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

bottled
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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1806) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 10, 2012
33cl bottle - Dark ruby-brown with a medium sized tan head that quickly recedes to a thin film. Fantastic aroma of malt, toffee, dark fruit, and a hint of spice. Full bodied without being sticky or cloying, very nice. Lovely, complex flavour - malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, toasted nuts - and a warm, lingering finish.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkanu (32) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Huge, light brown with yellowish tint head on top of a dark brown with suble red notes pour. Starts great. Heavy carbonation which is barely noticeable due to the amazing aroma of the hops. Bitterness is amazingly well masked, taste is well balanced, not too strong roasted malt, not too much caramel, just the ideal amount. Dark dried fruits, some hints of smoked plums and toasted bread. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, yet with subtle bitter notes. Amazing beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisko82 (497) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Piwo ciemnobrązowe, piana dość obfita, dość trwała, symbolicznie lepi szkło. W aromacie słodko, głównie karmel. W smaku równie słodko, karmel, tosty. Średnia pełnia. Wysycenie średnie.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (247) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
notes de chocolat, caramel, épices, amertume en fin de bouche. Pas fan du style à titre personnel, mais passe assez bien en fin de soirée/repas

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
DAA; Bottle, drunk at Melkebaren. Poured huge, dark brown with a lasting creamy, lacing and lasting head. Nose is moderate, toasted malt, caramel, rasin bread, spice and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a warming, fruit, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malenica93 (1) - Split, CROATIA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
0.33 bottle, earthy brown color, big tan head. Very malty and caramel aroma. Rich sweet and little bitter taste, alcohol well hidden. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1582) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Reddish-bronze color, good foam. Aroma: very sweet, rich maltiness, caramel, toffee, plum jam, dried fruit, porto. Taste: sweet, malty, wine, candy, candies, dried fruits, sparkling, medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (874) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zürich. It’s quite ironic that 2 days after importing and rating my first Dunkler Bock, there now is one in my usual craft beer bar. Anyway, this one is clearly much better. Floral nose, thick malty taste, dark but not roasty. Fine but well-matched carbonation. Quite sweet, but still not heavy, not your usual heavy bock to warm yourself in winter. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
u3pyg (12) - BULGARIA - MAR 1, 2016
Amazing Bock. Very rich taste and aroma. Tasted it from 750ml bottle with cork cap. Very good foam head and head retention. Will drink this beer any time again.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Devonbung (31) - - FEB 20, 2016
Soupy in appearance and a benign aroma - but what a taste! It takes me back to childhood. Not because I was drinking as an 8 year old, but because it smacks of the jersey caramels my grandmother used to buy as treats. A lovely drop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (385) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours brown with beige head. Nose enjoying it a lot. Aroma has a lot of different shades - blackcurrant, cinnamon, a lot of caramel, brown bread, lemon, some tea plants. Taste is following and adding some yeast and toasted bread. Good beer with nice long after!


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