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Urthel Vlaemse Bock - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BrewMaster on 12-03-2005)
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Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Corked and caged.

HOLY MOLY! Exploded open upon releasing cage, complete with mark in ceiling from projectile cork/cage and spewing foam. Calmed down now, me and the beer, so time for reviewing.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, started making foam like nobody's business, formed more than 2" of light tan head over the dark burgundy brew. Head lasts super, due to tremendous bubble generation from the bottom of the glass, settles down to a meringuey, uneven inch of foam, with heavy foamy lacing. Aroma is sweet, with dark fruits. Taste is creamy, lightly sweet dark fruits, with an effervescent close. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. An interesting and enjoyable brew, but as noted by many others, not like any other bock I've run across.

ppoitras, Apr 04, 2005
Photo of lou91
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the first time I have seen a cork levitate once the cork cage was taken off. It poured beautifully with a chunky, bubbly head and a beautiful rich dark amber/red/brown. Nice nose of sweet Belgian sugar and malts. The taste is definitely a hybrid of a rich malty bock and a Belgian dark ale. The label says to serve chilled but it needs to warm a bit to appreciate the range of flavors. This is a pretty good effort but not exceptional. A bit too sweet to drink on its own which limits its drinkability. This was a part of the Michael Jackson beer club.

lou91, Mar 09, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big, friendly 750 ml bottle. "
Flamy Dark Ale", what is that? that's what the label says, as well as "Belgium's Newest Cult Classic" (C)...they copyrighted that?
Well, let's just drink it and see if I'm any closer to sipping the Kool-Aid...
dark crimson color, sturdy, dark, cola-like head, leaving lace, ...
Nuts and herbs in the aroma, dark fruits and wood, gets headier as we get in, uplifting and arousing. Awfully nice.
Taste...high carbonation, big bite on the palate, bursting with black cherries, grapes and more meaty fruits. Nuts, and raisins, most of all, velvety and delicious, an ethereal feel permeats the flavor. I'm more impressed as I finish it. Full bodied, nice, spritzy, sweet finish, easy drinking, and flush with flavor.
Let the name fool you not, it's not a Belgian bock, closer to a brown, or better, a slightly less alcoholic quadrupel.
Half the bottle yet remains as I type this....I'm a lucky guy!

Much thanks to LuckySeven82!

feloniousmonk, Feb 23, 2005
Photo of yelterdow
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just in from the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club, in a cork finished 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle. This brew is marketed as "Belgium's Newest Cult Classic". We'll see....

Appearance- A color reminiscent of raisin, or a dark sherry. Pours very light, with terrific head retention. The lacing is small and not very clingy, as the head settles to a lovely Belgian sudsy mat.

Smell- Typical of the style. One thing about Belgian ales is their unmistakable scent... it is getting fuller as the beer warms up.

Taste- Delicious. At 7.5%, the alcohol is totally understated and barely noticable. This beer drinks like a "light" belgian, as the overall weight is not what you might expect.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, toasty, but light... an exquisite balance. Near perfection.

Drinkability- In this size bottle, one would be foolish to open a second one all by themselves. This is a beer to be shared with friends any time of the year. This strong ale makes its presence felt early on, and I suggest you take the time to enjoy it.

yelterdow, Feb 09, 2005
Photo of marburg
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Why even call this a bock? What possible service could that particular appellation serve what is basically a decent Belgian ale?

Pours to a moderately dark brown color with hints of red and a puffy, tan head that simply never dies. Remarkable carbonation; the cork burst out of the bottle, and the stream of bubbles was constant.

Mild caramel malt aroma and a bit of sweetness are present for anyone expecting an actual bock (I wasn't since I had some literature on the beer, but let's be honest -- someone's going to buy this and be very confused). But beyond that, this is fairly well spiced with an arid raisin aroma and a bit of a peppery tingle.

A bit light up front, there's some dried fruit and a wheaty zest through the mid-palate. More raisins! Some phenols lead through to a spicy, Saaz-inspired, archetypal Belgian bitterness for a bone dry finish. A bit too carbonated, I think. This fizzes dramatically in ones mouth -- but drinkable nonetheless.

marburg, Feb 02, 2005
Photo of LuckySevens82
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml Bottle via Michael Jackson's Rare Beer Club.
Poured into a Stone Imperial Stout glass.
Pours a very nice dark brown with very noticeable hints of ruby. Head and retention is impressive. Lacing is great.
Smell is VERY wine like, grape, dried fruits, some sweetness, a very little bit of grassy hop aroma.
Taste is impressive. Exceptionally fruity, a bit of sourness to the flavor which is actually not a bad thing. Some cherries, grapes, apricot are prevalent. The hop bitterness is also very prominent.
Overall, I would say that this is an unbelievable example of a Belgian dark. Perhaps one of the best that I've ever had. However, this is no where near a bock beer. For one, it's an ale, not a lager, but the tastes are really not anywhere near a bock beer. As a Belgian dark, though...amazing.

LuckySevens82, Jan 29, 2005
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Urthel Vlaemse Bock from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
89 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.