pkbites (795) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!!
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice Dutch wheat bock. Smooth, a little spicy and some sweet and bitter tones here and there.
Ungstrup (32195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma, mailky notes and a bit roasted. Malty flavor, some toffee notes, some burnt sugar, alcohol is very well hidden. Milky notes and with quite a mild finish.
Cunningham (6252) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark ruby color with a fine tan head. Good lacing. Nutty, toffee, mild roasty and some dried fruits in the aroma. Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. A bit oily texture. Toffee, nutty, some roasted notes, caramel and fruity flavor. Decent nice dutch bock.
[Bottle from a local grocery store in Utrecht, Netherland]