La Trappe Witte Trappist | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly La Trappe

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.

Added by paterlodie on 03-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,877
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
372
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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

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Photo of robotic_being
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of 54V4G3
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppie82
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monk287
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
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

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Photo of OlaB
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of ninaturner
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexrdvz
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tomesco
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 372 ratings