry and without tartness. Very effervescent and highly carbonated. no astringency. OVERALL: altough refreshing and very drinkable, an average wit.

Photo of seedyone
4.72/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

05/01/14 On tap. This is the stuff of the ethereal. Light as a feather and as refreshing as spring water. Yet, it has a distinct taste. A slight citrus and something in the wheat-ish area, but just ever-so...delicate...yeah that's it..delicate. An Angels Kiss. (Like I, of all, should know.) This is as clean and pure a taste sensation as it gets.

Photo of MarkoNm
2.74/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color. There is a generous head with solid retention covering it.
The aroma is mostly wheaty, also some fruity and malts.
The taste starts sweet. There's quite some wheat, a slight yeasty feel. Slight sourness present, but also slightly watery body.
The fruity finish is nice.
Not my favourite, but drinkable.

Photo of flyingpig
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
Slightly cloudy yellow to golden with a large, foamy white head that looks quite thick and holds well. Plenty of visible evidence of carbonation and some lacing left on the sides of the glass too.

Light spice then some citrus notes, there is a touch of lemon and a hint of coriander as well. I could detect some cloves, wheat & some refreshing fruits that seem almost tropical but these are faint.

Citrus with a mainly lemon zest taste to begin, there is some banana and a little clove too. A definite witbier taste with some light coriander and hints of spice and orange with a mix of various fruits towards the end.

Well carbonated with a citrus tang that is quite refreshing on top of a light body. The high carbonation takes a little away from the smoothness but the beer is an easy one to drink.

Not a bad witbier at all and very close to what I was expecting before opening the bottle. The taste features all the regulars for the style and the the balance is a nice one with no one flavour dominating proceedings.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle consumed at Gainesbar in Kortrijk. Served in a La Trappe glass. On to the beer:

A short cream head is formed top this very pale yellow beer which looks like its color has been washed out. Forget looks, it's about flavor. The aroma brings a good omen, as wonderful orange cream, lemon, and coriander notes tickle the nose. Can it tickle the palate as well?

It does. The flavor is soft and very pleasant. A lemon/orange note provides a stable flavor throughout the beer. A kiss of gum and pleasing spice notes add extra layers to the beer. It sounds simple, but together makes an overall taste that I like. It's soft in mouthfeel, light, and somewhat crisp.

Good wit, and also a great thirst buster. These Dutch monks got it right with this offering.

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange color, slightly hazy at the beginning and milky at last pours. Thin head.
Predominant tropical fruits aroma and yeast, notes of wheat and cloves.
Incredibly refreshing with a spicy feeling. Citric flavor of non-sweet oranges, mild on condiments and with hints of yeast. Clean aftertaste, a bit fruity.
A touch lighter than its counterparties in terms of complexity or flavor strength, still very quaffable.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

5.00% ABV. Served on-draught in a bar in Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2011. Cost was 3.50 euro for a 30cl pour. Expectations were high given the brewery.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of fair cream and thickness, and really good retention. Colour is a pale lemon. Semitransparent and cloudy.

Sm: Lemon zest and musty barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lemon and even lime citrus esters are brilliant, accompanied by a fine background light cream tone. The foundation is full-bodied, with well layered pale malts and barley filling it out. Very refreshing and fanciful. Well built and balanced. Its biggest weakness is its simplicity.

Mf: Coarse enough to bring out the flavours, but smooth enough to refresh. Wet. Complements the flavours generally well.

Dr: Unfortunately, it's ever so slightly watery, and a bit too simple. The price is fair. It's refreshing and drinkable on a hot summer day, and I like it, but it's just not exceptional.

C+

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw with a towering head.
Nose shows light doughy wheat, soft citrus fruit and some spicy phenols. Pretty appetising.
Light flavours; wheat, very faint citrus. Refreshing but a little plain.
High carbonation and light body suits the beer well.

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Authority, New York, NY

A: The beer is light pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a bright white head that died down and left some patches of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of wheat and orange peel in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has lots of balanced flavors of wheat and orange peels.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be an enjoyable witbier. It seems a little heavier bodied compared to other beers in the style (but still light in nature) and has a nice amount of orange peel flavors.

Photo of axeman9182
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Taproom 307. It was served in a petite Duvel tulip.

