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Benelux Succube (Bock)
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Dunkler Bock
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Dégustée en fût sur place sous le nom « Benelux Bock ». De couleur brune-ambrée foncée et semi-voilée. Nez de malt moyennement rôti aux petites notes terreuses, léger-moyen fruité (léger de raisins, notes de prunes et d’agrumes), léger de houblon herbeux aux petites notes citriques avec des notes de noix et de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes huileuses. Léger goût fruité (notes de raisins, de prunes et d’agrumes) avec des petites notes épicées (poivre doux) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt moyennement rôti aux petites notes terreuses et un moyen-léger goût de caramel toffee puis en finale l’on retrouve une moyenne-légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes citriques et terreuses ainsi qu’un léger goût de noix. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, moyennement amer de rôti, de houblon herbeux aux faibles notes citriques ainsi qu’un léger goût de noix et des notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes). (hiver 2006-07)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramel-topped cookies and the subtle dried fruitiness of Munich malts sculpt an intricate and delicate flavor profile for this Dunkler Bock, as lengthy earthy and herbal hop bitterness rises seamlessly.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the orange-lined mahogany.
-The cushy effervescence makes for a pillowy body.
-Dextrins could be a tad firmer in mouth if more authenticity is desired.
-The aroma beautifully announces what is to come in the flavor profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
on tap @ benelux: Pours dark brown with a nice little head. The aroma...well, I did not smell much. No hops nothing. The taste was very nice, to me indistinct but easy to drink. As a bock it does not fit, but as a blind taste, not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
A clearish copper bock with a fine smoky, almondy perfume. They did not go for authenticity with this one, but in terms of taste and drinkability, it is astounding. Its engaging carbonation compensates for its relative chewy bulk. Displaying only minimal caramelly hints, it instead focuses on toasty fruitiness and an eclectic, fragrant hoppiness. Deeply earthy, agreeably citrusy, its flavours dance on the tongue and leave a lingering impression of contrasts between the hops’ bitterness, the cerealic roastiness and the layered malts. Lager lovers of which I am may not find much lager character in here, but it does not mean it ain’t lovely. I repeat myself, but this is a pint I drank in less than 10 minutes and I’d gladly have gotten another had I had no meeting. Arriving home that evening, I was browsing through the cellar and nothing seemed as interesting as that original bock I had just abandonned.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Aroma:caramel,fruity... Appearance:Orange,light head... Flavor:sweet,caramel,fruity,light bitterness..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours a clear brownish ruby color with a thin offwhite head.Nice aroma of toasted malt, fruits and caramel. Good flavor of toasted malt, caramel and fruits, there’s a weird bitterness in the end. The body is light to médium with soft carbonation. Imtereting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Dark red color with a beige head. It has a nutty aroma and taste You can realy feel the malt in this beer, just a bit of fruit. As for bitterness well just a small amount. On tap at Benelux.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de mélasse, de caramel et de pruneau. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un moyen col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de noix grillées avec une pointe de pruneau. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #823)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
Dark burgundy body topped by a little off-white ring. The aroma is peppery and roasted malts. The malt signature has a pleasant raw & ashes character, like if instead of roasting malts you’d just quickly burn them on the surface. Nicely balanced with plenty of citrusy hops that I didn’t expect to meld so well with the malt profile. There’s even a little lemon taste that doesn’t feel out of place. Other flavours include dark grapes, pepper, just a touch of caramel and some liquorice when it warms up. Medium bitterness, average body and carbonation. Very good. You’ll like this beer if you’re anything like me, I know I am.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
A deep reddish brown bock with a thin lacing off white head. A light smokeuy sweet caramel malt in aroma, with light licorice notes. In mouth, the sweet malt mingles well with the peaty smokeyness. Not overly smoked , and rather good. Medium bodied. A nice surprise. On tap at BP on Dec. 23, 2006.


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