OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@tasting (1998), 300ml. Head: some beige foam. Colour: clear, dark amber. Aroma: malt, caramel. Taste: sweet. Palate: mild, medium bitter finish, watery. Overall: nice.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 Old rating, from bottle of local brewery before it was retired. Hazy red-brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, some caramel and sweetness. Low body, low to medium carbonation.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found while cleaning the cellar, 2003 edition. Obviously not a great beer, but worth drinking (and rating) as a curiosum.
Rather light reddish brown colour with quite some floaties, even with careful pouring. Aroma sweetish, madeira, some cardboard, slight iron. Flavour is mostly sweet, some malts, some raisins. Past itís prime (if you like the style) but not bad.
(From 30cL bottle)
DutchDrebus (3104) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one quite a while ago. Smelled pretty good and the colour was a good bock colour. To sweet for me though.
Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ít Arendsnest, 2003 vintage, the last year this bock was brewed. Slightly hazy deep reddish brown colour, dense beige head. Aroma of rich caramel, dark fruits, light spices. Flavour is sweet, malty, lots of dark fruits, chocolate, light spicy bitter finish. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, just a bit thin. Lovely aged beer.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2003 version, draught. Clear but dark red-brown coloured, very nice lasting head. Apart from the appearance nothing special about this one.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bok 2003, draught: Clear redbrown color, medium head. Caramel malty aroma, bit fruity. Sweet malty taste. Decent bok.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Arendsnest Oct 2003. Ruby red/brown, moderate white head and moderate condition. Heavy malt aromas bordering on barley wine style, Malty sweet in the mouth and a big malt dominated finish.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bock of 2003. Had it on draught and liked it but have had better bock beers.
chronictonic (463) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review is for Kroon Bok 2002 - found on tap in Amsterdam last week. Deep ruby red color with a fluffy white head. Thin, watery mouthfeel with only the slightest malty flavor.