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Urthel Parlus Magnificum (was: Vlaemse Bock)



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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Brewed under direction of Hildegard van Ostaden, formerly at Van Steenberge, now at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.
With its rich foam, hoppy flavour and fine bitterness, Urthel Vlaemse Bock is a special ale with a high drinkability for lovers of the authentic Flemish brewing art. Vlaemse Bock as originally brewed for the winter, but is now available in 33 cl. (330 ml./ 11.2 FL.OZ.), 75 cl. (750 ml./1 PT. 9.4 FL. OZ.) and kegs the whole year. You can only buy Urthel Vlaemse Bock in the United States. This heart-warming dubbel of 7.5% of alcohol, traditionally top fermented and bottle conditioned flamey dark ale has a tastefully rich, malty, slightly sweet flavour. Vlaemse Bock’s very fine distinctive bitterness makes you forget the long cold winter.
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een lekker donker biertje met een uitgesproken, volle smaak. Echt heel lekker in de winter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4222) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Crossover between a Belgian dubbel and a Dutch bock beer. Result is a very yeasty bock, with a thicker body than usual. Has some dried fruit and spices. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4914) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml into a snifter, ABV 7.5% Dark mahogany brown colour on a clear body, which almost two fingers of tan head, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapes, wood, cork, vinous notes, light alcohol, malts, chocolate. Taste of wood, red old wine, red fruits, hint of caramel and alcohol, just a tad sweet and then turns to a light bitter on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, kind of low on the carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2952) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
Dark brown colour. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and light roasted malt. Sweet with bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy yellowbrown beige foamy head on top of a almost clear dark ruby colored beer. Aromas of raisin, prunes, caramel, autumnal herbs, toast, oatmeal, marzipan hint and some malt/wood toast. Flavours of bitters, nuts, hay, toast, malt toast, light malt roast, wood toast, caramel, some malty bitters, malty bitters, nuts, light ash and some light dryness. Aftertaste is dey with malts, bitters, prunes, hay and some oat. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2691) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
Mooie donker bruine kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, koffie, fruit, chocolade, en iets gebrand.. Smaakt bitterzoet, vanille, koffie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1086) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma - aroma is of fig and rich malts and nice yeast Appearance - is a cloudy brown with a head that crashes and disappears to nothing Taste - is rich fig, dark malts, peppery spice, and a nice yeast. Feel - the beer is warming and lasting with a nice soft and alcohol finish. A great brew --- JPS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5473) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 750ml ($5.75): Pours a mahogany with a small head. It is a bit flat, which leads me to believe that this might be a bit on the olde side. Aroma is caramel, hops, and light fruitiness. Taste is sweet and bitter. Some mildly sugary aftertaste. I am sure that a fresher bottle would be better, but this ain’t that great in the form that it be at now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4030) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Dobry bock z troche jakby flemish red ale tyle ze bardziej o ciemnym odcieniu brazu. Piana kremowa sredniej wielkosci, mtene, Alkohol ukryty. Posmak starego spruchnialego drewna oraz podpalony tostowy karmel. Tresciwe i wyraziste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep nut brown clear body with a small off-white head. Aroma is phenolic raisins and dark fruit tones, grape peel, wet paper and hints of paint thinner. Weird, and not too good. Taste is raisins, slight phenolic touches, dry wood-like tones, alcohol and deep malts. Medium body and carbonation. OK, but not great.

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