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Amstel Bock - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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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

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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Photo of Petertauro
1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Petertauro, Apr 17, 2013
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
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.

PapaEugene, Oct 17, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

SuperMario, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

innominat, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

leitmotif, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

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

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

frontalot, Monday at 01:26 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

safaricook, Oct 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

barryjg, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Giannis, Feb 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

rojavaga, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Hayley_86, Mar 29, 2014
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
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.

MM3, Nov 07, 2009
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.

ccrida, Dec 29, 2009
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
Photo of RuudJH
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trying some bockbeers, this one from my homecountry.
33 cl. bottle in this style, from the mainstream brewery, trying to access a special market like most mainstream brewers do.

Dark brown with a decent head, good lacing in the glass.
Smell and taste are of caramel, malts, some dark fruits, dried fruits.
The aftertaste is bittersweet. The alcohol is very present, but it's not too harsh at all. Actually sweet.
Decently drinkable bockbier. It's very much middle of the road in this particular style. Not bad, but nothing special either.

RuudJH, Nov 01, 2010
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Amstel Bock from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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