Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised. Keg: Filtered.
Available in the Netherlands as Tarwebok, and in the USA as Special Dark.
Ingredients: Water, barley, wheat and hops.
"Traditionally brewed and drunk in autumn, this aromatic, strong beer has a full-bodied, spicy taste derived from unique malts made with roasted spring barley and wheat."

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkbites (910) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2005
The BEST bock EVER! This has the best aroma of any beer Ive ever had. Such a sweet, sweet smell. Rich, malty/caramel flavor. The nectar of the Gods!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
Best before 2000, drank it 2003, did never think that heineken would brew such a fine beer, don't drink it fresh, let it age!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
As good of a beer as a megabrewery has ever produced. Theres a real depth to this beer--deep color, deep wheat maltiness, and a decent but not overpowering hoppiness. A solid performer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Had this at the Nederlands Biercafe t Arendsnest in Amsterdam and I had a aged version of this would have never guessed this was a weizenbock it seemed more dopplebock in style but excellent considering I had a la Trappe bock right after. Page 221 of Michael Jacksons Great Beer Guide only 371 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
light red brown tan....low head but foam....nice lacing...i swear my bottle said 6.5%...sweet choc alco toffee taste....smooth sweet tangy-ness...caramel sugar smell...finishes clean...very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A nice Dutch wheat bock. Smooth, a little spicy and some sweet and bitter tones here and there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slayer66699 (16) - Heemstede, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2002
A nice beer for a Heineken

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
An amber beer with a little head. It has a slightly sour aroma. The flavor is soft of a good malt blend and slightly prickling- I cannot taste the wheat which it should be brewed on. A very good beer - I definatly want to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
This was a pleasant surprise. Actually I had no idea I was drinking a (partly) weisse product, because I couldnt find the banana I so much dislike in beer. On the other hand it was beautifully dark red, dried fruits, toffee, coffee, so much everything to it. Sweet, very appetizing.

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