La Trappe Witte Trappist
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Witte TrappistLa Trappe Witte Trappist
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #47
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,880
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.94%
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
399
From:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
 
Netherlands
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  29
Gots
  102
SCORE
86
Very Good
La Trappe Witte TrappistLa Trappe Witte Trappist
Notes: Formerly La Trappe and La Trappe Mandarina Bavaria Witte

The world’s first and only white Trappist ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. Brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.
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Guaro from Italy

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Transparent color between off yellow and white, abundant medium-fine grain foam with excellent hold. Sweet and elegant bouquet, citrus fruits, coriander, bread crust, honey, spices and herbaceous. On the palate there is a good malty base that supports the freshness of citrus fruits and the pungent spiciness. Herbaceous finish with acid hint. Delicate aftertaste of banana and vanilla. Slim body and high sparkling.

May 26, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L- Mid-straw, very slight haze (most sediment left in bottle), pours with 3mm ultra-fine white head.
S- Distinctly witte with a spicey edge, coriander might be the most prominent and a touch of clove.
T- Quite hoppy and light for a Trappist beer. After a few swigs some more body begins to come through.
F- When I think of Trappist beers I'm used to punchy winter-warmers, this isn't like that, it's like a cross between a witte and a good German weissbrau.
O- I was surprised to see glucose syrup listed in the ingredients; according to their website that's added pre-bottling to achieve the secondary fermentation. Likely the lightest monastic beer I've had, part-compensation comes via the hefty spicy character. Still, might suit summer better than winter.
330ml bottle. BB: 04-2020

Nov 18, 2019
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Warsteiner pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of wheat malt, clove, apple and lemon; classic witbier profile. Flavor follows with wheat malt, apple and pear, light lemon and clove. Thins out a bit into the finish, displaying the clove note more clearly. Medium bodied with light to medium creaminess. Looks and smells like a traditional witbier, but the flavor is a bit thin in the finish, although there is a lingering spicy wheat flavor. I'm not sure the description on the page is correct "no herbs are added", because there is very distinct clove in both the aroma and taste. Either that has changed recently or there is an unusually accurate flavor component to the hops. A good witbier that could use a bit more flavor body; the flavor that's here is nice.

Sep 03, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. "La Trappe Witte Trappist"
330ml brown glass bottle, "Best before end of 18:14 L14A19

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's just a slightly hazy straw gold in color. Most American beers are hazier than this these days, and yet witbiers used to be known for their haze. The head is a two inch tall cap of white foam that holds remarkably well. The aroma is gently spicy, and phenolic with notes of plastic, clove, and banana over a soft base of sweetish wheaty malt. It's interesting and enticing, and at the same time not overdone. The flavor offers more maltiness and more banana flavor, as well as more spice and a touch of citrus, apple, and peach. It's not that bitter but it finishes dry with some phenols and spiciness swirling around. The banana and clove make it seem a little like a hefeweizen and yet it's really something else altogether. In the mouth it's light-medium in body, and gently effervescent and crisp. Overall it's quite refined but with a zippy edge to it from the yeast. Well worth trying!

Review #6,586

May 31, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

A hazy light yellow with a thin white head. The nose is pleasant with grainy wheat, orange peel, a little coriander, all in nice balance. The palate opens grainy and crisp, with a moderately acidic carbonation which amplifies the grainy notes. Orange peel, a little coriander and a yeasty spice are present on the finish. Refreshing and enjoyable.

May 21, 2019
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: yellow, fizzy, big thick white head nice lacing
S: sweetness and. Belgian yeast
T: light, some sweetness and citrus
F: light, but with great mouthfeel and a citrus finish
O: one of my favorites of the style

May 05, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: burnt yellow with some lighter orange notes. Large 3-4 finger head that’s quite rocky

S: banana, wheat, hugeee clove, and green pear. Cardamom, oak, lemongrass, sweet citrus. Big bready malts, with more clove

T: follows the nose. Huge clove and wheat. Lemongrass, sweet citrus, grains, green apple and a hint of bubblegum

M: solid medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

O: decent Witte. Not as spicy as some other Wittes I’ve had, but it’s pretty respectable and not a thing wrong with this

May 04, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is green apple, straw, mineral, and Belgian spices. Heavy bodied for the style, high carbonation, and sweet. Tastes like a witbier/tripel combo. Complex for the style. Good beer.

