Brewed by Namibia Breweries
Style: Dunkler Bock
Windhoek, Namibia


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13553) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3539) - Srumsand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2016
Mahognifarget klar med hyt beige skum. Lukter noe brent karamell, kandis og noe eddik. Stlig sjokolade, brent karamell, eddiken kommer her ogs. Redd for at denne er drlig lagret og blitt delagt. Legger meg p snitt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AntonyWilson (248) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (22886) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (8733) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4569) - 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 @ Tims place. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle while on holiday in Namibia. Chocolate, very malty, caramel, didnt expect to drink a decent bock here. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
FraekkeFyr87 (458) - - MAY 3, 2015
The aroma is full of dried fruits and caramel. The color is hazy, unfiltered, redish and caramellike. The taste is full of dried fruits and caramel. A little bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14601) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. As Namibia Urbock. Pours ruddy brown. Aroma is molasses. Flavor same. Not bitter.

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