La Trappe Puur
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #87
Ranked #23,523
3.71 | pDev: 11.05%
Mar 13, 2022
Aug 16, 2010
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Notes: La Trappe PUUR is an easily drinkable, fresh, hoppy, light Trappist ale. Only top-grade organic ingredients are used to brew this ale. The recipe for this ale is the result of a combination of the continuous pursuit of the highest quality and a passionate dedication to ale, coupled with unrelenting respect for people and planet.
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3.62 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska on Mar 13, 2022
3.62 by misteil from Ireland on Feb 06, 2022
3.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 16, 2021
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3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from MENY Hillev├ąg. ABV is 4.7%. Crystal clear very pale yellow colour, big white head. Strong sweetish aroma of pilsener malts and new-mown grass. Refreshing flavour, strong notes of grassy hops, but the bitterness is moderate.

Jul 20, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Quite pale gold, pours with very fine haze and a huge white head - I suggest you pour v slowly as this was well rested, chilled and handled with care.
S- Has the scent of a wheat beer, the typical mildly spiced notes.
T- Brighter than usual, but all the trad spice notes are present.
F- It's refreshing but quite light on feel. I can imagine enjoying it on a hot summer's day.
O- I's like a wheat beer, just a bit hoppier/brighter. Perhaps the somewhat lower ABV% reduces meatier feel and accentuates the hopping. Perhaps a tilt towards younger tastes these days? Perfectly drinkable, though wouldn't mind a bit more oomph in mid-winter! By 'lightending and brightening' it this Trappist beer has lost reason for me to buy it (again).

330ml bottle BB: 02-2021 Bought from BeautfulBeers/BurySt.Edmunds as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Jan 30, 2021
3.63 by DvdP from Netherlands on Oct 14, 2020
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3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Slightly hazy amber color, one finger white head, nice thin lacing, good carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast, hops.

T: Yeasty, malty.

F: Medium to full bodied, creamy. Surprising for the low ABV.

O: Not anything I would drink again.

Apr 25, 2020
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Nov 21, 2019
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by FLima from Brazil

Fresh from the brewery tap.
Golden color with a thick head with good retention.
Yeasty aroma with notes of biscuit, tons of honey, faint banana, herbal and floral hops.
Flavor with notes of faint medicine, mild caramel, biscuit, orange citrusy, a bit of candied sugar and fresh floral hops. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Refreshing and yeasty Blond Ale with bright floral hoppy and honey notes.

Oct 10, 2019
3.81 by Eltrandos from France on Sep 21, 2019
4.48 by Wilcox39 from Illinois on Sep 13, 2019
4.04 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Aug 03, 2019
3.74 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jun 07, 2019
3 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Apr 29, 2018
4.78 by 9300Beerlover from Belgium on Dec 30, 2017
3.75 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands on Oct 20, 2017
4.11 by clarknova from Germany on Jul 28, 2017
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3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap in Greenville SC.
Hazy pale golden body with a fine white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass.
Citrus with faint funk in the nose. Mild, lightly bitter flavor with hops dominating the malts.
Overall: funky Trappist light beer.

Jul 21, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

06/28/2017, at the La Trappe cafe, Netherlands.

Jun 28, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SpongeHop from Belgium

L - very clear, light yellow with a nice foamy white head.
S & T - good light, malty base with some nice, surprisingly heavy bittering (without being overpowering), and with floral green hoppiness and a hint of fresh granny smith sweet-sour apples.
F - nice and light without being too watery. Nice and fizzy. Perfect for the style.

O - I'd rather have this as a lawnmower beer over every and all currently available pilsners/lagers. Gloriously refreshing, summery, light beer.

I absolutely recommend this one.

Jun 09, 2017
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3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jonb5 from England

Third of a litre at the Celle Beer Festival.

A: Very pale, hazy.

S: Starch and Belgian style phenols.

T: Phenols and berries.

M: Medium body, slightly prickly.

O: A thinned out version of a Belgian Pale Ale, almost a session beer.

Jun 02, 2017
3.99 by probert from New York on Apr 29, 2017
4.36 by Grackos from Florida on Apr 29, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Zet from Netherlands

Slightly hazy golden yellow with lively carb and a decent head of foam that leaves nice lacing. Full smell of grassy hops, hints of lemon, dough and yeast. The taste doesn't have as much flavour as the smell however. This makes it easily quaffable though, in a good refreshing way. Not a very complex trappist, but worth a try under a spring sun.

Apr 21, 2017
3.8 by tyjohnson55 from California on Feb 26, 2017
3.6 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela on Sep 08, 2016
4.48 by benlhoest from Belgium on Aug 16, 2016
3.79 by largadeer from California on Jul 26, 2016
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Jul 23, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

I suppose it is OK for the traditionalists (Trappists being mostly so) to experiment. But it is not in their DNA to change brewing and push the envelope. All of which asks for Purr: is organic necessary ? I've not read a convincing argument; primarily because boiling barley greatly reduces the ill-effects of pesticides.

To the point... Puur is a nice beer. Not powerful and complex like we expect from Trappists. It was so pleasant that I don't even give the rating a hit as I usually do for beers that promote their hops.
Should you try it ? Yes... should you find it.

Jul 10, 2016
3.63 by Taybeh from Minnesota on May 22, 2016
3.65 by BeerOps from Illinois on Apr 17, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

On tap at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, fruit cocktail, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, white grape juice, grape jelly, earth, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and simple all around.

Serving type: on tap.

Apr 10, 2016
3.5 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 24, 2016
4.25 by user785335 from Florida on Mar 15, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by CwrwAmByth from England

Keg at Tap East in Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford. Light yellowy/gold pour, attractive, thick bubbles of carbonation. Smell of sweetness and some spices, reminiscent of BBQ sauce. Tastes spicy, fruity and fresh. Peppery yeast and malts.

Mar 11, 2016
3.74 by windowside from Germany on Feb 23, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

From Uvinum. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 4x13. Nice herbal aroma and taste. Refreshing.

Jan 13, 2016
4 by jonj from Faroe Islands on Nov 25, 2015
3.44 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Sep 26, 2015
La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 123 ratings