Feb 03, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

(330 ml bottle, code L24017 - so about 1 year old? ... poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: pale yellow-amber colored liquid, very little haze on initial pour; three-finger high cottony head... healthy does of sediment at the bottom of bottle, took a little agitation to break free; resulting pour makes beer almost hefeweizen-cloudy... not one streak of lace clings, but the cap persists

S: lots of spicy citrus and lightly-fruity bubblegum esters; predominantly spicy, coriander seems a touch buried; great potency overall

T: the phenolic, fruity bubblegum leaps out ahead with a bold, almost dried-ginger-like spice as well as a huge pop of doughy wheat malt and yeast following through on the finish; aftertaste is dry, with a little spice and faint residual sour note lingering behind; stealth bitterness, until you notice it, then it locks in on the palate, but still mild... saw on their website that 'glucose syrup' (candy sugar?) is also an ingredient - now I'm wondering if that extra meat on the malt is added sugars... the addition of the yeast, of course, enhances the overall flavor intensity 2-3 fold, but it's merely turning the volume up on a lo-fi flavor spectrum (age of bottle taking into account)

F: silky soft texture; light-bodied, but with a plush touch, especially with lees added... the contrast between the measured fill up front in the palate vs the vanishing drop in the back is a treat... subtle warmth throat-to-belly after last sip; relatively fulfilling

O: overall solid... I would like to find a more fresh bottle next time, but there was nothing off about its flavors - maybe more fresh, it tells a different story, but I don't think I'd jump to buy this again too soon, or if sooner, at least I would like to compare it side-by-side with St. Bern, et al

Sep 17, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy goldwn color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, pale malt, hint of alcohol, hint of citrus, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of Belgian yeast, pale malt, hint of alcohol, hint of citrus, hint of spice, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, light and good blend, but too carbonated.

May 29, 2018
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the small bottle in a snifter. This solid witte pours a lightly
cloudy golden straw color with a fantastic head of white dissipating
foam that settles to a nice thick ring, thin layer, and showcases some
VERY nice sudsy lacing. nose of soft wheat, light candy sugars, subtle
yeasty goodness, and light lemon zest. Flavors exceed what a good
witte should taste like with soft wheat and subtle lemon touched hops
that are lightly herbal, a hint of white pepper, and excellent light yeast
elements with a light candy sugar touch. Excellent mouth feel; medium
light body, medium light carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

Overall, an excellent brew from a great brewery.
One of he best witte ale I have had to date.

Cheers

Mar 25, 2018
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OlaB from Norway

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a huge top of white creamy head that disolve very slowly. Aroma is of citrus, banana, zest, spices like corriander and pepper and wheat. The taste is fruity and medium sweet with a medium spicy bitterness and some notes from the wheat in the back. The finish is as well medium bitter with some good spicy notes, but the flavour and mouthfeel is a little watery. Medium body with a high carbonation, with a clean and smooth but a little watery mouthfeel.
A good and refreshing witbier that would suit well on a hot summerday.

Mar 24, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light golden color with a nice large white head. A smell of spice, lemon and a bit of orange. Taste is similarly pleasant

Jan 14, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of spices, bananas, lemons. Taste is spices, wheat, lemons, some bananas, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good thirst quencher and a decent beer.

Aug 16, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy straw gold under a thin ivory foam collar with fair retention.

S: It smells of spice and orange, faint wheat, a trace of banana, a hint of bubble gum and other Belgian yeast aromas.

