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

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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This unique seasonal product is the worldís 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3573) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3596) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2009
tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam - Pours dark amber with an ample head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma is of caramel malt with a touch of dark fruit. It tastes sweet and malty with a little of that fruit coming through. Itís medium bodied and has a slightly bitter, clean finish. Itís a great looking, very tasty bock. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2009
rum fig & raisin butter pudding. light lace on a brown body. slow upfront with flavor building back in the mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
Dark brown with a large tan head that lasts very well. Somewhat medicinal aroma of licorice and prunes, some bready maltiness. Flavor is fruity and sweet, with notes of nuts, licorice, caramel, wood, some earthiness. Quick finish. Medium bodied. (11.2 oz bottle)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is of cherries, prunes, and some spice. First sip is bitter with some fruit and an unexpected dry finish. More Belgian strong than German bock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle says "Konings hoeven bock" but the link led me here. Deep, cloudy amber color with a thick and long lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Flavor is slightly crisp with hints of apple, caramel and brown sugar with a mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - APR 15, 2009
Caramel on the nose and a nice deep brown colour. Taste of apples, slight tart of raspberry, spicy herbal seeds, cumin, bitterness, burnt caramel, and even a little bit of tobacco. Finish held out on a bitter note with an added spikiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2009
Dark brown with reddish-orange tints. Huge, fine head. Sweet caramel aroma. Rich and malty with Belgian yeast. Malty and rich, with slightly burnt caramel and some alcohol heat. Belgian yeast quality is noticeable. More like a Belgian strong than a traditional bock

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Well rounded malts and a decent Belgian quality. Moderate brown color, somewhat standard aesthetic experience. Not my favorite style. Bottle label was Koningshoeven Bock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2009
(Bottled, BBE 06/2011, this one has the Trappist logo in it) Hazy dark ruby with a medium, tanned and firm, lasting head. Aroma of roasted, dark-bready and caramely malt. Flavor is roasted-malty, lightly sour, dryish and rye-pudding-caramely with some ashy hints. Yes, itís just about as balanced and good as a Dutch-style bock can be - but I just donít get the purpose of this style...


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