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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Dunkler Bock
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This unique seasonal product is the world’s only Trappist bock ale. Brewed exclusively with natural ingredients, this ale post-ferments slightly in its bottle. It has a deep red colour, an intensely rich taste, and a malty aroma. Aromatic hop varieties and types of burnt malt render this ale its delicate bitterness that blends surprisingly well with its slightly sweet undertone.

La Trappe Bock has 7% ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLDC (72) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Colour: Ruby, copper. Large beige head. Nose: Leaves, roasted barley, dark fruit. Hints of spices and chocolate. Flavours: earthy, nuts, herbs. Dark, ripe fruit and hints of licorice and coffee. Chocolate malty tones return. Complex Finish: long, warm and lingering. Verdict: A fantastic Trappist beer for dark, cold days. An excellent (and quite unique) seasonal product.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AliceLeGall (3) - - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
The aroma is quite alcoholized, with a slight liquorice undertone. Despite being strong in taste (with a rather earthy and liquorice flavours in mouth) with the noticeable taste of alcohol, the finish is smooth. A nice trappist classic - especially for the cheap price!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentKabel (209) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
My first bockbeer of the 2014 season. And it had everything I could remember of th year before. Deep dark beer with a firm off-white head. Medium carbonation. Nicely balanced beer with a slight sweetness, herbal, slightly roasted and some dark fruits. Very nice and absolutely one of the (if not the) best bockbeers you can get in the supermarket (during the season ofcourse).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
age_jellema (46) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Prima bok, eigenlijk een beetjes atypisch bokje ten opzichte van de andere Nederlandse herfstbokjes. Deze is minder zoet, rijke smaak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Aroma of a decent monk beer. Every time I open La Trappe, I think that the brewery is located in Belgium. Pours dark, cloudy, brown with thick, creamy head. Thick, malty beer, with aroma of nuts, raisins, oak and cellar yeasts. It does have a sweet undertone, not so typical for bock beers. This is a good example of full bodied beer - it is velvety and thick. Carbonation is extremely fine, and stays in beer till the last drop. Not readily available, so if you see a bottle - give it a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a good-looking, clear, deep copper body with a large, creamy, tan head that is both long-lived and able to stick to the glass. Malty, sweet and fairly strong aroma of dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, sweet caramel and hints of anise. The strong flavour are dominated by caramel and burnt sugar, the Belgian yeast is pleasantly present, and in the back the dark dried fruits including raisins are accompanying slightly warming notes of alcohol. The taste is moderate sweet and the long finish is moderate bitter. Pleasant mouthfeel, it’s mid-bodied and has an oily and quite smooth texture and a moderate carbonation. Another nice ale from these productive monks.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (825) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
had this twice. once from a bottle in delirium abbey cafe which was all out last time i was there. and more recently from vanuxeem. pours a dark brown/ruby with solid tanned head. aroma is as per description - burnt malts and toasts. smooth mouth feel, caramel, roasted malts, hazel nuts. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (206) - - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a deep brown body with a thich head. Faint yeasty aroma. Nice malty taste with a creamy feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (48) - - SEP 6, 2014
Drink cold (10-12°C)Eye: pours a dark ruby-brown colour with a nice medium size white to beige head. dissipates rather quickly.Nose: chocolate, dark fruits and yeast.Mouth: licorice, chocolate malts, dark dried fruits such as prunes, dates and raisins. spices at the tip of the tongue and nuts. Palate: chocolate and coffee malts, coriander, dates, spices, smoke.Overall: very good and complex beer. i?ll have this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (37) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Brown beer with a red glow. Nice head. Fruity, rich aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. Sweet, bitter taste with bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly rich for a reasonably light beer.


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