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

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 271
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 19.58%
Wants: 22
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-21-2005

Formerly La Trappe

The world’s first and only white Trappist ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. Brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.
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Photo of silenius
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received from Paterlodie. Thanks!

Pours a pale hazed straw with a great cushy white head. Pinpoint carbonation bubbles add a champagne-like appearance.

Light bready smell with a restrained amount of spices and lemon scent in the nose with some bubblegum as well. Refined rather than brash.

Lightly spicy tingle with slight banana notes. Refreshing and light.

Mouthfeel is a little too tingly for me with the carbonation.

Very drinkable hot weather beer. Nice job!

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of IPAcraig
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap in Amsterdam at some place in the Leidesplein (sp?).

It has a very light and slightly cloudy appearance.

The aroma on this beer is great. A big yeast and banana presence.

The taste is solid but a bit light. Again it has that great belgian wit yeat flavor with a bit of lemon that finishes slightly sweet.

A very drinkable wit, though maybe a bit to light. A solid chioce anytime you are craving a wit.

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Photo of basica
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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? :)

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Photo of BeerSingh
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The escapade with wheat beers continues with a trappist wheat - La Trappe Wit. Away from the banana clovey realms I finally move a paradigm into the spicy - citrusy zone. I had heard about this one quite a bit, finally was able to lay my hands on one. I poured this one into a Hoegaarden tumbler. Even the slightest pour gave rise to a massive, pillowy bright white head that slowly began to recede atop a hazy, yellowish orange body. Plenty of carbonation and activity was visible through the transluscent body. As the head receded below the rim, it left heavy rings of lacing. Good beginning so far.
The bouquet was slightly numbed though, faint traces of wheaty malt along with coriander spiciness and citrusy zestiness - had the beer been slightly warmer, I am sure the aroma would have been more profound. However, I was sure the beer would make up for it in taste.
I wasn't wrong. Behind the creaminess of the first sip lay a blast of "witty" flavours - coriander, lemon & orange, a little pale malt. There was a bold sting in the mouth, elucidated by the carbonation and the spiciness. The beer had a dry, spicy finish that left the palate feeling the need for the next swig. The taste was not lengthy, yet it exhibited both the coolness of citrus with the heat of the coriander with great balance.
I had just picked up a single bottle and was left yearning for more. This is a great beer that can be had with equal enjoyment in summer and winter alike.

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Photo of BeerNutta
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

White Trappist.

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.

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Photo of lhaqq
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark golden/light mahogany body with a creamy white head with great lacing.
S: Wheat, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, and sweet malts.
T: A mix of a solid witbier and a good Belgian. Interesting mix that I haven't had before, and not sure it's found too many other places. Starts light with the wheat, then shifts into some dark fruits and candied sugar.
M: Pretty heavy, maybe not a thirst-quenching wheat but more a session beer.
D: Could've had a few.

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Photo of joedon
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very fizzy, light gold with a big white head (all to style).
A bit hazy which is also a wit characteristic.
Smell was malty-estery with some fruit and yeast.
Good tasting wheat and malt with the right hop balance (i.e. not much).

Just a bit on the fizzy-watery side for mouthfeel but still good drinkability.

Overall, a good sample of Belgian Wit but maybe a bit mainstream. This isn't a whole lot better than Sam Adams version.

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Photo of WHROO
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this to be a Hoegaarden Wit clone (or maybe the other way around?)
Poured a great sudsy head, with good head retention, & lacing. A nice soft appearance
Sweet honeys in the aroma...some molasses, very inviting.
The taste was clean, spicey with cloves & coriander, little bitterness & no dryness - very very nice.
mouthfeel had some nice carbonation leaving an alive feeling...this was a nice witbier for sure.
Excellent drinkability - light enough to easily have a session....
Ima loving the witbiers & I reckon this was better than Hoegaarden Wit.

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Photo of Bierschenker
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Ut vivat, crescat, floreat!

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a La Trappe Witte Trappist chalice by freshness date.

Pale cloudy yellow in color, the pour produces two fingers thick of foamy white head that is pretty good comparing to typical Witbier head. Also, the retention is very good with slim cap endurance and leaves fine sticky lace, high active carbonation.

Cover by citrus, pineapple, wheat, yeast, wrap up by clove and coriander spice. The fruitiness tends on citrus zest and sour fruits, light on banana, malt sweetness and bubblegum going out from shelter when the beer starts to warm.

Fruitiness dominates mainly from citrus and lime zest, supporting by generous spiciness from clove, coriander and wheat which is also slight twang, subtle bitterness from hop liaise with fruitiness again to generate a zesty end.

Moderate body, smooth palate with decent and lively carbonation, finish is dry.

Pretty well balance Belgian Wit, robust yet elaborate, worth to pick.

