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

BA SCORE
88
very good
855 Ratings
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Trappe Dubbel has a deep brown colour and attractive beige froth. The use of caramel malt gives it a gentle aromatic caramelised quality. It has a rich malty flavour with a touch of sweetness. Post-fermenting La Trappe Dubbel is a smooth drink, and yet has some real body and intense flavour to it.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
855
Reviews:
404
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
172
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Momon
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandrilo
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rochefort8
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, but I have tried several trappist beers before. I view trappist beers as being the quintessential example of what a good beer should be, and this one is no different. I like sweet beers, and this one certainly is a sweet one.

Look: Pours a dark brown color with off-white 2 finger head. Nice head-retention, but does not match a blue chimay, but good nonetheless.

Smell: Classic belgian yeast, with semi-strong notes of banana. Notes of dark sugar and dates are apparent, but they hide behind the smell of banana. As the beer opens up, the sugar and date smell gets stronger, almost overpowering the banana smell eventually. Slighty boozy smell as well.

Taste: Banana, sugar, dates, prunes and that honey-like belgian yeast taste. Taste is a lot stronger than smell, which gradually dissipates over time.

Feel: Smooth and semi sweet-sticky mouthfeel. Gradually gets very smooth, as the carbonation dissipates - quite nice mouthfeel.

Overall: A good representation of a trappist dubbel-style beer. Comparing it to Westmalle, I find this one to be a lot sweeter and boozy, whereas the Westmalle feels more subdued and less sweet.

I may be biased, but I really like this one. It is a beer that should be sipped and savoured, while taking the time to sense everything it has to offer.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XeroD
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bombelsky
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Dark amber, reddish and hazy. Off white, tall frothy head. Diminish fast leaving spare lacing. High malty, bready, chocolate notes with fruity esters. Mostly plums. Bit of spices. Rich medium-high sweet flavor, low bitterness to crack the sweetness. Medium body, oily, sticky. Medium high carbonation. Warm, low dry finish with some alcohol feel.

Tasty beer, but... I would like it not so sweet. Alcohol shows up strongly.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Opaque date brown with a thin cream colored head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Dark pitted fruit. Dates, prunes, honey, raisins, and sweet breads malts. Sweet and sticky on the nose.

Taste: Caramelized raisins, light molasses, Belgian sugar, dates, light hay funk, and a lightly floral hop.

Feel: Medium-full bodied. Sticky sweet. Coats the palate slowly. Finish is effervescent and dry. Good carbonation.

Overall: A good Trappist dubbel. Not the best of the style as it is a bit cloyingly sweet. Yet it's still a good beer. If the sweetness was dialed back a bit and the funk a little more I'd like it better. Middle of the road.

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Photo of Vixie
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown color with hints of ruby red around the edges. Forms a good sized tan head with a lot of bubbling overall, the head seems almost alive.

Nice smelling beer. Very fruity, with hints of malt and yeast.

Nice and fruity up front, reminds me a bit of dried fruit like prunes and raisins. Hints of caramel, and brown sugar. Very light bitterness at the end, but it is subtle.

Pretty smooth and solid feel, considering it looks fairly highly carbonated.

Definitely a very nice beer, but a touch below the best of the style. This one is a bit more subtle and laid back, which isn't a bad thing. It invites you to sip it slowly, and I think taking it easy works for this one. Very much worth a try.

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Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of retor_vinot
2.99/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbulling
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled
Pours a browns sugar body with decent enough tan head
Big treacle aroma with mollassessment
Seaside rock, raspberry, Jamaican cane sugar and slight sour bitter finish
This is better than most quads making it a Dubbel that's doubley good

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ATG94
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zillarunner
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an absouletly smooth, feel good, quality beer. Dark, Rich, aromatic. It has an earthy flavor of purnes, dates and raisins. Savour this one slowly.

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93 out of 5 based on 855 ratings.
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