Brewed by Alfa Bierbrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Schinnen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This ruby red beer is brewed in limited quantities in the autumn for the winter months. Specially selected malt varieties give Alfa Bokbier its strong taste. The alcohol percentage is 6.5% by volume. Alfa Bokbier is best enjoyed at a temperature of 9/10°C.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3229) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
Autumn bock of bottom fermentation, like the German version of the genre. Light beige, refined, creamy and stable foam on a clear copper, almost amber beer with a brownish hue, clearly paler than the top-fermented Dutch boks and in that respect again more akin to a German bottom-femented one (the brewery’s proximity to Germany has resulted in a German influence in some of their other beers, too). Nose gets caramel and nuts from malt, perhaps a hint of wheat, honey, orange peel, straw, liquorice, and some kind of vague, suggested woodiness. Tastes smoothly malty, some nuttiness, some caramel, lightly sweet but nowhere cloying, in the end drying up with a very subtle hop bitterness (as is custom in this style) and just a whiff of warming alcohol. Nothing too complex but nevertheless a more than decent bokbier, and I do like the fact that it is made in the German tradition, something rarely seen in Dutch boks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
30cl bottle @ home. Clear reddish brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma malty, caramel, fruity notes, bit watery. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, alcohol is not fully hidden. Fizzy carbon, medium body, short sweetish-bitter finish. Average bock beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Was a bit disappointed about this one. I adore their pilsner, and their Lentebok was not bad at all, but this bok is below their standard. It tasted to much like their pilsner, only a tad sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2261) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Robijnrood met witte kraag Aroma: caramout, ambermout, rozijnen, caramel Smaken: caramel, redelijk kandijsuiker zoet, matig bitter, donker fruitig, rozijn, iets metalig, droog, alcohol is te proeven. Redelijke body, laag co2, glad in de mond,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (2134) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
from tap. poured a clear brown colour with a small light tan head. sweet of malts, caramel, with yeast and a small hop bitterness. a bit to sweet for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2013
Clear red appearance, medium head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet taste with bitter finish. Overall good Dunkler Bock but slightly off balance high sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, liquorice, lemongrass, tea Appearance: Tea color brown, red glow,off white head, medium lace Taste: Caramel, roasted malt, quite bitter dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
A somewhat dark, clear beer with a firm layer of foam. It has a mixed aroma of yeast and malt. It tastes quite bitter with a dry palate. Not a very special beer. Een ietwat donker, helder bier met een stevige compacte schuimkraag. In het aroma een mengeling van gist en mout. De smaak is enigszins bitter en met een droge afdronk niet echt een speciaal bier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rikstar (1400) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
0,3l fles 2013, geen fijn bockbier, het begint al met een wat typische geur die ik niet kan thuisbrengen heeft wel wat weg van likeur naast de gebrande mout. De smaak is erg zoet met op de achtergrond gebrande mout en eindigt in een zurige namaak. Bier is niet in balans, dat is jammer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (1954) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
This a disappointing bock, considering that it comes from one of the better Dutch pilsener breweries. It’s weak, watery and too sweet for my taste.

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