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Heineken Tarwebok - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

03-21-2013 00:29:56 | More by BGsWo22
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-10-2012 16:38:44 | More by tfsimpkins
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Absumaster

Netherlands

2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 15:08:28 | More by Absumaster
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TheBrewo

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 00:30:09 | More by TheBrewo
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marine1975

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-04-2012 03:51:39 | More by marine1975
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-23-2014 19:22:46 | More by Hayley_86
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harrymel

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 04:37:36 | More by harrymel
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lexpoot

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-11-2012 00:32:11 | More by lexpoot
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-03-2014 23:39:06 | More by rorjets
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Cattafin


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-03-2012 01:59:20 | More by Cattafin
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jeffboo

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice amber color with a cream colored head. Aroma is classic bock, sweet caramel aroma. It has a medium body with a caramelly beginning that's slightly oily on the tongue and finishes dry with some alcohol. It's a bit on the candy sugar sweet vs malty sweet but not a bad bock overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2004 03:17:20 | More by jeffboo
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 15:53:29 | More by Douberd
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-30-2012 11:36:44 | More by Jose9e
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-30-2011 14:09:53 | More by cdwil
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Glopez

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-01-2012 01:35:41 | More by Glopez
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-29-2014 17:02:37 | More by Latarnik
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-27-2012 06:32:24 | More by RoryOMoore
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2012 15:13:43 | More by GehenHerzog
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 02:21:59 | More by thecheapies
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 20:48:32 | More by zeff80
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 20:08:07 | More by TheSarge
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Drunkenass

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-06-2013 06:50:42 | More by Drunkenass
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-11-2013 17:27:02 | More by generallee
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Kinzei

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-30-2013 21:03:15 | More by Kinzei
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LittleCreature

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: I'm not sure where the "weizenbock" comes from, this looks, smells and tastes like pure bock beer to me.

Appearance - 3.5
A thin beige head sits atop the clear, deep ruby-brown body.

Smell - 4.0
Malt dominates the aroma; roasted and candied hazelnuts, sweet dark bread and hard toffee.

Taste - 3.5
Much the same as the smell, but with a gentle fruitiness from the malt and elevated alcohol. Very clean and rather sweet, but balanced by its strength, finishes with more peppery alcohol than desirable.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Medium bodied and silky smooth with just a little, fine carbonation - some may call it flat, but I think it is appropriate for the style.

Drinkability - 4.0
Bocks were never supposed to be session beers and this is no different. However, as winter sipper, I could see myself drinking a lot of this beer.

OVERALL
Bock beers are rather hard to come by in Australia, so this is a rare treat and a far more interesting beer than Heineken's usual product.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 06:00:53 | More by LittleCreature
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Heineken Tarwebok from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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