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

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2011
My favourite bock of 2010. Pours dark brown with tab head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is caramel and dark fruits. Very nice bock.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Colour could be a little bit darker, with more red shining through. Taste and smells very sweet, don’t really like that. Nice body to it though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pour is attractive; aroma of sweet bock; taste surprised me as lighter than expected with some subtle earthy undertones; decent bock

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
33 cl bottle. Dark brown with a large tan head that lasts very well. Somewhat medicinal aroma of licorice and prunes, some bready maltiness. Flavor is fruity and sweet, with notes of nuts, licorice, caramel, wood, some earthiness. Quick finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and roasted nuts. Roasted malt character, light sweetness, with a bit of an anise/licorice note.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. It pours a reddish-brown with a huge, foamy off-white/tan head. The smell is super nutty with a bit of dough, spices, caramel, and raisins. The flavor has some roasted caramel with a nice bittersweet flavor, dark fruits, and roasted nuts. It is a decent bockbier, and certainly interesting considering the brewery and location.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4070) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Rather interesting, a little on the sweet side, but a unique bock that stands out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 14, 2011
Very dark brown with a big brown head. Caramel, brown sugar, almonds, honey in a very sweet aroma. Smooth and full bodied, really nice bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1482) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Appearance: Dark brown, hazy. Nice tan head. Aroma: Dark malt and fruit. Dates. Taste: Quite smooth. Dark malt and dark fruit. Slightly roasted. Info: 330ml bottle, 26/1-2011

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marijnrutten (19) - Herentals, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Color: red/brown with a dark beige head. Aroma: Red fruit, Belgian cuberdons, sour, malt. Taste: Also sweet and sour of red fruit, alcohol touch. Aftertaste: slightly bitter. Texture: full, creamy


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