La Trappe Bockbier | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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89
very good
272 Ratings
La Trappe BockbierLa Trappe Bockbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by paterlodie on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SpongeHop
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - dark, redbrown with a pretty white head
S & T - nutty, caramel. Not too sweet, though. Not like those caramel fudge bars or nougats, but rather like a nice homemade batch of caramel with just that perfect balance of brown buttery notes and juuust the right amount of toasted sugar. And a solid bitterness to round off the taste and after-taste.
F - medium body, good carbonation and a nice alcohol glow to warm you up in the autumn months. Nothing to complain about.

O - I find most bokbieren too sweet. This is a very welcome exception with its perfect balance of browned butter/caramel-rather-than-fudge-notes. It has a very 'direct' or 'stern' character, almost, due to its bitterness and nuttiness, and it fits so, so very well for that autumn sitting-by-the-hearthfire bokbier. It is definitely my favorite autumn bokbier to date, and I dare including iceboks in that statement.
P.S. It's also great to use in cooking, for when a recipe calls for a dark/brown/porter/stout beer!

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peerialo
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l.

A - Tick brown creamy huge head with medium carbonation. Ruby color. Beautiful.
S - Wine like aromas, fruits, grape, with hops in the back.
T/M - Balanced, carbonated, dry and bitter finish. Not to strong alcohol warmness in the mouth.

O - I think they try to make it good, and it is good Bock beer.

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Photo of SkylerShores
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Redelijke bock, aparte afdronk .

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Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

Um wow. What a stunner in the glass. Dark mahogany red, glowing like an amber jewel, and just light enough to see reams of ultrafine carbonation. Head creation is like a creamy froth chocolate. Khaki colored two finger head and practically nitrous fine bubbles. Then the head actually grows in the glass like a mushroom as the beer sits. It's like a dollop of ice cream and leaves a sticky meringue like appearance. Just flat out fascinating and I've never had a beer behave like this at all. I am entranced.

The aroma is even gold dust. Deep milky chocolate tones, and light soft pheonlic clove sensations. Mineral clean sensations also mix in nicely, a touch of small herbal bitterness seems like it just wants to peak out, but sweeter creamy vanilla chocolate just pounds your senses everywhere. Not a trace of alcohol or fusel like heat either. Wow a fantastic aroma.

Palate gives up the goods. Light bock clean finish, with more of that mineral body, but also some lighter textures. Crispy caramel but more bitter minerality in the mid palate, adds a nice light chocolate and vanilla flavor. That light minerality chases nicely on the aftertaste with some banana like flavors on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel also, but lessens itself to sweetness in favor of more esters and a faint touch of herbal hops.

Really impressive bock, and just flirts with doppel biggness. Great brewed beer here, makes me want to go back and drink more trappist brews.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTuomi
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown reddish color with a thick big head with great retention.
Nice malty and vinous aroma with notes of coconut, toasted malts, earth, dark fruits and caramel.
Flavor with notes of toasted malts, molasses, coconut, dark fruits, bread crust, herbal hops, some tobacco and cloves, apple with cinnamon, chocolate and Trappist yeast. Dry aftertaste with a balanced but perceivable bitterness.
Bordering full body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is absent.
Tasty and balanced Bock with a Trappist accent. I found this very pleasant with an interesting complexity. Sure worth trying.

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Photo of Dzu
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured int LaTrappe trappist glass.
L: Magnificent dark red-copper colour with biege foam head.
S: Raisin notes , friuts alittle souness.
T: Dark fruits taste, rich and complex.
F: Creamy, dense and very good balanced.
O: Best bock I ever had at this moment.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass.
A - Pours a verify attractive dark amber color with a 1" head that reduces to partial cap and a solid ring. Great looking beer.
S - The aroma is malty and a little sweet.
T - I really enjoy the flavor of this beer. It's malty and somewhat sweet. And you get a little buzz that reminds you its a Belgian.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - I can't speak to how this aligns with the expectations for a bock. All I care about is it tastes good. I would buy this again for sure.

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Photo of KrisPaulk77
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

The beer pours reddish brown color, very reminiscent of Coca-Cola. Head retention is decent, and the beer has OK lacing. The is interesting, as I pick up some sweet malty overtones (some baked apple and brown sugar), with some light vanilla, cherry cola, light rootbeer and clove as well. The Belgian yeast imparts an interesting underlying spice element as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the Belgian yeast and spices really drying this beer out on the finish. There's a lot going on in this beer, but as someone else mention, I'm not entirely sure the Belgian yeast and spices blended all that well with the base bock beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, and finish was dry and spice infused. Alcohol is not the least bit noticeable.

An interesting beer to try, but I was glad I only had the one 8 ounce glass, and I'm not sure I can imagine ever wanting to revisit this.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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