Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 178   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."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from AH. Clear brown colour, tan head. Nose is caramel, toffee, some toastiness. Flavour is toffee, caramel, bready. Fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1082) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear ruby brown color with medium tan-like creamy head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of herbs, caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste starts with very sweet caramel, toffee and notes of burnt sugar, follows by some fruity acidity, mild spicy mouthfeel and light hoppy finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Sweet as a hell, on the other hand first good Heineken beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Industrial example of Dutch Dunkelbock, launched every year in october like the tradition prescribes. Beige, delicate, sticky head, deep copper red colour; caramelly aroma, wheat, banana, plums. Velvety soft palate, somewhat sugary but at first subtle sweetness, sourihs hint, chocolate touch; sweet and somewhat cloying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3304) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes-Label says Tarwebok)-Pours a dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of sweetness, malt, caramel, and fruits. Taste of the same with some banana and clove coming thru as well. This medium bodied brew is not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Medium brown mokka head, black with red glow clearish colour, sweet caramel malty smell, sweet caramel malty taste a bit glucose medium bitter and carbonation liquorise taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7430) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Malz, Karamell, rote Früchte. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, rote Früchte, leicht würzig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcoDL (2187) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
It’s not very good, but thanks to the wheat it’s at least drinkable. That’s something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3213) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 25, 2013
sredniej jakosci piwo z mnostwem karmelowej slodyczy troche wanilli i nawet piana spora. Kolo brazowy ale niezbyt gesty, przepuszcza swiatlo i to mocno. Finisz niestety krotki, brak owocowosci i troche wytrawnosci dla kontrastu bo nieco zbyt karmelowe mi sie wydawalo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2609) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
Ein filtrierter Weizenbock – auch mal interessant. Die Farbe im Glas ist tiefes Kastanienbraun. Der Geruch etwas neutral-alkoholisch. Der Antrunk ist sehr mild-weich wie bei einem Kristallweizen. Schnell kommt eine milde Malzigkeit ins Spiel, die sich mit einer für meinen Geschmack etwas zu süßen Note verbindet. Hinzu kommt auch noch eine milde Herbe, die aber zur Neutralisierung der Süße viel zu schwach ausfällt. Der Nachgeschmack ist herb-malzig-süß, gerade so auf der Grenze zum zu Süßen und hält lange angenehm an.
--> Ein leckeres Bockbier, dem aber etwas weniger Zucker gut tun würde. Vielen Dank an Kölschtrinker! Test vom 6.2.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,11,8,12,8 - 9,20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk look is standard with some initial foam over an Amber beer, etched surface. Nose Carries, cherry and toasted brown sugar along with some decent Bock malts. Taste is vanilla, sweet, wheat and fruity. A little thin bodied with hi carb. Drinkable. Serving type: bottle 06-23-2012

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
androman (395) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
30cl bottle @ home. Clear, reddish-brown color, beige head. Aroma caramel, sweet fruits like dates, bit wine-ish, coffee and cola notes. Taste heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour notes. Full body, sticky texture, lively carbon, medium lasting sweet bitterish finish. Not very exciting and a way too sweet for me, but drinkable.

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