Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is really one of the greatest bock-beers I haveever had.
it has a great honneylike flavour and a great after
caesar (5493) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Rerate: After at least 2 more tries (i still got one aging right now), this bock has finally got it right! It’s not a beer to drink as a starter, but later in the evening the sweet caramelly malts and the complex fruity flavors come out the best. I can only say: Deliciousssss!
Original rating: Finally a good winter-brew that doesn’t taste to alcohol (a lot). I can’t add anything to the descriptions already given: coffee? chocolate? whatever...
jerohen (2048) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottled on numerous occasions. Very dark brown colored, big off-white head. Very complex malty nose, dark fruit, honey, some liquorice. Smooth malty flavor, lots of complexity again, predominantly sweet but with just enough bitterness to compensate. Almost velvety mouthfeel. Very, very good brew.
dandue (5) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
best christmas beer ive had. very nice belgian strong ale with a strong taste of spices and fruits, slick feel, medium body, long finish, brown, hazy. enjoy ;-)caramel, herbs, citrus, vanilla,
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Bottle @ Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Served in hazy glass so the blackness and the beige head can only be approximated. Smell of fresh vanilla, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate and oak chips. The alcohol is obvious from the aroma. A glorious full molasses and clove sweetness greets the lips on the first sip. Full, syrupy palette, with the tickle of the carbonation like forepIay before the final carnal swallow. I don’t get so much honey from this, but I love it all the same.
Syfher (172) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown one, bottle of 33cl.
TEH Christmas spiced honey beer. One of the greatest, nothing more to say.
I personnally don’t like it much cause of her strong taste, but cold it must be a great surprise.
RaduLuchian (47) - München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark-red coloured bock with subtle honey, fruity aromas and caramel taste. Thick body with brownish head and a slightly bitter-sweet aftertaste. I would definitely recommend this this beer to bock enthusiasts.
Beardbeerman (211) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dense brown pour from which you can spot some dark ruby highlights if held to the light. The hazel head is roughly structured with a medium retention and good lacing. The nose is very complex with raisins, honey some caramel sweetness and pecans. The taste is sweet from the honey and yeasts, fruity and medium-bitter from the presence of malts and strong hops. As for the mouthfeel, it is effervescent, sharp and light. Great seasonal ale with a smooth drinkability and enjoyable lightness.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark red-brown with gorgeous hot chocolate/cappucino head that lasted for ever - nice lace too. Deceptive aromas, obvious ones like hops, honey and light alcohol, and more subtle ones like chocolate, plum pudding, rum and port wine drift in and out with temperature changes. Definitely conjours up sitting around a log fire with snow falling outside while listening to a cheezey hammond organ recording of ’jingle bells’, Medium body, nicely balanced palate, enough bitter to balance the honey anf fruity sweet and slowly warming alcohol. Perhaps too nicely balanced, I could easily imaging over-quaffing on this stuff on a cold winters night. Lotsa intersting flavours, honey, caramel malt, allspice fruit cake, fainter chocolate and, yes I even got ompher’s pine needles. Not for everyone - everytime, but has to be one of the best unknown Belgians I’ve tried. Maybe I need to try some more Bocks to make a better assessment.
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer!
In the beginning it tastes like a rochefort, but that changes quickly to have a great taste of its own. Surely one to drink!