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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.4
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10597) - Sĝborg, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8341) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1556) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   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!

3.7
   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.

2.5
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Dreadful looking clumps falling into the muddy brown liquid. Decent looking head, long lasting. Some cinnamon and dates in the aroma, malty for sure. Flavor is sweetish, a little woody, falls a bit flat on the finish. Low carbo, medium bodied. Not incredibly pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 [bottle] Pours a brownish color, with a thick, long lasting head. Flavors are nice, dark malts, caramel sweetness and a touch of coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. Finishes malty, somewhat sweet and smooth.


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