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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Belgian Ale
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle. Filtered, then bottled with sugar and yeast.
Ingredients: Water, Barley malt, Hops, Yeast.
This scintillating golden ale boasts a rich, fruity, and fresh aroma. And a light malty and sweet taste. It has a soft bitterness with a friendly aftertaste. A well-balanced blend of complexity and simplicity. La Trappe Blond continues to ferment in the bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep golden/orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of floral malt with candy-like sweetness, which is very enjoyable and reminiscent of the other beer from this brewery. Taste is also dominated by the candy-like sweetness and big malt. This beer does the same thing that Christophel did for me for Pilsner if you see what I mean.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
11.2 fl. oz bottle. The head was nice, thick and foamy. The taste is a bit like bananas. Itís a light beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
This beer started and ended poorly. It was a struggle to get the cork out. Anyway... Hazy orange body with no head. Aroma is fruity with other fun Belgian stuff. Almost a stale basement feel to the flavor which hurt the fruity taste. If itís not that itís the yeast strain... and I donít like it. Really an odd fruity taste, not good in a beer IMO. Almost no hop presence here other than a bitter finish. Maybe the bottle went bad, but either way I didnít like this. I wanted to like this but it just didnít happen. I didnít want to post this before I finished the 750ml bottle, and believe me... it took a while. I even feel like 2.8 is a gift :(

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Well, the aroma was great, but, no foam at all, no flavor, and the colour was good, but, I did not like it at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Lasting white head, peppery dry hops hit you at the start. Taste has pepper with a touch of anise and ouzo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (576) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2006 Pours a gold and beautiful beer with a big foamy head that diminished fast and leaves a good lacing. Aroma is malty/yeasty, full of fruity notes, melon, apricot, vanilla and peaches. There are also some alcoholic hints. The flavor is sweet and leaves a warming sensation. Very fruity as the taste with little if any bitterness. Goes down smooth with a fine alcoholic note. Light bodied and well rounded. Fine Belgian Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2005
bubbly, small white head (i poured it crap). Fruity/floral aroma that is very faint (tho i had a bit of a blocked nose), colour is golden and turbid. Itís alright, nice belgian ale taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
From the bottle this beer pours a gold with an orange hue. Nice full white head. Aroma is banana with spice yeast and that unique monk magic smell. Flavor is a blend of fruity malt with a small bit of spice in the finish. Light to medium feel in the mouth with a good amount of fizz. The fizz really dominates the flavor. This beer may be a good gateway beer to introduce a less experienced beer drinker to the more complex trappist ales. Not a bad trappist at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Medium off-white head. Orange color. Fruity aroma: banana and peach. Citrus, caramel, honey taste. Medium body. A well balanced blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
33 cl Taste Fruit / Caramel Orange / Yello color Light creamy head A orninary taste, but a good beer..


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