La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #36
Ranked #22,535
3.76 | pDev: 10.37%
Apr 10, 2023
Sep 24, 2000
Very Good
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Notes: This scintillating golden ale boasts a rich, fruity, and fresh aroma. And a light malty and sweet taste. It has a soft bitterness with a friendly aftertaste. A well-balanced blend of complexity and simplicity. La Trappe Blond continues to ferment in the bottle.
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Rated: 4 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3 by stephenlee93 from England

Jan 30, 2023
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Rated by te99912_123 from Switzerland

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
gold, little foam.
honey, vanilla, fruity.
pleasant and prickly. not overly complex or heavy. very refreshing.
Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Madchiotis from Greece

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
March 2002: This was my first Trappist ale, surely most of the others must be better?? Well, it's not a bad sipping beer, but I expected so much more. Lovely aroma when you open the bottle, diminishes considerably in the glass. I started drinking it too cold, but it didn't improve much as it warmed up. Sweetish aftertaste. Maybe I would have liked it more with a solid meal? Definitely not worth the price.
Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of banana, honey, citrus, yeast and spices. The taste is dry with fruity notes and yeasty spice notes. The finish has some slight bitterness but is a little flat. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A nice, simple and easy driniking blonde ale.
Dec 04, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by DvdP from Netherlands

Oct 14, 2020
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A great Belgian blond ale, with lots of caramel anf full taste!
Aug 05, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled and purchased from my local Bargain booze
Poured into my ye olde English dimpled, handled pint pot to real a slightly hazy golden body with decent enough white head
Aroma is golden syrup
Cloves in the flavour, wheat notes
Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by OrdinaryManDrinks from England

Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
look: one finger very smooth off white head, great retention and loads of lacing, beer is amber coloured, very hazy, nice stream of bubbles rising through the beer.

smell: lots of vanilla, banana and clove smells coming through, lot of lemon and orange, almost like a wheat beer, has a real tang to it and a nice fruity sweetness, perhaps a hint of bitterness.

taste: the flavour is very reserved, but what is there is most pleasant, lots of vanilla and orange, lemon zest, clove, that banana flavour which seems to be present in all la trappe beers, however it’s most mild in this one, there is somewhat of a slightly smokey oaky malt flavour at first, beer is quite sweet, just the slightest bit of bitterness on the finish, quite nice.

feel: light bodied, high carbonation, very tingly carbonation, very clean and smooth, alcohol is totally hidden.

overall: a most pleasant beer, a fun beer in a way, a total gateway beer to get people into craft beer, subtle in flavour but still interesting.
May 22, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Apr 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
33cl bottle. Light haze, dark gold colour with visible carbonation. Thick, fluffy head collapses to a ring. Yeasty aroma of cloves & overripe banana. Clean, malty, yeasty flavour with light bitterness and sticky mouthfeel. A refreshing, moreish, uncomplicated blond. Alcohol is well hidden.
Apr 08, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Lanas from Greece

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by aztraz from Sweden

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
33 CL bottle in Dubrovnik. BB date stamped July 2021.
Pours with a clear amber body with an excellent white head that settles slowly.
Yeast dominated smell and flavor with mild bitterness. Bold flavor for style.
Medium-high carbonation in a medium body.
Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by Plainview from Oregon

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a glowing golden color with a bigger, spongy head atop, vanishing noisily.

Smells of white bread dough, cardamom and estery, spicy yeast with some lighter banana peel in it.

Has a light and refreshing mouthfeel with a well developed, mineralic carbonation.

Tastes of caramel, spicy, peppery yeast and smoothing bread rind. Has a sweeter, rock sugar defined middle part, toned down by the uprising, slightly metallic carbonation. Finishes with nutmeg, bakers chocolate and a whiff of cardamom among a sprizzy carbonation and lots of sweet malts.

Solid and easy drinking. This is rather a sweet and sweetness relying Blonde with more of an easy drinking appeal than showcasing an intriguing complexity.
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by Macamah from England

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by marcrech from Brazil

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 03, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sraufstok from Slovenia

Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by vidisad from California

May 30, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by texdoh from Texas

May 26, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by Dazka from Italy

May 02, 2018
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 375 ratings