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

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RATINGS: 665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malenica93 (1) - Split, CROATIA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
0.33 bottle, earthy brown color, big tan head. Very malty and caramel aroma. Rich sweet and little bitter taste, alcohol well hidden. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Reddish-bronze color, good foam. Aroma: very sweet, rich maltiness, caramel, toffee, plum jam, dried fruit, porto. Taste: sweet, malty, wine, candy, candies, dried fruits, sparkling, medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (937) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zürich. It’s quite ironic that 2 days after importing and rating my first Dunkler Bock, there now is one in my usual craft beer bar. Anyway, this one is clearly much better. Floral nose, thick malty taste, dark but not roasty. Fine but well-matched carbonation. Quite sweet, but still not heavy, not your usual heavy bock to warm yourself in winter. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
u3pyg (12) - BULGARIA - MAR 1, 2016
Amazing Bock. Very rich taste and aroma. Tasted it from 750ml bottle with cork cap. Very good foam head and head retention. Will drink this beer any time again.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Devonbung (31) - - FEB 20, 2016
Soupy in appearance and a benign aroma - but what a taste! It takes me back to childhood. Not because I was drinking as an 8 year old, but because it smacks of the jersey caramels my grandmother used to buy as treats. A lovely drop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours brown with beige head. Nose enjoying it a lot. Aroma has a lot of different shades - blackcurrant, cinnamon, a lot of caramel, brown bread, lemon, some tea plants. Taste is following and adding some yeast and toasted bread. Good beer with nice long after!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4600) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order (bu). Brown color, good foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; malt, dried fruits, light honey and figue. Medium body & complexity. Somw sweetness, balances very well. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1325) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. BB 10.2015 (Hadn’t noticed that...) Pours dark brown with a bright red glimmer against light; the head is big, creamy, well retaining, leaving strong lace. The aroma is sweet, malty, sourish, bready, roasty. Tastes sweet and roasty, with a sourish berry-like continuation and dry earthy bitter finish. Almost no carbonation, quite silky on the palate. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (437) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a brown head with malty, caramel and candy aromas. Faint hops. Dark brown colored body. Thin in mouth but with present roasted malt taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium length. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pongauer (39) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Drank this at the monestary itself combined with the best steak I have ever eaten in my life. The meal was in great harmony and so was the beer. A real must for bock lovers.


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