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

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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (426) - Londerzeel, - FEB 11, 2013
75cl bottle. Nose of nuts, caramel, alcohol. Redbrown, tan lacing head. Aroma returns in the taste. Less pleasant aftertaste. Syrup, fizzy.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
age_jellema (45) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Prima bok, eigenlijk een beetjes atypisch bokje ten opzichte van de andere Nederlandse herfstbokjes. Deze is minder zoet, rijke smaak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (489) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Aroma of a decent monk beer. Every time I open La Trappe, I think that the brewery is located in Belgium. Pours dark, cloudy, brown with thick, creamy head. Thick, malty beer, with aroma of nuts, raisins, oak and cellar yeasts. It does have a sweet undertone, not so typical for bock beers. This is a good example of full bodied beer - it is velvety and thick. Carbonation is extremely fine, and stays in beer till the last drop. Not readily available, so if you see a bottle - give it a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a good-looking, clear, deep copper body with a large, creamy, tan head that is both long-lived and able to stick to the glass. Malty, sweet and fairly strong aroma of dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, sweet caramel and hints of anise. The strong flavour are dominated by caramel and burnt sugar, the Belgian yeast is pleasantly present, and in the back the dark dried fruits including raisins are accompanying slightly warming notes of alcohol. The taste is moderate sweet and the long finish is moderate bitter. Pleasant mouthfeel, it’s mid-bodied and has an oily and quite smooth texture and a moderate carbonation. Another nice ale from these productive monks.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (804) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
had this twice. once from a bottle in delirium abbey cafe which was all out last time i was there. and more recently from vanuxeem. pours a dark brown/ruby with solid tanned head. aroma is as per description - burnt malts and toasts. smooth mouth feel, caramel, roasted malts, hazel nuts. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (189) - - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a deep brown body with a thich head. Faint yeasty aroma. Nice malty taste with a creamy feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (45) - - SEP 6, 2014
Drink cold (10-12°C)Eye: pours a dark ruby-brown colour with a nice medium size white to beige head. dissipates rather quickly.Nose: chocolate, dark fruits and yeast.Mouth: licorice, chocolate malts, dark dried fruits such as prunes, dates and raisins. spices at the tip of the tongue and nuts. Palate: chocolate and coffee malts, coriander, dates, spices, smoke.Overall: very good and complex beer. i?ll have this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (28) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Brown beer with a red glow. Nice head. Fruity, rich aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. Sweet, bitter taste with bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly rich for a reasonably light beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
Trappist bock - the only one, as is stressed on the label - of top fermentation. Rocky, yellowish beige, creamy head, dark bronze colour with ruby hue, clear. Aroma of caramelly and nutty malts, aromatic hops, pear brandy, cloves, cocoa powder, cinnamon. Malty taste, again caramel and nuts, lightly sweetish, sourish wheat accent, bitter finish due to herbal hops as well as a gentle roasted bitterness, quite long. Arguably situated above the average of Dutch autumn bocks.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours dark brown with tan head. Fairly weak sweetness to this, there is some nuttiness with slight dried fruit, but malts are light and it appears a bit too thin for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (395) - HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2014
Tetszetős küllemű bak a La Trappe háza tájáról, mely nem csak kinézete által, de illatában és ízében is rendkívül kellemes benyomást tesz fogyasztójára. Egy barnás-rezes színű, krémes, bézs habkoronájú test bontakozik ki a pohárba töltve, majd selyemcukros, gyümölcsrágós illatokkal festi be a teret, melyek mögött narancsos, marcipános, karamelles és természetesen malátás jegyek sejlenek fel. Közepes szénsavtartalommal, gabonás, tejkaramellás, gyümölcsös-alkoholos összetevők alkotta vonulattal indul, mely egy jól behatárolható, belga élesztős jelleg mentén körvonalazódik, ami viszont ez esetben remekül harmonizál a bak sörök karakterisztikájával. Kesernyés komló zárja a képet, amely egyébként tökéletes egyensúlyban van az ital élesztős, szárított gyümölcsös hangulatával.


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