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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This robust bock beer is the beer for lengthening evenings. The roasted and smoked malt varieties used give this beer its striking aroma and colour while the fragrant hop varieties and subtle touches of wood provide the beer fullness and depth. This strong beer can be enjoyed on its own but also combines well with beautiful stews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 A dark red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of smoke malts with some caramel and fruits. The taste of smoke malt, dry bitter, with fruits. The aftertaste is nice bitter with some sweet and still smoke notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
Dark amber, low carbonation. Little beige head which disappears quickly. Bottle was filled to about 1 cm under the cap. Aroma: smoke, caramel Taste: smoke, caramel, coffee, bitterness Aftertaste: long lasting bitter and smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Friendly_Rob (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle @home from Mitra in Haarlem. Fantastic Bock! I love the slight smoke taste in combination with te typical bock bitterness. One of the best bock beers tasted so far this year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (954) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber with a beige head. Medium body with soft carbonation. Smoke, bacon, roast, dark fruits and some chocolate. A great full flavoured smoky exercise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nool (12) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
On tap. Very subtle smoke flavour. I was afraid that it would dominate too much, but it didn’t. Good, traditional Dutch "bok". Quite light ruby coloured. Round and sweet. Very happy with it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3218) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Dobry Doppelbock z ladna piekna wielka piana, koloru zoltego. Kolor bursztynowy z poswiata czerwonawa. W sapachu figi i inne suszone owoce, nieco pieczonych jablek. W smaku Slodkawe karmelowe z lekko nuta przypieczonych jablek. Ogolnie swietne, alkohol niewyczuwalny. Skromna i jednostronna etykieta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at the 2014 Oregon Brewers Fest. Colour...deep, golden-amber with a thin off white head. Nose...imagine lightly smoked dark toffee! The malt is quite evident, as it should be with a doppelbock, and there’s an oaky smokiness as well. Palate... A big burst of malt hits the palate from the start and maintains its presence throughout! The smokiness is here too but does not overpower the palate, nor distract from the flavours of caramel and fresh biscuit. The finish is lengthy and quite malty with wisps of oak and smoke. This is singularly the finest beer of this style, I have ever had! Thank you for sharing this at the OBF!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3549) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 9, 2012
Dark amber, medium creamy beige head. Definite smoke here, or bacon. Earthy, plums. Nice and not overdone. Balanced taste, malty, roasty focus. Good brew, fairly easily drinkable, even with the smoke and malty base. Everything seems to be in balance then while providing a solid, light sweet and definitely pleasant taste. Could match the German competition for me. Very nice to see this from a Dutch brewer too! (On tap at Kafe België)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1342) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle. Color brown with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, smoke, sugar. Taste sweet, smoke, wood, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2189) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Quite smokey beer with a body of sweet roasted malt. Thingling aftertaste. One of the better bock beers.

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