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Amstel Bock - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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78
okay

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Has changed names a number of times in the past:
1983 - Amstel Bockbier
1996 - Amstel Herfstbock
2003 - Amstel Bock

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2004)
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

frontalot, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

rojavaga, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

flatwave, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Hayley_86, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

SuperMario, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

safaricook, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

herrburgess, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

mariobbr, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Hines219, Apr 29, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Petertauro, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Oud Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear dark yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a foamy white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness and caramel.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with initial flavors of malty sweetness and then notes of smoked malts towards the finish. There is just enough bitterness to prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels a little lighter compared to other bock beers but this makes it relatively easy to drink without being too filling. I liked the notes of smoke in the finish because these kept the taste from being one dimensional.

metter98, Apr 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

innominat, Mar 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Giannis, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Douberd
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ABV 7%
Typical dutch brown bottle of 300 ml. Poured into a snifter glass.
This beer pours a dark ruby colour, without any activity in the glass and one finger of head, beige in colour. The head has average retention and once gone, leaves a light lacing around the glass, plus some traces of foam on the beer's surface.
Aroma is mostly caramel and dark chocolate, with some alcohol as well. Some toffee too.
Medium bitterness on the taste, with the dominant flavour being bitter chocolate. Caramel notes can be also found. Very tasty.
Nice thick body and medium carbonation. A bit oily on the palate.
I am not a big fan of Amstel anymore, but this one is a very good beer.

Douberd, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

21 Oct 2012 in Valkenburg, Holland: Cafe De Grendelpoort is having a Bockfest and this was one of the brews on-tap. It was down as 'Amstel Ripe Bok', the barrel had been stored for a year and this was the 2011 Winter brew being broached for the little pub-fest.

The dark ruby red colour I was expecting turned up, along with a small but complete head of tan coloured bubbles.

The smell and taste were semi-burnt malts and red berries (no peat bogs this time, unlike the tin I found in Greece).

Fairly mellow and smooth feel to the brew, maybe because of the years wait, but as I've never had a fresh on-tap one I don't know if it is always like that.

I'd have had another but there were more to try.

BlackHaddock, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of djura
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got it from Greece,so this one is actually made in some Greece brewery from Athens.

A-No carbonation at all. Excellent darker foam,lasting long enough. Dark ruby color.

S-Mostly caramel malt,chocolate with some dark fruits.

T/M-Lighter winter beer,a bit watery,caramel in the mouth,also nice bitterness,0 carbonation.

O-It is lager,and you could taste that,so not the best style,but nice to have once in the wile.

djura, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of patra7
2.7/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very deep, dark red. Big brown head with average retention.
Smell: Not much expect for some boiled cabbage-like smell (not very pleasant!).
Taste: Definitely malty character balanced by some bitterness. Light notes of roasting also present but overall, all flavors feel somehow subdued.
Mouthfeel: Full body, perhaps a bit too full, with a sticky feel that I don’t like. Very low carbonation.
Drinkability: Not for me. Something with the stickiness, something with the absence of (pleasant) smells, I just wouldn’t want another one

patra7, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of JosLutz
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured it from a 33 cl. bottle into a glass on a sunny autumn afternoon, sitting on my neighbours 1900 barge. Ideal circumstances, hence.

The colour was very dark brown, ruby when held against the light. It had little foam.

The taste was a little flat, with a remote hint of spices and smoked wood.
Somewhat cowardish in the beginning, slightly bitter at the end.

Well balanced between yeast and sweet.

A fine Bock, nothing more nothing less.

JosLutz, Jan 14, 2012
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Amstel Bock from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
78 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.