Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Until 2008 brewed by Huyghe. Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Jopen 4 Grains Bokbeer is made as a ruby red beer made with the three traditional Haarlem grain and rye as a forth grain. The beer contains 6,5% alcohol and has a fruity aroma combined with the dark malts. The taste is lightly smoky from the dark malts used, but there is some sweetness in it to.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
Beig head on a ruby body. Not too malty, a little smoke, hints of caramel, but not very exciting altogether, though better to my taste than most bocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (4325) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2006
On tap at Gollem. A decent bok. Brown coloured. Citrusy and fruity flavour. It doesn’t taste as malty as other bocks. It has a bit of a strange after taste, perhaps from the smokiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup Ruby, nice head and lacing. Nose of caramel, spruce and some molasses note. The flavor is juicy. Nice (for export), grassy, some herb and a bit of roasted malt. The finish is lucid. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Quite bland aroma. Some plums and some vague caramel. Flavour has some liqourice, fruits and a light sweetness. Alcohol notable. Is quite thin and watery. Ends on a sweet and light fruity note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Medium brown pour with 2-finger, creamy, khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, vinous notes, sour fruit. The flavor is malty, fruity and grapey, with some sour vinous cherry and brown sugary notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
RBSG 2006 Grand Tasting. Dark clear copper with a white head. Grassy, perfume and caramel in the nose. Flavor has notes of toffee, caramel, bread, grassy noble hops and slight oxidation. Medium bodied, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Chunky multi brown with a thick, solid, fresh-powder-snow-like tan head. Funky dark fruits, rich and roasty caramel/toffee, biscuits, bready yeast, clove like spice, light ash and banana notes. Medium/full, smooth palate. Great bock. Underrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Nice, great aroma, great malt characteristic. Lots of dark fruits, and black tea, with just a bit of sweet dark bread crustiness. Chewy mouthfeel, slightly earthy and very sugary sweet. I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very sweet malt aroma holds dates, fig, raisin and dark bread. Cloudy brown with a huge three finger thick, lasting, tan head. Sweet syrupy malt fore tastes of crusty dark rye bread, raisin, date, brown sugar, caramel and peppry spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IThinkImBuzzed (18) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Poured with a scary amount of clumpy sediment- it looked like a beer version pearl tea. A little bit of sediment is fine, but globs of it plunking out of the bottle did not appear appetizing. OK tannish-brown head. A musty odor and a musty, earthy, malty sweet taste. Perhaps I had a bad bottle.

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