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Viru GB Bock²

Formerly brewed at Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Doppelbock
Haljala, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Bock² on sügavpunase kõrvaltooniga kangem gurmeeõlu. Õlle lõhnas on tunda rikkalikku ja jõulist tumedate linnaste valikut. Õllel on peen ja tasakaalustatud humalabukett, mis ei too liigsetkibedust õlle järelmaitsesse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. This was bad and drain pour even at that time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (951) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2014
I believe that this beer is retired. I have not seen Bock from the series in a long long time. I remember it as a powerful, malty, thick bodied lager with added alcohol. I enjoyed every single bottle that I had.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ectuohy27 (774) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2013
Love the style, freaking hate this beer. The aroma is indeed a "stench," as earlier described--dog food, is the honest best I can come up with. Afterward it’s metallic rust hops and the sort of non-nutty watery strong sweetness one would expect in a crappy Baltic Porter. Sigh, Viru, why do you disappoint me so? *note: bought in Nov 2013 with a b/b date of Oct 2013, so this may (may!) in part explain the low rating.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle (7%, thanks SADESA & CueSheet). Goldeny amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, alcohol and some rubber. Flavour is rather similar with a strong alcoholic sting to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
liinis (1728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Strong alc but light on flavours. Very typical beer from estonia. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kingstoni (1772) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear light amber color with no head. Grassy aroma of caramel. Muddy taste of cardboard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Drink Shop, BB?)
Hazy amber color, vanishing off-white head. Aroma of booze and apple.Medium bodied but watery palate. Sharp apricot marmalade flavor, also a bit tart. Fruity finish. Not much to do with bock.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2012
0,5l bottle. Dark yellow, amber color. Very thin head. Iron, watery aroma, weird stench, can’t really describe it. Somewhat sweetish body. Boiled carrots, turnips. Aftertaste is unpleasant dry bitter. Disgusting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2012
500ml bottle (?, Tallinn) - shared by Marduk - thanks!
Deep orange, brief. Ew, sickly alcoholic aroma. I get red fruity jam. Anna gets vegetal. Almost a bit sicky too. Watery. Fizzy palate. Tons of iron, and minerals. In the finish, it’s pure iron, and very messed up. Burnt brassica, ugh. Plonked itself well into the realms of nasty. Did not like. Offered to the sink, which didn’t complain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber color, small head. Aroma of orange peel and some sweets. Not openly alcoholic like some Estonian bocks. Caramel malts, oily tones. Light bitter aftertaste.

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