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

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


Beltramelli's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, - OCT 19, 2008
Coloração vermelho-escura interessante. Creme medianamente denso e persistente. Aroma intenso de malte torrado. O sabor é complexo, com sugestão de ameixas, além do malte tostado e um leve álcool bem inserido no conjunto. O final é longo e tostado. Seguramente, uma cerveja BOCK que oferece sabores e percepções além do seu estilo. Não perca.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (102) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
0,75 l bottle from Wijnkoperij Bartels in Zwolle. Clear, dark ruby with a foamy, stable, tan head. Fruity, malty aroma of plums, candy sugar, molasses with hints of burnt malts, dark chocolate and coffee in the background. When it warms up some alcohol can be detected as well. Only slightly sweet taste that has less fruitiness as expected from the aroma. Hints of molasses and caramel with a touch of plums. Slightly bitter finish accompanied by coffee and dark chocolate. There is some smoke in the background as well. Medium to full body, average carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Very delicious and quite unusual for a bockbeer. Its subtle sweetness is well opposed to the hoppy bitterness. It reminds me of the "Best Brewjob ever" by Freigeist and Nøgne Ø which I drank some days ago.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (901) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
A nice sharp malt, with decent bitterness. light caramel undertone. I’m not getting a lot of flavor undertones, but just enough to add some complexity,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (664) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2014
0,33 l bottle. A darkest red brown in the glass, mighty light tanned head. Berriefruits and sweet malt on the nose. Starts malty, lower fruity, background sweetness. Later more toffee and chocolate, mit bitterness. Alcoholic in the background. Darkfruity ending. No typical bock.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown body with ruby tones, tan standing head, smooth thick lacing. Mild aroma but; lots of fermented fruits and berries, caramel malts, mild mild hops. Taste; fruity malts, herbal hops, fruits, berries, plums, almonds, nuts, dark malts, syrup, and a dark juicy lasting finish with fruity chocolate notes. Feels well bodied, ok carbonation. Overall a fruity dunkel bock beer. [33cl brown btl, abv7%, #K02H13 BB08-2016, B@Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen, 6€, T@höme]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1054) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
dense beige head that lasts long and leaves some lacing. redbrown colour. aroma is dried fruits, figs, dates, caramel, candysugar, toffee, bit smoked malts. taste like aroma, with a nice bitterness from the roasted malts, coffee like aftertaste is sweet-bitter. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33cl / bbf sep-2016

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (155) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Donkerrood/bruin bier met mooie beige schuimkraag. Geroosterde caramel met donker fruit in de neus. Lekker mondgevoel met kandijsuiker en mout, bitterige nasmaak. Helemaal niet de traditionele bock!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuszek (88) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Wow! Is it really a bock beer? There is so much aroma and taste. Far beyond any typical bock beer. Wonderful and unforgetable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (723) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2014
Aroma: High, rich, malty, melanoidin, licorice. Appearance: brown body, amber highlights. Medium tan head, low retention. Flavour: Medium-high rich, malty. Licorice, salty, Medium bitterness, dry finish with lingering licorice, sweetness Mouthfeel: Full body, medium carbonation Overall: Good example. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 5B. Traditional Bock

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Malty bread aroma. Sweet finish, plenty of body.


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