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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
outstanding

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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 desint
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Arborescence
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
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 sfprint
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
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 KristofH
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Brabander
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a disappointing beer. I bought this beer when i was at the abbey last week. I had never seen it before and the guy behind the counter told me its was a new La Trappe beer. It should be a organic unfiltered trappist. I say should be because it looks different than unfiltered.

Poured in a dutch beerglass the beer looks clear, light yellow with almost no carbonation. Because of the nice big white head the appearance is a bit better than normal.

Smeel is yeasty and the taste is dry and watery, a bit like a whitebeer. Not a beer i would drink the whole day.

Photo of nout72
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly, if I would have a to perform a blind taste-test including a couple of ordinary Lager beers, like Heineken, Bavaria and Grolsch and this La Trappe Puur I wouldn't recognise this one as a (different tasting) Trapist beer.

Not bad tasting in any ways, but not different or special enough to choose above ordinary pale lagers on the market.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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 Rijken
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Aethien
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
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 bird_soul
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benfons
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
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

Photo of patra7
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light gold color, cloudy; thin white head that quickly dissipates.
Smell: Floral, like a Belgian white but on the lighter side; some hops.
Taste: Citrus / floral with a delicate bitterness, mostly towards the end. Hints of pepper.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; light to medium carbonation.
Drinkability: An interesting ale (“light” as compared to the rest of the La Trappe family) that could easily make for a good quality session beer, without causing too much excitement.

Photo of IPA35
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pale, hazy beer with a white head.

Smells hoppy, some fruity aroma's from the hops, citric.
Light malts.

Tastes rather bitter, slightly fruity, not unlike Duvel or the stronger belgian blonde ales.

Thin mouthfeel.

Overall a good lager alternative, just not really my kind of keer.

Photo of smcolw
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Frothy white head. Leaves good lace on the glass. Crystal clear, straw color.

Grassy and slightly skunked. Some soured grain smells.

Tastes like a wheat beer with a touch of an alcohol kick. Might be better with a lemon. Slightly thin body with a higher than anticipated carbonation. It is a refreshing beer for a hot day.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of w00ddy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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