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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - 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 (3930) - 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 (3398) - 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 (4522) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
330 ml gusher bottle, as Urthel Vlaemse Bock, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 7.5%. Cloudy dark brown colour, large to moderate off-white head. Malty and slightly sickly sweetish aroma, notes of molasses, oak and dark dried fruits. Rich malty flavour, sweet but not extreme, notes of caramel, molasses and brown kandij sugar. Minimal hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1108) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Black With a Nice foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and some smoke. Light bitter taste With a choco ending. Old rating from a trip to Amsterdam 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 7, 2013
Color: dark clear amber beer with small white head and small carbonization. Smell: caramel, malt, sugar, cane, alcohol. Tatse: cane, sugar, malt and alcohol. Aftertaste: sugar, caramel, malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UncleKorm (1016) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Corked bomber poured into tulip glass, bottle code K18A7. Pours a muddy reddish brown color with no head. Mild aromas of raisin, prune, biscuit, caramel, molasses, and earth. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a light bitter finish. Taste of caramel, rum soaked raisin, herbal, and earth. Flat carbonation, medium body, dry, and lingering flavor of herbs and dirt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7254) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090222.
Pours dark copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel malts, yeast, ripe fruits, some toffee notes and spices. Flavor of yeast, caramel, malts, toffee, some ripe fruits and licorice notes. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 23.05.2010
Aroma is malty with raisins and brown sugar. Flavour has ripe fruits, lots of malt, caramel and raisins. Not a bock in any way, more like a dubbel. But a good one!

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