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RATINGS: 682   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutz (896) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2011
Uit de fles. Ruikt vrij bitter, begint licht zoetig in de mond maar dat gaat te snel naar bitter toe . De nasmaak is ook bitter. Niet mijn bier .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
Dark brown with a nice big head that stays pretty long. A lot of malt in the nose and in the taste. A good bockbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2011
Darker bown, with a reddish shine in it. A good sized, pretty nice holding and good sticky to the glass head. A bit harder to smell, a bit earthy-spiced, not bad at all, just a bit to hard to get it. Nutty and yeasty, some red fruits, bread, good spiced, with a nice caramel-sweet hint. Good balance between sweet and bitter, with a nice finish that tastes familiar, but can’t tell what it is... A bit woody-earthy. Decent. But seems a bit outbalanced with the yeast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GSAP (689) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2011
Heerlijke textuur en bitterheid, pure chocolade, blijft lang hangen, maar geur doet iets minder aan. Prachtige licht bruine schuimlaag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3253) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (682) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2138) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2551) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3774) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - 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.


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