3rd December Beer Tasting Notes

3 Days in to Advent and we're only just warming up!! 
La Trappe is brewed by Koningshoeven in The Netherlands. It is one of the 14 breweries that is permitted to use the label/term "Authentic Trappist Product". 
In order to be able to use this label/term,the following criteria must be met:
  • All products must be made within the immediate surroundings of the abbey;
  • Production must be carried out under the supervision of the monks or nuns;
  • Profits should be intended for the needs of the monastic community, for purposes of solidarity within the Trappist Order, or for development projects and charitable works. 
 
There is a misconception that Trappist beers are Belgian, but the 14 are from:
six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, England, France, Spain, and the United States.

La Trappe Blonde

Belgian Blond
Abv: 6.5%
Appearance: Deep, clear golden, with active fluffy head. 
Aroma: Light spicy hop nose, along with a lightly grainy-sweet malt character. Candied orange, and honey. 
Flavour: Moderate grainy sweetness, with smooth alcohol appearing on the finish. Notes of perfumey orange and spices thanks to the yeast. 
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel