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

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RATINGS: 481   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - 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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvhemert (310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
AROMA: nuts, roasty, dark fruits APPEARANCE: red, brown, clear, frothy, white foam, TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, PALATE: full body, thin feel, lively, long finish, OVERALL: a fantastic bockbier, red-wine-like quality that matches Hertog Jan Grand Prestige even with a much lower ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (941) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Rating #939, malt, karamel, chokolade. Smag af det samme plus lidt metal og god bitterhed. Ret ristet. Ret tyk.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVah (48) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Import från Belgien på flaska. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Doftar stall. Len smak av russin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2014
33cl into the wrong glass and shared with my dad. Typical bock nose and sweet. Also has a pepper taste. Good until 2016. Body is disappointing. Sweet of course with a slight hop kick

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Kipps Alehouse Folkestone. Clear deep brown colour lasting beige head. It’s a bock beer for certain. Quite sweet up front then really bitingly hoppy on the finish. Belgian Trappisst yeast then shed loads of autumnal fruits then this bitterness. some nuttiness. Quite arresting. Big bocky beer. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (105) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Flaska från Belgianbeerz.com mörkt rödbrun med stort fluffigt skum. Doftar aningens sött med inslag av druvor. Söt maltig smak, toner av bitter choklad och jäst. Livliga bubblor och god eftersmak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (465) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Flaska från belgianbeerz.com. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska med kraftigt skum. Dofter av fikon, melass och blå druvor. Mycket smaker av melass, choklad och russin. Mjuk munkänsla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PawelD (54) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Piwo butelkowe 750ml. Zapach rodzynek, lekko wyczuwalne nuty wiśniowe i karmelowe. Piana beżowa bardzo trwała, lacing w porządku. Kolor bardzo ciemna czerwień. W smaku karmel, śliwki z lekkim gorzkim posmakiem, w miarę picia aromat wiśni nabiera siły.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (932) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown/red colour. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Sweet aroma with notes of ripe dark fruit and some roastiness. A bit too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A very dark brown beer. I can see brown hues through the light just at the bottom and the top of the beer. Huge thin beige persistant foam. Beautiful. Aroma of caramel, spices, herbs, alcohol. Sweetness is first medium, then light and finally, medium. Bitterness is first light and medium in the end. Medium body. Sweet texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish with a warming note. Overall, I like this beer very much : beautiful and delicious !


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