Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Dunkler Bock
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
It is a reddish-brown beer of 6,5% ABY, with an aroma of toasted bread and a rounded, caramel malty taste. Available in Autumn.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle: Fluffy light brown head with a lot of sediments on the glass. Deep dark dirty brown black beer. Smell toasted malts, dark fruits, cleaner and a hint of sweets. Taste is a very well balanced mix of dark fruits and spices, liquorice, toasted malts, sweets, some hints of hops and unfortunate dirty bitter, Bitter grassy light liquorice aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel, medium body and a soft turns to dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramelt, yeast. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, yeast, hop, spices. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
The beer pours a muddy, opaque dark brown color with a light tan, moderately full, foamy head which is almost fully lasting, leaving a dense froth throughout and thick lace. The nose is very nice and simple, toasty caramel, toasted dark bread, walnut, light date, and a hint of mild coffee. The flavor is similar with less nutty notes than the nose; nutty notes sit behind lots of date, some toasted dark bread, sweet and toasted caramel, a hint of chicory, and still a light mild coffee presence. The palate is soft to lively, round and silky, and medium to full. The beer finishes fairly long and still mostly sweet until the very end where the coffee, chicory, and still the nuttiness remain on the tongue. A very well put together bock-type ale from Belgium with virtually nothing bad to say. I am surprised how well it held up being shipped from Europe without refrigeration and only at 6.5%. It could be my bias towards Belgian beers over German but I prefer this to many German-style bocks. Looking forward to more beers from this brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. A hazy, copper colored beer with a small, offwhite head. Dried fruits, prunes mostly, caramel and some alcohol on the nose. The flavor follows the same path with caramel, dried fruits and a little warming alcohol touch. A bit thin on the palate, considering the style at least. A decent one that doesnt impress in any way. 101015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (3100) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Flaske: Rdbrun uklar l med et fint skumhoved. Duften er maltet med en smule gr. Smagen er let bruin med en kende surhed. Det er en udmrket l, men bestemt ikke mere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Unclear brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of carmal, malt, fruit, spice and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borisz (415) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2010
Aroma: malt, raisin, some grainy and estery formaldedhyde notes. Appearance: cloudy brown/red cola colour with a tan head that leaves little lacing. Flavour: wheaty and malty with strong esters coming through the flavour. Palate: medium mouthfeel with a wheaty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Burgundy with a fine ivory collar receding to a halo. Juicy dried fruit aroma with prunes, dates and molasses on a chunky slab of malt loaf. Soapy and liquoriced with milk choc and creamy fig tones, finishing with a hint of roasted malt, Oxo..and more liquorice. Not bad, but a bit bog standard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2403) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
Alcoholic aroma. But other than that theres not much to say. Its a good beer and if someone serves it Ill drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaspe007 (47) - Utrecht/Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle. Dark ruby in color, with a slightly tanned head consisting of very fine foam. Because of these fine bubbles, the lacing looks very nice and lasts long. Carbonation is similar, fizzy and lively, but soft on the tongue. Aroma is slightly malty, hints of candi sugar. Taste is a little sweet with soft hints of bread and some yeastyness. Its okay, with a decent body, but overall its a rather plain flavor. Finish is also quite bland.

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