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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkbites (694) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2005
The BEST bock EVER! This has the best aroma of any beer I’ve ever had. Such a sweet, sweet smell. Rich, malty/caramel flavor. The nectar of the Gods!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
Best before 2000, drank it 2003, did never think that heineken would brew such a fine beer, don't drink it fresh, let it age!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
As good of a beer as a megabrewery has ever produced. There’s a real depth to this beer--deep color, deep wheat maltiness, and a decent but not overpowering hoppiness. A solid performer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Aroma= Roasted malts and hints of coffee, some earthiness from hops Appearance= Strong rocky head and brilliantly clear brown with orange hues Flavor= Nice and malty, leaning toward a balance between prune and chocolate. Finishes with some carmel sweetness and just a touch of late bitterness, if anything faint sweetness lingers but not cloying Palate= Great among the best I have had, smooth and silky a nice vollbier (full body) Overall= I think this is a great bock! It has wonderful flavors that are nicly balanced and expose themselves throughout the tasting. It falls and finishes on the sweet side, which I deem to style, rather than suggestions that the hops are missing. I beg to differ, there is an earthiness and a ever so slight brief hop finish after the carmel. If the hops were not present this would be candy. Sample bottle from Holland and shipped to Canada, traveled well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Had this at the Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest in Amsterdam and I had a aged version of this would have never guessed this was a weizenbock it seemed more dopplebock in style but excellent considering I had a la Trappe bock right after. Page 221 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 371 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4906) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle. Deep ruby amber colour with an off white head. Very fruity and medium sweet aroma. Sweet malty flavour with some dark fruits and caramel. A well blended weatbok, maybee a litte bit to much alcohol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
light red brown tan....low head but foam....nice lacing...i swear my bottle said 6.5%...sweet choc alco toffee taste....smooth sweet tangy-ness...caramel sugar smell...finishes clean...very satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slayer66699 (16) - Heemstede, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2002
A nice beer for a Heineken

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
An amber beer with a little head. It has a slightly sour aroma. The flavor is soft of a good malt blend and slightly prickling- I cannot taste the wheat which it should be brewed on. A very good beer - I definatly want to try this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
This was a pleasant surprise. Actually I had no idea I was drinking a (partly) weisse product, because I couldn’t find the banana I so much dislike in beer. On the other hand it was beautifully dark red, dried fruits, toffee, coffee, so much everything to it. Sweet, very appetizing.


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