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Heineken Tarwebok - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-02-2004)
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BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Douberd, Nov 20, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a traditional Dutch bockbier and recipes change every year. The Heineken Tarwebock (wheat bock) is without any exception sweet and sticky.

Appearance is red/brown, with no head to speak of.

Smell is caramellic and roasted with a small hint of cherries.

Taste is SWEET!, holy crap this stuff is even sweeter than I thought, sticky on the lipps. All this sweetness overrules any other taste, but I am still able to pick up the roasted and dark malts. It tastes like the fermentation has been stopped prematurely. What an incredible sweetness, almost like molasses have been thrown into water and partly fermented. I can hardly get my lipps apart.

Absumaster, Oct 14, 2006
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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brown lager with a good foamy head. Looked appealing.

A nice dark malt aroma, not really too much sweetness to it. A bit of hoppiness.

The taste was quite bitter, dry, and lightly roasted. It was not heavy at all.

Mouthfeel was all right, would have liked it a bit chewier

Overall a pretty drinkable brew.

connecticutpoet, Nov 09, 2004
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we are, the alleged Heineken beer that doesn't suck. Let's see if I share the same taste for this beer, as the late Michael Jackson had:

I poured this brew into a tulip glass, and it made a good appearance with a sticky and clumpy tan head, as well as a dark ruby red colored body with great clarity.

Aroma was it's very perfumy. There are also subtle hints of chocolate, and perhaps maple syrup.

Taste wise it's in line with the chocolate flavor, and has a slight cola flavor to it.

Feel wise, it's creamy and full in body with a warming alcohol finish.

Okay, for a beer brewed from a brewery that's somewhat shunned by most beer geeks or snobs, this is a great beer. Heineken really should try to market this beer a bit more, and shed light to the masses that they can make a very good beer.

Note: This is actually a weizenbock, as it is brewed with 17% wheat malt.

TheSarge, Nov 03, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
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cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ChrisPratz, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Glopez, Sep 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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.

TheBrewo, Apr 01, 2012
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NeutroMan, Jan 11, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

zeff80, Jun 15, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite simply one of the finest beers I've ever sampled. I can't believe how far Heineken, makers of one of my least favorite beers (the lager) have hit it out of the park. Pours a deep brown with a nice head that quickly tapers off to a nice lace on the glass. Smell is of figs, cinnamon and malt. Taste is unbelievable... malty with hints of plum sweetness, brown sugar, a touch of coffee and a bit of rum. Mouthfeel is rich and fulfilling. An amazingly complex beer with a slightly sweet, smokey finish. By the way, I had to bring this back from Aruba. Unfortunately Heineken does not seem to import this to the US.

ChrisBowers, Feb 02, 2004
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3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled: unk

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.

harrymel, Jun 23, 2012
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tbeer40, Jun 09, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprise from Heiny. This is a nice, balanced yet sweet bock from the makers of a crappy mainstream beer. The amber/clear/a bit dark body is topped by a really nice, perhaps sparse, head. It quickly died though, but it looked good for a while.
Caramel and sweet bread are in the nose; perhaps some scratchy grains as well.
Taste has a good balance, while not totally balanced, of hops and malt. Bitter enough to keep it tame, and the sweetness is followed well by a clean finish.

Mebuzzard, Feb 13, 2009
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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rorjets, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer in the bar or my hotel in Holland:

Appearance: Dark brown, to reddish colour. With 1 inch head.

Smell: Sticky sweet with a hint of coffee.

Taste: Like Liquid caramel, with a hint of coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Silky Smooth!!!

Drinkability: Would love to have more. Although 1-2 beers per session. Definitely not the beer of choice if you want to binge drink. (Binge drinking is bad by the way). Sip beer. Defenitely recommended.

BeerNutta, Feb 17, 2005
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Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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Heineken Tarwebok from Heineken Nederland B.V.
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.