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Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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It is a reddish-brown beer of 6,5% ABY, with an aroma of toasted bread and a rounded, caramel malty taste. Available in Autumn.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2008
Dark brown in colour, thin head. Malty aroma. Flavour is a little bitter on the tongue but sweet on the lips. Quite a thick, oily texture. A slightly woody finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
My Bottom Line:
The overt fruitiness and spicy sweetness of this Belgian Ale recalls artisanal soft drinks just as much as its fierce carbonation. Some earthy hop support clashes with the yeast’s personality, but in the end all remains drinkable and fit enough to accompany a meal.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam quickly recedes to a ring around the burgundy-laced dark brown.
-A mineral twang bothers me once in a while.
-The fruitiness is reminiscent of dried cranberries.
-The fierce carbonation is slightly detached from the flavor profile.
-The spiciness revolves nutmeg and cloves, while the sweetness touches upon caramel and licorice.
-Bready maltiness is apparent in the nose, but quickly gets replaced by that candied sweetness.

Bottle; best before Dec.’08.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color beer with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with some sweet malt notes is really interesting and enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some sweet malt with some incredible fruity ester. Full creamy body with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Really interesting beer and some thing that makes me want to try more form this fine brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Dark brown color, with a tan-colored head, but falls quickly, nice toasty, caramelized, biscuity malt nose, with some vanilla, toffee, and mochaish accents, with some candi, brown sugars, hint of molasses with a chocolatey, fruitcake aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, toasty, caramel malt character, with a hint of burnt graininess, with some black chocolatey, subtle molasses notes, a dark dried fruity flavour of dates and raisins, with a nutty, nutmeg spiciness, leading towards a malty, fruity, faint lingering bitterness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2851) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.BB 12 2008, Lot A.

App.: Deep mahogany, clear, tiny tan head. Aroma: Big dark fruits and well as bright, acidic fruits, some rich deep malts, molasses, herbal spiciness, rich and inviting. Palate: Medium-thin body, soft effervescence. Flav.: Nuts, burnt sugar, a bit of the dried and tart fruits, but they are restrained, an interesting blend of tart and sweet with a bit of alcohol on the finish and a lingering nutty bread crust aftertaste.

Not exactly Wilde, not exactly Bock. Not exactly great, not exactly bad. Exactly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Oranhe notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. OK but a little boring beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2008
Bière brun rouille, plutôt opaque, qui laisse une mince mousse beige crème qui disparaît rapidement. Nez houblonné, aux notes de levures, de caramel et d’herbes comme la coriandre. Le goût est moyennement amer, avec des arômes de farine rôtie. Il y a un goût de terre, celui des pois verts ou des fèves crues. L’arrière-goût rappel le caramel et le cigare. Elle est bien pétillante, rafraîchissante, quoique l’on puisse discerner une fine texture poudreuse. Une bien bonne bière, mais rien d’exceptionnel…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled. Hazy reddish amber with large tan-coloured head. Yeasty and soapy aroma of nuts, caramel, fudge and almonds. Smooth yeasty flavour of nuts, brown and caramel. Long yeasty finish of nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2007
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a vanishing beige foam; cookie maltiness with a touch of nut; robust malt body, moderate sweetness and a light bitterness, long malty finish with residual sugars and caramelish notes

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2404) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Avarage design, dark color with a medium head. Good creamy caramel taste with a light carbonation and some yeast , a little nutts in the aftertaste. You can feel the candy in the body.


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