Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 176   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1650) - 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 (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (3607) - 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 (780) - 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 (4078) - 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 (878) - 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 (2071) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells malty, alcoholic, alcoholic-fruity. The taste is creamy alcoholic, a bit musty, oak. 10/8/7/8/10/8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2012
#838 Fangen wir mit dem Positiven an: Es schaut recht gut aus, dunkelbraun und leicht rötlich mit viel weißem Schaum. Das Aroma ist nur etwas würzig nach frischem Brot. Im Antrunk dann sehr weich und wenig alkoholisch. Geschmacklich tritt aber das große Manko zutage: Dieser Bock ist dermaßen süß geraten, dass es keine Freude mehr ist. Vom Weizen (Tarwe) kommt aber auch nichts geschmacklich durch. Stattdessen wurde auch noch -warum denn bloß?- Zucker in Reinform in den Sud gekippt! So ist dieser Bock für mich nur schwer zu ertragen bzw. trinken. Nee, einfach zu klebrig! Test vom 19.11.2010 Noten: 12,9,6,7,10,8 - 8,20

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2012
Ennek a sörnek a szokásosnál világosabb vörös a színe, de a habja a szokásos vékony és bézs színű. Olyan az íze és az illata, mintha mesterséges gyümölcsaromákkal készült volna, sziruposan édes, ragadós, malátás. Szinte semmi teste sincs és az utóíz is igen hernya és lekváros. Na, ez nem az én holland bak söröm, az biztos!

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