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Amstel Bock - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.15%
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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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

Photo of PapaEugene
2.7/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Had this one on tap in the Groene Engel in my hometown...and was the only bock available.

A: Brown/red with a minimal lightbrown head.

S: Some roasted malts and a sign to expect an overpowering sweetness.

T: Exactly, SUGARS upfront. Roasted malts and that's about it.

M: Medium carbonation and a very light body.

D: I'll pass on the 2009 edition! But will try again in some years. These seasonal bock beers keep changing taste.

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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.

Photo of MM3
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apearance: A ruby red color, with a little head, depending how the beer is poured in the glass.

Smell: The smell is malty bitter.

Taste: The taste is malty with a nice hint of chocolate malt and some hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a little body and is a bit dry.

Drinkability: The beer is good to drink, but has a bit dry aftertaste.

Photo of ccrida
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in the logo snifter at a brown cafe in Amsterdam, Amstel Bock is a dark chestnut brown with a ruddy glow, with an off-white head that leaves lots of lace.

Smell is sweet, malty, with caramel and brown sugar, with a hint of almond as it opened up, but rather soft overall.

Taste is malty but bittersweet, with a lingering bitterness and not much complexity.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, but with some creaminess. Medium light bodied.

Drinkability is okay, light and bitter, but not to exciting.

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.

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Amstel Bock from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
78 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.