La Trappe Bockbier | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe BockbierLa Trappe Bockbier
BA SCORE
3.99/5
276 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
Ranking:
#4,574
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
276
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of epyon396
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sammy806
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip.
Pours dark brown beer with big tan head, excellent retention, lots of laces.
Smell - caramel, dark fruits, nuts, slightly yeasty.
Taste - rich malty, licorice, molasses, dried fruits, roasted notes, nice yeasts.
Rather thin for bock, drinkable, soft, almost round. Late mouthfeel clean malty.
Interesting beer, considering it's not a lager bock nor dubbel.

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Photo of Kerrie
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
3.29/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i had never seen this one before, and since i love this whole range of beers, i had to pick it up. a trappist bock, an interesting proposition to say the least, but this is one of the best bock styles i have ever had, and brings the german and belgian elements together beautifully. its more brown than amber, really pretty dark, and has an explosive effervescent tan head, very much like belgian ale yeast produces. it smells really rich, layers of sweet caramel and toasted grain, with an interesting yeast profile that doesnt scream lager at me, but is definitely something different. it has notes of honey and clove, fig and molasses, and even some of the belgian yeast elements. the flavor is true to the nose, sweet tasting but not sweet, if that makes sense, its dry enough in the finish (and carbonated well enough) to be rather drinkable, especially as bocks go, but it still has the flavor is sweet malt and honey in the middle. an earthy nuttiness too, texturally interesting and very flavorful. again the yeast is something special here. a really fun beer, made from one of the most reputable breweries of the old world. really pretty unique, autumnal, and worthy of seeking out. i was really impressed with this, and its given me a new enthusiasm for the style, although i know i will be hard pressed to find another one this good.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubrickx
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tneenan1
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gakusei
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of randomNBGD
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No date can be spied on this bottle. Recently shipped out from the Rare Beer Club (a month or two ago).

A: Medium-dark brown pour with an enormous, absolutely enormous frothy light brown head. Top-notch head retention as it sticks around forever. Heavy, heavy, heavy lacing everywhere.

S: Decent amount of grass with some light citrus. LOTS of grass when swirled. Mild bready malt. A little bit of spiciness...cloves?

T: Huh, interesting. Grassy up front followed by a decent citrus hoppiness. Mildly bitter. Smooth, sweet and mellow bready malt. Surprising wave of bitterness in the finish, this is actually fairly hoppy. Citrus and grass again. Lingering toasty bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Very smooth and medium bodied.

O: Surprisingly hoppy bock. Doesn't really taste like any bock I've ever had before to be honest. It's reminds me more of an english IPA than a bock in fact.

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Photo of BoljaBoy52
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerIsland
3.79/5  rDev -5%
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 Tim725
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

La Trappe Bockbier from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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