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La Trappe Puur - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: smcolw on 08-16-2010

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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 23
Photo of rvdoorn
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new organic beer from La Trappe. Again, maybe not the best trappist brewery, but by far the most innovative one.
Pours a golden-yellow color. Although it is very clearly an unfiltered beer (check the bottom of the bottle), the pour is quite clear. Nice head that disappears fast.
Smell is full of grass, some spicy and floral hops with citrus notes.
Taste is like a very good and refreshing. A kind of pilsner with a very pleasant dry, spicy bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation, medium body.
Overall, this is a typical example of a beer that should be reviewed by the style. Nothing spectacular, but just very enjoyable. Compared to table beer of other trappist brewers, this one is together with the Westmalle Extra, the best of the monk table(-like) beers

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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 WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
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 Thorpe429
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the abbey cafe during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a Puur pilsner glass.

Pours a clear straw color with a big sticky white head and an abundance of lacing. The nose brings forward light floral hops along with a bit of straw and grain. Flavor is a bit grainy but with a pronounced Noble hop character. Light body with crisp carbonation and moderate bitterness. Quite tasty and refreshing.

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Rohkey
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of josvemden
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of apanloco
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium thickness white head that fades down rather quickly. Carbonation seems very active.

Smell is floral, yeasty, spicey, earthy

Taste is hoppy with a nice earthy bite, dry and spicey. Some lemon zest. Very tasty and refreshing. I like it!

Photo of AdamNowek
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
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 RuudJH
3.8/5  rDev +5%
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 Silke_Neryn
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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