Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 179   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (4719) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AdamJackson (2649) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Tasting glass - room temp

A - burnt brown amber. No head

S - Lots of sweet brown sugar and caramel. sort of yeasty on the nose.

T - Insanely sweet! dry oatmeal taste and disgusting old brown sugar.

M - Light body, no carbonation

O - This is utterly disgusting

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
worldbeertaste (1653) - AUSTRIA - JAN 31, 2013
Medium brownish red witha fizzy, quick disappearing, white, non lacy head. Smells of malt but in an extract sort of way. Sort of like marmite. Some caramel and roast. Synthetic. Medium oily body, with soft carbonation. Tastes of processed malt and chemical burn. Plastic and sort of rubber. Caramel sweetness all. Don’t really like it very much at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 13, 2013
Brown beer color with a nice beige head. Sweet roasted malty aroma, hints of caramel. Flavor is sweet malty, Burned sugar. Good one. mouthfeel is roasted malt with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. If you do not like Bockbier it is always a bit tough to drink one. But this appears to be more refreshing and light than others. Nose of mal, taste of malt, sugar and alcohol. Due to the higher carbo still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (4142) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2012
Dark amber in colour with steady head. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste of rich malt, brown bread, low yeast, roasted nuts and burnt caramel. Nice one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (834) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2012
A bit of a rhye bread flavour, in spite of the wheat on the title. Watery, far from full-bodied, not a nice bock...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4472) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Albert Heijn. Poured a rich golden brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is a very pleasant roasted malt. The flavour is medium sweet malty caramel with some liquorice in the aftertaste. Some boks are way too sweet, but this one just about hits the mark for me,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (911) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
30 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra. Ruby red with an off-white head. Caramel aroma with some roasted malts, Taste is likewise with some spicy notes. Maybe a bit too sweet but well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2211) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
Clear ruby color with off-white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is bit too sweet, tones of wheat, bit spicy. Short sweet aftertaste. (Velp 201211)

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