jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Deep amber with dense head that laces well. Aroma of dark fruits with sweet malts and some alcohol. Same in taste with also some floral notes. Fairly dry finish. Good but not great for a special Trappist.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lukin (672) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
bottle. Pours cloudy amber, large bubbly and noisy head. Aroma is yeast, spice. Taste is sweet, malty, apples, bitter finish, a little light overall. Nice. jmgreenuk (10365) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle at Huppel the Pub, Den Haag. Poured a murky orange/brown with a thin white frothy head. The aroma is weak, but yeasty, leading to a bitter, malty big liquorice flavour. The alcohol bitterness hits the palate quickly and lingers into the aftertaste. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Appearance: clear amber color, large creamy head,
Aroma: very faint aroma, maybe lemon, sweet
Taste: slightly sweet, hint of bitterness at the end, a bit of fruit,
Palate: some c02 burn, wet in the mouth, not too much aftertaste
Overall: pretty good, could use a bit more flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone suurjuust (3850) - ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2013
Hazy amber, creamy white head. Sweet malty nose with spice, dried fruit and yeast. Taste is spicy-sweet malt, dried plums, caramel, apple. Alcohol and spice in the finish. Lingering spice and booze in the aftertaste.Medium body, oily mouthfeel, prickly carbonation.
DerWeg (1750) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Pale cear gold-orange with puffy white carbonation. Aroma a bit yeasty with strong notes of fruit and spice, lemon. Dry hop. Taste is sweet with a good finish of herbal hop dryness, and shows apricot pear and gold raisin, some lemon. Some peppery and bubblegum phenolics. Metalchopz (3680) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
First off, the plastic cork (written "newcork" on it) was pretty hard to pull-out. I am use to opening a sparkling bottle a week, but this one did not have much grab. At least after that, did look like a good brew. Hazy golden-amber colour, big creamy-froth warm cap, very long lasting and decent lace. Caramel malt in the nose with notes of apples, and maybe a little spices (from the Belgian Ale yeast). Pretty much the same for the taste with less spices and the apples lingering in the aftertaste. Just a little watery overall, not as powerful as one think of this one. Medium-bodied, average mouthfeel. Still, nice to try this one. Happy 125th anniversary, La Trappe. Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
Strahlendes Bernstein, nur leicht trüb mit einer prächtigen Schaumkrone. Ein zuerst fruchtig-hefiges Aroma nach Pfirsichen. Nach längerer Zeit kommt auch eine feine Karamellnote hinzu. Der Geschmack verläuft auch erst fruchtig-hefig, die malzige Süße wechselt dann aber in eine schokoladig-, kakaoartige Würze. Im Abgang zieht der Hopfen minimal an. Der Alkohol ist ziemlich gut eingebunden und wirkt hier nicht aufgesetzt. Zum 125-jährigem Jubiläum hat LaTrappe zu Ehren ihres 1. Braumeisters auch ein schönes Etikett auf die Flasche gezaubert. Auf Bruder Isidorus, der sein Handwerk offensichtlich verstanden hat!
Test vom 18.10.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,13,12,12,12,12 - 1 thirstyrabbit (1862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Small bottle. Hazy orange (amber) body. Aroma has yeast with apple and raisins. Slightly sourish taste of dark malt, nuts and berries. Quite dry finish. It’s a strange dry/sourish Trappist but not in a crazy brilliant way like Orval is.
Re-rate 6/19/2013: Feels more satisfying this time. Finish feels sweeter this time. The best La Trappe. Another re-rate: aged bottle, a few months until BB runs out. Very mellow, Weizenbocky wheat and honey everywhere but also some dark grape sweetness. Light spiciness that lingers on the background but never gets too apparent. Fantasic balance. Still the best La Trappe by a fair margin. jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Some floral notes and phenolic character. Some fusel alcohol behind a thin, but sweet caramel flavour. Copper in colour with a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. Lightly carbonated, could use a bit more liveliness on the tongue, but consistency js where I like it for the style. Worth trying.