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


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RATINGS: 676   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5309) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Pours a rusty brown hazy body with a creamy off-white top. Aroma is grapes, yeast, dark malts and oats. Nice. Taste is a creamy blend of tarty sour flavors mixed with light oats and caramel hints. Some cherry and wooden notes as well. Nice, but not exactly groundbreaking. Still, a well-made bock bier from a Trappist brewery with an original touch has to be accredited.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2010
darker copper colored beer with an offwhite head. smells malty, caramelly, bittersweet. tasts of biscuits, caramel, raisins, dried pears and plums, rather sweet. aftertaste biscuits, bittersweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Dark brown body. Malty arom. Malty sweet flavor. Lacks some Bock aspect (I can’t read my notes :-).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, yeast and caramel. The flavor is dark fruit (the main fruit I get is raisins) as well as brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not too similar to a bock. It tastes much more Belgian than German.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Rake thanks to Carrie.
Murky amber colour with a good beige head. Really pukey malt. FULL of yeast, waaaaaay over the top and sickly. Sweet malt, some caramel and nuts and a rather spicy finish with a lengthy bitterness. Far from entertaining.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2010
from Drinks of the World - fully cloudy dark copper-red colour with a little beige foam left; nice lace; aroma of apples and caramel with notes of chocolate; medium- to full-bodied, sweet and with a quite harsh palate (use of wheat starch?), a light bitterness and an earthy malty and caramelish finish - unrefined and not much quality out there, deeply forgettable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Nice head retention and lacework. Raisin, crackers, mushroom and banana in the nose. Not a typical bock. Sweet. Hardly any bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruits and malt. The flavor has chocolate, fruits and malt along a strong bitterness in the after-taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
This beer pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. The aromas are bread, light cinnamon and and a little alcohol. The palate is slighty dry and syrupy with some spiceness in the end. This was a great beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, hop. Flavour is sweet, malt, caramel, hop, alcohol. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

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