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La Trappe Puur - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 08-16-2010)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is golden-yellow, and surprisingly transparent for an unfiltered beer, even despite the moderate amount of sediment floating around in it. The pour kicks up a pretty ridiculous off-white head that leaves gorgeous smatterings of lace as it dissipates over the next few minutes.

Aroma is pleasantly fruity and crisp. Lots of light pilsener smells going on in there, along with a really nice compliment of light fruit from the hops. There's an undercurrent of yeasty esters adding some complexity and some depth to the fruitiness. Really nice aroma.

Flavor is similar, starting off with a nice crispness followed by a wonderful, understated, subtle fruitiness. There's a wonderful bit of slightly stinging hop flavor that is perfectly understated - As an American, I could never really call this beer "hoppy," but the hops are still there and biting. The hops also bring a really nice, if also understated bit of complex fruitiness, with a surprising tropical flavor. Underneath, the yeast brings in some more estery fruit flavors, along with an ever-so-slight bit of a barnyard flavor that gets more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied and crisp, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a really interesting and great beer. This is what I would imagine I would want if I was a monk and wanted an IPA. It's got really great hop flavors in there, but is so understated so that you can barely notice it. To be honest, if you're a hophead I think I would only recommend trying this after a several-week-long sabbatical from hoppy beers - otherwise, you might not even be able to notice the hops! But in true trappist form, they don't sit content with just the hop flavors - they bring in yeast to compound the fruitiness and bring in other flavors. And, of course, it is amazingly drinkable.

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3.52/5  rDev -3%

Sharp and strong in the flavor despite having quite a low ABV. Extremely drinkable.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, pale yellow colour, almost no head

S: rather interesting, flowery hops, bread, and there is something I can't really place

T: crisp, grains, slight hoppy finish

M: too thin, nice carbonation

O: descent cripsp lager, not much more to say

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.