Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Dunkler Bock
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 208   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DijkBier (242) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Clear reddish darkbrown pour with a lightbrown head, that quickly diminishes. Aroma of roasted malts, sweetness of caramel/cacao. Taste same, rather sweet, followed by a light bitterness. Its OK, but not special and quite plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
R4N5H (935) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2016
33cl bottle at the Blooming Hotel, Bergen NL on 21-Nov-2016. Clear dark brown colour with a beige coloured head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sugar and spices. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet and heavy. Lots of caramel, molasses, dark fruit and clove. Bittersweet sticky finish. Not a great bok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bijl (358) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Robijnrood, helder, crmekleurige schuimkraag die snel inzakt. Aroma: Graan zoetig, karamel, moutig, bruine suiker. Smaak: Licht geroosterde zoete mouten, bruine suiker, karamel, granig, iets kruidig en licht bitter... maar vooral te zoet. Lichte body, waterig, afdronk zoet en plakkerig. Niets bijzonders.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maakun (4458) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear brown with small beige head. Lots of caramel and sugar, light fried banana, raisins. Mostly just straight up sugar. Very sweet and light metallic bitter. Medium bodied. Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjogro (3187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle at home. Clear caramel brown with light tan head. Sweet malts, light roasted malts, caramel, toffee, barley, cloves, bitter spices, Heineken pils. Sweet as hardcandy sweets, light to medium bitter. Medium body, quite slick with strong carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Very sweet and little love, nonetheless its less terrible than I feared.

   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
Zeer donkere kleur met hele kleine schuimkraag erop. Redelijk zachte smaak maar totaal niet mijn ding helaas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (2038) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Pours a ruby brown colour. Taste is sweet and malty with some blackpool rock on the palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arek (1021) - Zielona Gra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, from Holland.
Ciemnobursztynowe piwo o niezbyt obfitej pianie oraz słodowym i karmelowym aromacie. W smaku słodowe, słodkawe, karmelowe, z suszonymi owocami w tle i lekko palonym finiszem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2511) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
0.3 l bottle from local AH, bottled in September 2015. Clear, brownish amber with a thin, frothy, quickly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly musty aroma of brown sugar, nuts and caramel. Sweet-malty taste of brown sugar, nuts, caramel and hints of coffee, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, sugary and minimally coffeish finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Easily drinkable, quite tasty as well, but also a very subdued Bock. Decent, expected worse.

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