turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2006
Dark reddish-brown with a nice dense head. Sweet aroma and sweet flavour with over-the-top caramel. Very sweet, did I say that? bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2005
Deep dark ruby red body with some light amber tinges and an off-white, short lasting head. A really sticky nose, caramel and then traces of hops. Smooth easy drinking taste with a touch of burnt caramel, rich fruit and late in the palate some liquorice. The body is a touch thin which makes it easier to drink, it has got a good bit of bitterness there and the wheat characters dont come on to strong, which is what Ilike. This is the best Heineken I have had. Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Aroma= Roasted malts and hints of coffee, some earthiness from hops
Appearance= Strong rocky head and brilliantly clear brown with orange hues
Flavor= Nice and malty, leaning toward a balance between prune and chocolate. Finishes with some carmel sweetness and just a touch of late bitterness, if anything faint sweetness lingers but not cloying
Palate= Great among the best I have had, smooth and silky a nice vollbier (full body)
Overall= I think this is a great bock! It has wonderful flavors that are nicly balanced and expose themselves throughout the tasting. It falls and finishes on the sweet side, which I deem to style, rather than suggestions that the hops are missing. I beg to differ, there is an earthiness and a ever so slight brief hop finish after the carmel. If the hops were not present this would be candy. Sample bottle from Holland and shipped to Canada, traveled well. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2005
This bock from Heineken is way too sweet. Dark brew with very sweet aroma. Not enough bitterness to be called a bock. Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2005
Dark brown with reddish shine, weak sweet, caramel-malty nose. Typical macrobock, too sweet, lacks bitterness and depth. Still, miles better than Grolsch-Herfstbok, which isn’t a miracle really, but Amstel and Bavaria clearly have better Bockbeers in Dutch Macroland. Typical 3.0-rating-beer.
MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2005
(bottle) Dark brown colour with a small creamy beige head. Sweet malty nose with yeasts, caramel and vanilla. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, smooth carbonated. Initially sweet malty with raisins, dried fruits, sweet malty, slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but I miss the characteristics of a Weizen. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
30cl bottle. pours dark brown with a suprisingly thick head. Aroma is of of sweet candy with a bit of malt. The simple sweetness dominates any other flavors in this beer, and the syrupy liquid seems to coat your muoth. not bad from a big brewer, but not something i would drink a lot of. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
(Bottle 30 cl) Deep amber colour with a fine, dense and creamy head. Full-bodied and (a bit to) sweet with caramel and roasted malt. But hasn’t really got very distinct wheaty notes. 171001 BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle, came in a gift pack with two nice snifters. Pours a nice looking deep coppery red, with a small white finger width head. This one is all about the malts...the nose and flavor are both dominated by them....some appropriate hoppiness, but certainly not a dominant quality. Nice fruity flavor..smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a toffee sweetness hedged by a hop or two...better than I would’ve guessed. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown w. small head. Malty, raisins, rye bread. Easy drinking. Thanks Jbrus.