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

very good
862 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

La Trappe Dubbel disappointed me a bit. There wasn't much aroma and the flavour was a little one dimensional.

A: Brown colour and a 5 mm head that dies quite fast. 3.5

S: Weak malty smell with some hints of sweetness. 3

T: Roasted malt flavour into a smokey finish. The Belgian candy flavour is there too I think. 3.5

M: Very foamy with lots of tiny bubbles. 4.5

O: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a very dark cloudy amber with a generous beige head.

Big whack of Malteser-esque malts on the nose. Some dark fruits and a bit of alcohol.

Dark malts on the palate along with some milk chocolate, molasses sweetness. The dark fruits are there too. Bit of caramel.

Medium bodied.

I always want to like dubbels more but I always get left wanting something more. In this case I think it is a nice soft cheese.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trappist beer...’nuff said. taste of dried fruits, some sourish aroma, small beige oil slick head. Just wonderful. La Trappe has a solid lineup across all of their beers.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass.

A: Dark copper, head is generous and frothing but doesn't live very long and leaves almost no lacing.

S: Belgian candi syrup and yeast character set the tone here. Very true to style. No hops on the nose.

T: Excellent balance of hops, yeast spicyness, residual sugar and carbonic acid makes this a compelling and complex drink. What a winner.

M: Good balance of relatively high carbonation with somewhat low carbonation gives this a rich yet fresh feel.

O: This is a top notch Dubbel, right up there with Westmalle and Ommegang and way beyond most others.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.93 out of 5 based on 862 ratings.
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