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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle @ Belgian Brewfest. Solid Dub. Probably the best brew I have tried by Urthel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thompson (356) - - DEC 22, 2012
Old rating bottle shared with benzai at the buitenlust.. dark brown color, nice red glare... sweet smell, taste is good though.. like it

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottle code K17A7. Pours very cloudy dark reddish brown color with a very nice 2-3 finger dense khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of raisin, prune, toast, biscuit, caramel, molasses, nuttiness, and earth. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and weak strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, raisin, nuttiness, toffee, molasses, prune, herbal, and earth. Lingering notes of raisin, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, molasses, and herbal on the finish for a good. Fantastic balance of flavors with nice complexity and robustness. No cloying flavors at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale! Great robust and balance flavors; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Hansen & Zita for this bottle! As Urthel Vlaamse Bock. Pours brown to red hazy with floaties and a beige head, aroma of roast, chocolate, cherries, vanilla, flavor of cognac, wine, roast, smoke, toffee, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2592) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks Hansen & Zita for this bottle! Pours cloudy reddish brown with floaties and tan film. Deep and velvety wine, raisins and cherry aroma. Tastes sweet, a little alcoholic, a little roast. Medium-to-full body, light finish, nice to have.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2012
At a tasting, thanks, small stable beige creamy head, murky and a little light brown colur, aroma of congac, dried frits, with some oxidised notes and a touch of chocolate, flavourof dark chocolate, baba au rhum, and some cherries. Good and quite complex but a bit too heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Hansen & Zita for this bottle! As Urthel Vlaamse Bock. Nice brown color with a beige-brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, a bit of nuts, dark fruits notes and light oxidized notes. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, some chocolate, dark fruits and a bit of sherry notes. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, some floral hops, and hints of fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good dubbel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8489) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of raisins, sweet spices, licorice, toffee. Flavours of licorice, caramel, cinnamon. Malty, sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Brown pour, tan head. Sweet, roasty malty aroma with dates, figs, some brown sugar. Flavor is roasty, sweet, figs, port, sticky raisin bread.


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