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

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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:
93
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of Beginner2
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An ale that doesn't try too hard, but does everything correctly.
All components work well together.
See Beerchitect's review to know what I mean.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From elcervecero. In Weiss Damm glass. After dinner. Very balanced, drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev +5%
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 user785335
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of flyingpig
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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 unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of desint
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of bobsy
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The only Trappist wheat beer, and seemingly limited in its tap availability to Canada and Australia. The world economic crisis rumbles on, but globalism is clearly not dead yet. Poured into its own special chalice, the appearance of this wit can be described as textbook. I see a hazy dark yellow liquid, devoid of all lustre until holding it to the light bathes my face in a golden radiance. The head is bone white - the colour of the crypt, and lasts the little time it needs to serve out before I've drained the contents. Whippings of lace are left behind, slowly descending to the depths of the chalice to reunite themselves with their ancestors.

Everything about this is textbook, and the nose is down pat. Obviously we have wheat (something would be seriously f****d if it wasn't apparent), but there's also a lemon zing and a hint of apple.

Ah... nice flavour. There's something about drinking beer made by monks that pushes flavours into a whole new realm. Its like they got some good tips from the great brewmaster in the sky. Coriander (but, of course), joined by banana (a pleasant surprise), tart apple and clean, soft wheat. This must be a new edition of the textbook because the banana esters from the yeast give this somewhat of a hefe feel, but the coriander and slight citric bite let you know we're still in Belgian territory. I see it as a hybrid, and a pleasant departure.

The mouthfeel, as you would expect, is clean, refreshing and erring toward the light. I always hoped that wits would have more body, but that's not really their intention. I'll just have to wait for an imperial witbier to show up on my doorstep.

Awesome drinkability, and the only fault is its gone all too soon (are these servings small or am I really enjoying this palate cleanser). Another home run from the monks.

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Photo of grub
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at beerbistro as part of their koningshoeven trappist beer launch nov 27/07.

pours pale yellow with a bit of haze. the small dense white head lingers for a long time and leaves lots of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. bit of alcohol. light caramel sweetness. bit of grain. nice spice - clove, orange peel. bit of pineapple. banana.

taste is good. very low bitterness. bit of alcohol. light clove. bready malt. pineapple and light tangerine. bit of caramel sweetness.

mouthfeel is good. low carbonation level. fairly light body. very smooth.

drinkability is good. well balanced and very smooth. i'd say it's less assertive than some wits, but it's not dull. very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of nickd717
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cheeky Monk in Denver.

A - Great hazy orangish-blond appearance with a huge, lasting creamy white head and great lacing.

S - Wheat, yeast, citrus, banana, and coriander.

T - Pale malt and wheat, yeast, coriander and other spices, orange peel, banana, and clove. A bit sweet, but not too much.

M/D - Palate is smooth and fairly light with soft carbonation. High drinkability. Overall a great witbier!

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Photo of rarbring
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale straw colored hazy beer, with a white large foam that recedes rather quickly leaving a good lacing.

The smell is the typical spices, cardamom, cumin, citric fruits, bitter orange, sweet syrup, bread loafs and some yeast.

The taste is starting with a clean toffee sweetness, acid tones from lemon and oranges, spicy notes, clove and cardamom, a little bitterness like orange seeds.

A rather mild carbonation and a fresh, yet rich and complex feeling.

A typical sunset, or sitting-on the porch beer. Or why not to a spicy soup.

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Photo of rangerred
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of MacStinson
4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vylo
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of HalfFull
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon into a wine glass from a 330 ml. bottle. Offers a nice half inch cap of white foam, good retention and sticky lace.

Spicy wheat aroma with a bit of lemony hop, touch of graininess and clove spice. Somewhat light but well balanced and pleasant with a good yeast presence.

Taste of wheat with coriander and pepper and supported with a firm carbonation level. Notes of lemon return on the finish. Feel is spritzy and offers a hint of sweetness initially, segueing to a more bready lemon and spice feel. Overall a solid offering and quite drinkable, lacking a bit in depth only on the taste, but solid aroma and feel.

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Photo of Socialiste
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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