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

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La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BA SCORE
3.74/5
Good
330 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#23,510
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
330
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
2.95
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Zet
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden colour with a little yeast haze. Good thick head of foam that retains well. Smell of yeast and malt. The taste is also pretty yeasty, with hints of caramel and vanilla. It is a bit blend in my opinion though. The low carbonation and the abundance of yeast give this beer a nice smooth mouth feel. Overall a pretty good beer, though it doesn't compare to some of the other beers this brewery has to offer.

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Photo of vinivini
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wilsonbaron
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sinthoras
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of werehereforthebeer
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lucat
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyS
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
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 +2.4%
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 +0.5%
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 +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dansmcd
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KristofH
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SStein
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djura
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 330 ratings
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