William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent bock beer. One of my favourite bock beers. I like the bitter taste, has much more body than Heineken’s Tarwe bok.
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of Hollands better bokbiers. Time to come clean here. It was a rushed drink but it pushed all the right buttons. Gonna re-rate this when I get a better tasting.
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
still one of Dutch best bockbeer available only on draught since 2003.
That's a true drama!! for the homedrinkers.
This beer i kept in storage for over 2 years(draught) and compared it with 2002 and 2003.
It's so remarkable improved compared too the one we drank than.The dark malty flavours were more balanced now, and the hopps a little bit softer. Now a days the quality of the beer is this outstanding and for me one othe best in the netherlands. Unfortunately they can't compete any more in the best dutch bock election each year because the brewery don't produce the beer in bottles. It's a SHAME.
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty clear red colour. Minimal head. Aroma is fruity and somewhat cherrylike. Fruity taste with some alcaholburn (is not unpleasant). There is a slightly bitterness in the aftertaste. The flavours is not long lasting. Dies almost instantly.
jos.birx99 (4) - Lindenheuvel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s the bock beer amongst the bock beers. Nothing for a heavy drinking session. Try to get som from tap that’s a few years old.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 2005: Aroma of apple, caramel and alcohol. Red brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, butterscotch, bitter finish, sticky. Plain, very alcoholic. 2002: Got a feeling this beer is getting sweeter and less roasted each year. Caramel, chocolat, light roasted aroma. Dark amber color, light brown rocky head, good lace. Sweet, caramel, light roasted. In the finish it gets more roasted and hopbitter. Also some alcohol burn. 2001: A sweet and full barley bock. Not like the wheat bocks that are popular in Holland at the moment.
caesar (4716) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 2013: thought it would be time to rerate :-). Bottled, large sample. Clear amber color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma is light fruity, bit toasted malts, caramel. Bit bitter, quite sweet actually, but not bad to be honest. Caramel touch is pretty nice, but it still is not an impressive bock. Bit boring. Upping the score, because the aroma aint that bad 4-->7.
2002-rate: Clear red brown color. Sharp malty aroma, chemical. Malty taste. Small bitterness in the palate. Not an impressive bock. 3.0
2001-rate: Very clear red-brownish color. Brand is usually a bitter beer, but this dubbelbock didn’t have that typical Brand taste, what is kind of a pity. I wasn’t astonished by it’s great taste i can say. 3.2
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is off. Sweet, chocolate, but a bit like chemicals. Ambercoloured, quite fast dying head. The beer scores on taste; sweet (chocolate) and malty, then more bitter. Palate is bitter and a bit alcoholic.
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Aroma has malt, caramel and tropical fruit. Sweet taste with some roasted malt. In spite of the sweetness hopbitter and herbal. Full bodied. Very well made firm bockbeer.
Re-rate version 2005: bottle: Brown colored, just a bit lighter as expected (and remembered) Malty aroma with milk chocolate. Malty sweet flavor with roasted malt, caramel and hints of cherry. Milk chocolate again. Medium bodied. Not very complex, but quite enjoyable.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is a weak extract.