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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Dunkler Bock
Mechelen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
"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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2061) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Good beer, as always with Het Anker. Body of a dark bock, but with all kinds of spices and herbs.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rikstar (687) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Gedronken van het fust met bokken en happen 2013 in hoorn, kastanjebruin met een crème schuimkraag. Bier is zoet met karamel, weinig body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (2797) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3119) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (898) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (881) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (919) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachneger (276) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bokken en Happen 2013.Donker robijn kleurige bier. Zacht zoete snoep smaak . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (509) - - OCT 6, 2013
Gedronken @ bokken en happen hoorn 2013. Aroma is caramel. Smaak is vol zoet met heel klein bittertje.


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