La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by botham:
4.55/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pint 9 oz growler poured into a goblet. pours chestnet brown with brilliant garnet highlights and a single finger of light tan head.
aroma is yeasty, with fruit notes of apple, pear, and a bit of banana. overall a sweet aroma, but not overly so. caramel malts are also present, though ancillary to the fruit.
taste is more of the same, with a smooth profile and a subtle caramel malt that adds to the fruit nicely. very well proportioned dubbel.
mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a creamy texture and a smooth finish. CO2 provides a mild bite, but nothing too harsh. alcohol is only present upon a bit of warming.
drinkability is great. this beer advocate can finish off a 1 pint 9 oz growler in one sitting and love every sip, which is more than can be said for most brews. cheers!
Serving type: growler
02-29-2008 02:47:17 | More by botham
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml Bottle from The House Of Trembling Madness (York):
Mahogany brown with a 0.5cm head that's a fine & bubbly bordering on creamy. Retention is okay but the head slowly reduces in size over the first couple of minutes, leaving a fine lacing across the surface.
Sweet & complex with some dark & ripe fruits featuring plum, dates & cherries with a little raisin & sugar. Rich with some caramel malts & touches of hops too.
Quite sweet with ripe, dark fruits; the plum & dates are here again. Rich with some spice coming through & nice malts plus good hops too. Some caramel & grapes round things off with a faint hint of alcohol as well.
Light medium in body with lively carbonation& a sweet feel that has spicy areas & a dry, smooth finish that almost seems creamy & goes down well.
Great stuff from La Trappe, a very sweet beer that was balanced out with some good spice & touches of malts which prevented the beer from seeming sickeningly sweet. A very good offering and one I'd pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 10:25:23 | More by flyingpig
3.84/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
05/01/14 On tap. Really nice and toasty flavor, nothing sweet on the caramelized side, just a solid, well balanced brew. Leave all expectations behind & try this. If nothing else you'll have a true point of reference as to what is good & bad. If you find fault, be prepared to defend your opinion, if you like it...well..just enjoy it like I did.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 02:35:18 | More by seedyone
4.59/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, ripe cherries, apples and yeast. Body is full, creamy and spicy. Spicy yeast, caramel malt, bread crust, plums, raisins, brown sugar fill the mouth. Finish is long, spicy, semi-sweet. Extremely, delicious brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 13:23:34 | More by mikeg67
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.