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La Trappe Bockbier - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

breakingbland, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Tattooedirish1
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Tattooedirish1, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of biernack
4/5  rDev -0.5%

biernack, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of paulys55
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

paulys55, May 31, 2013
Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Zbeetleman, May 16, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pour is all pale brown head at first; thick and creamy head. After a while the head settles while the liquid rises; dark copper, clear. Rich lacings.

T: Rich sweet dark malts. Almost honey-like sweetness. Lots of dark dried fruits. Yeasty and even a bit chocolaty.

M: So very sweet, and roasted dark malts. Kind of bready. Rich dark dried fruits. The taste is all about heavy sweet malts.

M: Body is syrupy full while carbonation is kind of forgotten - nice. Aftertaste is sweet but also a bit vineous.

O: Very sweet, complex and nice. If your pleasure is hops and not malts - avoid! If not - this fantastic!

Evil_Pidde, May 08, 2013
Photo of PaF
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

PaF, May 03, 2013
Photo of DanIreland
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DanIreland, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Ciocanelu, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Anze, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Elbrownbag
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Elbrownbag, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of HabiMendes
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The amber-brown La Trappe is transparent, with a lightly-tanned neck, very well retained (perfect to style). The bready aroma displays very well the malty character of the beer, showing also caramel tones and alcohol content (perfect, again). The taste brings a well-carbonated, medium-body beer, with hops well harmonized with the malty body, the latter slightly sweet (once again, perfect to style). The end is somewhat long, bringing, again, the whole malt/caramel story. What an excellent beer!

HabiMendes, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, chocolate fudge and toasty, bready malt. Very sweet-smelling.
Not as great flavours, but still showing some of the bready and toasty characters. Also a little booze.
Too much carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Kunstman, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

unclekeith, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of BILF
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this delivered by my wife from a work colleague, who picked it up directly in Tilburg at the Koningshoeven brewery. I poured into an Orval chalice, after letting it warm up a little bit from the fridge.

It pours gigantic beautiful beige finely pored head. Body is of dark clear amber with some fine carbonation visible.

Wonderful rich smell of yeast, malt, plums, roasted nuts and cocoa.

Tastes is a let down compared to the smell. I get surprisingly moderate taste of burnt malt and bread with a slight metallic aftertaste.

What a creamy nice head that sticks to your lip! The liquid part though is a bit watery with little carbonation.

Overall an interesting beer with ups and downs. Nevertheless, certainly not to forget when talking about Dutch bockbier. A country that is full of the style around the dark times of the year.

safaricook, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Marius, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Arborescence
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Jumps out of the bottle and pours a massive, thick head that persists. Very dark brown, hazy, with a slight ruby tint.

Aroma: Malty, with a hint of cherry. The aroma is quite mild though.

Taste: There's a certain softness before the robust malt hits. Not a lot of sweetness here, but some hints of dried fruit are present. Solid flavour, but nothing overly interesting.

Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, and creamy. Medium to full-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's a peculiar concoction -- a trappist bock -- but I don't think it brings anything sublime to the table. It's tasty though, not a bad representative of a strongish bock.

Arborescence, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

kew, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cdwil, Dec 01, 2012
La Trappe Bockbier from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
90 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.