Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (159) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Just a nice easy drinkable bok. Has all the nice bok flavors in the right balance without over complicating it. It’s not as strong as most other boks. But i enjoy the lightness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Thin, watery taste. What makes this bok better than some of its opponents is that the sweet taste in it actually is definable as caramel, and not plain sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1175) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
Donkere caramelrode kleur met aardige kraag. Zoete geur, caramel rood fruit. Smaakt eveneens zoet, caramel. Standaard bock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theydon_Bois (8114) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Pre Borefts supermarket bench tasting (why open so late guys ?), Bodegraven NL, from that there supermarket in Bodegraven 28/09/13. Clear dark amber with a thinnish light beige head. Nose is bready malts, cardboard, suggestion of dark dried fruits, dates, raisens. Taste comprises sugars, toffee, dates, dark fruit notes. Medium bodied, slightly over carbed, sweet finish. Sub par but drinkable as opposed to full on Meh !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abijen (1422) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a brown amber beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells malts, caramel and sweet. Very unbalanced beer. Tastes like a pilsner where they add some more malts. Tastes caramel, malts. Too sweet. Low to average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (1023) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel, brown sugar, syrupy. This bock is too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
28th September 2013
The Supermarket tasting, Bodegraven! Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish and dry with fine carbonation. Dull caramel malt. Touch of dried fruits. Little spice. Dry finish. Typical macro dullness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (521) - - OCT 5, 2013
Donkere kleur, kraag die snel weg is, ruikt nergens naar. Smaakt zoals ie ruikt. Echt waterige rommel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GSAP (489) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Zuurstok en snoep en misschien wat rijpe mango's. Smaak wat lichter, licht scherp met zoetje. Kraag is snel weg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (650) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 roasty, licorice, sirup, earthy, herbs, clear dark redbrown, at first frothy whitebrown head, recedes quickly to thin layer, medium sweet roasty tatse, followed by light bitterness, medium body, sticky, some creaminess, full sweet finish, brown sugar, only slight bitterness

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