Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Around The World In 80 Beers episode 166: La Trappe Blond

LaTappe Blond

Pours a slightly cloudy pale amber with a large head, which fades away quickly to a thin lacing on the surface. Lots of carbonation visible in the glass.

First Sip: Very sweet malts and mild caramels, with a mild fruit flavour (banana? Grape?) and very mild yeast. Hops is faint and fades away as soon as you swallow.Mouth-feel is medium and a little syrupy. Nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.

This was very fizzy when I opened it - the beer foamed out of the bottle when I opened it - but settled down to a nice moderate carbonation. It isn't fizzy in the mouth, but it does have quite a carbonation tingle on the tongue. It is, however, very sweet. You really do need a strong food to cut through the taste - smoked meats, a curry, or a nice (cheap!) blue-vein brie. As it warms in the glass from fridge to cellar temperatures, the flavours improve but it is still a little too sweet. Even so, I'd drink this again. It's nice, but not a Yummy Beer.

La Trappe Blond
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
6.5% alc/vol
330ml bottle

LaTappe Blond

Same again, sir? Yes.
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