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Brewed by Namibia Breweries
Style: Dunkler Bock
Windhoek, Namibia

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1144) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
FraekkeFyr87 (160) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12585) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (466) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3165) - 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

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ChewyBeer (169) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WhoU (121) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle Cape Town. Pours autumn brown leaves clear with some red and light head and medium carbonation. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel toffee. Taste is sweet. Overall enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (842) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Very Nice deep caramel with off-white head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malts, caramel. Slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is roasted caramel with small floral ending. Overall: Nice!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
Dark browny red pour with small tan head. Caramel & Malt on the nose. Strong toffee and caramel on the tongue. Hoppy warm alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours quite a good looking clear deep dark nougat brown body with a medium sized fading and light lacing beige top. It has a really deep nutty sweet aroma this. Lots of oxidized caramel, deep fruits, some wood. It has grown a bit soft on the carbonation this and the mouthfeel is quite slick. More fruit dark sweetness in the flavor, sweet dates, prunes, traces of sherry and it’s extremely oxidized. One year past best before date, but I don’t mind that a bit. A really good surprise from Africa! Thanks Foffern! 04.03.2013


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