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

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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
872 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
Ranking:
#5,958
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
872
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
188
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 872 |  Reviews: 409
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

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

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 872 ratings
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