Brewed by Texelse Bierbrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Oudeschild, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (637) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Donkerbruin. Caramel, zoethout, mout, wat fruit. Medium body. Wel ok deze bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5656) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4882) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
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]
Old Rating
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Bottle@home, 30cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: ruby brown. Aroma: vague, earthy. Taste: licorice, mild. Palate: lasting. Overall: nice. Tap@ABF 2014. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (970) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
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..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosskie (455) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (100) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
7%, rather fruity bock beer. Nice balance of burst sugar and hips, with a background of sweet dark fruit. Tasty and easy to drink.

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