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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricksta_p (1683) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - OCT 5, 2013
Donkere kleur, kraag die snel weg is, ruikt nergens naar. Smaakt zoals ie ruikt. Echt waterige rommel.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GSAP (546) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Zuurstok en snoep en misschien wat rijpe mango's. Smaak wat lichter, licht scherp met zoetje. Kraag is snel weg.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1025) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at Albert Heijn. Brown clear. Some malt bit sweet not much hop. Rubbish. Drunk in a kiddies playground

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bonkiedeaap (381) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Bought a bottle at the supermarket. The beer has a dark brown and a copper color and nice cream colored head, CO2 level is perfect. Aroma of hops, malts and some dark fruits. The taste is full with tones of herbs and some roasted malts. It’s sweet with a light bitter. The finish begins sweet and ends with a light bitter. A nice Bok, but there are better ones.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DwarfeD (1398) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2013
30cl bottle. Clear, deep red/orange with a light brown head. Slightly nutty, caramel malty, bready aroma. Fairly rich toffee/caramel malty, grassy, hay flavor. Not my cup of thee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (95) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
33cl bottle @ home. This bock suprised me. Not as bad I thought it would be. Its a little to sweet for me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (1946) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
A dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma is rich and malty, bread, ryebread roastiness and syrup. Taste is sweet and malty, syrup, bread, some rich and cooked fruits, dates, hint of roastiness. Medium+ bodied, quite smooth to drink. Sweet and malty, I think too sweet, still rich in nuancees with strenght of malts.


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