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
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
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 tempest
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA for $8. Served in a large snifter, the wit is hazy straw yellow with a white head. The aroma is weak until the beer warms up, but when it does, the smell is akin to sticking your rose in a bunch of roses. It's almost bizarre how much this smells like flowers, down to the earthy (dirt) undertones. The flavor is a smooth, but too subtle, mix of soft wheat bread and soapy floral spice. Not my favorite white ale, but well-made and worth trying.

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tommy5
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of dar482
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
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 Derek
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap a Beerbistro. Wheat beers are always better when they're fresh.

A: Hazy, white-yellow, white head, some retention and lace.

S: Spicy (corriander), tropical fruit (banana with a hint of pineapple) and a touch of wheat.

T: Corriander, banana, wheat, cider, hint of pineapple, slight hint of tartness.

M: Light to moderate body is well-attenuated with a dry finish. Higher than moderate carbonation. Refreshing. It'd be a great summer drink.

D: Very drinkable.

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Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, white gold color with decent head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showing clove, lemon zest, light orange peel and a hint of coriandor. Flavors replicate the nose almost exactly in this moderately sweet beer. However, there is enough underlying spice to counter and balance the light sweetness very well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and frankly I'm a bit surprised by the amount of flavor I'm encountering in this wit beer. Drinkability is exceptional... the alcohol is well disguised and the amount of flavor I'm gettin in this 5.5% beer is very impressive.

A very nice beer... one of the better Belgian wit beers I've had in some time. Delicious.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Halcyondays
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, the only Trappist white beer, I'm excited to try this,

A: Pours a hazy yellow to be expected with a firm white head, great Belgian lace.

S: Notes of wheat and lemon, light.

T: Predominately lemon with a minor note of orange and some white pepper. Interesting wheat malt notes mid-palate.

M: Dry and spritzy, very light-bodied, soft carbonation, easy to drink.

D: Pretty much a middle of the road wit for me, it's nice, but I'm not wowed by it.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

06/28/2017, at the La Trappe cafe, Netherlands.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice, lightly cloudy pale lemon coloured body. Nice sturdy head of fine bubbled white foam. Very attractive. Decent Lacing. Some fine-bubbled carbonation, but not a huge amount. Should be cloudier, for a wit, but otherwise very nice.

Decent wit nose, hints of citrus, a little clove and spice. Quite sweet, a little soapy coriander character, but it's pretty subdued overall. The better wits hit you around the head with a huge amount of flavour. This doesn't.

Taste is also quite flat, unfortunately. A bit of sour wheat character, a bit of peppery spice, but quite one-dimensional. Palate is pretty short. Mouthfeel is frothy almost to the point of making it feel like it's difficult to swallow. Don't get me wrong, it's got some very pleasant elements to it, but it's a bit light on them.

It's drinkable, but it doesn't blow me away. A reasonable witbier, but not, in my opinion, an outstanding one.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bark
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is pale orange-gold; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head slowly sinks down to a firm white layer, leaving some lacing.

The smell is fruity with yeasty flavours, sweet citric fruits (mandarins, bitter oranges) and a hint of bitterness.

The first flavours are citric (bitter oranges, lime), mixed herbs, plums and bakery yeast. Then, some notes of wheat flour, and sour flavours emerges. The aftertaste is mid-sourish with a fruity bitterness and hints of herbs.

The carbonation is overwhelming and – in my opinion – too strong even for a wit. The bubbles are medium sized.

I thought this beer was a little too discreet; I like a wit to be a rollercoaster of flavours!

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La Trappe Witte Trappist from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.8 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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