La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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3.14/5 rDev -20.1%
Pours a cloudy golden-amber-brown with a tiny wisp of bubbly head that almost immediately settles to a messy ring around the glass. Terrible retention; no lacing.
Musky and fruity. Cherries, spicy phenols, leather, wood, licorice.
Dark and sweet. A rich, vaguely winey flavor up front, yields to dark fruit, a little alcohol sourness, wood, and a mysteriously quick, dry finish.
Thin and bubbly. Light-medium bodied with a dry, aromatic finish.
I felt like this one was just a little less 'big' than I would have liked. Terrible looking, it is saved by a pretty pleasant nose that is very spicy and woodsy. Taste-wise it is obviously a European dubbel and I feel like it has a very nice yeasty character; but it is pretty light and definitely nothing earth-shattering.
Won't have again; have a Westmalle or some Rochefort instead ; )
03-25-2014 00:28:33 | More by TheDoctor
3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
330ml bottle. La Trappe Chalice glass. Dark brown color, cloudy appearance. Light beige foam & creamy crown shows fairly good retention. Dark fruit, slight phenolic, sweet & caramel malt, spiced aromas & lemon hints. Gentle tart & fruity flavors at first followed by toasted maltiness & chocolate hues. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Spicy & peppery palate. Tartiness is enhaced by carbonation but, finally, toasted malts overwhelm it. Very low hoppiness. Kind alcohol heat & sweet fruits into the finish. Delicious, complex, well balanced & nice spot of the Style.
03-09-2014 10:34:29 | More by GONZALOYANNA
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.