La Trappe Jubilaris | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe JubilarisLa Trappe Jubilaris
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La Trappe JubilarisLa Trappe Jubilaris

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brabander on 10-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 18
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.64/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Pav5069
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed form the bottle in a snifter glass. This fine Belgian dark pours a muddy ruby brown with a fantastic head of off white foam that dissipates to a thick ring and nice lacing. Nose of light brown sugar, musty Belgian yeast, plums, and light caramel. Flavors surpass the nose with brown sugars, lightly tart white grapes, earthy musty Belgian yeast, a dash of white pepper, a hint of coriander, and a moderate caramel note. A multi-layered monster with a moderately high carbonation that is fluffy and airy, as well as a lightly dry finish. This is an excellent ale that should really be labeled as a dubble considering taste and alcohol. Most excellent.


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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Any new Trappist beer has to get immediate respect, right? Well...

Le Trappe's Jubilaris opens with a creamy and heady pour. A calm separation from the honey-amber body below and the frothy eggshell foam above, the ale simply looks Belgian. Its mild haze denotes its unfiltered refermentation, as its champagne-like structure frames its long-lasting head with fine lacing rings.

Its malty aromatics are deep with caramel, sugared almonds, and toasted malt. There's a fruity and spicy melange that swirls about the olfactories while notes of rose wine waft about. Its light earthen grain scent brings out a light straw hop note for a culmination that's very fruit cake-like.

Its taste is sweetened with both caramel malt and also confectioner's sugar. As that sweetness grows across the middle, its met with balances that include fruit, spice and alcohol- apples, figs, pecans, nutmeg and vinous tastes all align on the palate for a warm cola nut character that's somewhat of fruitcake in its fusion. As the beer finishes, it has a dry malt taste and is slightly bitter with grass and straw.

But the beer's real celebration is in its body. Where its residually sweet texture is expected, it's surprisingly short-lived as the beer's excited carbonation pulls the sweetness from the mouth and ushers in a quick finish of arid and spicy cotton candy. Its finish is malty-dry, spicy and undeniably warm.

Though the beer's sweetness lingers in uncharacteristic fashion for well made, especially Trappist ales of medium strength. It promotes a succulent sipping kind of taste but it delivers a struggling drinkability because of its sweetness. Still, there's enough complexity and subtly to give this regal beer a nod.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice Cognac brown hue with a touch of richness and a dense foam for a head.

The nose holds a deep sweetness of malty sweet breads, pumpernickle, caraway and anise. There's lots of dried fruits like prune and date with a candied fruit cake.

The flavor holds more of the dried fruit with a thick sweet prune and date but it has enough malt that fruit cake seems more appropriate. The finish is almond and licorice with even a bit of pecan.

The feel is appropriate but maybe a little thinner than I'd expect with the style.

I really like this and to think I nearly missed it but to finish off my wife's choice and then order a second.

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Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, brown-tinted dark ruby, one finger of foamy cream colored head, settles to a thin ring. First inch of lace sticks. Smell: lightly buttered toasted raisin bread, plum, pear, peppery note. Taste: pear, plum, toasted brown bread, caramel, red grape, musty / tannic / oxidized notes. Medium bodied, low-moderate fluffy carbonation. Really nice!

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a light-brown/amber color body with a beige foam that is not too big, but that leaves a nice lace.
Smell is typical from La Trappe, but not very strong in this beer. Sweet and yeasty, with notes of caramel.
Taste is really good, sweet and full of malty, yeasty and fruity notes. Caramel, chestnut honey and dark fruits are the highlights; some subtle grainy notes can also be found.
Body is relatively light, however crispy; carbonation and bitterness are at low level but for an odd reason, I think this beer has a pleasurable feel.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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La Trappe Jubilaris from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 67.2% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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