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


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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Ivar. ABV is 7%. Cloudy brown colour, big beige head with an orangey hue. Malty and slightly stale aroma (stale dark fruits). Malty rich flavour, spicy and oaky notes, moderate hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a finger of lightly off-white head on a rich coppery brown, murky hue. Raisins, toffee, and a hint of roasted malt and fruit in the aroma. Dark fruits in the flavor at first, toffee again and some reduced brown sugar, dryish malty finish. Medium to thinner body with snappy, bubbly carbonation. Warming, and tasty. Certainly a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
borisz (376) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2010
Deep amber, reddish colour with a beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with notes of bread and fruit. Malty, light roasted flavor with a fruity sweet note. Light dry and vague roasted finish with hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5257) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle: Light brown foamy head that disappears slow. Dark amber brown to almost black beer color. Smell a mix of dark fruits, sugars, oatmeal, hints of toasted malts and iron. Taste is light sweet and bit bitter in the beginning and gets more bitter and also dry in the end. Taste dried dark fruits (prunes), malts, hops, grass, sugars, spices (pepper), toasty and caramel. Dry and bitter with low carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1116) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Half, Keg, The Rake. Opaque black colour with excellent lacing, hoppy aroma, some marzeppan, licorish, sweet roasted malts, leather, rich and vibrant but very grainy and not as drinkable as I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 redish Dark brown colour with brown soft head.Smell raisins .caramel,roasted malts.Taste chocolate, roasted malts,spruce, spices,caramel.Finish, dry ,bitter, metalic,.Soft carbonation.Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4617) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Pours a rusty brown hazy body with a creamy off-white top. Aroma is grapes, yeast, dark malts and oats. Nice. Taste is a creamy blend of tarty sour flavors mixed with light oats and caramel hints. Some cherry and wooden notes as well. Nice, but not exactly groundbreaking. Still, a well-made bock bier from a Trappist brewery with an original touch has to be accredited.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2010
darker copper colored beer with an offwhite head. smells malty, caramelly, bittersweet. tasts of biscuits, caramel, raisins, dried pears and plums, rather sweet. aftertaste biscuits, bittersweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Dark brown body. Malty arom. Malty sweet flavor. Lacks some Bock aspect (I can’t read my notes :-).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, yeast and caramel. The flavor is dark fruit (the main fruit I get is raisins) as well as brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not too similar to a bock. It tastes much more Belgian than German.

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