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

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Copper colour with a beige head. Sweet and malty nose. Tastes sweet, malty and slightly bitter with notes of fruits. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Could be a little bit stronger in taste but on overall it was quite good.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5359) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
Chris_o’s GBBF Shindig August 08. Sweet and strong with a lingering bitterness. Like a strong dark tea with sugar.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. A clear, copper beer with a beige head. Sweetish, slightly fruity nose with cooked vegetables playing a too big part. Caramel-sweet and grainy, rather fruity flavor with the vegetables being too evident here too. Quite thin body for a bock. Cooked vegetables, sweet maltyness and some hops in the finish, but low on bitterness. Ok for a bock though. A drinkable, but not very well-crafted bock. (080731)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11898) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Brown colour with a white head. Aroma sweet, caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt, hop. OK beer, but could be more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
0,5 l bottle - shared with gunnfryd and yngwie in Korshavn. Thank you, yngwie. Brown color, small disappering white head. Aroma is malty and grainy, sweetness and dried fruit. Flavor is malty, fruity and has a bit bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tasting
Decent dark amber colour with a surprisingly white head. A straight forward fruity bock with a lot of caramel. Nice burnt toast notes and a fiarly lengthy bitter finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21811) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma and flavour is malty and hoppy with some hints of caramel and mild floweryness. Pleasant and refreshing, quite easy to drink bock.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle at Chris_o Pre GBBF Shindig 08. Clear attractive amber colour. Lasting something, not sure what my notes say. Toasty aroma. It’s a little thin in mouth. It’s fine, if a little dull maybe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Huge creamy white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Amber color. Aroma of dusty grain, rye bread, toasted malt, flowers and hint of chocolate and caramel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Lingering bread like toasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
50cl bottle. Pours ruby / copper Sweet malty / caramel aromas. Taste is about the same. Roasted and light caramel malts. I found it to be a little spicy with cinnamon and herbal and hoppy. Possibly some dark fruits.


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