mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, new Trappist tick, spicy Belgian aroma, quite a bit floral and yeasty, easy to drink, not a bad option.
crossovert (8821) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle, unique cap to this beer. The first Konigshoeven beer to be labeled as ’La Trappe’ in the United States.
It pours a darker brownish/reddish pale with a hint of amber. The head is massive and ivory white and as it recedes it leaves delicate lacing.
This one packs a punch in the smell department. It has tons of fruity elements including grapes, raisins, and other dark fruits. Lots of yeasty esters. There is a subtle hint of hops though it sits in the background.
The mouthfeel is the first thing I notice here, it is not super carbonated, instead more of a barleywine type mouthfeel, interesting. It has a definite vinous/grapey vibe going through it along with raisin. It also has a large sweetness that also carries herbal hops.
It is a solid pale ale, a somewhat unique one that has a bit different drinkability and mouthfeel characteristic than your standard Belgian Strong Pale Ale.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-21-2010 02:24:17
Rasmus40 (12892) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, caramel, light yeasty and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Light bitter and dry finish. A very pleasant brew. 181010
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber/orange, with an off whiter head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, and ,alt. Flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, and spices. Medium body.
suprchunk (2526) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber hue with a big white head that stays for the entire drink and leaves a nice lacing behind.
A little clovey. Big yeasty aroma. Slight banana hidden behind a great maltiness.
Bit of banana and cloves. Bit of a yeastiness. Sweet and dry. Pretty decent balance. No hotness from alcohol like I was expecting from this.
Coats the mouth slightly, but the high carbonation cuts it down a bit. Again, a good balance.
Pretty good. Would be nice on a nice crisp fall evening, like now. The ABV would get to you after a bit. But not too much.
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, light brown amber color, with a white colored head. complex smell, spicy yeast, some caramel, fresh and lots of fruity (citrus) notes. beer has a slightly bitter taste (a great mix of spicy hops and yeast) with a fruity aftertaste with some hints of caramel. surprisingly well balanced
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma was sweet with fruit, raisins, caramel, yeast and spices. Flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter with caramel, fruit, yeast, plums and had a soft and silky mouthfeel.
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bouteille;ambre, mousse beige
Palais et arôme de sucre candi; raisins et prunes tout en gardant ce goût profond de fruits noirs, peut-être un peu de cassis aussi présent. Malt est légèrement grillé avec le sucre candi et un côté allant sur le caramel qui se ressent à l’arôme également. Sur la fin, je note un léger fini de massepain. Une bière qui reste surprenante et se laisse dégustée.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy amber body with an off-white head. Fruits, notably melon, caramel and yeast in the aroma. Nice carbonation, very nice flavour, sweet and long lasting.
Brandman (2304) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
La Trappe tasting. Dark amber body, light brown head. Aroma has melon, malt, light honey, pepper. Watery raisin. Alcohol. Bad taste.