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

La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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From:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
Ranked #33
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,548
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 10.4%
Ratings:
370
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2022
Added:
Sep 24, 2000
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  78
SCORE
85
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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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2022
 
3.78 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Dec 08, 2021
 
4.8 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Dec 06, 2021
 
3.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Oct 19, 2021
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3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
3.77 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Dec 07, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by OlaB from Norway

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
 
3.68 by DvdP from Netherlands on Oct 14, 2020
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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by qrazvan from Romania

A great Belgian blond ale, with lots of caramel anf full taste!

Aug 05, 2020
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3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by EmperorBevis from England

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
 
3.85 by OrdinaryManDrinks from England on Jun 11, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

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
 
3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile on Apr 30, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Spike from England

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
 
4.06 by Lanas from Greece on Mar 08, 2020
 
4 by aztraz from Sweden on Feb 03, 2020
 
3.82 by JonnoWillsteed from England on Oct 01, 2019
 
4.12 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Sep 14, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

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
 
3.97 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska on Aug 19, 2019
 
4.25 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 26, 2019
 
3.79 by Plainview from Oregon on Mar 18, 2019
 
3.63 by BFCarr from New Jersey on Jan 26, 2019
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3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a saturated golden color with a huge, spongy head.

Smells of wild honey, wheat and a flowery freshness, entangled into sweet rock sugar.

Has a refreshing mouthfeel, due to a finely nuanced carbonation and its lighter body.

Brings a surprisingly pungent spice defined first flavor impression to the palate, with cardamom and white pepper being the most recognizable. This gets amped up by sweet caramel and dried straw, balanced by a slightly metallic carbonation. Finishes with calming, balancing white bread dough, wrapping up the sweetness effectivly and toning it down to a pleasant level.

This is pretty straight forward refreshing, spicy and sunny on the palate, without getting overly complex at any moment.

Jan 13, 2019
 
3.23 by Macamah from England on Jan 05, 2019
 
3.75 by BEERMILER12 from Maine on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.69 by marcrech from Brazil on Sep 07, 2018
 
3.93 by hockeypuck from Maine on Aug 26, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 03, 2018
 
3.75 by sraufstok from Slovenia on Jun 21, 2018
 
3.77 by vidisad from California on May 30, 2018
 
4.49 by texdoh from Texas on May 26, 2018
 
3.59 by Dazka from Italy on May 02, 2018
 
3.68 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Apr 06, 2018
 
4.6 by Monk287 from Netherlands on Mar 28, 2018
 
4.45 by belgianvan from District of Columbia on Dec 27, 2017
 
3.8 by Robertas from Lithuania on Dec 20, 2017
 
4.44 by BenMaalouf from Virginia on Dec 20, 2017
La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 370 ratings