Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

La Trappe Bockbier | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
La Trappe BockbierLa Trappe Bockbier
BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
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:
#4,788
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
276
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of spacecake9
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

 514 characters

Photo of KrisPaulk77
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev -6%
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.

 947 characters

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

Photo of Oleg85
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JD554
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zet
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely ruby colour with a finger of beige foam that maintains itself very well and leaves lovely lacing. Smell of yeast, caramel and malt. The taste is a nice balance of dense malts, yeast, vanilla, liquorice, caramel and hops. It goes down pretty smoothly. A very nice trappist ale, though it is too yeasty for me to classify this as a bock. More of a malt-focused dubbel. Still worth trying though.

 400 characters

Photo of stevoj
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice and marvelled at the thick, silky head. Color is cola/coffe brown. Aroma is light, but taste is sharp and bracing. Very mellow roast grains come through, with very slight aftertaste.

 202 characters

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color: brown, brownish red with ruby ​​highlights.
Foam beige in color, made of fine bubbles forms a thick layer. Persistent foaming average but still leaves a mark after each sip.
Complex and intense aroma. In the foreground dark fruit, plums, cherries, mixed with touches of roasted and light ash. In the background lingers on a note of caramel and alcohol liqueur focus.
Taste: here it is the opposite, first roasted malts, which is associated with bitter coffee and a lot of ash, later liqueur with cherries, dried plums and sweet cherries. The most interesting is that along with the increase in temperature of both the aroma and taste evolves. Appears sharpness, peppermint, fruit gently move back.
Gentian dry, ash is long, perfect.
Saturation high, even too high.
Alcohol: although the aroma appear in his gentle accents are generally not bothered. The taste is not perceptible.

 890 characters

Photo of ssmilkstout
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.06/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 750 ml cork wrapped bottle in a snifter. This FINE bock pours a dark muddy brown with a fantastic head of light brown foam that settles slow to a thick layer with awesome lacing. Nose of rich sweet malts, raisins, light clove, light grain notes, and a unique yeast nose---Belgian, but different. Flavors exceed the nose with rich raisins bread flavors mingling with toffee and light chocolate on the mid to back that fades to a light semi dry yeast profile with a light grain accent. Very substantial and warming as it goes down. Finishes very light and subtly dry with a clean finish.
A fantastic brew.
Cheers

 635 characters

Photo of stephenlee
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Vikings 2x09. Great in all aspects. It has that caramel touch i loved in aventinus eisbock but softer and delicious too.

 169 characters

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

Photo of Capsfan90
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.