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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

599 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 599
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%


Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Reviews by drperm:
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drperm

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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Koningshoeven is one of the Trappist Breweries, so you can be assured of a certain critical level of quality and respectability. It certainly brings that, as well as an intangible pleasantness and cerevisial happiness. It's a quiet Trappist, but that's a point in its favor as far as I'm concerned.

Served in its own goblet.
Caramelly brown -- quite pretty to look at.
Pleasantly sweet -- never cloying, just the right amount of sweetness for a Dubbel.
At 6.5% ABV, it's not so rigorous on the gullet, although I've never tried multiple servings in one go.

To sum it all up, a quote from the Missus: "It's like a hug in a bottle."

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 18:13:48 | More by drperm
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S:
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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.