La Trappe Bockbier | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

BA SCORE
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of MarkJBurch
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Photo of DanIreland
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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 gerardoluna
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first time that i taste one trappist bockbier

[Eyes] amazing creamy foam head, the color is strong and deep dark red

[Nouse] Good malty, floral, sugar and hoppy aroma.

[Mouth] Good carbonation a little bitter, fresh, dry and full body.
Amen!

CHEERS

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pkenkman
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of donspublic
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, yeast and caramel. The flavor is dark fruit (the main fruit I get is raisins) as well as brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not too similar to a bock. It tastes much more Belgian than German.

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Photo of brdc
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large corked bottle; an ale according to their own label.

It pours a reasonably clear reddish brown brew, with a voluptuous tan head that shows good retention and lacing.
Aroma is good, but not that powerhouse I got used to see on other "La Trappes"; mostly sweet malts, caramel, perhaps a note or two of yeastiness and fruitiness.
A bit thin on the palate, taste is pleasant but not complex, malty sweetness all over, but with little depth.
A decent brew, but well under the usual high quality of Koningshoeven. I will keep my Koningshoeven buys with the more traditional trappist styles.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice. Paid $4 for a corked and caged 750 at Sabatini's. Shoulda bought 2. Nice deep malts but with good balance. Got better as I went.

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Photo of georgeaaron
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

La Trappe Bockbier from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
4.03 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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