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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Gulpen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A ruby coloured bock brewed for Autumn.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3294) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle 0.,3ltr: Dark red Bock from Limburg, made from ingredients from the region. Roasty taste and some hints of some other spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34433) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a diminished white head. Sharp aroma with a distinct spice note. Smooth roasted malty with a light spice note. Lingering malty and slight spiced into a medium dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3440) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
Amsterdam 08. On tap. Pours a dark red with off-white lacings. Sweet and quite dry. Some residual sugars. Aromas of caramel malts. Hint of nuts and a tiny hint of diacetyl. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle @ home. Dark brown/ruby colour, off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits, a bit of earth. Taste is soft, dark chocolate, some roasted malts and a bit of raisins. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice bock.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Dark brown with a red hue and a huge, nice head. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of dark fruit. The flavour has sweetness, caramel, malt, candy sugar, a bit of figs and light citrus. It’s nice, but not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6854) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby hints, frothy pale brown head. Malty, slightly closed, nose with notes of dark fruit, chocolate and slight hints of cellar. Malty taste with dark fruit, ginger biscuits, toasty malt and spicy hops in a balanced finish. Tasty and balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2008
Sweet hop malt aroma. Clear brown colour with good head and lacing. Smooth sweet malt flavour. Smooth palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled (BB 01/2009)
Clear dark nut brown color, small beige head. Toasted malty aroma. Grassy toasted malty flavor, some alcohol in the finish. Some sweetness. Standard bock in a good and in a bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled. Very deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some alcohol and mild metal. Flavour is caramel malts and some mild notes of grass and spicyness. Quite watery feeling over it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4122) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2007
Red-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour is of malts, sweet and caramel. Sweet and dry aftertaste. One-dimensional. People at Gulpener just don’t know how to brew a decent beer.


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