La Trappe Puur | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

BA SCORE
82
good
104 Ratings
La Trappe PuurLa Trappe Puur
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by smcolw on 08-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig and Fiddle.
L: Pours brilliant gold under a ¼” white foam collar.
S: Light fruit and light malt with the balance to the fruit.
T: Big fruit flavors featuring pineapple, banana and citrus. F: Medium to medium light body, medium to medium low carbonation.
O: A flavorful yeast driven beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of benlhoest
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grackos
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rvdoorn
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new organic beer from La Trappe. Again, maybe not the best trappist brewery, but by far the most innovative one.
Pours a golden-yellow color. Although it is very clearly an unfiltered beer (check the bottom of the bottle), the pour is quite clear. Nice head that disappears fast.
Smell is full of grass, some spicy and floral hops with citrus notes.
Taste is like a very good and refreshing. A kind of pilsner with a very pleasant dry, spicy bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation, medium body.
Overall, this is a typical example of a beer that should be reviewed by the style. Nothing spectacular, but just very enjoyable. Compared to table beer of other trappist brewers, this one is together with the Westmalle Extra, the best of the monk table(-like) beers

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Photo of user785335
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is golden-yellow, and surprisingly transparent for an unfiltered beer, even despite the moderate amount of sediment floating around in it. The pour kicks up a pretty ridiculous off-white head that leaves gorgeous smatterings of lace as it dissipates over the next few minutes.

Aroma is pleasantly fruity and crisp. Lots of light pilsener smells going on in there, along with a really nice compliment of light fruit from the hops. There's an undercurrent of yeasty esters adding some complexity and some depth to the fruitiness. Really nice aroma.

Flavor is similar, starting off with a nice crispness followed by a wonderful, understated, subtle fruitiness. There's a wonderful bit of slightly stinging hop flavor that is perfectly understated - As an American, I could never really call this beer "hoppy," but the hops are still there and biting. The hops also bring a really nice, if also understated bit of complex fruitiness, with a surprising tropical flavor. Underneath, the yeast brings in some more estery fruit flavors, along with an ever-so-slight bit of a barnyard flavor that gets more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied and crisp, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a really interesting and great beer. This is what I would imagine I would want if I was a monk and wanted an IPA. It's got really great hop flavors in there, but is so understated so that you can barely notice it. To be honest, if you're a hophead I think I would only recommend trying this after a several-week-long sabbatical from hoppy beers - otherwise, you might not even be able to notice the hops! But in true trappist form, they don't sit content with just the hop flavors - they bring in yeast to compound the fruitiness and bring in other flavors. And, of course, it is amazingly drinkable.

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Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of sebastiansboat
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of carloskleber
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Wobbly
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpongeHop
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of popcornlips
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl brown bottle w/ a freshness date.

Pale yellow, thin but sticky lace.

Fresh spicy hops, grassy, pale malt, hint of yeast, hop oil.

Mild crispness, clean graininess, herbal bite, spicy, dried hay, complex malt-hop finish.

So much flavor in this lager-like beer, hop complexities are epic. A truly amazing brew.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the abbey cafe during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a Puur pilsner glass.

Pours a clear straw color with a big sticky white head and an abundance of lacing. The nose brings forward light floral hops along with a bit of straw and grain. Flavor is a bit grainy but with a pronounced Noble hop character. Light body with crisp carbonation and moderate bitterness. Quite tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BPHL
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Rohkey
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.59 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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