La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.22/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
We pour a brew somewhere between deep tawny and a glowing amber. A relatively soft pour reveals a beige head, cola-like in appearance, and voraciously bubbling. It recedes at a medium pace, leaving little lacing as it goes. There is a definite haze to the body, but no sediment is noted otherwise. The carbonation appears active. The aroma is bright, showing off bready malts, cold and metallic yeasty scents, and a nice balancing fruitiness, of dark pit fruits and berries. These are contributed to by light esters, while buttery diacetyls swirl through the back of the nose. The taste begins with heavy malts and expertly intertwined medicinal phenols. The middle moves forward with cool, cleaning bubblegum esters, and a light cherry sweetness. As we finish, there is a washing bitterness, of yeast and darker malts, working to further scrape the fruit and phenols from the palate. The aftertaste breathes with a hint of booze, riding upon those bitter notes from the end. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium. The feel to the mouth is wet, but not watery. The slight syrupiness to it is satisfying, and the mouth is left ultimately cooled and dried. The abv is standard and the beer drinks with great ease.
Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the inviting aroma and the complexity to the taste. From the first whiff of the beer you are drawn in, and want to sip it right away. Once you finally do you are met with a straightforward dubbel, with some inherent complexities through the finish of the taste. What was most surprising about this drink was how quenching and cooling it was to sip. The drinker is left refreshed and wanting more.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2011 03:09:34 | More by TheBrewo
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4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml. bottle poured into a Goblet glass
Appearance... Black beer with head colour beige of 1.5 finger aprox
Aroma... malt, yeast and fruits. malty aroma predominance
Taste... Prune and raisin notes and hop , touch of bitterness too.
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation
Overall... a very recomendable trappist ale, hops are present in a light style.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 18:54:07 | More by Jetulio
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.