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La Trappe Puur - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.6/5  rDev 0%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 17:15:18 | More by eduardolinhalis
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 19:53:01 | More by eric5bellies
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thierrynantes

France

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 17:29:28 | More by thierrynantes
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patra7

Greece

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 21:07:41 | More by patra7
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-13-2012 15:58:51 | More by bostonryan
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Aethien

Netherlands

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 16:22:56 | More by Aethien
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IPA35

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 16:10:53 | More by IPA35
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HalfFull

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 05:22:53 | More by HalfFull
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nout72


2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 18:59:48 | More by nout72
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-29-2012 22:31:35 | More by w00ddy
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Arborescence

Finland

2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 13:54:34 | More by Arborescence
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-28-2011 22:09:41 | More by rekel
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 20:14:54 | More by BlackHaddock
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 21:01:20 | More by Jason
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 20:35:03 | More by Thorpe429
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sfprint

Germany

2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 00:35:38 | More by sfprint
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 16:58:37 | More by rvdoorn
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 14:10:38 | More by weissbierdrinker
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.78/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 13:24:27 | More by RuudJH
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Brabander

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 16:32:22 | More by Brabander
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 19:41:37 | More by smcolw
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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.