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Gösser Bock (Hungary)

Formerly brewed at Heineken Hungária/Soprony Brewery
Style: Dunkler Bock
Sopron, Hungary


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Dunkles Starkbier. Enyhén vöröses, mélybarna szín. Élénkfehér, gazdag hab. Karakteres illat, amelyben pörkölt maláta, karamell és aromakomló keveredik. Finoman kesernyés, malátás íz. Testes és krémes érzés, harmonikusan erős, 7%-os alkoholtartalom. Az elmélyedt szakértelem és évszázados tapasztalat ajándéka, a barna sörspecialitások kedvelőinek.(from a little flyer on the bottle*s neck). In english: Deep brown.reddish color, white froathy head. Characteristic aroma of roasted malt, caramel, some floral aroma-hop. Fine sourish flavor with malt taste. Creamy and fine texture. Strong but harmonic with a high percentage of alcohol.(7% abv) The gift of the absorbed knowledge and the age-long tradition. For the fanciers of the dunkel-style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottled(500ml). -By far the best Hungarian macro beer. Reddish/brown coloured, medium sized cappuccino head, milk chocolate and cocoa nose. Pleasant chicory taste with notes of chocolate and light roasted malt finish. Alcohol is very discreet. Finally something enjoyable from Hungary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CrispyHUN (3) - Üllő, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
Először önmagában kostóltam, aztán egy sajtos ropogtatnivalót bontottam hozzá, remekül összepasszolnak. Egy nagyon karakteres, kellően erős sörről beszélünk, melynek kellemes utóíze van. Biztos, hogy többször is iszok még!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2009
0.5l bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado who found it in Hungary. Poured an extremely dark red-brown body witha medium to big thick tan head. The nose proved to be far nicer than expected, fine chocolate (from cocoa to milk chocolate), light coffee. The taste is sweet and dominated by chicory, however, again showing some chocolate,a bit milky. Some extremely light hop, some roastiness. Wow. Not too complex but tasty and superb for a macro. Well imagine that, the best Gösser I’ve tried so far is actually brewed in Hungary. Heh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
Bottled, sampled in Budapest. Reddish-brown colour with rich, airy off-white head, that leaves a nice curtain inside the glass. Soft, cocoa aroma, with notes of grass and almonds. Nicely malty already in aroma. Mouthfeel is very soft and medium-bodied, with a malty backbone that’s gentle but solid. Bit of grassiness here as well, also tad cocoa. Low bitterness as expected. Very clean in flavour with no flaws. Very solid, tasty bock here!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 20, 2008
Wow! A good stuff from a hungarian industrial brewery! Nice ruby-brown color, delicious, medium beige head. Fine aroma of roasted grains, coffee, some spicy perfume. Smooth mouthfeel, characteristic flavor of roasted malt, fine hop, dark chocolate, coffee. Fine dry aftertaste of roasted malt. I cannot believe that! Hurray! You can buy it in the hungarian Tesco or Cora hypermarkets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4189) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Pours dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is roasted malts and some dark fruits. Flavor is much of the same with a good balance. The ABV doesn’t taste at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Vörösesbarna szín,elég nagy világosbarna habbal.Illata pörkölt malátás,enyhén alkoholos.Íze pörkölt kávés,keserű mogyorós csokira emlékeztet.Közepesen testes,az alkohol kellemesen melegít.Utóíze komlós,kesernyés,száraz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2009
Dark brown with red hues. Huge frothy beige head with good lacing and better retention than Dreher Bak. Richer aroma than Dreher- dark chocolate with toffee, grapes and plum. Heavy chcolate feeling initial flavor (pleasant and creamy). Toasted mild dry malty in the finish. Very smooth oily body with discreet carbonation. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
0,5 liter bottle at Match supermarket in Budapest, Hungary for 225HUF (around $1.00) Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 8, 2009
No 766
Rated: 19.07.2009
Bottle green, 500 ml, rated in Bogacs, Hungary.
Appearance: Pours very dark, not see through rubby to amber body colour, in texture body is practically not see through but still it is easy to say that it is crystal clear, carbonation of the body is moderate but hard to notice due to body intensity, head is initially medium, slowly decreasing to small, leaving nice lacing, cappuccino like, yellowish brownish in colour, frothy in texture and very stable.
Aroma: Slightly burned ant toasty malt, very nice vanilla - flowery hoppy profile, pleasant and strongly pronounced malty base, especially plum, red berries, wildberries, cranberries, red wine grapes, cappuccino, good quality coffee, Munich malt, whipped cream, butter, butteracotch, very complex with many hints being really hard to describe.
Flavour: Very nice strongly roasty and slightly alcoholic front, very mellow with reduced sourness to almost non - existant, Munich malt, toasted and roasted grains, coffee, toffee, vanilla, flowery hoppyness, butterscotch, caramell, perfect quality coffee, gentle saltyness, gentle alcohol warming up the easters and very long finish duration.
Palate: Body is full, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is a bit alcoholic, highly astringent, dusty, strongly bitter, regular and pleasant.

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