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

BA SCORE
88
very good
860 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:
860
Reviews:
404
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
177
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 860 |  Reviews: 404
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

Photo of Skaterdude97
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - 3 | hazy brown, almost no head, very little lacing

Smell - 4 | very light presence on the nose, cherries, plums, raisins, caramel, cloves, cinnamon

Taste - 5 | plums, demerara sugar, cherries, grape juice, caramel, cinnamon

Feel - 3.5 | medium-plus body, creamy, low carbonation

Overall - 4.25

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

Pours a dark opaque slightly red tinged brown. Thick frothy head initially present but slowly dissipates leaving a white slick on the top of the beer.

Smell is a bit boozy with some notes of prunes, dates, and chestnuts. Very earthy aroma overall.

Taste follows the nose with some notes of prunes, dates and dried cherries. Slight nutty undertone reminiscent of pecans and chestnuts with a slight brown sugar sweetness. There is an oak like taste that lingers in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel is light for the style, but very drinkable. Medium carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall an above average dubbed, but certainly a tier below the best.

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Photo of Houborg1
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bendulum
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davidperez
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before
02/2016

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice, it pours a dark brown of a slightly reddish hue, deep. It forms a two-finger ecru head, sudsy and creamy with some retention. After the head dissipates, a ring of foam remains by the rim of the glass.

The bouquet is enticing.
Dates and figs, caramel, toffee, dough, phenolic medicine-like note, spiciness as in clove and pepper, slight malt toastiness and a slight hint of butter.

Scrumptious.
An assertive, balanced flavor upfront.
The balance is broken midpalate, at that point sweetness prevails and the notes become more discernable. Cinnamon, clove, a strong phenolic medicine-like note, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, slight fruitiness as in overripe apple, banana, figs and dates.
The finish is medium to long, and there are some slight oxidation notes in the form of nuttiness and cherry. A cozy, tamed sweetness coats your palate.
The carbonation is not as expressive as the average dubbel, though it wasn’t really that much of a problem. Velvety mouthfeel, medium to light body.

Very nice dubbel, I guess the prolonged aging did wonders.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried the La Trappe at the Beer House in Fourways outside of Sandton/Jo'Burg. It poured a hazy dark amber with off white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was sweet Belgian malt. The taste is also very sweet with dark fruit being present. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's good and definitely worth a try

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a small head of foam that lasts.

Caramel malt, dark fruit, bit of cardboard smell.

Tastes of pitted fruit, yeast, caramel malt and cardboard. Love the dark fruitiness of raisins and plums. Not a fan of cardboard/oxidation.

That being said, I reckon this Dubbel is a good one.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Deep ruby red when held to light, very small bubbles, nice head
S: Bready, sweet malt, yeasty, dry flowers, dark dryed fruit, hints of cloves
T: Tarty sweet malty, toasted, hints of dark fruit, raisiny
F: Smooth, medium carb
O: Solid Dubbel,

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Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33l bottle into La Trappe glass.
L: Turbid dark brown with weak foam head.
S: Caramel, dark fruits, sweets.
T: Tart, sweets, plums and raisin, spicy a little bit.
F: Good balanced, medium carbonation and tight body.
O: Impressive dubbel. Worth a try.

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Photo of kitch
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of July 2016, poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: It poured a deep dark brown / amber colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice lacing.

Aroma: Raisins, dried cherry, toasted malts, caramel, toffee and bubblegum.

Taste: Sweet dark stone fruits of plum, prunes, raisin and cherry, grape juice, banana and a light toffee finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very nice Dubbel that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of zotzot
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet and Carmelly

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Photo of pjhdaas
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of louislouis91
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Listed in the "1001 Beers.

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Photo of rex_4539
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.93 out of 5 based on 860 ratings.
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