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


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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2009
300 ml bottle from the supermarket a dark brown colored beer aroma of burn malts caramel and some spices taste sweetness with some spices and a bitter finish good balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark translucent mahogany, with decent slightly beige head. Sweet malts, chocolate and caramel to the nose, and similarly rich on the palate with the addition of ripe fruits. Very well balanced and blended, and overall a very quaffable Trappist beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2009
Pours dark amber to red with a thick foamy to creamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and a bit alcohol. Wonderful taste that starts bitter and hoppy with sweetness and malt kicking in just a bit later, very well balanced. Finish is long, dry and bittersweet. Good carbonation and a creamy texture. Love this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2009
Mild but complex aroma of sweet spices, toasted nuttiness and a little warming alcohol. The flavour also has alcohol and some gentle caramel and toastedness. Warming and nicely complex but a little dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a clear mahogany beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, fruit with notes of alcohol. The flavor is malt, sweetness and caramel. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2422) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2009
Tap 30cl trappist cup. Toasted head and brwn colour; with caramel aroma. Sweetness to the palate. From my point of view it is not a real bock but a "special" trappist beer. Easy to drink and favourable to finish the night...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2009
(750 ml bottle (2007) from 1828 Vintage House) Pours dark clear tea-colored brown with a very tall, quickly rising tan head with each pour. Aroma of chocolate and brown sugar with Band Aid. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, lightly pebbly and maybe lightly chalky, perhaps a touch fizzy. Flavor of chocolate, light brown sugar and lightly sour, tangy red wine. Quite phenolic initially. Also kind of hot and boozy all around for just a 7% beer. This bottle may be slightly off, a little infected. Kind of a strange example of a dunkler bock, seems like there is some Belgian influence (which I’m not sure is beneficial in this case).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1685) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2009
hmmm, aroma of french crapes with strawberry jam with some alcohol through it. Head is big and uneven on a ruby red beer. The taste is good too, but the hoppyness is a little bit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
bottle, kinda mahoganyish pour, some beige big bubbled foam. nose is sweet with caramel malts and dried fruits. flavor is similar , easy drinking not a ton of mouth feel but nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Unclear dark brown with a big, slowly-diminishing, beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums and other dark fruits. Sweet malty taste with some caramel, toastiness, some nuts, light licorice hints, dark fruits, a bit of spiciness and alcohol and metal notes. Medium-bodied.

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