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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Gessner
Style: Dunkler Bock
Sonneberg-Malmerz, Germany

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
DØE. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and bread. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 240513

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10826) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle @ DØE. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, bread, medium sweet, hop, little toasted and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013. Clear red.brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Malty flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, nuts, fresh malt and hops.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - APR 2, 2013
Bardzo smaczne i ładne piwo, zarówno od strony etykiety, pałakowej butelce ale również piwa. Piana średnia ale trwała, kolor ciemno bursztynowo-czerwony, z przewagą bordowych odcieni jednak. Karmelowy przypalony cukier miesza się z aromatem tofii i lekkiej goryczce. Finisz goryczkowy lecz stonowany, zdecydowanie dominują tu nuty słodowe, czyli tak jak być powinno.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gurthnar (1568) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Aroma strong caramel, dark honey, raisin. sweet . Clear brown colour. Taste really sweet caramel, not too much flavour. Nuts. Quite single-dimensional and straightforward. Finish is warm caramel alcohol. Simple, strong, but no objections. 7 3 6 3 11

Rerate. Bottle. Aroma lightly malty, very mild. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is empty, ambiguous sweetness, otherwise no flavour. Finish nonexistent, light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Dark brown body, white head. Arom ahas raisins, dark fruits, chocolate, butter. Bit on the porter side. Flavour has nice chocolate, nutty butter. Nice full mouthfeel. Really nice bock, bit too sweet for as they tend to be.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2314) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Flip-top 50cl bottle from Bierland, pours deep dark brown with a beige head, malty nose with hints of roasted prune and milk chocolate, rich bodied with burnt caramel, roast malt, touches of treacle and chocolate, a bitter hop edge to balance the demerara sweetness, and a bit of dark dried fruit. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
50cl Bottle from a kiosk in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of toffee, light fudge, light toast and a little fruity. Flavour is sweet, toffee, light bitter, light floral, but as with their Original Festbier also quite a nasty metallic finish. Medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Semi-sweet, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness. Roasted, malty taste, coffee, caramel, fudge, relatively well balanced. (2009 -08-18)


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