T: Big fruit leads the flavors. Orange, orange peel, citrus, coriander and fresh bread dough spread out over the tongue. The hop bitterness is low, earthy and spicy with a very faint astringency from the spice on the finish joined by a splash of tartness.

F: The body is light and refreshing with medium carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this beer. It is very refreshing and drinkable.

Jun 22, 2017
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SpongeHop from Belgium

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - golden yellow with a nice foamy white head
S & T - sour, but not in the citrussy, apple-y kind of way. This beer has isolated that crisp dryness that comes from the wheat realllyy well. Sunny, grassy-hoppy, wheaty freshness with some bread-doughy yeastiness
F - nice and drinkable without being watery. Refreshingly fizzy without becoming like a soda.

O - really refreshing, and something I definitely wouldn't mind chugging during a sunny summer day's lunch at a restaurant or a picknick. In fact, I prefer this over all other weizens and witbieren I've tried thusfar. The crisp dryness of the wheat, the bread-doughiness of the yeast... I just tastes like the wheat harvest in a bottle.

I absolutely recommend this one.

Jun 09, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Greenville, SC.

Very large, foamy, off-white head over a sparkling amber body.
Heavily spiced banana bread in the nose.

Flavor: Spicy to the point of medicinal, but better than that description sounds. Lingering aftertaste of mixed spices and faint wheat.

Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation.

Oct 14, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is Belgian yeast, bubblegum, spices and medium sweetness. The flavor is Belgian yeast, wheat, light citrus and a mix of spices and slight sweetness/tart in the finish.

Sep 26, 2016
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Andrewharemza from Australia

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330ml bottle, pours a hazey pale yellow colour with a huge big white coloured head that slowly disapates to a small layer.
Aroma spice, orange, citrus.
Taste orange, citrus, malt, spices.

Sep 18, 2016
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big two finger white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Belgian aroma with a scent of spices and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of clove, pepper, funk, and coriander. Fruit hints of banana, pear, and apple along with citrus hop hints of orange peel, lemon, and mango with some pineapple. Malt hints of wheat, grains, cracker, and biscuit. Also some sweet hints of bubblegum and candied sugar. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian taste with notes of spices and fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of pepper, clove, funk, and coriander. Malt notes of wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Dried fruit notes of banana, apple, and pear. Nice citrus hop notes of orange, mango, and lemon along with some pineapple. Sweet notes of bubblegum along with some candied sugar. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and juicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good Belgian Witbier. Good mix of spice and fruit.

Sep 16, 2016
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EmperorBevis from England

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Slightly hazy lemon yellow body with slight white head
Aroma of cloves and toffee
Classic wit flavour
Seems a bit watery though

Jul 20, 2016
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davidperez from Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice, it pours a pale yellow, hazy, with a three-finger creamy head with some retention. After the head dissipates a constant ring of foam remains at the rim of the glass.

The bouquet is pleasing. Huge bubblegum, banana, wheat, honey, citrusy as in lemon, orange, malty sweetness, slightly spicy.

Very expressive carbonation upfront. Short after, a mildly bitter taste enters the frame with notes that follow the nose accurately. There is also a very refreshing, herbal note, which lingers long.
The finish, in contrast with the dominant flavor, is predominantly sweet, and long.
Medium to light body, slightly smooth.

Very nice beer.

Jul 05, 2016
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a La Trappe Witte Trappist tulip glass from draught at Firkin on May 2, 2016. Look is cloudy gold with a thick white head and sticky lacing.

May 02, 2016
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dar482 from New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a clear straw color.

The aroma hits of grainy sweetness, clove, wheat, hints of sweet citrus.

The flavor offers grainy and bready sweetness, wheat, a gentle hint of spice with clove, banana, a bright effervescent carbonation and medium minus mouthfeel as the slowly drives off the palate with lingering wheat flavors.

Apr 27, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fruity and spicy, this one has a bit of a nip to it. Citrusy with a touch of coriander, pale golden with a thin head. A bit of tang on the roof of the mouth finishes it...

Jan 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 399 ratings