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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 203
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly La Trappe

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-21-2005)
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Reviews by basica:
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basica

Singapore

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

I got this beer from my Dutch beer friend, Wim; cheers to you dude! Hoegaarden is my staple
Belgian witbier which I take every now and then and I really enjoy it. This Witbier from La
Trappe is, in fact, my second Belgian style Witbier; therefore I am keen to see how it holds
up against competitor, Hoegaarden. This Witbier pours out murky yet bright yellow golden with
a nice thick head; medium retention. Hoegaarden looks murkier and darker. This beer has a smell
that was pretty similar to Hoegaarden, spices, wheat malts and yeast; pretty strong smell and I
think this is slightly stronger than the Hoegaarden. The entry to the taste is mainly yeasty
making it a little like a Belgian blond; spices on the back and towards the finish with a citrusy
and subtle banana like flavour. The finish is a dry goodness with lot's of wheat and some spices.
The after taste is lightly yeasty, mainly wheaty and citrusy with some spices lingering about.
The mouthfeel is a medium to thin body with a good (perhaps slightly high) amount of carbonation
and is basically pretty smooth drinking. Drinking the last few mouthfuls a little faster seems
to feel less yeast and an immediate strong banana aroma springs up on the palates and on the
nose upon finish dragging long into the after taste. Interesting... Generally the smell is
stronger and perhaps better than the Hoegaarden but the Hoegaarden has a better taste without the
yeast bags which made the La Trappe Wit taste like a Blond; also the Hoegaarden is much more
refreshing to drink with a better mouthfeel. The La Trappe Wit is also a little too dry perhaps.
On the whole a good beer for sure but Hoegaarden is easily available in Singapore unlike the
La Trappe and I do prefer the Hoegaarden; Hoegaarden wins this round. Next opponent: St Bernardus
Witbier or Bluemoon White Ale? :)

08-30-2007 16:43:18 | More by basica
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petewheeler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-15-2014 21:53:52 | More by petewheeler
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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andrewdanks

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Marius

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-25-2012 19:53:13 | More by Marius
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btmo

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

Hey! This is good stuff! My partner (bless her) bought some at the supermarket the other day, knowing I like "trappist" style beers. I didn't have the heart to tell her I don't really go for white beers.

Turns out I am a prejudiced boob. This really is very good. Clean, clear, fresh - I really like it.

I think you will too - give it a try.

10-26-2007 05:04:05 | More by btmo
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2013 14:22:58 | More by Dinkel
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Keegan

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-15-2012 17:50:36 | More by Keegan
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glid02

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a fine white head that leaves thick lacing.

Smells of light malts with good amounts of wheat twang and light citrus. Also present are very slight hints of indistinct spices.

Tastes more robust than it smells. Crisp light malts up front are joined by slight amounts of breadiness and heavier light citrus – orange with hints of lemon rind. Midway through slight spices dry things out a bit, fading out into a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this beer was a bit of a letdown, it wasn’t as well-balanced and robust as I’d hoped. Still, a solid beer for the warmer months.

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Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-09-2014 16:30:56 | More by AxlSkull
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2012 17:12:22 | More by Tomblerone
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

The beer poured a clear, golden color with a vigourous head and nice bubbles rounding to the top. The nose was wheaty, yeasty and had nice citrus character. The taste is a refreshing light wheat taste, with citrus and a hop character that rounds this out well.

02-10-2008 21:13:08 | More by ggaughan
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MaevaS

France

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

A bit sour and satisfying. Yeasty and orange and apples aroma.
Hazy white with an orange tint. Mid-sip coriander spice. Medium wheat grain and creme mouthfeel.
Another bottle a couple of years later and observed zesty carbonation.
A year later the bubble gum aroma.

01-18-2007 02:16:22 | More by Sammy
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augustgarage

California

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse - sad I missed meeting the brewery rep the day before, still happy to get to try this. Served in a generic tulip.

Lightly hazy pale straw liquid with a creamy finger of ivory foam. Excellent retention and pleasant gentle lacing.

Biscuits, pale malt, and light yeast aromatics with a touch of wheat. Faint esters, though I can't place any fruit in particular.

Mild lactic tartness, hints of pear, bread dough, rice crackers and faint lemon on the palate. A whisper of hops lead into a tart then dry finish. Nicely balanced over all.

Well carbonated with mild effervesence - smooth and a bit milky - just a touch thin, but very refreshing.

Tart, bready, and straight-forward, this is a flawless if restrained example of the style.

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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a bit more transparent than I was expecting, very light for a witbier. Thin white head. Very slippery lacings.

Great big bubblegum aroma with just a touch of lemon.

Carbonation brings the zesty bitterness to the front. Gradually mellows. Coriander to banana to bubblegum. A nice bit of yeast that is almost Hefe-like. Nice dry finish.

A bit too carbonated for my liking. I enjoy creamy wits, this one is quite spritsy.

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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2013 17:45:21 | More by Ciocanelu
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sfprint

Germany

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

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.
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

On-tap at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA for $8. Served in a large snifter, the wit is hazy straw yellow with a white head. The aroma is weak until the beer warms up, but when it does, the smell is akin to sticking your rose in a bunch of roses. It's almost bizarre how much this smells like flowers, down to the earthy (dirt) undertones. The flavor is a smooth, but too subtle, mix of soft wheat bread and soapy floral spice. Not my favorite white ale, but well-made and worth trying.

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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nickd717

California

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

On tap at the Cheeky Monk in Denver.

A - Great hazy orangish-blond appearance with a huge, lasting creamy white head and great lacing.

S - Wheat, yeast, citrus, banana, and coriander.

T - Pale malt and wheat, yeast, coriander and other spices, orange peel, banana, and clove. A bit sweet, but not too much.

M/D - Palate is smooth and fairly light with soft carbonation. High drinkability. Overall a great witbier!

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Bierschenker

Belgium

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

When the bottle is opened and you start to pour the beer into the glass, a very strong citrus smell is noticeable. It pours out a foggy gold, not white, beer. The beer has a strong mint, pepper/spices and citric odour. The taste also releases that citric taste along with hop and malt. The aftertaste could be described like eating overcooked potatoes with a lemon sauce. A very dry and citric aftertaste. Overall not a superb beer, but very refreshing during the hot summer months.

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RCH1


2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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California

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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