La Trappe Witte Trappist - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 87 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pour a brew of solid yellow. It has a massive white head of evenly distributed tiny bubbles, of about three fingers. It is soft and foamy, and disappears at a medium pace. Flecks of lacing appear around the glass as it goes, and a clean dome of bubbles remains for the tasting. There is a good deal of haze to the glass, but little sediment is noted otherwise. The carbonation looks highly active. The aroma hits with cooling wheat and malts, and a generous helping of clove, with a bit of help from some independent medicinal phenols. There is some other spice, with showings of white pepper, a hint of fresh vanilla bean, orange rind, and cinnamon. The flavor begins with pale malts. There are generous inclusions from wheat and other, lighter grain, with the beginning otherwise unremarkable. A sour wheaty kick flares up through the center, briefly, to be washed away by a sweet orange flavoring, clove, and some further sweetening banana esters. The finish is clove-dominant. Again, they are detached from the phenolic bite that one might expect from such a clovey taste. The aftertaste is full of wheat, those faint esters, and a secondary cooling maltiness. There is also some citrus here, but here the orange becomes lemon. The body of this beer is medium, and the carbonation is active. The feel is creamy, cooling, and a bit coating. The carbonation is overactive at times, and is noted to prickle the tongue throughout the tasting. The abv is within limits and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the crispness and rejuvenation of the feel. The aroma was appropriately inclusive of all the necessary components, but the beer fell short in the flavor department. While it was not outright watery, the flavors seemed dull. This was both good and bad. It lent to the cleanliness of the palate on the one hand, but also left the drinker wanting more of a punch on the other.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 01:14:19 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 15:49:16 | More by flyingpig
La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.