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

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RATINGS: 649   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
Sunday 20 Oct 2012 sees me sat outside in bright sunlight: Valkenburg, Holland. I walk passed a board advertising La Trappe Bockbier on tap, I put myself into reverse and have two lovely glasses of this and watch the world go by. Deep brown/ruby red in body colour: the sunlight dancing on the ruby tints. Large cream coloured head when brought to my table: soon turns into a wispy covering and collar (what a pity). Malts and yeast esters vie for your smell senses with the malts easily winning. Add a hand full of crushed dark, red berries and a spoon full of all spice and you’ve got the aroma. The malts rule the taste as well, malty molasses giving the beer a rich, smooth feel and flavour. Most likely the best Bock I had while on the trip. Another bar was having a Bock Fest and had around 8 on tap, so I managed to try a few, as you do!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4307) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order (bu). Brown color, good foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; malt, dried fruits, light honey and figue. Medium body & complexity. Somw sweetness, balances very well. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. BB 10.2015 (Hadn’t noticed that...) Pours dark brown with a bright red glimmer against light; the head is big, creamy, well retaining, leaving strong lace. The aroma is sweet, malty, sourish, bready, roasty. Tastes sweet and roasty, with a sourish berry-like continuation and dry earthy bitter finish. Almost no carbonation, quite silky on the palate. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (390) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a brown head with malty, caramel and candy aromas. Faint hops. Dark brown colored body. Thin in mouth but with present roasted malt taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium length. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pongauer (12) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Drank this at the monestary itself combined with the best steak I have ever eaten in my life. The meal was in great harmony and so was the beer. A real must for bock lovers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
T3M3 (4) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
Fine beer, but a little soft, alcohol percentage a little too low, may be 8,5% or around would be suitable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A nice trappist bock, that has a full bodied taste with nice pleasant bitter tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
33cl bottle on 28-Dec-2015., poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Reddish brown colour with a frothy tan coloured head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and hops. Medium body and soft carbonation. Bitterness upfront followed by sweet malt, bread, Belgian yeast and hops. Light spiciness, and not overly sweet. A nice fresh well balanced hoppy Bock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2295) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours slightly murky reddish brown. Nose is malty, sweet, raisins, caramel, spices. Taste is spicy malty, light bitter, dried fruits, dark bread, toffee, finish is bitter rather than sweet. In a way it is unique and complex, still not sure if this works so well though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and yeast. Flavor was slightly sweet with dried fruit, caramel, raisins, dark bread and toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (961) - HUNGARY - DEC 18, 2015
0.33l bottle. Orangish dark brown body, tan head. Aroma of caramel, orange peel, some banana, cherries and toast. Taste of caramel, toast, orange zest, Belgian yeast and a nice amount of hop bitterness in the end of the sip. Very nice.


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