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Brewed by Namibia Breweries
Style: Dunkler Bock
Windhoek, Namibia

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional dark beer known as ‘bock’ beer. Urbock is brewed to perfection and distinguished by its rich Munich barley malt giving it a rich malty flavour. Urbock is only brewed once per year and is therefore only available in May of each year in limited quantity.

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3.5
Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 19, 2009
Pours dark brown with ruby edging and a thin tan head. The aroma is quite sweet, with plum, raisin, prune and dark chocolate all present on the nose, with a hint of malt. Urbock surprised me with its intense flavour. The roasted malt hits hard, with the prune and dark chocolate flavours coming through next to balance and smoothen the mouthful. Toffee on the finish with a cherry-like zest left on the palate. There is a hint of alcohol on the finish, but otherwise its 7% ABV is well-hidden. Smooth and sweet, would be perfect to enjoy a cigar with.


2.9
FatPhil (15967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2017
330ml bottle ([email protected]’s)
Deep red, small off-white head. Rich malty aroma, sweetish, some papery aspects. Full palate, rich, some sweet heaviness, but pleasantly carbonated. Rich sweet malty taste. No sign of alcohol, at least not at this stage of the evening. Pretty OK.

3.2
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, toffee, nuts, syrup and earthy notes. Bitter finish with citrus, malts, nuts, nuts, earthy notes and toast. Good bock.

4.1
richytee (2) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 20, 2017 does not count
330ml bottle from a local store, BB end Feb 2018. Deep copper/brown colour with fine bubble & an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, fruit cake, cinnamon and burnt. Sweet tasting with a medium body, crisp finish and lingering alcohol warmth. True to style. A bargain at ZAR 17 a bottle.

3.6
Scopey (14519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle at Beerhouse on Long. It pours clear deep red - brown with a thick beige head. The aroma is rich, sweet, brown bread, fruit cake, toasted brown sugars and toffee. The taste is smooth, sweet, brown bread, fruit cake, toffee, dried fruits, light spice, gingerbread and just a touch of alcohol with a spiced finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Drinks easier than it should. Great example of the style.

3.5
Beerclubsa (147) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle from local liquor store. Pours a clear garnet/deep amber with a tan head with very small bubbles and average retention. Aromas of molasses, coffee and dark fruits. Palate has a full body and medium-low carbonation. Flavours of burnt caramel, dark fruits and some spice with a coffee taste in the dry finish. Overall, well balanced and a great winter warmer, especially for a brewery as big as Namibian Breweries.

3.5
Vighals (3916) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2016
Mahognifarget klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter noe brent karamell, kandis og noe eddik. Søtlig sjokolade, brent karamell, eddiken kommer her også. Redd for at denne er dårlig lagret og blitt ødelagt. Legger meg på snitt

3
AntonyWilson (350) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 23, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and breadiness. Tastes sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. Big maltiness with hints of stone fruit. Bitterness is low with a medium to full body. Carbonation is medium.

1.6
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle at Beerhouse in JoBurg. Clear amber color, small light tan head. Aroma of caramel bubblegum. Taste is extremely sweet caramel, subtle edge of pepper. Lots of residual sugar here.

2.5
tderoeck (9480) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2015
15/XI/15 - 33cl bottle as a gift @ home - BB: X/2015 (2015-1568) Thanks to ElManana+1 for the gift!

Clear purplish brown beer, irregular beige small head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, spicy touch, cow fodder, grains, hay, bit oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very oxidized, card board, bit sourish, caramel, bit spicy, lots of oxidation. Aftertaste: bit spicy, oxidized, little bitter, caramel, sugary.

3.1
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Clear caramel colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, sugar, malts. Finish caramel and malts.
(from 33cL bottle @ Tim’s place. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)


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