La Trappe Witte Trappist - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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2.3/5 rDev -39%
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.
08-21-2012 20:31:11 | More by Arno
2.73/5 rDev -27.6%
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.
04-11-2014 18:17:12 | More by MarkoNm
3/5 rDev -20.4%
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a huge foamy pure white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat is dominating with some very subtle coriander. Taste is also dominated by wheat with some limited spices and yeast characteristic being noticeable. Body is quite light and even if label mention that this beer is not filtrated I am guessing that it is somewhat filtrated. Interesting an refreshing but really lacking something to make this a great beer.
01-11-2007 16:13:52 | More by Phyl21ca
3.05/5 rDev -19.1%
I had this one on-tap at The Louisville Beer Store a couple of months ago and am just now getting around to submitting my review.
A: Pours a cloudy gold with a creamy white mousse. Displays a nice unfiltered haze in the glass, appearing almost turbulent. Really, the effect is quite nice. I wonder if all witbiers look this good on-tap.
S: The nose is an immediate disappointment. Lots of heavy cream, butter, wheat toast, and coriander notes. I could not detect my beloved orange peel at all.
T: Opens creamy, smooth, and mildly tart with notes of cream, vanilla, butter, wheat toast, and coriander. The finish is smooth and silky with a huge swirl of cream, wheat, and coriander flavors.
M: Light-bodied and fairly dry, but with a luscious quality. Goes down as smooth as any other wit I've tried. I'm sure this would be welcome on a hot day, but otherwise there is nothing exceptional or memorable about it.
O: This is a decent enough witbier, but not one for which I'd go out of my way. I was left waiting for the notes of orange peel to kick in, but instead I got a lot of cream and coriander. Unspectacular. For me, this is evidence that Trappist breweries are not beyond criticism.
10-10-2011 16:55:12 | More by mrfrancis
3.1/5 rDev -17.8%
The only witbier made by trappists, bottle@home, from notes, sold as La Trappe Witbier in Belgium but I am certain that this is the same beer:
A: hazy yellow, white bubbly head that doesn't last long
S: some citrus, plenty of spice & citrus
T: heavy on wheat, some yeast, spices (coriander?) & citrus peal, typical witbeer flavours, kind of weak
M: kind of thin really, plenty carbonation, dry end
D: not really impressed by this one, not horrible but I would pick Hoegaarden over this. Not a fan of the style, I would rank this one slightly above average but not much, nowhere near the quality of the other trappists.
03-12-2011 10:00:50 | More by 77ships
3.18/5 rDev -15.6%
Poured in a goblet. Looked a little like fresh pineapple juice, really pale and cloudy, with just a tiny bit of a white head. Smelled a little yeasty. Distinct flavours of banana throughout, with bits of honey and pineapple coming through in places. All flavours are very mild, leaving the overall impression a little bland.
02-07-2012 00:29:04 | More by KiltedCulinarian
3.18/5 rDev -15.6%
A - Pours a pale straw colour with a few centimetres of white head that falls away suprisingly quickly.
S - Wheat malt, some very vauge, very slight citrus and spice notes.
T - Like the smell - wheat maltiness with some citrus and spice hidden in the depths.
M - Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, quite a dry finish.
D - Nice enough but lacks the citrus that is commonly associated with Witbier.
10-16-2007 07:45:59 | More by brendan13
3.23/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
11-09-2012 20:12:23 | More by kojevergas
3.23/5 rDev -14.3%
Cloudy pale yellow colour with a tinge of green. Light but steady bead with a frothy snow-coloured head. Fair amount of residual sugar clinging to the edge, but not a huge amount. Decent.
I got a big banana whiff from a metre away when first poured. There is definitely that tropical fruit character, bit of orange rind wafts in, and a grassy hop aspect on the back. Not bad.
Interesting palate: quite sour, really. Kind of off-fruit on the palate, with a wheaty, almost polleny mouthfeel. A bit watery though, almost like it's an infusion of beer. The fruity, hoppy flavours are there definitely, but they ride the sidecar of water's motorcycle through the palate and the flavour I'm left with is slightly sour and fruity but there was never a big fireworks moment, like when the shuttle blasts off, or a cannon fires off a mighty burst, or when a magnificent caboose thrusts its way into a deep excavated crevice.
This is quite a good brew, but I just prefer the gut-rotting brilliance of the Belgian trappist brethren.
06-24-2009 22:53:17 | More by laituegonflable
3.23/5 rDev -14.3%
A = Pours a pale straw with a thin foam head.
S = Slight citric smell with a herbal aroma mixed in.
T = The usual white beer taste. Just a little blander. Light citris flavour with the usual herb like finish. Clove aftertaste.
M = Moderately carbonated.
D = Average. If you like white beers drink hoegaarden. Cheaper and nicer.
01-21-2006 12:42:09 | More by BeerNutta
La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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