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

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GSAP (658) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2011
Heerlijke textuur en bitterheid, pure chocolade, blijft lang hangen, maar geur doet iets minder aan. Prachtige licht bruine schuimlaag.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
330ml bottle, dark ruby-mahogany color, with a tan colored head, nice yeasty, fruitcake, spicy, dried raisin, fig, date esters in the nose, with some biscuity, caramelized, toasted malty accents, and with some chocolatey, toffee, brown sugar, cookie dough, english pudding accents, within some graham cracker, french toast aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a good yeasty, fruity, biscuity, toasty, caramelized, bready malt, fruitcake, chocolatey character with some dark bitter chocolate, cookie dough, toffeeish, light dark coffee flavours, with some brown sugar, molasses sweetness backbone, leading towards a warming fruity, chocolatey maltiness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (665) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a nice brown color with a slight foam head. One of the best Dunkler Bock’s around and one of the best products from La Trappe. Rich and full taste. Slightly bitter, slightly roasted.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2130) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with a medium foamy and creamy head. Minimal lacing, long head retention.
Aroma : Belgian yeast, a bit nutty. Lots of caramel with red fruits. Nice spices. Light banana bread notes.
Taste : Belgian yeast with light banana bread. Spices and red fruits. Nice caramel especially on the finish. Light bitterness. More yeast on the finish.
Overall : Finish well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Nice long finish. Nice caramel and yeast flavours. The Belgian influence on this bockbier is impossible to miss. Quite enjoyable and quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle - thanks to Fred82. Brown with a nice biege creamy head. What a great aroma - fruit and malts mixed with yeast, butterscotch, some coffee and caramel but not too sweet - reminds me of a well aged St Bernardus although sweeter. Good carbonation and body, slightly bitter, bit of sourness in there towards the end as it becomes dry. An interesting combination of flavours but not what I was expecting, especially based on the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
Tap at Cafe de Punt, Noordwijk: Dark brown coloured brew with an well balanced bitter taste with some hints of sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3577) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear ruby-mahogany with a large, fluffy light tan head. Aroma: Strong, almost pungent fruity malts, maybe a touch vegetal or something?, caramel and brown sugar, the vegetal note is kinda like boiled brassica (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli), dark dried fruits, sweet smelling, an interesting mix of really rich malts and that odd badness. Palate: Medium body, somewhat loose effervescence. Flav.: Some bright fruitiness, plenty of caramel, brown sugar and molasses, thankfully almost no vegetal note, quite sweet, some alcohol comes through, a touch spicy, quite nice; sweet with minimal bitterness and a warming alcohol and sticky sweet malt finish.

Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (759) - ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2011
roasty, coffee, malty aroma, very dark with almost no head, roasty and sweet tastes with honey notes, sweet palate that’s a bit acrid. Pretty good beer, overall, though there are better examples of the style

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
75cl traded bottle a little less than a year old. The aroma and flavors are sweet at first, the middle is seriously watered down and then it finishes with some light bitterness. It’s not bad, just thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
Een aangename verrassing! Roodbruin, wat caramelkleurig bier met lichtbruine kraag. Geur is zoet, warm, kruidig en ietwat houtig. Smaak caramel, mout, rood fruit, kruiden. Goede verhouding zoet en bitter en de juiste hoeveelheid koolzuur. Mijn favoriete bokbier tot nu toe.


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