Heineken Tarwebok - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
Heineken Tarwebok. Poured into a shaker pint.
No yeast in the bottle turns a dark red cola colored beer very clear. Almost a finger of light pinkish tan head.
Dark bready wheat aromas with hints of apparent cardboard oxidation. Fruit notes are sluggish, but I can detect some prune and date. Slight clove and extremely overripe banana.
Flavors are richer than the nose could have warmed. Sweet buttered toast, plum, clove, phenols, German-inspired maltiness, anise, and finishing spiciness from the alcohol. Faint brown banana. Long yeasty finish; dank cobweb yeast, not the powdery kind.
Wet and wooly. Nice alcohol presence. Softly carbonated. The feel really works.
I can't believe I'm enjoying this beer. Tarwebok is an okay weizenbock. Try it.
05-02-2013 02:21:59 | More by thecheapies
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
Autumn has come again and brings back all the bock beers that I prefer over the spring bocks, to be honest.
Bottle of 300 ml, poured into a snifter glass. I like the bottle's label and the crown cap, with the goat head on it and all that.
Beer has a deep ruby colour, that looks almost brown without a light source against it. Onr finger of beige head, that disappeared quickly, leaving just some light lacing behind and some bubbles on the beer's surface.
Aroma is mostly caramel, roasted malts and some chocolate. A light smell of alcohol too.
On the taste, a toffee flavour is dominant, along with mocha and bitter chocolate. Quite sweet, saved by the aftertaste which is more bitter.
Medium to full body with average carbonation.
Overall a good beer, and the ABV of 6,5% doesn't seem to be that obvious, which in combination with its sweetness, makes it more an everyday bock beer for me.
11-20-2012 15:53:29 | More by Douberd
3.1/5 rDev -13.4%
look is standard with some initial foam over an Amber beer, etched surface. Nose Carries, cherry and toasted brown sugar along with some decent Bock malts. Taste is vanilla, sweet, wheat and fruity. A little thin bodied with hi carb. Drinkable.
06-23-2012 04:37:36 | More by harrymel
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
A - Poured out a murky, burgundy color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of wheat and roasted malt with some boozy notes.
T - Very malty and sweet with biscuity flavors. There were some wheat, banana and clove notes.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied brew with a dry finish.
O - This is okay. A little too sweet for my taste in Weizenbocks.
06-15-2012 20:48:32 | More by zeff80
4/5 rDev +11.7%
First taste of a Weizenbock, and I love Heineken so I couldn't get to this bottle fast enough. Cracked it open as soon as I got home from the Beer Store.
A: Very deep dark reddish amber coloring with about a finger and a half worth of head. Head disappears to a nice even layer of lacing that covers all around.
S: Mostly sweet malt aromas coming thru here, with a faint hint of sweet fruit, cherries and maybe some very mild apricot tones.
T: Wow. Nothing at all like I expected, its very sweet. Tasting some toast malts and cherry. Second taste, it reminds me of a flat cherry coke or pepsi. Still think i'm getting some light apricot notes here as I was with my nose. Light bitterness of hops towards the end but its very unique mixed with flavors. The sweetness sticks around, as you lick your lips you can taste it. Almost has a syrupy quality to it.
M: Not much carbonation doesn't do much to help any of the flavors. Leaves a creamyness on the tongue immediately after you swallow and then that fades to a dryness on the tongue.
O: First try with this style of beer, I def. enjoyed it. I've read up on it a bit and it seems this style can run the gamit on the sweetness. I'd be very interested in trying another to compare this to and also try this on tap and see if I can notice much of a difference.
04-23-2012 00:01:30 | More by ChrisPratz
2.75/5 rDev -23.2%
We pour a deep auburn brew. It holds a two finger head of light brown bubbles. This dissipates at a medium pace. Stripes of lacing are left around the glass, with a film and aggregates of bubbles left floating atop the glass. Carbonation appears moderate, and there is no sediment noted. The aroma is mild, with caramel and slightly toasted malts. There are faint butters, and a bit of a metallic note. With warmth come banana esters, but these sit on the back, with the ethanol, and a clovey phenolic pinch. As we sip, the first thing we notice is a flash of bitter malts, followed by some bone-dry chocolate. The flavoring quickly sweetens up, with white sugar sweetness, cooked caramel, and a creamy, milky sweetness. This is cut at the transition with by some peppery booze and bready malts. The real peak shows banana esters, which both soften up and feed into the initial sugary base. There is a blunt bittering of cinnamon and nutmeg through the end, with metallic, tinny malts, that take on a more adjuncty form here. The aftertaste breathes of cooked malts, coiny metals, soy sauce saltiness, and more of those finishing adjuncts. With a few breathes there are curious hints of fresh coconut, but these are faint. The body is medium, and carbonation is towards the upper limits up medium. There is little smack or slurp, and there is a puckering to each sip. The feel is watery at times, but the lips are left nicely sticky. The mouth is slightly dried. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks decently.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma. Although mild, there were some nice malts and sweeter, caramel and estery inclusions. The taste, however was too sweet, and became overwhelming at points. Additionally, it was felt that for the style, the malts were a bit too dark, overpowering the esters and phenols, both of which we would have liked to see more represented.
04-01-2012 00:30:09 | More by TheBrewo
Heineken Tarwebok from Heineken Nederland B.V.
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.