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."

Bosbouw's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2222) - Gemonde, - NOV 18, 2013
Donkere caramelrode kleur met aardige kraag. Zoete geur, caramel rood fruit. Smaakt eveneens zoet, caramel. Standaard bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arek (691) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, from Holland.
Ciemnobursztynowe piwo o niezbyt obfitej pianie oraz słodowym i karmelowym aromacie. W smaku słodowe, słodkawe, karmelowe, z suszonymi owocami w tle i lekko palonym finiszem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (575) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
0.3 l bottle from local AH, bottled in September 2015. Clear, brownish amber with a thin, frothy, quickly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly musty aroma of brown sugar, nuts and caramel. Sweet-malty taste of brown sugar, nuts, caramel and hints of coffee, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, sugary and minimally coffeish finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Easily drinkable, quite tasty as well, but also a very subdued Bock. Decent, expected worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjorsvdg (218) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Dit bokbier heeft een weeïge, karamelgeur. De smaak is die van kandijsuiker en heeft iets kruidigs. Weinig hop te herkennen. Prima bokbierm dat wel aan de zoete kant is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrNosha (682) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
30cl Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit wenig dunklem Schaum. Sehr süß in der Nase. Verbranntes Karamell. Geschmack süß und alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
The beer has a ruby red color. The beer is very clear. The beer pours almost no foam. The little foam is rough and has a almond color. The smell has a alcohol aroma. I also smell some roasted aromas. There is a nice bittersweet aroma. There isn’t much special in the smell. The taste is nice. I taste some roasted barley, and a sweet alcohol aroma. The beer has a nice bitterness. The beer is nice, however, the beer misses a wow factor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gyhallmanti (79) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown/amber colour with a small tan head that depletes almost directly. Aroma?s caramel, malt and brown sugar. Taste is ridiculously sweet with notes of caramel, malts and brown sugar. Texture is a bit sticky with avergae to low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MelvinKalksma (305) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
Aroma: Roasted, malt, caramel, artificial sweetness, brown sugar. Appearance: Brown/red beer with an off-white head. Taste/Palate: Caramel, brown sugar, more sugar, artificial sweetness, why did they add the sugar?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ZodiacM (451) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Net als de pils is de Heineken tarwebok geen best bier. Te zoet snoepjesbier, kunstmatige zoete caramelsmaak, qua aroma hetzelfde verhaal. Tuurlijk, herfstachtig weer en een gezellige warme bruine kroeg, dan gaat ie best wel naar binnen, deze tarwebok. Maar de kwaliteit is ver te zoeken.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rich71 (83) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Zoet bockbier. Niet zo zoet als Grolsch. Erg dunne zoete smaak. Schuimkraag zakt snel in. Is van de tap iets lekkerder of beeldt ik me dat maar in ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZeppelinNL (32) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
One of my favorite bockbeers. I look forward to seeing this one on the shelves every year.

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