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Style: Dunkler Bock
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1130) - Eindhoven, - NOV 19, 2012
2012 - 11 - 19 330ml bottle. red-brown colour. medium, fading, creme head. earthy, nutty aroma. light bitter taste. dry palate.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
bottle, courtesy of mowbeer and joes. clear dark amber with a minimal head; aroma hints at chestnut and hazelnut; somewhat flat texture with some tinny bockish bitterness and the toffee nutty character not exactly blending in seamlessly

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jd7h (44) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
A real disappointment after the great notenbock Hazelnoot. This beer did not taste extraordinary in any way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Tasty bock beer, chestnut really adds something good to the roasted malt and dark fruits of a dark bock.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Tnx Edo. Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with hints of vanilla and toffee. Medium-bodied. Dryish, some wood - kastanja, malty, raisins. Boring flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle of last year’s stock. Not too dark for a bock, brown color, with a thin beige head that I wouldn’t call foamy at all. Smell is like a bock, but lightly sour. First taste doesn’t stand out, except for a little sourness. Medium carbonation, only a little bocky-ness in the taste, not really the dark winter taste I expected. Nuts? I don’t taste any ... Oh, wait! Yeah, about a minute after swallowing a nut-like taste lingers in my mouth, and it’s actually quite pleasant. Overall I wouldn’t recommend this beer, it wouldn’t be my first pick, but I would drink it if someone gave it to me. I would even enjojy it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, leftover from previous bock season. Pours a hazy burgundy red colored beer with a small, light beige head on top. Aroma is certainly nutty, malty and touches of fruits. Chesnus aroma is picked up, but only because I know it’s supposed to be there. Flavor is medium sweet, fruity and nutty. Very malty, light sweet and short finish. Nice beer, chesnut influences become bigger and better recognizeable when the beer has warmed up a bit. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Clear chestnut colour, tan head. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste is like a herfstbock, rather sweet and malty, with caramel. Are there any nuts? Not sure, maybe if you try really hard...body is a bit watery, carbo ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
330 ml long neck bottle, at home. poured into a snifter. ABV 6.8% Deep brown colour with ruby shades, semi-transparent. Two fingers of tan head, with low retention and no lacing left on the glass. Malty smell, somewhat weird and cheesy-like. Really stinks at first, becomes less offensive as the beer warms up. Just aome light sweet malts on the taste, I can’t seem to taste any of the chestnuts. Some light caramel taste along with alcohol too. Medium thin body, low carbonation. Overall, this was pretty weak, and not only compared to the other two of the series.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - MAR 17, 2013
Dark brown with a red tint and a medium, beige, disappearing, sticky and lacy head. Smells of toasted malt, with nut - chestnut, and caramel and a bit of roast with raisin and chocolate. Sweet and nice. Slightly herbal. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet toasted and caramel malt with some chestnuts gives a nice base to work with but not too sweet. It ends with a soft roast, chocolate bitter dry finish. I like the full malt taste of a decent bock. The toasted and roasted act nicely to counter the caramel and sweet malt. Nice balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
Slightly hazy reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, nuts, caramel, fruit and carambola (starfruit). Sweet malty flavour, caramel, candied chestnuts. Quite thin body. Malty finish, quite short, caramel, with some lingering sweetness.
Chestnut is not the easiest fruit to let shine in a beer I presume, but besides some caramelised tones which might have been chestnut I haven’t really noticed it. Still, it’s an enjoyable beer.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)


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