Netherlands > Berkel-Enschot
Beer Available At La Trappe (arranged by most recent)
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14 98, La Trappe Bockbier 94, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 99, La Trappe Puur 47, La Trappe Dubbel 95, La Trappe Isid’or 95, La Trappe Tripel 95, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #16 99, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #10 96, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #13 98, La Trappe Jubilaris 87, La Trappe Witte Trappist 64, La Trappe Blond 80, Triple C Baby Maker Double IPA 61
Boudicca (688) 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).
Schlenkerla (332) , Austria | January 1, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great brewery tour. They have quite a few beer styles compared to other Trappist breweries e.g. wite beer. Also liked the restaurant and a friendly souvenir shop. Although it’s not my favorite Trappist beer a must visit if you are in the area.
caesar (285) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | July 3, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I haven’t visited the brewery (yet), but did visit the ’proeflokaal’, which is the pub next to the abbey. Inside is an old brown cafe in dutch style. Outside is a beautiful scenery with a nice garden and in the background the abbey itself. Also, there is a small store, where they sell their own cheese.
rlgk (272) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | July 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited during RBESG 2013. Nice place with beautiful surroundings. The monestary and the big gardens really adds to the experience. We were also given a short tour in the rooms where the oak aged beer is stored. Great experience.
bierkoning (257) La Tropica, Netherlands | December 12, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Welcoming tasting room with impeccable service and great food. Got a quick tour in the brewery and was able to take away the available oak aged Quadrupels. Nice little shop. I’ll be back!
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 15, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
After leaving Texas during the hottest summer on record and finding cool and rain, how could I not love the place? The gift shop was a little cheesy (including actual cheese for sale) but the cafe/tasting room was rather nice and the abbey is an additional plus. Also was fortunate enough to try some samples of BA beers. (didn’t really care for them, but they were in an experimental stage and thought it was cool that Ludwig the brewer mentioned having a discussion with Vinnie Cilurzo on the matter)
SHIG (203) Wasilla, Alaska | July 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here back a few years ago. Nice cozy open pub style hall with some outside area as well. Service was spot on and we didn’t have to wait very long. They also had a store front with all their beers and other things the monks created. Worth a stop if your in the area or trying to visit all of the Trappist abbeys.
Countbeer (202) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | November 10, 2010| Updated May 27, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great shop with all kinds of stuff from La Trappe, also abbey food, snacks and other stuff. I had some questions about some beers and the lady behind the counter got a hold of one of the monks and he answered my questions.
Service is super and they are super friendly.
Tasting room is next to the brewery, abbey and shop and looks very clean and neat. Nice interior, tasty brews and friendly staff. Very nice and beautiful surroundings. Located in beautiful surroundings and close to the highway, you can get there easily. I am proud to have such Trappist abbey in the Netherlands!
vipinvelp (191) Velp, Netherlands | June 27, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited the tasting room where all of the styles are present. One should have a designated driver, because now I could only have one beer. But it was supperb, these La Trappes are great. Service is perfect.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | December 19, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Rolled in late in the afternoon and somehow our tour was scheduled for the wrong day but they were still able to squeeze us in at the end of the day after hanging out at the gift shop for an hour or so. Relatively modern brewery inside an older looking monastery. They still have the old copper vessels aside in one room but the new stuff is all stainless all the way and their packaging line even has those fancy new robot pallet stackers. They have a nice guest building with a couple bar/eating areas and everything looks brand new though I think it’s supposed to have been an old shepherds shack or something... The quad on tap is nice. They have a funky house flavor in their beers that makes them probably my least favorite Trappist tied with Chimay, but the quad is so malty that you don’t get much of that. Very polished and commercial place overall. A neat experience but I’m not going to rush to emulate their brewing so I really didn’t get much out of it on the whole.
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