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


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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (5037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Mahogony brown, clear body with small head but lots of lacing. Toast, raisin, butterscotch and cheese. Quite a nice aroma, definitely not too sweet. Taste is good as well, light sweet flowing into light bitterness. Very end has a clear dry, cocoa-like feeling. Taste lingers... nice! Carbonation is fine. Maybe not terribly complex but tasty and very well brewed. Was very skeptical of a trappist bok but they earned a good rating. (33cl bottle, 1,75 EUR)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
2008 (?) vintage bottle@Kulminator: bottle says good until 2010, minus 2 years is usually the standard around here, it does smell vintage, dark mahogany with a ruby hue & tanned head, slightly sweet with sweet dark fruit and creamy, bready malts, slight caramel, toffee, slight brown sugar, hint of roast, some hops, the taste opens up a bit halfway before the finish to reveal some slight odd sourness mixed with berries, I do feel a bit like the aging might have weakened it, could have used it a bit thicker, sweeter and without the slightly odd sourness but then again that might just be the nature of this beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3774) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Pours dark amber with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is deep with roasted malts and hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
750ml Bottle with cork. Cork pops of, releasing damp and giving off a huge aroma off spices and ripe fruits. Nice and sweet malty aroma, some yeast. Bit of alcohol also. Looks are appealing, ruby red, brownish colour with creamy tanned head. Flavour is full, well balanced. Starts off creamy and malty, then releasing some bitter roastiness tones and aftertaste has some ripe, sweet fruits. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
Deep hazy ruby colour with a decent off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of strawberries, spruce, toffee. Reasonably thin on the palate but well balanced with a slight bitter aftertaste. Taste is figs, lightly roasted malt, red currants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
From the bottle at De Kelk in Brugge during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a La Trappe chalice. Pours a moderate brown color with a huge off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Persistent head and a cap throughout. The nose brings some light chocolate and a bit of caramel plus some bread crust. Faint dark fruits and a bit of a hoppy character. Flavor has some mild sweetness and a good dosing of bitterness. Light body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Very well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5816) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark brown, huge head. Starts intense malty, strong, a bit fruity like plums. Sourish hints. Finish with an alcoholic touch, but not too much. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2011
4/09/2011 30cl bottle @ home - BB: 11/13 (2011-431)

Clear red brown beer, aery beige head with big bubbles, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, bread, raisins, toffee, touch of mocha. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: pretty sour start, ripe cherries, caramel and roasted malts, fruity characteristics. Aftertaste: still sour cherry, some mocha, little bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
From a bottle in Brussles, Belgium august 2011. Amberwith a big beige head. Rosted a bit smokey aroma. Tastes sweet a bit smokey (not much).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2892) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
A deep effervescent toffee colored pour. Huge light tan head that doesn’t seem to want to fade away. Plenty of lacing when it does though. Big malty aroma. Raisins, dried plums, sugar, caramel, toffee, and a slight roastiness. There is a bit of an off-aroma. A little bit on the sour note side. Taste is very nutty and malty. A bit carbonic and dry. Very nice beer. I wish they would’ve had this on tap when I was there, but the bottles will do.

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