La Trappe Witte Trappist - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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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
3.96/5 rDev +5%
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.
03-11-2013 03:55:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
11-03-2012 17:40:01 | More by metter98
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
Bursting with bright and vibrant citrus flavor, but with the creamy wheat base, this beer is all that Hoegaarden is, but without the over zelous spice inclussions.
Pouring a glowing canary yellow hue and with a diffused haze, the beer's appearance gives testament to both wheat and Belgian yeast. This combo helps to build a fluffy and stubborn head of cotton white foam with intricate patterns of lace left behind.
Aromas of musty wheat, powdered sugar, light lemon, white pepper, and soft bready wheat all decorate the nose with a bright fruity/spicy balance. Very inviting- mouthwatering and refreshing, even to the nose.
Flavors begin with the light coat of pilsner malt and wheat that provide a firm but understated base of light bread, yeast, and dough. The malts act as the perfect springboard for esters of freshly grated lemons and oranges, spices of white pepper and corriander, and with the light acidity of better white wines that produce the faintest vinous note (white grapes) but without sourness or bite. A well-controlled execution of pristine recipe formulation.
Early creaminess provides a rounded saturation of the mouth, but the sprite carbonation is short lived, giving rise to a peppery tingle to the mouth as the bubbles evaporate. All this takes a bready texture across the mid palate and manifests in a lightly grassy but clean bitter bite in finish. Soft vanilla silkiness and a powdery-dry finish close the session with a hoppy memory of lemongrass and alcohol cooling of mint.
With this superb balance of flavor, the beer remains highly quaffable and refreshing; maybe too so. Those who want more tooth, texture, and boldness won't find it here. Finness and sensibility prevail.
07-27-2011 16:02:48 | More by BEERchitect
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
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
11 ounce goblet - $9.00 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
Appearance: Displays an ever so slightly hazed, pale yellow body with a 1/2 inch of creamyish, cotton ball-white head.
Smell: Yields no more than a somewhat mild, anemic aroma, with all too transient notes of citrus rind, light malts, and spice.
Taste: Gentle union of pale malted barley and wheat with a sweetish touch of confectioners' sugar. Light honeyesque taste. Dashes of ground coriander, maybe a bit of allspice. Low herbal qualities with a very low amount of bitterness present. Light lemon. Sweetish, lightly spicy finish with a snippet of eleventh-hour fizz.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and pleasant; a competent albeit uneconomical Dutch wit.
07-19-2011 16:04:13 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, the only Trappist white beer, I'm excited to try this,
A: Pours a hazy yellow to be expected with a firm white head, great Belgian lace.
S: Notes of wheat and lemon, light.
T: Predominately lemon with a minor note of orange and some white pepper. Interesting wheat malt notes mid-palate.
M: Dry and spritzy, very light-bodied, soft carbonation, easy to drink.
D: Pretty much a middle of the road wit for me, it's nice, but I'm not wowed by it.
07-26-2009 20:48:23 | More by Halcyondays
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
3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
Nice, lightly cloudy pale lemon coloured body. Nice sturdy head of fine bubbled white foam. Very attractive. Decent Lacing. Some fine-bubbled carbonation, but not a huge amount. Should be cloudier, for a wit, but otherwise very nice.
Decent wit nose, hints of citrus, a little clove and spice. Quite sweet, a little soapy coriander character, but it's pretty subdued overall. The better wits hit you around the head with a huge amount of flavour. This doesn't.
Taste is also quite flat, unfortunately. A bit of sour wheat character, a bit of peppery spice, but quite one-dimensional. Palate is pretty short. Mouthfeel is frothy almost to the point of making it feel like it's difficult to swallow. Don't get me wrong, it's got some very pleasant elements to it, but it's a bit light on them.
It's drinkable, but it doesn't blow me away. A reasonable witbier, but not, in my opinion, an outstanding one.
05-16-2008 05:07:54 | More by lacqueredmouse
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.
08-27-2009 13:25:45 | More by tempest
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
05-22-2013 05:14:55 | More by DoubleJ
4.1/5 rDev +8.8%
On tap at Max's today.
The beer pours a slightly hazy, white gold color with decent head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showing clove, lemon zest, light orange peel and a hint of coriandor. Flavors replicate the nose almost exactly in this moderately sweet beer. However, there is enough underlying spice to counter and balance the light sweetness very well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and frankly I'm a bit surprised by the amount of flavor I'm encountering in this wit beer. Drinkability is exceptional... the alcohol is well disguised and the amount of flavor I'm gettin in this 5.5% beer is very impressive.
A very nice beer... one of the better Belgian wit beers I've had in some time. Delicious.
07-09-2010 22:03:58 | More by John_M
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap at BeerBistro. Pours a hazy yellow, thick white head forms, nice lacing on the glass, settles to a medium layer, good retention. Smell is quite light, some sourness, apples, banana and spice, wheat, some vanilla, very soft but the sourness is neat. Taste is similar, apples, banana, light sourness in the middle, yeast and wheat, oranges, almost winey character in the finish, a bit like a Berliner weiss due to the sourness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. I generally dont like witbiers, but the sour character on this one gave it a bit of edge over other examples of the style.
12-22-2007 20:32:08 | More by Viggo
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.
07-24-2011 20:59:30 | More by glid02
British Columbia (Canada)
4.43/5 rDev +17.5%
On-tap a Beerbistro. Wheat beers are always better when they're fresh.
A: Hazy, white-yellow, white head, some retention and lace.
S: Spicy (corriander), tropical fruit (banana with a hint of pineapple) and a touch of wheat.
T: Corriander, banana, wheat, cider, hint of pineapple, slight hint of tartness.
M: Light to moderate body is well-attenuated with a dry finish. Higher than moderate carbonation. Refreshing. It'd be a great summer drink.
D: Very drinkable.
11-30-2007 01:12:07 | More by Derek
4.8/5 rDev +27.3%
12 oz bottle (procured in the Netherlands) poured into my Supra gueuze tumber, La Trappe Witte is a spritzy clear pale yellow with a large, quickly settling white head that leaves scattered lace.
Smell is sweet and fruity, but not to strong, and with a nice little twang from the wheat.
Taste is amazing, wow. Big fruity esters, very clean, super tasty. Surely the best Witte I've had, which is many, as it's a favorite style of mine. I love the sweetness while still being very refreshing and not at all overbaring.
Mouthfeel is sharply crisp, with a light body, very refreshing.
Drinkability is super high. This is an awesome witte.
10-11-2009 17:01:56 | More by ccrida
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
The colour is pale orange-gold; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head slowly sinks down to a firm white layer, leaving some lacing.
The smell is fruity with yeasty flavours, sweet citric fruits (mandarins, bitter oranges) and a hint of bitterness.
The first flavours are citric (bitter oranges, lime), mixed herbs, plums and bakery yeast. Then, some notes of wheat flour, and sour flavours emerges. The aftertaste is mid-sourish with a fruity bitterness and hints of herbs.
The carbonation is overwhelming and in my opinion too strong even for a wit. The bubbles are medium sized.
I thought this beer was a little too discreet; I like a wit to be a rollercoaster of flavours!
10-11-2006 17:15:46 | More by bark
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
Comes out of the tap a hazy, opaque lemon yellow with a nice fine-bubbled white head. Aroma is lemony, wheaty and slightly yeasty. Wheaty flavor has a hint of lemon and just a bit of yeast. Lively, fizzy texture leaves a fairly persistent tingle in the finish.
06-16-2011 00:07:21 | More by Cyberkedi
La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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