La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pour a brew of deep orange, with hues closer to gold around the edges. It sustains a beautiful white head of two fingers. This is composed of bubbles varying in size, producing an ultimately creamy look. It disappears at a somewhat quick pace, leaving little lacing as it goes. There is a haze to the brew, but no outright sediment is noted. Carbonation looks to be active. The aroma includes cool malts, clovey phenols, and a hint of citrus, all wrapped in a cloak of soft and sweet banana esters. There are also flashes of bittering wheat and vanilla, somewhere back in the distance. The taste begins with creamy malts, with some additional bittering grain, of barley or wheat. There is a citrus bite at the very tip of the tongue. As we move through to the middle malts continue to dominate, but they begin to contrast with some sweetness lent by the bubblegum esters. The transition from middle to end is marked by warm apple spice, phenols, and a tinny yeast flavoring. The aftertaste breathes a touch metallic, but is predominantly malty and slightly tart, of lemon. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high. The feel to each sip is with a great deal of creaminess, with the mouth left coated, and wet. The abv is standard and the beer drinks with ease.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its aroma. We found, here, inclusions of wheat and sweetening esters, which helped raise it from a standard, or dull beer, in this category. The taste, however, did fall a bit flat. It began nicely, but by the end of the sip, and even more so by the end of the glass, the taste became metallic and capable of overwhelming the palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 21:14:52 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Small stubborn head. High effervescence. Golden colour.
S: Medium intensity. Beautiful perfumy aroma of bubblegum, roses, clove and banana. No hop character.
T: Taste is of medium intensity. Strong clove notes upfront but not shadowing of other expected aromatics like banana and bubblegum.
M: Low bitterness. Finishes sweet-ish. Very high carbonation. Soapy texture. Medium to medium full body.
O: An agreeable blonde with a sophisticated aroma but questionable texture and average taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 21:26:01 | More by endovelico
3.59/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap. La Trappe Tasting chalice glass. Bright golden color, clear appearance. White froth, close crown showing modest retention. Aromas of Belgian yeast, pale malts & floral notes, hints of bread, slight citric, alcohol, nectar & hops to the nose. Gentle & crispy upfront displays delicate citric, spiced & brown sugar flavors rounded by fruity touches. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture, light spicy & sparkling palate. Low hoppiness & phenolic hues in the middle. Sweet/soft bitter finish lingers into the aftertaste. Easy drinkable & refreshing despite of being a real Belgish Blond one.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 10:20:50 | More by GONZALOYANNA
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
84 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.