gunnar (5148) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours almost clear amber with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, organic. Taste is light sweet malty, toffe and raisins, hints of port and liquorice. Full bodied, nice one.
Cunningham (4334) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Third time lucky maybe. I tried this once from a litre bottle in Liverpool. Then from a two litre bottle in Utrecht. Leaves the old rating beneth. I never fancied this one before. Now a small 0,33 litre bottle in Halden.
Deep amber colour with a light beige head that leaves a good lacing. Not as black as many other dutch herfst bock. Raisin and caramel aroma. A balanced and fine moderate sweet fruity flavour. Lots of raisins and a solid caramel background. Warm alcohol. Not as rich and dominating as the other I have tried. The best Texelse Bock I have tried so far. But still a bit strange sour background. Decent but not the best dutch bock.
[Bottle from Slijterij Barrique Odijk in Odijk, Netherlands]
bottle - deep brown body with a beige head - very sweet nose with some alcohol – sweet and sour malty flavour with some roasted malt - medium fruity – too much alcohol coming through 4-3-4-3-9 = 2,3
OllieBBommel (1049) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home, 30cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: ruby brown. Aroma: vague, earthy. Taste: licorice, mild. Palate: lasting. Overall: nice.
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,3 bottle, bought at a random store, Amsterdam.
Murky deep brown beer with a small light beige head. Candy sugar, toasted caramel and herbs in the nose. Some berries, caramel and fine yeasts flavor, herbs.
thanatosti (878) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 cl. bottle @ parents. Brown with an off-white head. Some specks of yeast in the glass. More than decent bock which is not too sweet.
50belair (2170) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle drank at Polpo Matto. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty aromas. Sweet and malty with some dark fruit notes. More like a dubbel than a bock. Medium body and mouthfeel. Good carbonation..
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe] Brown with a large beige head and too much fizz. Had flavours of toffee, butter, and a little chocolate. Felt thin and yet vaguely cloying in the mouth. Weak-tasting given the high ABV. Perhaps it was hurt by comparison to the cask ales that I had the rest of the night, but this really didn’t do it for me. c8
Bosskie (358) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel-coloured beer, lightly opaque with a light head. Sweetish woody caramel smell. Heavy, alcoholic with hints of cumin and cardamom. Sour-bitter watery with an alcoholic twang. Dry finish. Lightly chocolate taste with some wood and some spices. Quite salty. OK bok.
PaulW (98) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7%, rather fruity bock beer. Nice balance of burst sugar and hips, with a background of sweet dark fruit. Tasty and easy to drink.
mike_77 (2982) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark brown colour. Sweet aroma with some caramel and smoke. Rich texture. Nice, crisp taste with plenty of sweet roasted malts.