La Trappe Puur | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

BA SCORE
82
good
102 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:
102
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has flavors of spicy hops and a light amount of bitterness and hints of pale malts. Notes of yeast are also perceptible. Bitterness and spicy flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't match up to some of the better examples of the style but is pretty good considering it is organic.

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Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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 dcmchew
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Frothy white head. Leaves good lace on the glass. Crystal clear, straw color.

Grassy and slightly skunked. Some soured grain smells.

Tastes like a wheat beer with a touch of an alcohol kick. Might be better with a lemon. Slightly thin body with a higher than anticipated carbonation. It is a refreshing beer for a hot day.

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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 atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a solid offering. The beer was clear with white head that did not lace. The scent was common for Belgian style beers. The taste was even and light....easy to dink. Overall its worth a try.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerOps
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a La Trapp glass from drafught at Firkin on May 29, 2015. Look is clear gold, medium head that fades and very little lacing. Smell is light with citrus fruit notes and lightly sweet malt. Taste is citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of banana. Feel is light in body with medium carbonation and a crisp, clean finish.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall thin 33cl brown bottle, best before Jan 2012, poured into an Augustijn chalice during Oct 2011.

No sediment in the glass, strange considering it is supposed to be an unfiltered trappist beer? Having said that the Lager looking brew did have some particals suspended within its body: it wasn't a clean, clear beer at all.

Golden, with a thin white head and thicker collar, almost Pilsner in looks, those aforementioned particals preventing the perfect Pilsner/Lager clearness.

The aroma given off was grassy/grainy and not very trappisty.

Pleasant enough, but not a great Belgian Pale Ale (well it is brewed in Holland): just seems like a run of the mill type of beer, a bit disappointed to be honest. My average scores could have been lower if I'd been in a bad mood!

Medium body depth and strenght, lacks that sparkle and interest to set it apart from the better brews within this style. Their own La Trappe Isid'or knocks spots off this for instance.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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 epyon396
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle. Pale straw colour with a white head. Smells of caramel, grains and corn. Tastes of sweet corn, sugar, Belgian yeast and feint citrus and herbal hops.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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La Trappe Puur from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.59 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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