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

BA SCORE
84
good
320 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor
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La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Quaffer on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
62
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of werehereforthebeer
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lucat
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyS
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A bland and indecisive belgian blonde.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'd like to see the Bros re-review this beer. Tasting it, I don't get much of the flavor profile they describe, and I can't imagine this as a 2.95 rated beer. Pours a nice gold with a big white head and lots of lacing. Bigger than expected yeast notes for a blonde...nice. Good solid flavor profile with more malt than I expected from the style (but of course this is Belgium, so style is more of a suggestion anyway). Really a decent beer, and a nice break for the palate after a lot of quads.

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Photo of drmeto
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-very sweet beer
-big notes of Caramel,Banana,Honey,bubble gum
-slightly spicy
-undercarbonated
-sweet and malty finish

Good, but a little hop character wouldve balanced the huge sweetness more.

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Photo of Matchxc
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A couple of days ago I drank Maredsous' BPA and also Cuvée des Trolls' BPA, it's always nice to have the same kind of beer, one after another -it's a nice way to make comparisons.
So...
La Trappe's BPA is not very much out of the expectancies. It has a translucid gold color and a nice never-ending whitey foam.
Smell and taste are really yeasty and malty, I could feel also some honey tones in the taste and some grains after it warmed a bit.
Feel is great as the great belgian beers usually are, really well balanced. This beer has a translucid color but has a nice body nevertheless; carbonation is at good level; bitterness appears better when the beer warms a bit; alcohol is somewhat hidden.
Yeah, that's a nice one.

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Photo of semanka
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dansmcd
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KristofH
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SStein
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djura
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.49):
This one was another great beer from La Trappe, an excellent offering with a very good balance that made it an easy beer to drink with a nice, crisp finish and plenty of carbonation; a good beer and one that I'll not be afraid to pick up again.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DanLowery
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of diegominach
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of notacolour
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ninkasibrew
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AndreasDif
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -19.4%

La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.72 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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