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

bottled
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RATINGS: 481   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
Red burgundy brown ale with a thcik moka head. A nice caramel aroma, burned toffee, and light alcohol warmth. In mouth, a sweet caramel with nice aniseed notes. Medium bodied. On tap at In de Wildeman, Nov. 2006, 2.50 Euro, 250 mL.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown beer with a nice light tan head. Rich malty aroma with toffee and treacle. Rich caramel flavor with toffee. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel, toffee, and slight earth linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Boutgh @ Willems. Clear dark brown with reddisch touch, with a creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts, fruits. Medium body. Taste dark fruits, bitter roasted malts, some sweet. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Drinking my first (and I suspect, last) trappist bock beer from a 750ml bottle of Koningshoeven Bock - It poured a deep, clear reddish brown body with a tall rocky beige head. Much heavy lacing. The aroma had cigar smoke, toast, caramel, dark stone fruit, and chocolate chip cookie dough. The flavor delivered much the same adding only a very light herbal bitterness. Good stuff.

Binny’s Beverage Depot, Orland Park, IL

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerardoluna (194) - MEXICO - AUG 21, 2008
The first time that i taste one trappist bockbier [Eyes] amazing creamy foam head, the color is strong and deep dark red [nouse] Good malty, floral, sugar and hoppy aroma. [Mouth] Good carbonation a little bitter, fresh, dry and full body. Amen!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
had as a "Koningshoeven Bock Trappist Ale".
pours a dark ruby with a very large tan bubbly head, fine lacing.
smell of some dark fruit, wheat, touch of caramel, malt in the back.
taste of tin, watery, malt, some cocoa, touch of caramel, some spice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Clear dark reddish brown beer with a creamy beige head. Looks beautiful in its own glass. Rich aroma of raisins, roasted malts, fruits and alcohol. Flavour is raisins, dark fruits, bitter roasted malts, some sweet alcohol. Vinous and soft creamy mouthfeel. Very rich and tasteful bock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
[1312-20080419] Tap. Boozy dark banana and roasted wheat aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy light tan head. Nicely roasted banana flavour with sweet fruit malt and Belgian yeast. Medium-full body. Boozy but tasty.
(@ Abbot On The Hill; Toronto, ON)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 29, 2008
No 390
Rated: 03.05.2008
Bottle brown, 750 ml
Appearance: Pours red to slightly deep violet body colour, typical for a Dunkler Bock beer, carbonation of body is medium, body is clear in texture, head is initially medium to big with no lacing, slowly decreasing to the minimal, off - white, cappuccino like, beige in colour.
Aroma: Plum, prune, brown sugar, light sweetness, sweet fruity but mild aroma, alcohol is well hidden, very mild flowery hoppyness, typical Dunkler Bock aroma, some Munich malts and gentle malty sweetness.
Flavour: Very interesting especially due to fact that it feels almost like a very light seassion beer in terms of alcohol content but its 7%abv! Amazing, very easy going and drinkable, some notes of malty grains, sesaonal grains, surprisingly not sweet as the aroma would suggest, plum, roasted grains, very mild bitterness, not that complex. Finish duration is medium to long, a bit too flat finish I think. Reminding Dunkel bottom fermented beer in the aftertaste, quite regular.
Palate: Body is medium, alcohol is perfectly hidden, texture is wattery. Finish feel is neutral, a bit dull, neither hints of fruits nor bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1632) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2008
750ML Bottle. Amazing Dark Brown color, the foamy is beige and persistent one! Aroma is complex, some notes of fruits and toffee and roasted malt as well. Flavor is complex too, I could feel some chocolate, roasted malt and a lightly alcohol presence.. Mouthfeel is bitter at right point. I like it a lot!!

Português : Cerveja de cor marrom escura com uma espuma bege bastante persistente, aroma é complexo com notas frutadas, caramelo e malte torrado, sabor com notas de chocolate, malte torrado e uma leve presença de álcool. Retrogosoto é amargo na medida certa. Adorei!<P>


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