Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 188   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (917) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14248) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bonkiedeaap (336) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DwarfeD (1240) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (93) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (1812) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1182) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Clear deep red appearance, medium low head. Fruity sweet aroma. Sweet taste, not much on the palate. Overall decent, slightly unbalanced high sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kraddel (3732) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013
huge thanx to 77 ships W H A L E S B R O ! ! ! brewed with the best ingredients ! premium quality! a new top 10 beer for sure! pours amber, almost no foam. smell is sweet malts taste is thick, syrupy almost. thick, sugary , very low carbo tastes liml sick, wich i WILL be , if i drink this !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
77ships (4411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
Personal contribution @ ‘The Adam Jackson Tasting’. Awesome – 30 cl. bottle sampled. Reddish brown with little off-white head. Smell is very sweet, very sweet, molasses, very sticky caramel, medicine,… this is still sort of ok. Taste is however that with sweet herbalness, medicines, sweet stiky caramel, cough syrup, odd metal off-flavours, fake, way too much, some bitter herbs, gingerbread,… Sticky, less carb. It is a bit like licking a tree after taking cough medicine. In a bad way so… yeah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
25/II/13 - 30cl bottle @ home - BB: II/2014 (2013-190) Thanks, well... "thanks" ;-) to 77ships for the tick!

Clear red brown beer, irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, hay, grains, bready, some dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sugary, caramel, bread, grains, sweet. Aftertaste: caramel, sugar, little bitter. Very blunt.

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