La Trappe Blond (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

Purchased this as part of the gift pack (A tripel, Dubbel, Blonde and Quad with a Konings Hoeven Chalice) – GREAT value at $7.99 the lot!

Interesting – not a real clean tasting beer, lots of action going on. Some good, some bad.

Good looking golden body, but distict lack of head was disappointing, especially in the wake of what appeared to be some lively carbonation. As others have observed, a certain amount of “flatness” to the beer. Aroma’s are very low key, some alcohol and little else especially distinguishable.

Goes down real easy, but there is a slight chemical feel to the brew. A bit of an aftertaste that is difficult to place, perhaps metallic, perhaps hoppy, I’m not sure.

Definitely dry in the finish and the aftertaste, not a very pleasant way to leave the palate. Mouthfeel has a distinct oily feeling and slight dry, cloying character.

OK, definitely better than average, but not a lot more. Certainly not one to reach for again in a hurry.

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04/03/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.35
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