La Trappe Witte pours on opaque straw yellow. Two fingers of frothy white foam crown the beer and hang around for a minute or two before fading relatively cleanly. The nose has aromas of sweet orange.peel, wheat, and freshly cracked black pepper, in that order. The flavor profile is easily too grainy. Lots of wheat, and not much of anything else flavor wise. There's a little bit of a citrusy orange character, and next to no spicy phenols to speak of. The carbonation is plenty lively, but the body is just too chewy for my taste. La Trappe's witbier is an alright brew, but it's clearly not in the same class as the better versions of the style.

Photo of Arno
2.35/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

appearance: Hazy lemon color. Good white top, but lost quickly and not much lacing.

smell: You get kind of an overkill "white beer" scent. The yeast and wheat's are there plenty but are even pushed in the background with a lemon smell.

taste: I don't really like it. There is hardly any body. It's refreshing maybe with the very lemony taste, but it just lacks balance to make it something special. It's just a lemony white beer. There is still some of the banana bread, yeast and wheat a proper white bear should have, but with a lemon kick. Also giving it a metallic like citric after taste which i especially don't like.

mouthfeel: Quite thin, but with a bit of a grainy texture. Maybe it's just the high carbonation causing this, but it lacks a bit of smoothness, especially to level it out with the metalic / citric like taste. But it's not.

overall: Somehow i'm not a big fan of the La Trappe beers. It's not even just this one. In general i just don't like their style i guess. But this one must be the most poor one i've tried so far of La Trappe. It's refreshing maybe, if you're into lemon. But there is just no balance to it. It's like a poor balanced lemonade with some alcohol. Not my thing.

Photo of HalfFull
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon into a wine glass from a 330 ml. bottle. Offers a nice half inch cap of white foam, good retention and sticky lace.

Spicy wheat aroma with a bit of lemony hop, touch of graininess and clove spice. Somewhat light but well balanced and pleasant with a good yeast presence.

Taste of wheat with coriander and pepper and supported with a firm carbonation level. Notes of lemon return on the finish. Feel is spritzy and offers a hint of sweetness initially, segueing to a more bready lemon and spice feel. Overall a solid offering and quite drinkable, lacking a bit in depth only on the taste, but solid aroma and feel.

Photo of Douberd
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 300 ml at home. Pours a very slighty hazy beer, colour is pale golden yellow, with a huge three finger froathy head that was quickly gone, living a half finger behind to cover the surface of the beer.
Aroma is quite fruity, with banana and some citrus traces.
Nice taste. There is an obvious lemon taste that bites your tongue in addition to the quite high carbonation. Leaves behind a sweet aftertaste.
On the body is thick and as I wrote before, carbonation is quite high.Leves a dryness on your tongue, making you wanting one more sip, so that counts I think for high drinkability.

Photo of Augustiner719
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a La Trappe glass.

Pours a hazy orange kissed yellow color with a small, perfect white head that recedes slowly to a film and a fluffy white ring around the glass. Aromas are of lemon and orange supremes with some vague wheat notes. Touch of lemon sweetness but overall not too aromatic. Taste is very acidic which i like. Bites the tongue, finishes dry and makes you pucker a little. great supplement with seafood i think. Nice finish and solid carbonation which leaves the palate refreshed and finishes clean as a whistle. Overall this is a great example of the style. Not my top choice, but a solid contender and worth finding if this is the style you like.

Photo of benfons
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: looks like a witbier should. Hazy, pale yellow colour, nice dense head

S: citrus, yeast, coriander and grains

T: citrus and yeast upfront, spices come through a bit later

M: mildly creamy, low carbonation abv fine, thirst quenching

O: fine witbier, nothing exceptional

Photo of beerdrifter
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up during my last trip to Belgium. Cloudy straw-yellow pour with beautiful two finger pure white head with decent retention and great lacing. Typical Belgian Witte nose with lots of yeast and citrus. Hints of corriander, lemon zest, grass, and barnyard. The taste follows suit with hints of pepper, honey, corriander, lemon and orange zest, grass, yeast and just a touch of banana. The mouthfeel is light and fizzy with a nice tangy, crisp, dry finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is a very refreshing beer.

Photo of sfprint
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

exp: Jan 2013

A: Translucent yellow, a hair dull, basically no head, mild rising carbonation.
S: Citrusy pineapple yeast. Sitting between sweet and savory.
T: Not sweet, could use a bit more sweetness. A mildly bitter witbier, which is a little odd. But still nice. Almost piney. Nice medium flavor.
M: Mild dry sting.
O: Pretty nice, but certainly different. Worthy

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La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.