BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Delirium Monasterium. Pours clear tawny with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and cellar yeast notes. Flavor is sweet toast and nutty malt, earthy hops and yeast with a lightly sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
robinn93 (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at home. Poirs a dark amber color with a big head. Nice and bitter with earthy tones.
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to an event shaker at the WCD Trade Expo in Chicago, showing a deep copper color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was caramel & toast, some ready alcohol, and esters as dried fruit, and a bit of cherry. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste added some earthy bitterness, a bit of citrusy astringency, subtle sweetness, and a somewhat dry finish. Alcohol poked it’s head out in the aroma, but remained rather hidden in the flavor. No matter,... tasty nonetheless.
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red, brown, clear, tan foam, caramel, toast, roasty, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
kanaclane (103) - - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nez: Malté, caramel, fruits secs
Bouche: caramel, sucre candi, biscuitée, noisette, épicée, raisin
Légèrement vineuse avec une amertume et une astringence qui arrivent en fin de bouche
MarkoNm (1743) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber/brown color, topped with a nice beige colored head. Aroma is a bit roasty, some caramel, bread and yeast. Taste follows naturally - sweet start, some caramel and a bit roasty, typical yeasty feel and some bitterness. Decent one.
Flanfl (279) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, big beige head. Aroma o caramel, yeast, toasted malt notes. Flavour of caramel, candy sugar, spices on a background of toasted malt. Medium dry bitter finish with more toasted notes. Medium body, medium-carbo.
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rhsiung (1199) - USA - JUL 13, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
750-ml bottle from rare beer club. from the hang tag: "La Trappe Bockbier is a bit drier, darker, more bitter and roasted than traditional German Bock. Like many Dutch Bocks, it is a bottle-conditioned ale, not lager." 36 ibu. weird for it not to be a lager. tons of head, malty, caramel, an earthy (bitter?) aspect i didn’t care for. but great with a splash of syrah!
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, minimal head. Medium body. Aroma: malts, caramel. Taste: roasted, nuts, bready. Overall: good, well balanced beer.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. pours dark amber with beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, nuts, bit yeasty, sugar. Nice one. Quite good.