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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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Photo of Thorpe429
4.03/5  rDev +11%
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 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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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 smcolw
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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 Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : clear yellow color, with white foamy head.
Smell : flowery hops aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and hoppy flavours with citrus notes, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Ale.

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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 patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Brabander
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
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 safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in my La Trappe chalice.

A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow colour forming a small bubbled white head. Low retention but with a thin layer that lasts for long time. Some few lacing left

S: Nice aromas of flowery hops. Belgian Trapping style yeasts. A bit malty and spicy too (notes of orange zest)

T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet malts upfront. Strong notes of flowery and bit citrus hops. Belgian yeasts giving some bread notes. Orange zest. In overall, a dry taste, a watery body and a reasonable bitterness

M: Very light and watery body with low carbonation. Aftertaste is mainly flowery hops bitterness

O: Very smooth and light beer. Quite good drinkability. Recommended

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 innominat
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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