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Broeder Jacob Gijle Bock

Broeder Jacob
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Dunkler Bock
Wezemaal, Belgium


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
Another attempt at popularizing Bock beers in Belgium, a style practically unknown here - call me cynical, but I don’t see the point in this. Anyway: medium, lacing, crackling, off-white head, reasonably stable, over a hazy brownish coppery coloured beer. Aroma of industrial caramel, biscuit, tons of iron, dish water, raisins, dates, weeds, overripe (if not rotting) pear, medlar, brown sugar, pancakes with powder sugar, cocoa, hint of liquorice. Sweetish, fruity, estery onset, some overripe fruits, some candi sugar sweetness, fairly strong and sourish carbonation, very caramelly in the malt department, a bit nutty, outspoken metallic ’sound’ reflecting the iron in the nose, medium body, notably yeasty, finishing in fading caramel malt sweetness along with a certain, yet subtle earthy hop bitterishness, boring yeastiness and a basic sourishness, medium dry, a bit cloying but not overly so; a faint hint of warming, generic alcohol is also present. Something, however subtle, went wrong with its fermentation, that much is clear, and I wonder where all the iron comes from; this is a bit of a disappointment compared with his other beers. Being Flemish, I get the intended pun in the name (and the 6.6% ABV), but that is more or less where the enjoyment stops, I’m afraid. Acceptable alright, but obviously redundant. Concentrate on the Double Port and Double Espresso, Johan, and do not waiste any further time, money and effort on this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Keg at Cafe Gollem. Pours deep brown, nose is malty toffee, taste is light spices, malty, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4006) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
Sweet sticky fruit, brown sugar, red berries and gluhwein. Simple but satisfying. Taste is more watery than hoped and not as thick as a good bock is for me personally. It’s okay. (On tap at Lotus Publicus)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1488) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
from draft, poured a cloudy darker brown colour with a caramel head. caramel malts, plums, yeast, chemical sweetness, malt, weak bodied beer, some metallic hints, bad beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Het Brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Poured a muky brown colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is earthy mineral malt, light yeast. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a light malt bitter, light ripe fruit yeasty palate with average carbonation. A little light all round I’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2896) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
(Broeder Jacob Gijle Bock) Bottle 750 ml corked and caged, at home, served into a snifter. ABV 6.6% Red to brown colour on the body, clear, with a big tan head sitting on top, frothy, with low retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grains, light nuts, caramel, some floral notes too, some spices. Slightly sour taste, again grains, more nuts, more caramel, spices. Medium body, active carbonation, mildly sticky on the palate. Overall okay, I expected it much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1068) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
On Tap at de Heks, Deventer. Creamy white head on a red copper brown coloured beer. Nice taste, smooth, not too bitter, some nuts in aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
Poured reddish amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet berries, nuts and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet berries, light nuttiness and warming toasted malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (1581) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, a little chocolate, yeast, some spicy notes. Flavour is sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is thin, watery. Thin and dull, did not enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4973) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle@HWT’14: Served in a taster: Cloudy amber with an offwhite creamy vanilla head/lacing. Aroma is very light, some prunes, malts, cardboard and glue. Some candy comes through later... Flavours of salmiak, sweet wood, ash, liquorice wood, some malts, hints of malts, prunes and bitters with a meaty/fishy sprinkle. Aftertaste is a mix of malts, bitters, some dried leaves and herbs. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. It even has the slightest tart tone. Not to balanced!

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