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RATINGS: 694   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3999) - 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 (2422) - 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 (5918) - 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 (8187) - 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 (2962) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Very nice dark brown color with a little red shining through, but otherwise pretty average bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a mahogany colour with a thick, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits and malts. Flavour of quite strong, toasted, bready malts, caramel, dark fruits and some berries. Quite thick mouthfeel and a dry, fruity, slightly warming finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nřrresundby, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice reddish brown/copper color with a frothy mocha colored head. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and some subtle hops and spice. The flavor is again very dark fruity, with a quite peppert spice, almost like in a trappist ale, along with flavors of caramel, toasted malt and nutty notes. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid Dunkler Bock, which is wasn’t expecting.

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