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Nelis - Brouwerij De Prael

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Prael visit their website

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 11-04-2005)
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North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from de Bierkonig in Amsterdam. Thanks guys! Sampled on 10.23.10. Reviewed from notes.

A - muddy brown color like a muddy pond; just less than a one finger head that faded to a thin cap; lacing on glass
S - very little aroma i thought, maybe some tea
T - some malt with plum and raisin and a drying finish
M - on the light side of medium body with nice, stable carbonation; pleasant drying finish and linger
D - good but not great, seemed the malt bill could have been a little stonger

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 03:53:00 | More by cwguy5
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3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To be quit honest; i am (or was) not really a bockbeer drinker. I got this bottle from Stefano, one of the people who works at the Prael.

I opened the bottle carefully because i had read the pressure is high in this one. I had no problems, a slight hiss and the beer stayed in the bottle, no gushing. The half liter bottle was almost filled to the top. That's a brewer!!

Poured it in a Palm glass. The beer is nice dark and the head is firm and broken white to very lightbrown.

The beers smells very good, better than i expected. The first sip was a surprise, what a nice taste for a bockbeer. Very soft and very drinkable. I am not sure what i smelled because i had a cold. There is not much carbonation in the beer but this is no problem.

If all the bocks taste like this one or better i am a fan!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 17:21:48 | More by Brabander
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2.38/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer came gushing out of the bottle. On the floor was a dark brown and murky beer. When I finally got some into a glass the beer showed a big bubbly head.

Smell was acidic and winey, in a way that is unmistakable an infection. Somewhere in the back a caramel and malt smell.

Taste was sharp acidic, slightly sticky. Malt and caramel are overwhelmed by this acidity. Too bad this is sold, a true example of an infection.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 17:45:37 | More by Absumaster
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1.7/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

BB 09-06. Some white head and a dark brown beercollor. Nose is caramellic, yoghurt, raw vegetables with an open sewernose. Alltogether very dissappointing and making the brew more or less undrinkable to me. Sweetness of caramellic malts there in taste but hanging bitterness making me not go on with this one as the sewer smell just makes imagination not good. Maybe just a bad bottle and will try one next year to see.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2005 16:51:07 | More by paterlodie
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3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on November 4th 2005, 500ml bottle best by May 06.
Purchased in De Bierkonning, Amsterdam.

Poured a very hazy (murky) brown (touch ruby) coloured body with a reasonable cream coloured head.

Not much to smell; faint rust and malts.
Taste; very malty with a sweetness followed by a decent tang. Not much disguising the alcohol in the taste. Not very complex. Not to be confused with the popular seasonal Dutch bocks i.e. not any spicy notes. Mouthfeel good, nice to swirl around, not too much fizz.

Overall a solid beer from De Prael, not a session beer, more a winter warmer.

"had ik maar twee benen want op één kan ik niet stann" - at least that's what THEY say!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2005 17:09:45 | More by JohnfromDublin
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