Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Taste the Indian summer in your glass" says the label of this beer, originally brewed for the Mechelen-based Beer Brothers, since 2003 (and at the beginning only from tap). Bock beers are a rarity in Belgian beer culture (contrary to the Netherlands) and the few ones that have been produced, were simply Belgian ales that have little to do with the ’real’ bock tradition in either the Netherlands or Germany. This one displays a thick, yellowish, nicely lacing, creamy head and a brownish bronze colour, dark but still transparent, yet cloudy after adding the ’fond’. Quite rich and sweet nose of cacao powder, candied dates, cloves, madera wine, banana, cinnamon, coffee liqueur, candi syrup, ginger, bayleaf; taste less sweet than expected based on the aroma, even a lightly sourish accent, dark fruits, smooth maltiness, a bit sticky, toasted coffeeish bitterness in the end with warming alcohol. The kinship with the famed Gouden Carolus Classic is obvious.
MarcoDL (2149) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, as always with Het Anker. Body of a dark bock, but with all kinds of spices and herbs.
rikstar (737) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken van het fust met bokken en happen 2013 in hoorn, kastanjebruin met een crème schuimkraag. Bier is zoet met karamel, weinig body.
kraddel (3054) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bb 2009 at kulminator
Pours dark brown
Smaller white foam
Smell is metallic and dusty
High carbo . Taste remibds of a swimig pool / chlorine ?
Very weird ..
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at the brasserie
Pours dark redbrown , rather clear . Good white head
Smell is very unintence
Rather high carbo
Taste is a bit metallic , earthy , very unintence . Its ok , but nothing rememorable
sic1314 (3235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a hug, dense tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of cherry, plum, light bitter coffee. Bitter sweet end.
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from tap. poured light brown with a thick head. taste of malts, chocolate, brown sugar and caramel. a nice tone of belgium yeast. bit sweet but not to much.
thanatosti (905) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in a 25 cl. glass @ Robert’s Pub, Veenendaal with Niek. Dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malts and caramel. Not as bitter as most good bocks but certainly not too sweet either. Slight Belgian yeast undertone. Good bock.
tricksta_p (1070) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark red/brown with a nice white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, some spices. An okay brew, but I’m not a fan, there are much better bocks around. Love the glass it comes in though.
lachneger (285) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bokken en Happen 2013.Donker robijn kleurige bier. Zacht zoete snoep smaak .
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Bryanvdv (523) - - OCT 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken @ bokken en happen hoorn 2013. Aroma is caramel. Smaak is vol zoet met heel klein bittertje.