La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.95/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Presentation: 1 pint 9.4 oz brown Belgian magnum, corked and caged. No freshness date.
Appearance: Clear golden with a killer head that has perhaps one of the best head retentions we have ever seen.
Smell: Corky aromas with a slight sherry alcohol and oxidized aroma.
Taste: Soft malty mouth feel with a lower than normal Trappist ale carbonation. Fruity grape like flavours and a mustiness make up the by products of the yeast and malt. Mild oxidation and cork flavours become obtrusive. A touch of astringency grows greater towards the end from the leafy / oily hops and husky grain. Concludes with a puckering dry astringent flavour.
Notes: Gets better around cellar temp. as suggested on the back label (50-55*F). Not a bad brew but more of an acquired taste. The astringent / slight oxidized character seems to take over mostly. Oddly this brew is filtered and there is no form of secondary fermentation in the bottle which is totally associated with this style of beer hence the formation of oxidation and corkiness in the beers character.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2000 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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.