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Halve Maan Zondebok 8% (2009 -)

Brewed by Bierbrouwerij de Halve Maan
Style: Dunkler Bock
Hulst, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Top fermented, brewed with rye. Previously contract brewed at Huyghe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (835) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
Dark brown colored beer with a big white head. What cloudy. Tastes very sweet, malty, fruity, a bitter and spicy. Yes a nice bok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (401) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Dark brown, reddish with a light creamy head. Aroma is lovely, with yeasts and sweetness. Taste is spicy with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is tastable too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1478) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
30 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Dark brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with lots of dark fruits and spices. Taste is also spicy with a good solid bitterness to it. Thick mouthfeel due to the rye I guess. A real winterwarmer this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Rye beer from the brewery in Hulst, with yellowish beige, creamy, stable head and dark burgundy colour, hazy. Sweetish aroma, caramel, nuts, pear, dates, bayleaf (effectively used here), yeast, aromatic hops, bark. Fruity, malty taste, sweetish, chocolatey, honeyish, drying and becoming more spicy towards the finish also due to the rye, soft roasted bitterishness, finish lightly sourish, hop bitter and warmingly alcohol, not acerb. More a Belgian Scotch-style ale than a Bock to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
caramelbruin/rood met bruine kraag
aroma: rozijn, licht anijs, moutig, zoet, caramout
smaken: matig/redelijk kandij suiker zoet, matig bitter, sterk, licht fruitig, redelijk gemout, caramout, redelijk tot stevig kruidig, koriander, curacao, rogge,
medium body, glad van textuur, afdronk stevig kruidig en bittertje blijven lang in de mond hangen. iets té overheersende kruidigheid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (375) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma: dark fruit, roast, yeast Appearance: Soft carbonation, brown, red, yeastflocks, hazy, off white head, fine thready lace Taste: Malts, light bitter, roasted chestnut, dry coffeebitteness at the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2013
Slightly unclear red brownish appearance with medium head. Fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Sweet taste, medium body. Overall good and satisfying Dunkler Bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Yeasty and herbal bock beer. Better than the average bock, thanks to the rye and the herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Poured deep, dark reddish amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma of soft, alcohol soaked dark fruit, caramel malt. Medium, moderately lively body, flavour of sweet cherries, plums, slightly nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle of 300 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 8% Pours a deep amber brown coloured beer, with two fingers of off-white head. Thick with very good retention and heavy lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma, light caramel, some roasted malts, nice aroma but faint. Taste is sweet and very fruity. Sugar, stewed fruits, red grapes, light alcohol. Very thick and full body with perfect carbonation. Kind of sticky on the palate. Overall a very tasty bock, the reye giving it a most welcomed thickness.

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