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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2009
ambrato carico schiuma media non molto persitente note caramellate lievi tostaute frutta secca malto in bocca caramello lievi tostaute finale leggeremnte amro un po tannica

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11001) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
33cl bottle from palladio, new market, rhodes city, greece. hazy brown, large soft smooth light brown head. i spent a minute contemplating if this was a 5 or 4. nice. aroma of cola nut, caramel, raisins. flavor of rasted raisins (that’s a first), brown sugar, dark fruits, spices, roasted grains. ends dark fruty and roasted. this dutch bock is a mix of belgian fruity bruin with the usual dutch twist, and a german dark hard roasted bock, quite an interesting mix, that, unofrtunately is more interesting than aprreciable, but still - nice try. i love to taste something new.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 6, 2009
From bottle, amazing red to copper liquid benith a huge beige head, intense aroma of fruits like cherry liquor, prunes, with maltish tones of resembles maple syrup, nice yeasty complexity with some cheese and brandy like alcohol, flavor is less impressive than the aroma, cinnamon cookies, malt, some roastiness and bitter hoppy finish, palate is just medium. With a more powerful body it could be and outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
Deep red colour with a huge head. The aroma is of caramel and prunes. Flavor is similar - it remind me more of a dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2350) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Reddish brown with very thick foamy head, not real clear. Belgian candy sugar, malty, prunes, toffee nose. Palate is sweet but a bit sharp and acidic. Nice feel to it. Nice tang, partially the small bubbled carbonation. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
From bottle at The Beer Brothers Zomerbierfestival, Mechelen. Deep burgundy with a tan creamy head. Fruity with hints of nuts. On the sweet side, but good, nutty flavours. Likeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7001) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
This dark brown beer poured with a decent beige head and a malty aroma. There is a pleasant roasted malt flavor with some carbonation and residual bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
On tap at t’ Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 07-06-09 Pours dark amber with beige head, Aroma is strong maltiness, caramel and some yeast. Tastes of toffee, malts, dark sugars, bit nutty, nice beer. A7 A4 A7 P3 Ov14 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2009
At La Trappe degustation facility Schaapskooi Koningshoeven I had this fine bock. Dark and malty, great bitters, modest head and carbonation. Not the sweetness that seems more and more trend in bocks. Nice beer in a nice atmosphere. I should rate this location too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle at La Trappe in SF. Amber-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisins and figs. Flavor is loads of caramel malt, estery dark fruits, brown sugar, and a hint of Belgian yeast. Smooth, syrupy, and fairly full on the palate.

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