Brewed by Namibia Breweries
Style: Dunkler Bock
Windhoek, Namibia


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A traditional dark beer known as ‘bock’ beer. Urbock is brewed to perfection and distinguished by its rich Munich barley malt giving it a rich malty flavour. Urbock is only brewed once per year and is therefore only available in May of each year in limited quantity.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 19, 2009
Pours dark brown with ruby edging and a thin tan head. The aroma is quite sweet, with plum, raisin, prune and dark chocolate all present on the nose, with a hint of malt. Urbock surprised me with its intense flavour. The roasted malt hits hard, with the prune and dark chocolate flavours coming through next to balance and smoothen the mouthful. Toffee on the finish with a cherry-like zest left on the palate. There is a hint of alcohol on the finish, but otherwise its 7% ABV is well-hidden. Smooth and sweet, would be perfect to enjoy a cigar with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AntonyWilson (112) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 23, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and breadiness. Tastes sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. Big maltiness with hints of stone fruit. Bitterness is low with a medium to full body. Carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle at Beerhouse in JoBurg. Clear amber color, small light tan head. Aroma of caramel bubblegum. Taste is extremely sweet caramel, subtle edge of pepper. Lots of residual sugar here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (8042) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2015
15/XI/15 - 33cl bottle as a gift @ home - BB: X/2015 (2015-1568) Thanks to ElManana+1 for the gift!

Clear purplish brown beer, irregular beige small head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, spicy touch, cow fodder, grains, hay, bit oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very oxidized, card board, bit sourish, caramel, bit spicy, lots of oxidation. Aftertaste: bit spicy, oxidized, little bitter, caramel, sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Clear caramel colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, sugar, malts. Finish caramel and malts.
(from 33cL bottle @ Tim’s place. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1763) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle while on holiday in Namibia. Chocolate, very malty, caramel, didn’t expect to drink a decent bock here. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
FraekkeFyr87 (318) - - MAY 3, 2015
The aroma is full of dried fruits and caramel. The color is hazy, unfiltered, redish and caramellike. The taste is full of dried fruits and caramel. A little bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. As Namibia Urbock. Pours ruddy brown. Aroma is molasses. Flavor same. Not bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2014
330ml bottle pours dark with a fine maty aroma, taste is smooth, lightly bitter, sweet & really good, full of toffee caramel fruity flavours

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3636) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
on holiday in Namibia dark brown colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt caramel aroma a malt caramel fruity sweet taste with an alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ChewyBeer (243) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1, 2014
One of my favourite beers. Pours dark brown with caramel head. Medium full mouthful with caramel notes and smoky flavours

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