The Netherlands: La Trappe Trappist Ale
Brewed in the idyllic Dutch countryside since 1884, Koningshoeven is the only authentic
Trappist brewery outside of Belgium, and one of only seven such breweries. A singular brewery
even by Trappist standards.
As an authentic Trappist brewery, business at Koningshoeven is guided by Father Abbott
Bernardus, who oversees every aspect of the day-to-day operations. Bernardus' is the final
word on packaging, recipes, and image, and his daily involvement ensures that the entire
brewing staff remain mindful of the special place in which they work.
Being Dutch, you will find the beers of Koningshoeven to be crisp and clean tasting, two
hallmarks of beer from Holland. Malt, hops and yeast reveal themselves clearly and well, making
for a satisfying, "more-ish" ale that is drinkable and complex, uncompromised yet
approachable, flavorful and balanced. All are bottled conditioned for maximum flavor.