La Trappe Witte Trappist

On Monday, Isaac Newton’s had a King’s Day event featuring all sorts of beers from La Trappe. This was a left over from that, so the other half got a tulip glass full of it and I gave it a try.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The world’s first and only white Trappist ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. Brewed using only water, wheat and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of year.”

Random: Why can’t their food just be better? I really wish Twin Light Tap House reopened.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly, yet left no lacing on the tulip glass. The body was a hazy yellow with light carbonation visible. On the nose, I picked up lemon and lots of yeast. Some coriander was present as well. The taste was almost like witbier-flavored seltzer. There was barely any lemon or citrus, some yeast and a touch of coriander. There was also an odd note of very light anise that was completely out of place on this beer. The flavor was way too light on this. The body was also bordering on thin and the carbonation needed to be dialed up. The finish was quick with yeast and anise. This beer was really boring. I wrote in my notes the word “boring” at least three times. I would avoid this one. There are so many other examples that are better.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0