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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Review acoording to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 16A). Bottle 33cl - Batch K10A14. AROMA: sweet and subtle cereal background. moderate coriander with moderate citrusy notes. hop aromas very subtle to none. APPEARANCE: very pale straw/hay color. very clear. dense white head with good retention. TASTE: predominant herbal hop flavour balanced with citrusy character. and a mild wheat background. low hop bitterness that doesnt linger. PALATE: medium-light to light body, a bit on the watery/thin side. finishes not very dry and without tartness. Very effervescent and highly carbonated. no astringency. OVERALL: altough refreshing and very drinkable, an average wit.

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Photo of PapaEugene
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The only white trappist available. Poured it into my lindemans glass.

A: A very lightyellow hazy color. Huge head that slowly diminished throughout the drink. Nice!

S: Some general white beer smells like citrus and coriander but to my surprise also some sweet fruits low in the mix. Yeast smell a little too strong for my taste.

T: No acid bomb like some white beers can be. Grains, coriander, lemon, hints of sweet fruits.

M: Medium carbonation and a medium body.

D: A different white beer for once. I think this will be my second favorite after the Gulpener korenwolf.

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Photo of Zet
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A tasty and refreshing brew, though it lacks some of the herbal aromas of other witbieren. Leans a bit towards weizen actually. That's not necessarily a bad thing though.

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Photo of madvoice
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey colour with a sudsy head that disappears pretty quickly leaving a little lacing behind. Smells of citrus fruits and peaches. It also has a very wheaty/yeasty aroma blended in. Tastes as fruity as it smells and has a subtle bite that finishes it well. Crisp and light on the palate but a little fizzier than I expected. Quite a refreshing drop.

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Photo of stjaernstoft
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

La Trappe Witte Trappist, ABV: 5.5%.
330 ml bottle, 14.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: The beer pours a hazy and bubbly yellow liquid, with a big, white foamy and soapy head. The retention is good.

S: All the 'witty' features are here, with fruity aromas of mandarins, lemons, citrus peels and bananas, as well as spices like bitter oranges, cloves and ginger, and yeast.

T: The flavours are spicy, zesty and yeasty, with notes of cloves, bitter oranges, lemons, freshly baked wheat bread and a minor bitterness. Complex, balanced, Trappist quality.

M: Fizzy, with a relatively rich body.

O: A substantial and zesty Witbier that's lovely on a sunny afternoon, or with food. I had it with a hash of diced potatoes, onions and sausages, but I'd love to try it with some spicy chicken. The price is good as well, considering it's a Trappist.

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Photo of ohitsbrad
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

29 September 2006, Best Before Nov 06

Cloudy golden colour with a medium sized head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, spice, banana and fruit. Tastes doughy and wheaty with some lemon zest, orange and coriander spice. Mouthfeel is bready and light to medium bodied. An excellent witbier.

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Photo of Arno
2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

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Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of redsonja
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A; yellow with a nice bubbely head.

S; wheat,coriander.

T; wheat,banana,coriander.

M: good witbeer,refreshing,light bitter in the aftertaste overall a good wheattaste and the only trappist wit.

O: good beer for the summer some light cheese and belgian sausages.

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Photo of Regenpak
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this beer in a sixpack of those cowardly 30 cl bottles (see photo) in my local Dirk van den Broek supermarket. It pours a half-inch head that's pretty persistent. Lots of bubbles rising in the pale yellow liquid. Very light haze of yeast. The smell is the typical sweet-sour flavor of witbier. Some fruitiness in there. The taste did not follow the promise of the smell. A bit watery and some chemical faintly in the background. This was nicely offset by the rather strong carbonisation. A really nice beer to have on a hot summer day though.

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Photo of btmo
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of 77ships
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of desiderius
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: This is beautiful; hazy yellow color; lots of bubbles, some in champagne-like rows; spectacular, rocky, bright white head; great retention; nice lacing; no sediment.

Smell: Delicate; subtle wheat malt, hints of banana and citrus, minimal hops; could be more complicated.

Taste: Wheat malt, delicate yeast; lemon and orange; slight hoppy bitterness at the end, perfectly blended with the fruity and wheaty taste; however, I usually expect more complicated taste from a trappist brew.

Mouthfeel: Quite light, crisp and refreshing; abundant carbonation but wouldn't wish for less; would welcome somewhat fuller body though.

Drinkability: This drinks like lemonade, and the 5,5% ABV goes unnoticed. OK, most belgian beers are bottled in 330 mL bottles, but I just wish I could find this in 500 mL ones!

Overall, very nice and refreshing, but left me wishing for a bit more.

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Photo of TheFrothDoctor
4/5  rDev +5.8%

A one of a kind wheat beer brewed by Monks in Holland! Pours a bright yellow haze, with a thick frothy white head that bubbled like champagne.
The aroma was like a sweet bouquet of fresh flowers combined with hints of lemon zest.
At 5.5% the taste was very light, consisting of of a tart lemon barley like flavour that evened itself out with a delicate finish of toasted bread.
Overall, a lovely thirst quenching beer that goes down a treat. Although The Froth Doctor prefers his wheat beers dominated by the exciting flavours of herbs & fruit.
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La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.