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

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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
(bottle - 330 ml) Clear brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Lots of plums and caramel up front. Flavor starts with a sweet and fruity taste mixing with some mild spice and dark malts. There’s a nice and semi-sweet cocoa middle along with some more fruits and spices. A nice yeasty finish comes up and leaves a mild sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8807) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
Deep brown, slightly hazy pour with a thick tan head and some nice ruby highlights. Really good looking beer. The nose is fairly plummy and chewy. A soft spicy yeast with a bit of dark sweet fruit skin. A touch of clove and some light tannins as well. There is a kiss of cocoa on the back. The beer is well-balanced and eminently drinkable. It’s sweet but not cloying. Toasty with a bit of rye-like sweetness. A little bit rummy with a lovely sweet molasses character. This isn’t a bock, but it’s very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanEric (1101) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2009
Dark brown colour, big creamy head, creme-coloured. Staying in the glass for a long while. In the nose there is roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Tastes hoopy, bitter, herbal, hints of coffee and malts. A bit sweet, but for sure not dominating. Long finish, Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2009
30cl, from the brewery, complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, good Trappist

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11478) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Dark chestnut with a big off-white head. Aroma of rich dried fruits, spicy phenols, alcohol and a mild oxidation. Sweet and fruity flavour with warming alcohol, and lingering malt and chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
75cl bottle. Thanks a lot Nightfall. Trade. Pours dark browny/reddish with a small creamy white head and lacings. Sweet yeasty and malty nose. Dark fruits and caramel. A bit dusty and matured taste. Medium and smooth palate. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
It poured a hazy dark brown liquid with a small light brown foam. It had a fairly weak smell of yeast and spices. It had allot of carbonation and a taste of spices, caramell and yeast. An ok beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1956) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
0.33L bottle, big, thick, light beige head, deep, dark brown almost opaque with just a touch of lighter brown hues. Rich malty nose with toasty hints, flavours of dark chocolate, bread, dark fruits and hints of metal and soy. Long fruity aftertaste, medium to big body. Very good and satisying bock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle: malty, burnt caramel, coffish notes, faint smoke, some butter notes, pretty sweet with a dry finish.


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