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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | 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:
Formerly La Trappe

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-21-2005)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Poupae, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Elbrownbag, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

FLima, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JosefSabl, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ciocanelu, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Evil_Pidde, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Dinkel, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

unclekeith, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

zenithberwyn, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DersOne, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

TonyTalon, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

DBoone, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
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+

kojevergas, Nov 09, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

CrazyDavros, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

metter98, Nov 03, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

axeman9182, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Marius, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

t0rin0, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Arno
2.3/5  rDev -39%
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.

Arno, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Chrily, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Blissmo, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SciFritz, Jul 09, 2012
La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.