BlackHaddock (4924) - 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!
MarkoNm (1510) - 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 (248) - 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 (1160) - 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 (277) - 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.
bytemesis (4649) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany, medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is light, roasty, malty, a bit of dark breads, molasses. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, rich, roasty. Medium body, high carbonation.
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 750ml to chalices. Caramel brown pour with mountainous tan head. Carbonation is soft though. Aroma of bread and caramel and yeast. Thin and quite sweet up front. Nice noble bite on the end.
ruigo (1609) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with an one finger off-white head. Caramel, bread and nuts in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with light bitter notes. Overall, a good beer.
SkillsFactory (179) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tra il rosso scuro e il tonaca di frate, schiuma beige di buona persistenza.
Aroma di uva passa, ciliegia, toffee, note vinose.
Al palato si ritrovano le stesse caratteristiche olfattive, con in aggiunta un finale di tostato amaro misto ad alcool, leggermente astringente.
Non molto carbonata, corpo medio-pieno, oleosa.
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, almonds, slight roast.Taste is sweet, bready, caramel, slightly piney bitter, cocoa,berries. Medium body. Good beer.