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Beer Available At La Trappe (arranged by most recent)
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #15 98, La Trappe Bockbier 93, La Trappe Witte Trappist 61, La Trappe Tripel 95, La Trappe Isid’or 95, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, La Trappe Jubilaris 85, La Trappe Puur 46, La Trappe Dubbel 94, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1 98, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #10 97, La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale 96, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #16 100, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 99, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14 99
JStax (233) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 30, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here as the end of the beercycling tour. As it is a monastery, it is located on the grounds of a huge church. In spite of that, it seems to be a huge tourist attraction. We were here on a Sunday, and there was a huge amount of people. There was also a bit of a farmers market happening. I’m not sure if this is something that happens every sunday, but it was very cool. All the beers offered are La Trappe beers. We had a small tasting of four of their beers. Surprisingly, I like the beers better at home than at the source. Along with their restaurant, there is also a shop on the grounds that you could buy bottles, and other La Trappe related merchandise.
huineman (45) Madrid, Spain | April 29, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Worth visiting, even if it’s not on the way, just to witness this gigantic abbey, in which the very monks produce so many different trappist products, from bread to chocolate to (of course) beers. Stroll around the gardens and park and sup in the café, you won’t regret it.
VincentKabel (28) Haarlem, Netherlands | March 5, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited this brewery with a group of friends in february. We got a great tour by a great guide. The location itself is very impressive and the tasting and adjacent cafe was great. A place that completely satisfied any expectation I had.
mariuszek (24) Gdynia, Poland | February 26, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is my favourite Trappist brewery, so I was extremely happy to visit this place. Unfortunately no chance for brewery tour. May be next time.
Bootlegger007 (4) , Australia | October 21, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Unable to do the tour as you need to pre-book and also have a party of 20, the bar was great with ample seating available outside, good sized sample glasses allowing the ability to drive afterwards. Souvenir shop was a treat, picked up an 8 pack and things for the bar.
bartlebier (110) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 15, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited meandering over endless dirtroads, the Trappist approximation of excellence. Can’t beat the setting, location, old & modernly spirited monastery with full-on guest/tasting room and restaurant. Jubilaris on draught was out, otherwise full selection. Hearty lunch and soup were nicely presented, tasty enough, yet NL-mercantily overpriced. Shop with quite a range of single, gift baskets, 6-packs, trappist cheeses incl. Mont des Cats, bread etc. Had to pass on the tour as more road was ahead, but mixed young & experienced service was attentive and quick enough not to have made us miss it. In De Vrede please visit and learn.
Douberd (77) Arnhem, Netherlands | October 17, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited during the summer, on a warm sunny day. A bit difficult to find if you follow the GPS so I recommend reading their instructions on their website for the last part of your journey. Very nice place, although crowded you could walk around and find a quiet spot to sit. The bar/restaurant seemed very professional and had something of a german beer garden. Near the entrance was the shop with products made at the monastery and all the La Trappe beers available, also no limit on their Oak Aged Batches.
MarcoDL (101) , Netherlands | August 4, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful location in rural Brabant. Food is good and of course they have all the La Trappe beers. The guided tour is a recommendation.
Boudicca (949) London, England | July 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
La Trappe is a lovely old monastery in an idyllic rural setting only 3.3km from the centre of Tilburg – a short journey by bus (once an hour), an easy journey by bicycle or a walk of perhaps 45 minutes. There’s a nice café, a garden with tables and a separate shop. We visited as part of the RBESG 2013 and were treated to a short guided tour which took in the barrel ageing vaults – quite a privilege as these are not normally shown to the public. We were also offered bottles of three different batches (11, 12, 13 and 14) and asked our opinion of the last one, which was aged in cognac barrels, as there were as yet no notes about it.
I’ve only ever been to one other Trappist monastery (Westvleteren) and felt as if I was in a motorway service station café but La Trappe is different – it’s really special and to be recommended.
(Visited 30 June 2013).
jfb (137) Freising, Germany | July 3, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on the last day of the RBESG 2013. Had a short look at the storage rooms in which they keep their wooden barrels and afterwards we tasted some of the oak-aged expressions, which are delicious. Quite nice to sit outside in the sun and try this stuff in these picturesque surroundings.
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