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Brewed by Alfa Bierbrouwerij
Style: Heller Bock
Schinnen, Netherlands
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Since the spring of 1993, the tradition of tenacious brewing has been continued with a new beer – Alfa Lentebok. Like other bock beers, Lentebok is a seasonal beer, and is brewed in limited quantities only. The first hops of the new harvest are used for Alfa Lentebok. It is a real spring beer with a fresh taste. The alcohol percentage is 6.5% by volume. The proper serving temperature is 8/9°C.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4250) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
It’s always spring in the eyes of the dentist’s assistent, so I don’t care it’s the first of October right now. Bottle @ home. Clear light amber colour with a medium sized, somewhat dense head. Smells sweet, malts, grassy, fresh even though it probably isn’t. Tastes malty, sweetish, somewhat grassy, slightly hoppy. Pretty decent for a beer like this I guess. Doesn’t make me excited, but finishing it won’t be a problem either. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Donker geel bier met schuim. Smaak is neutraal bitter en kruidig. licht zoet. Gedronken op terras kasteel Terborgh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
Very typical, I would almost say ’classic’ Dutch pale bock, a spring tradition. Snow white, dense, finely textured head, quite stable, colour a cristal-clear orangey blonde, approaching amber. Nose gets sweetish malts (caramel) and floral hops with hints of vanilla, wild flowers, orange liqueur, candi syrup and honey, so a fresh kind of ’spring sweetness’ prevails. Taste soft maltiness and a gentle candi-like and even sugary sweetness, however not really sticky, hint of honey, mild carbonation, finishing in floral, very subtle aromatic hops without really turning bitter - which would not be desirable in this particular style anyway. Fresh, very decent and very true to its style, whether you like lenteboks or not.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (8353) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
Deep golden color. Sweetish honeyish and toffeish aroma with some flowery and grassy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
luuknederkoorn (13) - - MAY 8, 2014
Alfa lente bok is een lekker fris lentebock met een licht bittere afdronk maar door de frisse lichte smaak en het ietwat gebrek aan mondgevoel drinkt het meer als een pils dan als een lentebock.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (757) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Clear light amber with nice white head. Lots of sweet malts, light spice, broccoli, honey and cardboard. Medium bodied. Yeah, not my thing at all, but similar to others in the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (801) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Clear amber color, good frothy off-white head mostly lasting, nice lacing; sweet malty aroma, grain, caramel, bit toasted, herbal hops; moderate sweet, mild bitterness; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, bit fizzy on the tongue; smooth bittersweet finish, bit alcoholic

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, malts and honey. Tastes sweet fruits, honey and malts. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (1271) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
Pours a handsome and attractive dark golden with a nice white head. Aroma of malts and grains. Flavour is malty sweetness. Too sweet for my taste.

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2014
Oranje/goudkleur, mooi laagje schuim. Ruikt als pils, zoetig. Smaakt als pils en mierzoet. Ranzig.


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