This genuine Trappist beer from the Netherlands is dark brown in colour with an ivory-coloured head. It boasts wonderful aromas of fruits, vanilla, caramel and roasted chocloate. On the palate this is a classic dark Trappist ale, with a full malty, caramel-sweet taste and a subtle influence of dates, honey and dried fruits. On the finish it is sweet with a light bitterness.
3 Point Summary
Complex aromas, classic dark Trappist ale flavours and a sweet, lightly biotter finish.
Did you know..?
The water for all La Trappe beer is drawn from five 200-metre deep wells on the abbey grounds.
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TRAPPIST beer is a beer brewed by Trappist breweries and they are mostly top-fermented and bottle conditioned. To be judged as a true Trappist beer, it must be produced within the walls of the abbey, by or under the supervision of monks, and the profit must go towards the upkeep of the abbey or charitable causes in the local area. In general, the beers are known as Enkel, Dubbel and Tripel depending on their strength, and these terms roughly describe both the amount of malt and the original gravity.
LA TRAPPE, home of Brewery de Koningshoeven, is one of just eight Trappist breweries in the world and is one of only two in the Netherlands. Of the others, six are to be found in Belgium, one in Austria, one in Italy and one in the USA. All La Trappe beers are developed and brewed by De Koningshoeven NV in collaboration with the monks of the Abbey. The buildings and equipment are owned by the abbey, with the monks having the ultimate authority on the brewing process. As with all other Trappist breweries, the brewery exists in order to finance the monastery, not for profit or any other commercial reason.