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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Gulpen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 (3065) - 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
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2009
On draught (PINT BBF 09): Clear, ruby-red coloured, small - but stable foamy layer ; sweet caramel and a very faint tinge of hops in the nose and, perhaps, with a touch of toasted malt; mainly sweet flavour, a bit sticky; lingering, not too sweet, taste of toffee and suppressed hops in the finish. O.K., not too great.........

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle 30cl. @ [ Back2Bock Tasting ].
Clear medium amber red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081115]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31971) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
Clear brown with medium beige head. Sweet arom awith roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Finished sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3379) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2008
Aroma is of sweet, ripe fruits. Flavour is mega sweet. Alike to a fruit syrup with a mixture of autumnal red fruits as a base.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2009
On tap at 30e PINT bokbierfestival (Oct 2007 Amsterdam). Dark brown body with white head. Malty and sweet nose. Taste of caramel, sweet. Some bitter. Sweet in the finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13788) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle, 6.5%. Caramelly and spicy aroma, cardamum. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. Very small tan head. The flavour is quite sweet and spicy, some cookies. Well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2009
Tap @ The Dutch Bockbier Festival, 2009.
Pours deep chestnut with a staying, cramy, off-white film head. Sweet aroma, light nutty, some barnyard, softly roasted. Medium carbonation, fine and lightly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, nutty, pretty dry hoppiness. Softly roasted, no real alcohol. Long, lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Rich berry-laced caramel malt character exudes from this generous Dunkler Bock, before fading away into earthy hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the clear deep mahogany, drawing beautiful lacing.
-Carbonation is frothy, which alleviates the muscular maltiness and its dextrins.
-The flavor profile works quite well with the oncoming maderization (this bottle was over a year old).
-Herbal, grassy hops cannot balance out the sweet malt profile until the aftertaste.
-Light roastiness and toastiness appears within.

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