Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised. Keg: Filtered.
Available in the Netherlands as Tarwebok, and in the USA as Special Dark.
Ingredients: Water, barley, wheat and hops.
"Traditionally brewed and drunk in autumn, this aromatic, strong beer has a full-bodied, spicy taste derived from unique malts made with roasted spring barley and wheat."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
Far too sweet for a bok beer. Rather like a bok beer to be more bitter, like Brand Dubbelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 I drunk a one year old bottle. A Heineken Tarwebok 2002.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2003
Keg, Amsterdam BBF2003. Ruby red, moderate off white head and moderate condition. Malty sweet aromas with some roast barley, fruity caramel malt and slight coffee roast in the mouth. Sweet caramel in the long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 (Rather aged sample) Deep chestnut, fully clear; thick yellowish head, but fast reduced to coloured rim. Nose is nutty, madeirisated notes, but I still get wheat. On top - or under, or throughout - caramel syrup, chestnut flour. Very sweet taste, syrupy, much like some grain-based cookies. Oxidation characteristics much less in evidence than in the nose. Rather empty mouthfeel (texture), though there is some body. Aftertaste has some vague bitterness, more dark malt-related than hoppy. I keep getting something like a cheap syrupy rum-flavouring for pancakes or pastry. Both the identification of the wheat in the nose, and the absence of anything else than the syrup in the taste puzzle me. Not very convincing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
Best before 2000, drank it 2003, did never think that heineken would brew such a fine beer, don't drink it fresh, let it age!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2003
Bottled(300ml). -amber colored, complex, silky-smooth with suggestions of coffee, chocolate and rum, little head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2002
Beautiful red-brown colour. Sweet toffee aroma and flavour. A bit too sweet for me, but certainly more interesting than the bland lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
An amber beer with a little head. It has a slightly sour aroma. The flavor is soft of a good malt blend and slightly prickling- I cannot taste the wheat which it should be brewed on. A very good beer - I definatly want to try this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20916) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2002
Sampled draught at Schiphol Aiport, Netherlands.
Chestnut brown, very little head. Mindboggingly sweet with syrupy mouthfeel and mellow body. Sugary finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4816) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2002
Brr aroma is maltand quite alcoholic. looks are much like every bock. Taste is downright not good, starts quite nice malted but becomes more and more chemical with a quitealcoholic palate.

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