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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Extra strong ruby-red Amstel Bock beer has a fine bitterness and a sweet, full taste.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeinzH (25) - Oulu, - JUN 12, 2014
Best Amstel so far. First one that I’ve would buy again. Best beer I’ve found here in Zakynthos, Greece from the grocery stores.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
The beer starts sweetish and round. Burned sugar, easy to drink with still depth. Malty-round aftertaste, not too sweetish, burned sugar with roasty bitterness in the aftertaste. Caramelly-burned ending. Very nice!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1736) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours a dark copper-brown color, topped with a decent off-white head, slowly swttling down. Aroma of roasty malt with some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet, malty, with some caramel/chocolate notes and some roasty feel. Mild bitterness. Not my favourite style in general, but passable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rich71 (81) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Lekker bock bier. Zwaar met een caramel zoetige smaak. Dunne kraag. Is zeker een van de beter nederlandse bockbieren.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9870) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown color with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate. Very malty taste with caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - DEC 30, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchMark (254) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
Very nice. The last one of 7 seasonal Dutch bocks I got at my supermarket and one of the best. La Trappe and Jopen are less general available and maybe more original. This one by a Heineken subsidiary is quite good. Not too sweet, well balanced, just enough roasted malts, nice bitter hops, some licorice and a long dry bitter finish. Good to know that large scale brewers can produce such a good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (171) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
At the Dutch Bockbeer Festival in Amsterdam, this beer was awarded best Bock Beer 2014. And it’s truely a very good beer and a true Bock. The taste is complex - astonishing for a big brewing company. Sure, there are Bock’s I like more - but that’s my personnal taste. This beer is good - point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Poured deep reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and toasted malt. Medium body, quite smooth and roasted, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (212) - - NOV 2, 2014
33 cl. Pours a ruby red with no head. Aroma of espresso and chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter and hoppy. Palate is flat and would benefit from more carbonation. Overall good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TtV (248) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Deep brown, reddish with a tiny off white head. Sweet aromas with some hops. Taste is not very complex, but easily drinkable. Bitterness wins over sweetness.


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