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

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RATINGS: 865   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
33 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Lght amber colour with a weak head. Aroma of candy, yeast and sugar. Flavour of complexity, yeast and caramel-like. Very drinkable with a high carbination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1544) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Sweet honey malt aroma. Clear yellow colour with good head and lacing. Malt smokey sweet flavour. Very complex. Smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2006
My first beer from this brewery, others say their other biers are better, this gives me something to look forward to, as this was a great beer for me, abit sour, with a refreshing taste, easy drinking, great brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Peppery spice nose. Pours slightly cloudy and deep gold. Flavour is a great balance of sweet malt and bitterness, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Finishes well with an easily palatable freshness, but it is let down by being a bit thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Draught. OK spicy aroma. Clear golden colour. Very small, but creamy white head. Flavour is spicy and vinous, but actually a little watery. Slighlty sweet and with a vinous alcohol aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
pour a sparking golden with a nice white heady. Malty aroma, heavy of the citrus. The flavor is slightly sour fruityness, sharp on the tounge wih lots of carbonation and a hint of alcohol. finishes dry. a good blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Buttery, banana and bubblegum nose, with a slight touch of spice. Flavor was pretty thin with not much beyond sweet banana and light malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 7, 2006
Beautiful orange color that sparkles. Nice malty aroma with fruits, grapefruit citrus, caramel and noticeable alcohol presence. It has a frothy white head that leaves a good lacing that sticks randomly to the glass walls. It’s sweet and fruity. Its body is light and though it is a bit watery the alcohol gives it a warming feeling at the end.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
This blonde’s roots are showing, with auburn notes to a golden body. A white head fades to a thin film and slight halo. Fantastic aroma finds big, chewy toffee with juicy bubblegum, thin whisky and spice. Sour lambic funkiness adds intriguing character. Flavor finds juicy fruitiness carried in a buttery-smooth mouth, but it ends quickly with alcohol dryness. Another fine offering from De Koningshoeven as I am a big fan of their Quad.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2006
A little startled to find that such a bland offering would come in my first tasting of a La Trappe beer. Recently re-accepted into the strict Cistercian order of Trappistes, I couldn’t help but notice the commercial influence that tarred this Blonde. Poured into a chalice, cool and not cold. A wonderful pale, orangey copper hue radiated from the glass, slightly hazy, with a thin creamy lather of foam that left minimal lace. Soft and subtle, honey, toffee and alcohol spiced aroma; nothing special. Initially it was almost flavourless in the mouth with biting carbonation that tickled the tongue, teeth and gums. This waned quickly and as it warmed it showed the strong sugary sweet notes of the aroma. Toffee, honey and rock candi dominates the fairly one-dimensional palate with a strong hint of medicinal alcohol in the back. Becomes cloying after a while and the sugary alcohol mix begins to rattle the teeth a little beyond being pleasurable. Had the characteristics of a European Strong Lager. Unbalanced beyond doubt, this wasn’t one for me. One for a re-rate. (30cL, BBE 06/07, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)


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