La Trappe Puur - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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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Reviews by Aethien:
Photo of Aethien
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale golden yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly fades to a mere film on the beer.

The first thing I smell is some fairly potent hops, followed by smells of pepper, earth and wet hay. A little citrus and fruity sweetness rounds it out. It's reminiscent of a witbier but hoppier.

The taste, sadly, does not measure up to the interesting and powerful smell. While it's similar with grassy hops, a little spices and some lemon tartness it's watery in taste.

The mouthfeel, again, is a little thin and weak with not quite enough oomph to make this a light and easy brew or erase the watery feel from the brew.

Overall this beer started amazing but quickly went downhill when the taste just couldn't measure up to the promising nose. It's a shame because this beer could have been so much more, a more potent flavour and some stronger carbonation and this would have been one amazing light summer beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl brown bottle w/ a freshness date.

Pale yellow, thin but sticky lace.

Fresh spicy hops, grassy, pale malt, hint of yeast, hop oil.

Mild crispness, clean graininess, herbal bite, spicy, dried hay, complex malt-hop finish.

So much flavor in this lager-like beer, hop complexities are epic. A truly amazing brew.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Rijken
3.12/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of sfprint
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

exp oct 2011

A: Thin sediment filled, golden, almost peachy in color, single finger head, single column of carbonation through the center.
S: Bready bakers yeast, malt in the German style, musty.
T: Very bitter hops, more subtle but slightly sweet German style malt, Heavier body than one would expect. Slightly musty
M: subtly astringent with a subtle sting. Has a somewhat creamy quality
O: Drinkable but a bit subpar. Not so interesting.

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of HalfFull
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml. bottle into a wine glass, showing mostly clear and deep straw in color. Touch of haze at first, a thin cap offers moderate retention and good lace.

Aroma of light pale malts and a bit of noble hops. Belgian yeast notes are rather subdued. Noted oddly as a 'Category II' bier on the label, not sure what that means as the Witte was 'Category I'. Does offer a slightly expanded yeast profile with warming, though still light.

Taste is more along the lines of a Pils beer with a light grainy finish, and a bit coarse and chalky/dry along the way. Finish does linger well for the light body of the beer, with some lemony citrus and expanding yeast notes. Feel is light but expected for the light ABV, and in fact fuller than the ABV might suggest. Finish is quite smooth and easy on the palate with pale lemony grain.

Photo of BPHL
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of desint
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of RuudJH
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl. bottle.
Organic unfiltered, clear ale with small floaty bits. Pale golden, with a white head, great lacing in the glass.

Smell is of grassy and floral hops.
Taste is of malts, but mainly bitterness of the hops. Actually not bad. Reminds a lot of pilsner, but with a more balanced lingering aftertaste.

I like this brew from La Trappe. It's very easy and accessable.

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has flavors of spicy hops and a light amount of bitterness and hints of pale malts. Notes of yeast are also perceptible. Bitterness and spicy flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't match up to some of the better examples of the style but is pretty good considering it is organic.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall thin 33cl brown bottle, best before Jan 2012, poured into an Augustijn chalice during Oct 2011.

No sediment in the glass, strange considering it is supposed to be an unfiltered trappist beer? Having said that the Lager looking brew did have some particals suspended within its body: it wasn't a clean, clear beer at all.

Golden, with a thin white head and thicker collar, almost Pilsner in looks, those aforementioned particals preventing the perfect Pilsner/Lager clearness.

The aroma given off was grassy/grainy and not very trappisty.

Pleasant enough, but not a great Belgian Pale Ale (well it is brewed in Holland): just seems like a run of the mill type of beer, a bit disappointed to be honest. My average scores could have been lower if I'd been in a bad mood!

Medium body depth and strenght, lacks that sparkle and interest to set it apart from the better brews within this style. Their own La Trappe Isid'or knocks spots off this for instance.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a pale slightly cloudy straw colour with a nice white head that reduces to a lacing film.

S - Really nice aromas of hop and spices malts with yeast.

T - Up front some nice spice and hop followed by some spice and malt, the finish is a little watery.

M - light body with minimal carbonation, a little thin.

O - At 4.5% this is a very good beer with plenty of flavours. Perhaps a little thin.

Photo of Rohkey
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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.

Photo of Arborescence
2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Slight haze due to the beer being unfiltered, smooth. Pours a nice head, but not a very thick one.

Aroma: Mild, slightly hoppy, floral.

Taste: Quite mellow and light. Hops are the predominant flavour, perhaps more so than in your typical trappist. Not very malty, more of floral flavours, and maybe a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Nothing in particular to report, light and boring.

Overall: This organic unfiltered trappist beer by the only trappist brewery outside of Belgium is decent, but a bit light for my taste. I like the concept of making an organic trappist beer like this, but it might’ve been better as a double. Probably not worth going out of your way to try this, but it was a pleasant enough beer to drink on its own. I recently had the La Trappe Witte as well, which is also rather light and pleasant.

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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