ciaranc (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pale, straw coloured gold, cloudy, totally opaque, nice frothy white head, medium lasting. Nose has a little citrus, a little spice, coriander notes, zest and pithy notes, nice. Flavour falls a bit flat, some of the aromas carry through to the flavour ok, but lack of carbonation lets it down a little. Light, pretty watery body. Finish is ok too, same flavours follow all the way through. Bottle may not have been in the best condition.
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was not sure what to expect from it, and after tasting it I still don’t know if I should define this as a blond beer. Perhaps something between pilsner and blonde. Its a little bit sweeter than pilsener but has quite some bitterness to it. Quite unique, but I like it.
EdwinLitzau (187) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Goudkleur, beetje bleekjes. Mooie laag schuim, veel koolzuur. Ruikt lekker, fris. Smaak valt tegen, nogal vlak. Geen bitter, geen zuurtje, niets.
Maakun (255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Slightly cloudy, very pale straw. Yeasty, lemon, grassy, almost witbier. Nice malts, fresh dough. Taste is lightly sweet with nice bitter finish. Mouth is thin, a bit watery. Overall: smells very nice, if it had more body it would live up more to what the smell promises.
DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from De Natuurwinkel. Clear golden with a medium white head. Light body with moderate carbonation. Bitter with some sweet notes. Grass, hops and citrus. A decent refreshing beer.
cmc619 (367) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
All right, time for the full La Trappe tasting, starting with Puur. Visited the brewery in August after Amsterdam trip. Great place with beautiful biergarten on the abbey grounds. Picked up a souvenir: 8-pack reusable canvas bottle carrier with one bottle of every La Trappe brand.
So, Puur is a nice easy-to-drink ale with an unexpected hoppiness (for a Belgian-style, or at least Trappist, since this is actually made in the Netherlands). Maybe a bit on the watery side, but kind of a nice change of pace from the Trappist norms.
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with a medium thin frothy white head. Fresh aroma of yeast, lemon and grain. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium thin body.
Frothmeister (512) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is mineral heavy, light yeast, malty notes, fruit notes. Starts sweet, followed by yeast, a light floral note, light banana, mineral notes, and some good spice in the finish. Think Duvel light.
EddyBeer1 (722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blonde dorée claire, effervescence quasi nulle de visu, légère au palais, mousse fine qui disparaît rapidement. Pour le reste, le profil est celui d’une pils de haute qualité. Etonnant de la part de producteurs d’une bière trappiste...
andriesradu (345) - ROMANIA - SEP 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light yellow with a small white head. Malty, grassy and corny aroma. Flavor is sweet, grassy with a light bitterness in the end.