Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After a visit at Texel island a couple a years ago, I came back with a selection of beers from the Texels brewery and this one was one of the best amongst them. I got it again this year and I realized I hadn’t written a review, so here it is.
300 ml bottle, poured into a snifter. Bottle fermented.
Pours a very dark ruby colour, almost brown, with two fingers of thick, creamy head, beige in colour and with excellent retention. Some light lacing is being left at first around the glass.
Smell of caramel, roasted malts and dark chocolate. If you smell hard enough you get an alcohol smell too.
Taste is slighty sweet at first, then turning into a softly bitter taste, leaving on the aftertaste flavours of biter chocolate and caramel.
Full body and as much carbonation as needed.
A grea beer, I can see why it keeps winning "best bock beer" prize in the Netherlands.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Érdekes, hogy mind a kinézete és az illata is nagyon hasonlít egy régimódi málna szörpre vagy málnás pillecukorra, élesztővel, hársmézzel. Ízében is vannak ilyen piros gyümölcsök, karamella, kissé fás, fanyarkás, gyógyfüves beütések. Utóíze is fanyar, kissé fáradt, lapos és keserédes. Érdekes, mint egy csúnya arcú nő.
mutz (919) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donkerbruin. Caramel, zoethout, mout, wat fruit. Medium body. Wel ok deze bock.
gunnar (7959) - 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 (7048) - 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 (1464) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Bottle@home, 30cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: ruby brown. Aroma: vague, earthy. Taste: licorice, mild. Palate: lasting. Overall: nice.
Overall: very nice.
armando629 (2456) - 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 (1501) - Culemborg, 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 (3423) - 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 (2139) - 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