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

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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

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Ratings: 867 |  Reviews: 407
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown/red with lots of fog and debris floating around. Big noisy popping light brown head with some darker brown drops from the final drops of the pour.

S: Dark fruit, berries, yeast. Very nice.

T: Bready hops, mellow malts that quickly dissipate into a savory almost molasses-like character.

M: Surprisingly smooth and light for such a heavy looking beer. Perfect texture and carbonation, with a really light finish. Perfect.

O: Fantastic. Really well rounded, perfectly balanced, and expertly crafted. It's rare to taste something so good.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Deep red brown color with a clear texture, appeared tight and thick fluffy tan head that endure for long and leaves plenty of intricate laces all around.

Load of fruity; dark berries, banana, ripe dark fruits and yeasty, caramelized malt come following along with some mild phenolic spice. Dark bread, slight roasted, coffee note also poke to the nose.

Not much sweet as my initial thought but rather lean on balance that nicely assemble caramel malt, ripe dark fruits, some phenolic astringency and spice. Slight to moderate bitterness is there at the end from hop and roasted trait.

The body is medium, a bit syrupy, semi-smooth mouthfeel with soothing carbonation, dry finish.

Almost great but lack of some crisp however it’s leverage by nicely balance aroma and flavor also attractive appearance showcase. Yes, worthy.

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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of 300 ml at home.
Dark amber colour with a two finger brown head, with great retention.Aroma of fruits, banana, citrus. Taste is bitter at first, like a bitter chocolate, at the end bitter-sweet.A bit of caramel there. Thick in body and average carbonation. Overall a really great beer!

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark reddish-amber body topped by well-formed dense light-tan head with good retention, that clings to the walls producing stable sheets of lace.
Complex aroma exhibits malty sweetness with toasty qualities, pronounced esters with apple and banana (even bubblegum) being dominant, evident are clove-like phenols and gentle perfumy alcohol.
Flavor is yeasty-fruity (apple) with clove and well-present hop-bitterness that lasts into the moderately dry finish. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation giving it foamy sensation.
In short: a decent Dubbel with strong apple-banana aroma rather than more common plum&raisin like. (330 ml, BB 11-2013, into tulip.)

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a good dubbel, but not la trappe's best brew. pours a mahogany/cherrywood color into a goblet with a smallish white foamy head. smells like dried cherries, plums, and belgian yeast. flavor is not as sweet as the nose, not at all. in fact its malty without really being sweet to any degree. nice balance too. mouthfeel is medium bodied with effervescent carbonation and a warming finish. Overall a good beer, and very drinkable at 7% abv, but its quality and excitement lag well behind the la trappe quad

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasing Trappist Dubbel

Presentation: 0,33 cl custom Trappist brown capped bottle. Simple, old fashion and somewhat perfunctory label pivoting around the standard branding of the brew in a somewhat classic insinuation, with cream gold and red tones predominating. Back offers a small note with main characteristics. Shows best by date 11 - 2013 and 7% Alc. by Vol. Served in a La Trappe chalice.

A - Hazy amber/brown pour, with a nice frothy head, moderate retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Pleasing if soft and a bit subdued nose with small fruity, malty and yeasty notes...

T - …Which luckily expand in the palate with a longer malty sense, nice touches of yeast with pronounced sense of dark fruits and some sour notes over caramel.

M - Medium body with a medium to medium high carbonation providing a rather tingly finish.

O - Nice flow, and well worth picking up depending on the context. A nice Dubbel.

Notes: Maybe the fruity and soft sour touch shines more than what is typically expected of a Trappist Dubbel but this is a pretty pleasing and quality brew within this bracket. Given the rest of the selection in most common spots in Spain, it is rather nice to have this one waiting on the shelve. Not so sure I would reach out for it again in the States but a good one to have around and share.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 78.1% out of 100 with 867 ratings
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