altugbeerfan (3) - - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best beer of netherlands. Taste smooth. Bobbly which means still alive :) i do enjoy all types of h. Jan they have a quality level
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schön Dunkel ist dieser Herfstbock man kann gegen das Lichtgehalten nur einen ganz schwachen Rötlichen Schimmer erkennen. Geschmacklich ist es einfach nur toll. Es ist malzig aromatisch-hopfig und hat einen, nur leichten Alkoholischen Nachgeschmack. Fazit: Einfach geiles Bier!!
Test vom 5.12.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 12,13,12,13,-,12 - 12,31
kevnic2008 (9899) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark mahoganey with a small tanned head. Aroma is vinous,malty, grapefruity and orange. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet fruity, turns bitter towards the end.
RoodMormel (48) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a sweet and dark aroma with hints of fruit, pours a very dark brown color with a foam that doesn’t last very long. Has a taste with hings of caramel and coffee beans, an ok beer.
vipinvelp (2892) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown color with lasting colored foam head. Sweet fruity taste and good alcohol content. Nice lasting sweet palete, not too sweet like some other bocks.
GMarques (20) - - MAR 3, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hertog Jan Bockbier (Arcen, Netherlands) - Overall Score: D - Below Acceptable Standard
Douberd (3291) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 I got a couple of those in a supermarket since they didn’t have anything better. Your dutch bottle of 300 ml, poured into a snifter. Smells a bit sour as I open the bottle.
Once poured, it gave me a dark ruby coloured beer, with one finger of beige head, with average retention. Light lacing around the glass at first, then nothing. Some traces of foam insist during the whole drinking process.
On the nose alcohol, light caramel and if you inhale deep enough, a smell of burned wood. Although subtle, it makes a difference. Oh, also some dark fruits.
Taste is more sweet than bitter. Bitterness is more obvious on the back of the tongue though and for a little while lingers around the mouth. Mostly flavours of roasted malt and caramel.
Nice thick body. High carbonation.
Well, nothing too impressive, but with the dryness on the palate, the alcohol abscent from the taste and only present as a warming feeling, this beer has a high drinkability.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small head that disappears quickly. Nose is heavy brown sugar, some caramel and some sour fruit. This is one is way to sweet, absolutely no balance whatsoever. Hard to drink in fact. Mouthfeel is crisp and fizzy, flavor lingers for a long time but again, the extreme sweetness made this beer hard to drink and I only could finish half before pouring it out.
ncube (91) - - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head disappears relatively quickly, lacing remianing. Tastes malty, with some tannic bitterness and dark fruit tang. Not too sweet, and mildy bitter overall. Well balanced. Little to no hop flavor.
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Auburn colour with rocky white head Sweet aroma containing malts and caramel. Taste is bitter, burned sweet malts, some iron. Finish is sweetbitter, dry and short.
One of the better bock-beers. Not to sweet.