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 Oleg85
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sweffin
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JD554
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zet
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of ssmilkstout
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dface
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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

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Photo of stephenlee
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Capsfan90
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sammy806
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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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La Trappe Bockbier from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
4.03 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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