Brewery: De Koningshoeven
Origin: Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands
Systembolaget: 1573 (24st)
Most Trappist breweries have a core range of dubbel, tripel and quadrupel style beers that they very rarely stray away from. It is always nice to see that one brewery is making something slightly different from the others, and in This case it is La Trappe that is producing the only Trappist witbier in the world. As I wanted as big a range as possible in the tasting, I jumped at the chance to get some in for the tasting. I was fortunate that I did too, as it turned out to be a very pleasant beer.
This was hazy light yellow in colour with a head that held for quite a long time. As with most wheat beers, the aroma of banana and cloves emanating strongly from the glass, with a touch of citrus and sweetness to back it up. It had a big body, which seemed rather very smooth when sipped. The mix of yeast, banana, citrus and high levels of effervescence worked well together to coat the tongue and bring the palate to life. The aftertaste was short and dry, but really left the mouth begging for another sip.
So this was simply just a very nicely wheat beer. I love the body, fresh zingy aroma and great taste. I would suspect this would be lovely to drink in the summer, and I look forward to doing so!