I can't believe I have not written about Koningshoeven aka La Trappe. Like the great soda v. pop conundrum, this sixth monastic brewery has divided the planet according to how people describe it. Bah! What's that, you say? BAH, I say. Was not "La Trappe" created for those who could not pronounce Koningshoeven??? Can we live enslaved to such things? Never. Others will know better no doubt but I say "BAH!!!"
I like this beer. Simply put, it is like a white bubblegummy triple that has met and made nice-nice with Young's Special London Ale, the beloved of Dave Line - the hero you have who you may well not know anything about. Apricot marmalade fruit over candi sugar with a hint of that crunchy autumn leave under foot hopping that the kids go made for. A slightly dry finish but, even at 8%, very moreish. Newly and briefly under 7 CND (aka under 6 USD this week) from the LCBO while supplies last.
Less BAer love than I would expect.