Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
Ein filtrierter Weizenbock – auch mal interessant. Die Farbe im Glas ist tiefes Kastanienbraun. Der Geruch etwas neutral-alkoholisch. Der Antrunk ist sehr mild-weich wie bei einem Kristallweizen. Schnell kommt eine milde Malzigkeit ins Spiel, die sich mit einer für meinen Geschmack etwas zu süßen Note verbindet. Hinzu kommt auch noch eine milde Herbe, die aber zur Neutralisierung der Süße viel zu schwach ausfällt. Der Nachgeschmack ist herb-malzig-süß, gerade so auf der Grenze zum zu Süßen und hält lange angenehm an.
--> Ein leckeres Bockbier, dem aber etwas weniger Zucker gut tun würde. Vielen Dank an Kölschtrinker! Test vom 6.2.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,11,8,12,8 - 9,20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk look is standard with some initial foam over an Amber beer, etched surface. Nose Carries, cherry and toasted brown sugar along with some decent Bock malts. Taste is vanilla, sweet, wheat and fruity. A little thin bodied with hi carb. Drinkable. Serving type: bottle 06-23-2012

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
androman (1137) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
30cl bottle @ home. Clear, reddish-brown color, beige head. Aroma caramel, sweet fruits like dates, bit wine-ish, coffee and cola notes. Taste heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour notes. Full body, sticky texture, lively carbon, medium lasting sweet bitterish finish. Not very exciting and a way too sweet for me, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (4635) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear orange pour. nice off white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of caramel notes, none of the traditional roastiness. Taste is sweet, really caramel forward, pear, malty, long lingering very sweet finish bleh. Palate is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aroma is okay, taste kind of ruins this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (217) - 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 (83) - 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 (2221) - 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 (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (2191) - ’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 (2410) - 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.

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