mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear red-brown body with a sparse tan head. Aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate,raisins with bitter-sweet body and a bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@Petalax as "Herfstbockbier"
Dark red-ruby color, good brownish head. Caramel, some herbal notes, berries in the nose. Medium-bodied. Tartish flavor, red currant, some caramel. Past its prime unfortunately.
DwarfeD (468) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Amersfoorts Bokbier Festival. Hazy dark red/brown with an off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. A sweet/sour start with a bitter finish. Caramel, dark fruits and some alcohol. A great bock!
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is chlorine, some caramel and mild salty notes. Flavour is sour wood, some dry wooden notes.
ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
donker rood/bruin, helder, met schuimige beige kraag
aroma: mout, zoet, chocolade, caramout, gebrande mouten.
smaken: volmoutig, stevig zoet, bessen, donker fruit, bruine/kandij suiker, licht bitter, karamel.
medium body, zeer licht waterig, mooie fijne smaken, gťťn overdreven bovenliggende smaken.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big creamy beige head which disappears slowly.
The beer has a dark red dark ruby brown color and top of all itís hazy too.
Smell barley malts, caramel, hint of sour/sauerkraut, hint of autumnal herbs, dust, yeast, berries, cheese and grains.
Taste is pretty nice with a tiny sour tint: barley malts, caramel, berries, bitter, hint of sour, hint of yeast, some darker fruits and sweets.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitter, malts, berries, hints of sour, herbs, grains and yeast.
Low carbo, soft light watery mouthfeel, medium body and a texture between watery and creamy.
That sour touch, berries, very pleasent, though the body is a bit too medium...
Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, huge foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy, brown sugars and some licorice. Flavor is slightly sweet, a hint of sour and creamy. A bit boring but well drinkable.
goozen (2556) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: First time i buyed a beer from this brewery thats filled in glass bottle. Dark brown coloured brew with an slightly sour start, than bitter with hints of caramel.
Douberd (1223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 So I visited the Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem. I thought it to be a nice opportunity to see how Holland was back then and of course buy some beer from the museumís brewery. So I got myself the beer theyíre making for their 100 years and a week later I got their herfstbock, from the liquor store theyíre cooperating with. A sample I had also at the museum and it was promising, letís see now that I have a whole bottle.
Bottle is ceramic or kind of porselain one, with the same label in the front as their pilsener and their other beers. Only on the back you can read that is in fact a autumn bock. It has a swing top cap, which when opened revealed me that the bottle was totally full! Seriously, one more single drop wouldnít fit in there. Quantity was 750 ml. Poured into a snifter glass.
Great appearance. Very dark brown body, which becomes very dark ruby when hold against the light. Huge beige head of four fingers, with great retention. Light lacing left behind. Even now, about twenty minutes after I poured it, there is a thin layer of foam on top of the beer and around the glass this layer is even thicker.
Aromas of toffee, dark fruits, some alcohol. Some caramel too. All of them very strong
*edit The bottle I had was completely off, I was really disappointed. Next day I went back to my bottle store and they exchanged my off bottle for a good one.
Taste is as I was remembering it when I had a sample at the museum. Medium sweet, with flavours of coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Some dark fruits on the aftertaste.
Medium thick on the body, with average carbonation.
Overall, And after I finally had a good bottle I can say that this is a quite good bock. Too bad itís not wider available and so expensive.
kiwianer (2951) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells malty, sweet a bit woody. The taste is malty, sweet, woody, but more sweet sugary then aromatic. Overall ok. 10/10/9/10/-/10