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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2012
tap at cafe rose red ... deep brown ... creamy tan head ... sweet woody toffee malt ... sweet dark sugers ... bitter front ... soft toffee ... something else there im not liking ... a little creme caramel ... no not me at all...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1490) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany with a foamy and lasting beige head, which laces. Tart, fruity nose. Yeasty aroma with dried fruits, caramel, alcohol, bread(crust) and herbs. Syrupy mouthfeel. Dry and warming, sweetbitter finish escorted by citrusses, alcohol and distintct spices, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5549) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle by 10-2014. Sweet nose vaguely of malt, some toffee and light nuts under the faint fruit. Amber-ruby body with lots of carbonation and a foaming tan head. There’s also a Belgian yeast component. Taste is sweet, sickly so with some dark bitterness and more yeast; some Maillard fun here but it’s closer to the plum-and-berry side, with caramel/toffee and earth. Medium body, a touch boozy but not too bad. Overall not very memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Bottled 16/06/12. A nut brown coloured beer with a big whitish head. Sweet in a Belgian way rather than German bock. lots of candy sugar. Belgian type hopping. A good depth of flavour. Cakey. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1477) - - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Dark amber brown colour with huge head. Roasted aroma and flavour. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6306) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear deep dark red glowing brown with huge firm frothy lacing tan head. Dark malty aroma, dark fruit, dark berries, liquorice, leather. Complex taste, strong dark malty, toasty, dark fruity, dry, herbal. Absolutely recommendable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bontus (749) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2012
33cl bottle, pours dark caramel/mahogany. Fast rising beige head. Alcohol, sweet candy & biscuit in the nose. Bit phenolic harsh mouthfeel, a hint of smoked & roasted wood. Flavor predominantly sweet. Sticky to harsh aftertaste. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (11236) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2012
Pours a dark caramel brown. Smells of roasted malt and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, and molasses with a bitter background. Finish is a balance between bitter and brown sugar. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3792) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy dark brown body with an average off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and fruity hints. Taste carries vineous, fruity notes and ends with a moderately warming bittersweet finish. Decent Bockbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 27, 2012
Pours a thick white medium dense head. Very dark amber. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate, roasted coffee .. still a bit thin. Medium sweet, medium bodied, alot of hops along with a thin malt,, rather thin texture, lively carb, finished way too fast for this type of Ale. I was expecting more .. as I was with the rest of the La Trappe line ... The only La Trape that has really caught me was an old Quatruppel, think it was 4-5 years in the bottle. Not too bad overall, value is 6/10.

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