lrothc (36) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
A deep amber color with a nice consistent head. Very malty and with nice caramel tones. BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - 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!
vipinvelp (4510) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
Clear Darker ruby with huge beige foam head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is bittersweet, lots of caramel. Aftertaste is long lasting sweet caramel. (Velp 201211) Sdaniel90 (1096) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a clear, ruby brown colour with a magnificent, lacey tan head. Aroma is strong in dry fruits, caramel and a suggesitive roasted character. Taste is nice and heavy, lots of spicy, fruty sensations, perhaps some coffee? Finish is heavily bitter, superb. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish.
ShivanDragon (4491) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 aroma van moutig hop. robijnrood van kleur.thanatosti (1772) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
smaak van gerst, mout tarwe en een lichte zoetigheid.
vrij lichte tot zwakke body welke snel afvlakt.
afdonk licht bitter welke snel wegtrekt, verder flets en weinig bijzonder.
30 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Albert Heijn. Brown with a big tan head. Aroma of the typical La Trappe yeast with hops and some roasted malts. After the first sip some coffee and chocolate is added to the palette. This beer is fairly bitter which continues in the aftertaste. Ofcourse a la Trappe beer is good but this bok is far above the rest of the bokbeer field. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
On tap in T’Arendsnest. Poured reddish brown with a minimal white head. Aroma of rich malty fruit. Subdued flavour of spiced fruit and some bitterness with little aftertaste. SimplySike (1510) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
Poors hazy brown with cream tinted head.
Aroma malts, bread, caramel, dark fruits, honey.
Taste spicy bitter, a caramel, honey sweet. Little roast.
Awesome bockbeer, loads of taste and fantastic aroma.
RobinV (50) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
Fine long lasting head with a brown hue. Hazy dark copper-brown color. Surprising smell, quite fresh and spicy, yet hints of honey and malts. Tastes of serious roast malts: bitter and sour, yet softened due to the added wheat. Fit for autumn indeed. Full body with moderate carbonation. Long and bitter yet not unpleasant finish.