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

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85
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | 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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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-25-2014 10:32:31 | More by WynnO
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in its own tulip glass @ Domus brewery - Leuven, Belgium

A: Pours the traditional cloudy yellow to beige color forming a big white aired and bubbled head. Medium retention and many lacings left

S: Also smells like a traditional white beer. Very spicy and refreshing. Wheat, coriander, citrus hops, orange zest and yeasts

T: Follows the nose. However, much less tasty that I've expected. Taste is quite dry and again, the combination of wheat, coriander, orange zest and citrus hops

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Mild citrus and bitter aftertaste

O: Very drinkable and refreshing beer as expected from the style. Low ABV. But I still prefer a Hoegaarden :)

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 19:28:55 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this beer on tap in a hotel in the south of Holland in the original glass. A very nice head with very white foam. After a minute the head disapears in a small ring. The beer is light yellow with a very nice yeast smell. Iiked the beer but to call it a white trappist is a bit misleading because it's more of a white beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2009 21:01:18 | More by Brabander
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

05-27-2013 02:59:09 | More by pin
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 00:24:49 | More by ryanpj
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-08-2013 03:02:16 | More by stampfler07
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours as expected from a 12oz bottle.. pale straw yellow with slight caramelized highlights.. big frothy yet even head that settles to one-finger, with craterific lacing and lots of streaming bubbles despite the lack of inscribed glass-bottom.

aroma also as expected. sticky flower honey, lemony tart and wheaty goodness. bigger rich sweetness than most wits, if i had to nail one stand-out characteristic.

mouthfeel is another, as this manages to be both very smooth and peppy with carbonation. some might say this is a bit too perky, but this is the time of year where i dont mind a bubbly wit. lots of bitter fruitiness in the finish.. lemon? orange? is my mind playing tricks on me? and without any detectable hints of alcohol. very well-balanced and nicely crafted. initial taste itself is a bit lacking, but i think that's a product of trappist restraint and by-the-book obsession.

for what it is, near perfect. if this was as available to me as ommegang witte, i would prefer this. since its impossible to get, ill stick to locals. recommended, if you can get it without splitting your nuts to do so.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2005 19:40:20 | More by goodbyeohio
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2013 17:29:00 | More by safaricook
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-05-2012 06:19:04 | More by TonyTalon
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patre_tim

China

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-20-2014 15:57:48 | More by patre_tim
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-30-2013 18:04:48 | More by apasternak
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drtank from my Leffe chalice.

A - Pours a very light hazey straw colour with a large bubbled head that reduces to a film.

S - Plenty of citrus spice.

T - A hint of coriander seed that is more bubblegum and spice. Quite nice.

M - Smooth, light body and low carbonation.

D - One of the better exaples for this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 17:11:12 | More by eric5bellies
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very refreshing and highly drinkable witbier. The only Trappist witbier and they do a great job. Certainly worth trying. Has a best before date of 09/08.

Pours with a fluffy white head with excellent retention. Some lacing and a slightly hazy yellow colour.

The nose is delicate and pleasant. Has a slight yeasty spice, some wheat and honey like sweetness.

Taste's like a good wit, a bit more carbonation than most but I am not complaining, a bit of spice here and there, some citrus, a little sour with a slim bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 06:32:18 | More by irishkyle21
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 00:19:05 | More by axeman9182
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-14-2013 14:09:54 | More by Poupae
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Sigmund

Norway

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, as La Trappe Witte Trappist, bought at Systembolaget, Sweden. ABV is 5.5%. Looks crystal clear in the bottle, but there is some sediment. Pours crystal clear pale yellow with a huge head. Slightly hazy when the yeast is poured in the end. Fresh and attractive aroma with notes of mild spices (coriander, cloves), hints of citrus. Light bodied (verging on "thin"). Mildly spicy flavour (coriander and cloves again), refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 12:21:10 | More by Sigmund
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2014 15:26:30 | More by MattSweatshirt
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-09-2012 19:52:51 | More by PhillyStyle
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atis

Finland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light orange/golden colour with average head and almost no lacing.

Aroma is mostly wheat malt with some citrus. Flavour is malty, yeasty, spicy (coriander) with hints of citrus fruit, mostly orange. Mouthfeel is between thin to medium, kind of sharp and fizzy, because of the high level of carbonation. Although it is quite ok for witbiers to have a slightly sour aftertaste, in this case it was too strong.

Very interesting beer, I think it is quite different from other white beers I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 15:16:07 | More by atis
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-28-2011 22:11:05 | More by rekel
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Chaucer's pub in London, ON- Pours the typical cloudy yellow with a good froth of white foam. Nice lacing with good retention. The aroma set me aback, as it surprisingly full of fresh aromatic hops and other leafy greens. Also present are good doses of pine and yeasty nuances with a follow up of orange peel and vanilla, maybe a touch of spice. The flavour profile is quite hoppy and citric, lots of bitterness, bubblegum, lots of fruit, very tasty. FInish is fruity citric bitterness, with lots of candy. Unexpected and pleasant!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 03:46:29 | More by mrmanning
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vancurly

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a large wine glass. Very bubbly, with thick foamy white head. Pale gold, light haze.
S: Wheat malt, hint of lemon, yeast phenolics
F: Noticable caramalts, slight citrus tang. Not very 'spicy' as one expects for style.
M: Big effervescence. Fairly light and airy, watery even. Finishes quickly with a lemony tingle.
O: Not bad, although I would prefer creamier wheat body & flavour.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 05:06:32 | More by vancurly
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up during my last trip to Belgium. Cloudy straw-yellow pour with beautiful two finger pure white head with decent retention and great lacing. Typical Belgian Witte nose with lots of yeast and citrus. Hints of corriander, lemon zest, grass, and barnyard. The taste follows suit with hints of pepper, honey, corriander, lemon and orange zest, grass, yeast and just a touch of banana. The mouthfeel is light and fizzy with a nice tangy, crisp, dry finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is a very refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 17:02:37 | More by beerdrifter
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe, maybe not the best, but with their wide range of different beers, for sure the most inventive trappist brewery. This time I tried the only white trappist beer avaliable.
Poured it into a La Trappe glass. The beer pours a cloudy gold-yellow color with a nice two finger thick head that didn't disappear during drinking.

The scent is like Hoegaarden white, wheat malts, fresh and some spices (coriander).

The taste is great, a bit sweet (but much less sweet than Hoegaarden white), wheat, some citrus and spices again. The aftertaste is a bit malty, nice and very fresh

The mouthfeel is good, medium-high carbonation but very light and drinkable

Overall it is my favourite white beer, more spicy, much less sweet and much more depth compared to Hoegaarden white beer. Another great trappist beer. If you like the style, it is a must try!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 16:30:58 | More by rvdoorn
La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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