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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A ruby coloured bock brewed for Autumn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nude_Warthog (1) - Royston, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Don’t over analyse - just enjoy ! A superb full flavoured beer to be drunk when away from UK - although I’ve just bought a quantity in Holland to bring back home ! Yes, it’s that good !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zontomaatje (6) - Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2003 does not count
One of the 2002 winners for me for the Dutch Bockbeers!!!! It is a pity that the bock time takes so short.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (38) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Best bock beer so far, tasted like 15 from south Limburg. Good creamy body. aftertaste and taste, ritch body, deep color

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2001

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 Great bockbeer! Very dark, brown beer with a large longlasting head and a full, intense aroma. Pretty sweet but not too overwhelming, very easy to drink, and the aftertaste is really fine, warming, sweet and slightly alcoholic..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slaz (56) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
Pours red-brown with a low white head. Tastes mildly bitter and sweet with a hint of fruit. A very enjoyable bock, one of the best if you ask me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (802) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
30cl bottle @ home. Dark reddish-brown clear color, beige head, sweetish smell. Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, slight alcohol notes. Taste medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Average carbonation, fine bitter finish. Delicious bock beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2013
Ótima dunkle Bock grega. Cor escura com media formação de espuma, aroma maltado intenso, frutas secas. Na boca gosto frutado, notas de coco, algo fenólico. Final longo, com aquecimento alcoólico no fim. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseBones (60) - - OCT 28, 2013
It has a deep red color and pours like oil. Smells like honey and oats with butter. A thick water palate and flavors that match the aromas. Very smooth due to minimal carbonation and a healthy flavor with no bite. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3056) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle of 300 ml, at home. ABV is 6,5%. Poured into a snifter. Dark ruby colour, but lighter than other bocks I had this season. One finger of head, with average retention. Light lacing around the glass, mostly where the beer touches the glass. A thin layer of foam persists through the whole drinking process. The smell is where it gets really interesting. Sweet and sour at the same time. After that, a strong smell of boiled fruits, mostly sour cherries, and sugars, the way a fresh made jam smells. Taste is quite similar to the smell. Boiled fruits at first, but then becomes much more complex, some apple syrup, some herbs and spices, but I can’t really define what and which. Nice full body with light carbonation. I was looking for it for some time as it’s not so widely available at the supermarkets, at least around my area, and I’m really glad I found it. Probably on my top 5 of the bock beers I have tasted this season.

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