Category Archives: Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Quadrupel

Brewery: Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 10%
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
Other Notes: Trappist beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) La Trappe Quadrupel is eponymous of this ale style. A full, warming and intensive taste. Malty with the sweet tones of date and caramel.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of April 2021. Poured into a La Trappe goblet glass.
Appearance: A copper amber colour with a nice two finger beige head that had good retention and eventually settled to a thin replenishing layer while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruit, dates, prunes, plum, dried apricots, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, bready, brown sugar, caramel and toffee.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, dark fruit, dates, prunes, plum, candi sugar, caramel, alcohol, with hints of Belgian yeast and clove.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma and flavours with an appropriate amount of booziness. As it warmed it got borderline too sweet, it just means I should drink it a bit faster!

La Trappe Isid’or

Brewery: Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 7.5%
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Other Notes: Trappist beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) La Trappe Isid’or with it’s harmonious taste starts as a fruity flavour and then shifts to malty caramel; a perfect balance between complexity and simplicity.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of July 2020. Poured into a La Trappe goblet glass.
Appearance: A dark copper amber colour with a one finger beige head that had good retention and eventually settled to a nice thin replenishing layer while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruit, prunes, plum, fig, raisin, Belgian yeast, caramel and a touch herbal.
Taste: Sweet, dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, raisin, followed by banana, clove, toffee and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Looks great and aroma was nice too. But it was sweet, too sweet for my liking. The sweetness was so strong that sipping it was the only way for me, and even that was too much at times.

La Trappe Dubbel

Brewery: Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 7%
Style: Belgian Dubbel
Other Notes: Trappist beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Discover this genuine dark Trappist beer, with a gentle, flavour, creamy head and pronounced bouquet.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of July 2016, poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: It poured a deep dark brown / amber colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice lacing.
Aroma: Raisins, dried cherry, toasted malts, caramel, toffee and bubblegum.
Taste: Sweet dark stone fruits of plum, prunes, raisin and cherry, grape juice, banana and a light toffee finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice Dubbel that is tasty and easy to drink.

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La Trappe Tripel

Brewery: Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 8%
Style: Tripel
Other Notes: Trappist beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Discover this genuine pale Trappist beer with its bitter-sweet flavour, and fruity taste.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: This 330ml bottle was dated best before August 2016. There was also a bottled date code 09:45 K04B14 which from what I’ve read on the multiple forums means at the very least, bottled on February 2014.
Appearance: The beer was poured into a Chimay goblet a hazy golden colour with a one finger white head which had good retention.
Aroma: Smells of sweet honey with bready malts followed by fruity pear and a bit of alcohol.
Taste: Alcohol taste at the beginning and aftertaste, but in between, there is honey, pear and some slight bitter lemon citrus.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a little creamy.
Overall: It was a pretty good tripel. I liked that it was not too sweet, although the alcohol taste is quite prominent.

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