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

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La Trappe Witte TrappistLa Trappe Witte Trappist
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
324
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
19.53%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 112 | Ratings: 324
Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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Photo of davidperez
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of dar482
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
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...

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Photo of Shilnikoff
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 330 ml | Batch # K27C15 10:55 | Best before end of 09-2016 | Bar code 8 711406 985489
Served in glassware similar to original La Trappe Witte Trappist

Appearance: Light pale yellow, Foggy | 25 mm foam head (middle density, not stable) | Quick small bubbles
Smell: Wheat is the priority
Taste: Wheat, middle carbonated, unstable - from Sour taste at very beginning, Watery in a middle and Bitter at the end
Mouthfeel: Light, watery, middle carbonated, acidity aftertaste
Overall: I would recommend the glass of that beer during the outdoor summer time lunch

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Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very nice witbier with typical witbier-spice flavors, which I especially appreciate considering that there were no added spices. An interesting beer to try and a bit outside the usual Trappist lineup.

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Photo of drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not bad as some sort of style of a wheat beer. As a wit, it seems to be missing some of the traditional qualities that make this beer so interesting and pleasurable as a type. The use of just these ingredients to yield the traditional results doesn't quite cut it. Still not a bad brew.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle

Pours a hazed yellowy hue of light amber. Lifts a large, solid and lasting off white head.

Lemon perfumed sniff with some yeast and light coriander

Lemon, pepper, lime, again coriander and flowery perfume on the palate. Light, delicate, complex, dry and quite tasty. Quality wit.

Bring on the goat cheese, crusty bread and summer salads

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Photo of Zet
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A tasty and refreshing brew, though it lacks some of the herbal aromas of other witbieren. Leans a bit towards weizen actually. That's not necessarily a bad thing though.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer of a light and hazy ocher color and an effervescent foam.
Smell and taste are not strong neither special, somewhat yeasty and spicy but with more malt notes than any thing else.
Body is light and carbonation is high, but effervescence takes the gas away after some shaking

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Photo of drmeto
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a cloudy strawyellow with a medium frothy white head,which quickly dissipates
-High visible carbonation
S:
-big lemon zest,Clove,slight banana,dishwashing liquid off flavour
T:
really big on a zesty lemon flavour.wheaty and quite hoppy for a wheat.
Finishes very dry
F:
-Medium body,high prickly carbonation
O:
Not really a German Hef,Not really a belgian wit.O.k overall

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Photo of vinicole
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straightforward Witbier.
Cloudy yellow with the expected yeasty aroma.
Light spice and sour notes with a dry finish
Highly carbonated.
Nothing really exciting - just well brewed.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light straw yellow with a huge puffy cloud of a head. Active carbonation and a slight haze from the yeast kicked into the beer. The aroma is phenolic and has plenty of wheat, pie crust, herbal hop, and the distinct La Trappe yeast strain.

The taste has all the aforementioned spicy wheat elements, some dry grains, rustic Trappist yeast, cracker, lemongrass, noble hops. A sophisticated Witbier, this is clean and dry, perfectly crisp and carries the wheat and expressive yeast flavor. The yeast has a slight funk and spice to it which really works with the dry, dusty wheat character. Full bodied, crisp and lively.

Witbier does not get a whole lot cleaner or better than this. Bright flavor and almost champagne like with the carbonation and overall crisp nature of the beer. This would be great to pair with pumpernickel bread, grlled meat and/or seafood.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG.

This beer appears a cloudy, very pale golden straw colour, with one thick finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy chalk-white head, which leaves some stellar pockmarked lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, mixed orchard drupe fruit, mildly acrid yeast, lemon peel, and a prickly floral herbal bitterness. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a bit of candy sugar, edgy yeast, muddled white fruit, and a soft lemon cleaner alcohol astringency.

The carbonation is pretty low intensity, and mostly just plainly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the generic fruitiness running out the clock with the lingering malt and wan spiciness.

I hate to say it, but this is a bit of an underwhelming affair, the various components all present and accounted for, but not really standing out. Easy to drink, sure, however - far from memorable.

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Photo of TheFrothDoctor
4/5  rDev +5.5%

A one of a kind wheat beer brewed by Monks in Holland! Pours a bright yellow haze, with a thick frothy white head that bubbled like champagne.
The aroma was like a sweet bouquet of fresh flowers combined with hints of lemon zest.
At 5.5% the taste was very light, consisting of of a tart lemon barley like flavour that evened itself out with a delicate finish of toasted bread.
Overall, a lovely thirst quenching beer that goes down a treat. Although The Froth Doctor prefers his wheat beers dominated by the exciting flavours of herbs & fruit.
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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Review acoording to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 16A). Bottle 33cl - Batch K10A14. AROMA: sweet and subtle cereal background. moderate coriander with moderate citrusy notes. hop aromas very subtle to none. APPEARANCE: very pale straw/hay color. very clear. dense white head with good retention. TASTE: predominant herbal hop flavour balanced with citrusy character. and a mild wheat background. low hop bitterness that doesnt linger. PALATE: medium-light to light body, a bit on the watery/thin side. finishes not very dry and without tartness. Very effervescent and highly carbonated. no astringency. OVERALL: altough refreshing and very drinkable, an average wit.

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Photo of seedyone
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

05/01/14 On tap. This is the stuff of the ethereal. Light as a feather and as refreshing as spring water. Yet, it has a distinct taste. A slight citrus and something in the wheat-ish area, but just ever-so...delicate...yeah that's it..delicate. An Angels Kiss. (Like I, of all, should know.) This is as clean and pure a taste sensation as it gets.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.74/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color. There is a generous head with solid retention covering it.
The aroma is mostly wheaty, also some fruity and malts.
The taste starts sweet. There's quite some wheat, a slight yeasty feel. Slight sourness present, but also slightly watery body.
The fruity finish is nice.
Not my favourite, but drinkable.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
Slightly cloudy yellow to golden with a large, foamy white head that looks quite thick and holds well. Plenty of visible evidence of carbonation and some lacing left on the sides of the glass too.

Light spice then some citrus notes, there is a touch of lemon and a hint of coriander as well. I could detect some cloves, wheat & some refreshing fruits that seem almost tropical but these are faint.

Citrus with a mainly lemon zest taste to begin, there is some banana and a little clove too. A definite witbier taste with some light coriander and hints of spice and orange with a mix of various fruits towards the end.

Well carbonated with a citrus tang that is quite refreshing on top of a light body. The high carbonation takes a little away from the smoothness but the beer is an easy one to drink.

Not a bad witbier at all and very close to what I was expecting before opening the bottle. The taste features all the regulars for the style and the the balance is a nice one with no one flavour dominating proceedings.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle consumed at Gainesbar in Kortrijk. Served in a La Trappe glass. On to the beer:

A short cream head is formed top this very pale yellow beer which looks like its color has been washed out. Forget looks, it's about flavor. The aroma brings a good omen, as wonderful orange cream, lemon, and coriander notes tickle the nose. Can it tickle the palate as well?

It does. The flavor is soft and very pleasant. A lemon/orange note provides a stable flavor throughout the beer. A kiss of gum and pleasing spice notes add extra layers to the beer. It sounds simple, but together makes an overall taste that I like. It's soft in mouthfeel, light, and somewhat crisp.

Good wit, and also a great thirst buster. These Dutch monks got it right with this offering.

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La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.79 out of 5 based on 324 ratings.
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