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RATINGS: 89   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (1991) - Bussum, - DEC 14, 2012
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Dark brown colored, brown head. Lots of wood in aroma, vanilla, smoke, some malts. Malty flavor, initially quite sweet, later on some wood, finishing quite bitter. Lasting finish. I like the wood-flavor, but the bock itself doesn’t taste that special. Still, not a bad try.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Dark brown with small off-white head. Amok and ash, roasted grains and some nuts, sour red berries, juniper, pine and light touch of rotten wood. Quite light feel and not a lot of sweetness, mostly light tartness and some bitter in the finish. Quite nice, but like most smoked beers I prefer it with a cigarette, without the smoke of the beer is a bit too much for me.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Great bock Bbq jerky smoked nose And a great bocky flavour not too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (945) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body with medium creamy tan head. Aroma has light smokey character with caramel background, pretty soft woody touch, very light on the aroma. On the other hand, the taste has pretty strong roasty bitterness with medium to high caramel sweetness, balanced in between. Body is full, medium carbonation. Nice one, very light on the smokey page.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1318) - Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Clear deep brownish amber color. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, beef jerky, and prune. Taste is sweet campfire smoke, smokey BBQ, pitted fruit, and oak. The sweet and smokey flavors linger long into the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1204) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Bottle@Home. Not a bad beer at all. Pretty much a on the Belgian side Doppelbock. Although the smoke was there it wasn’t really overwhelming. Also houtgerijpt (barrel-aged) was hard to find.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
33cl bottle, Mitra Nijmegen 12/2013. Pours a chestnut brown, highly carbonated. Pleasant bourbon wood cask aroma, with some figgy sweetness and roast. Subtle smoaked malts, not Schlenkerla but Spezial diluted, in the taste, complimented with a rather forced wood chip cedar dryness, making for a young, white woody astringency that overpowers the subtlety of raisin and nut roast aromas in the base doppelbock. Wood aging seems to be forced upon this beer, hence not shining through the flavour profile organically.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (183) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a red shine through. Small off white head. Nose has hints of smoke. Taste of smoked malt, bacon. Very ingense flavours. Nice bitter finish makes it a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3711) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, dark copper colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, sulphur-coloured head. Slightly smoky, caramel malty aroma, a touch of toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, hints of toffee, vanilla, some smoke, a touch of oak. Well balanced, moderate use of smoked malt. Tastes like what others try to achieve by Bourbon BA - nifty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3030) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Dark brown colour. Quite a rich, malt aroma with light smokiness. Full flavoured with sweeter malty notes balancing the light woody, salty, smokiness.


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