Brugse Bok - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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United Kingdom (England)
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, on-tap, along with a host of others in a ’Bok Fest’.
Had this before in bottle form.
Lighter than I remember the bottle: this poured a mid-brown colour with a tan head on top.
The aroma is still that sweet caramel and maltiness and again those smells follow on into the taste: this is a sweet brew and although I enjoyed it I thought the body depth and the overall flavours on the thin side for a Bok.
11-07-2012 11:51:17 | More by BlackHaddock
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
33cl bottle at the brewery.
Dark orange amber, good lacing.
Caramel, toasted bread, yeast, dried fruit, hint of alcohol and spice in the nose.
On the dry side, fresh toasted malt, hint of herbal hop, spicy alcohol, nutty yeast and a little figgy in the finish.
A good sip, great to run into these bocks in the fall ... A departure from other seasonals.
10-27-2011 12:02:30 | More by Jason
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
I had a 0.33l serving of this on tap (for €3.25) during a 30SEP11 visit to 't Brugs Beertje.
My glass contained a clear, deep chestnut liquid, topped by a rocky, light beige head. Some carbo was visible within, and the lacing was decent in the glass. Aroma was malty sweet, with some caramel plus a bit of bitter hops. The body was medium, and the bier itself was quite smooth on the tongue.
Flavor had light sweetness, with a touch of caramel. There was lots of bitterness present, though the sweetness was still evident. Roasted choco notes had a big part in the flavor composition, and tended to make this seem more like a Munich Dunkel than a Bock. Still pretty good, but much too bitter and not enough maltiness. Prosit!!
3.6 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
10-07-2011 17:49:09 | More by Bierman9
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
A: Dark hazy red brown colour, with a big head that stays. There seemed to be alot of debris.
S: Nuits, caramel and some hops.
T: Caramel and nuts are there again. But the flavours are very thin.
M/D: It's a very watery beer, hardly any carbonation. Alcohol level is fine.
05-20-2010 19:58:23 | More by benfons
3/5 rDev -17.4%
Finally, the last Bock beer bottle in my fridge (besides de ijsbok that is waiting for the next tasting with rvdoorn).
A: Nice brown/amber color with a 2 finger thick head.
S: Roasted malts, caramel, yeast and a nasty vedgetable smell in the background.
T: I think a diluted westmalle best describes this beer for me.
M: Medium carbonation, light body and a nice dry creamy finish.
D: Not bad. More a dubbel than a bock to me.
10-19-2009 19:52:42 | More by PapaEugene
3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
Had this beer in the Vlaamsche Reus in Wageningen.
Poured into an original Brugse Zot glass. The beer pours a dark brown reddish color, with a nice thick bit beige-colored head.
Smell: caramel malt nose, yeast, some hints of flowery hops, and some cherry sourness.
Taste: Metallic, sweet malts (caramel again), some sourness. Some well hidden dark fruits. Finish is a bit dry and hoppy.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slightly watery, medium carbonation
Overall: Too watery, a bit unbalanced. Not as good as the regular Brugse Zot.
10-11-2009 19:36:35 | More by rvdoorn
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
Sampled this new beer at Cambrinus in Brugge
A very clear nutty brown in the glass, frothy khaki head. No real lacing to speak of. Smells of lightly roasty caramel malt.
Nutty caramel malt in the mouth with just a hint of noble hops. Bready but very much a straightforward, traditional tasting bock beer. Lightly sticky body but with a crisp finish. Some nutty malt in the aftertaste and just a but of noble hops. Perhaps a bit more hops than you would expect in a bock beer but otherwise very true to the German style. Tasty stuff and quite drinkable. Worth a try, especially if you find it in Brugge.
10-30-2008 02:11:52 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Brugse Bok from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.