Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Murky brown brew with lots of sediment chunks and a light brown head. The aroma is of caramel and fresh wheat bread. There were lesser amounts of dark fruit, vanilla and alcohol too. The flavor reminds me of a good Baltic Porter except not as sweet and with the high level of carbonation the flavors were a bit brighter. I taste caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, dates and hiding somewhere in there I sense some tart grapes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2007
Why oh why did they put so much coriander in a bok-bier! Smells like it and tastes like it, thus this is a very spicy bok, not at all what i like in this style. Pity!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
A dark, murky color with a head that pours tall but falls fast. Aromas of dried fruit and sweet plums. Flavor was kind of nutty and kind of resinous. Was a decent bok style, but a little dry in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Aroma of dark plummy fruit with some malt, perhaps yeast. Color of overripe apricot with a fast departing white head. Starts a bit tart, swiftly developing dark fruit, passing some sweetness, ending with some bitter. Some smoky character does pop up at the end, though not much. Decent mouthfeel. Spritely carbonated, but not so much as to be annoying. Finishes quite fresh, and arguably dryer than sweeter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a hazy dark amber with a fluffy, lacy off-white head. Looks a bit red with light coming through it, but "ruby red"? I don’t think so! Caramel with a trace of fruit and spice in the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet nutty taste with a spicy and lightly bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
If you were to go on appearances alone, you’d be hard pressed to drink this. HUGE floaties milling about makes ya wonder if they did their wash in the water they used to brew (I know, it’s just yeast...I hope). Pour is a hazy brownish/red color. Aroma is sweet, caramel and really plummy. Flavors were a bit on the sour side, yet still bready with a bit of fruitiness there. There are soo many better Belgian beers out there, I doubt I would ever purchase this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Hmm, that was one was weird. It pours copper with a bih head. Aroams are hard to discern. perhaps some notes of spices and malts. Initailly, the flavors were really off, it started bitter then turned sour right away and the finish was unpleasantly metallic. The metallic finish seemed to disappear as the beer warmed up, or perhaps I just got immune to it. All in all not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Soft brown color with a huge ivory colored head. This beer has the largest, most disgusting floaties I’ve ever seen in a beer, fortunately the sink rather quickly. Fruity aroma with raisin and prunes dominating. Very fruity flavor with some alcohol warmth. Seems rather one dimensional but It’s not all that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a dark reddish brown with a massive beige head that leaves tons of chunky lace on the side of the glass. Not much in the nose, perhaps some toasty grains and molasses. Flavor is pretty mellow, some nuttiness, a tiny bit of chocolate, some peach, and a little bit of butterscotch. A tad bit of smokiness. Pretty easy to drink. Tastes more like a brown Ale than a Bock though....ahh and after reading further is says they use an Ale yeast..well that explains it, lol...

   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.

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