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The Fiddler Howling Wolf 2013-

Brewed by The Fiddler Brewpub
Style: Dunkler Bock
Den Haag, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A different yeast to the 2012 version and also some change in the malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Cask taster @ The Fiddler Brewpub. Part of their Beer Flight. Shot glass sized. Only one of the 7 beers that I had by them that I would describe as decent, enjoyable even. Darker brown orange with zero head. Nose is orange, light bitter orange peel hop,… Bitter / sweet orange peel taste, orange, rind, sweetish, light sugar, touch watery, light caramel,… Sugary & tad watery body. Not really what I would expect from a Dunkler Bock (I didn’t pick it out as such) but this actually drinks okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt with dates, light earthy hops and light caramel notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, light peppery alcohol and dates with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2076) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
On draft at The Fiddler, Den Haag. Copper colored, small head. Aroma of caramel malts, bread, fruity notes. Overly sweet flavor, caramel, sugary. Not my thing i’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5830) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Tap @ Fiddler, small sample. Clear amber to copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of some toasted malts, caramel, slight fruity english yeasty notes. Toasted malts in taste, bit sweet. A bock english style. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (1661) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Tap at Fidlers. Reddish brown with small white head. Sweet malts, some chocolate and old musty spices. Brown sugar. Sweet with slight bitter finish. Average carbo and body. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5848) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2013
Tap at the Brewpub. Poured a cloudy reddish amber with a thin white head. The aroma is malt and a little yeast. The flavour is moderate to weak sweet with a smooth banana malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A highly unusual Bock. In fact I’m not sure its a Bock at all, but I did like it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Poured reddish brown with a frothy, disappearing tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt. Medium body, flavour of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, weak coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
Draft at The Fiddler. Pours hazy amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of dough, nuts, yeast, light herbs and a little caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It’s really a very weird take on a bock beer, but at the same time not too bad. Definite improvement on last year’s recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1168) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy brown with a lacy beige head. Aroma is nutty, bready, yeast, herbal and a tad spicy. Taste is light sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Pint at the brewpub. Thin white head. Low carbonation. Just talked to Erik the manager of the Fiddler and they changed the yeast and tweaked the recipe. Good job. Last years was pretty bland. Thus is better but needs more carbonation imo. There are better bocks out there

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