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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our bokbier that rings in the autumn every year. Dark and full-bodied, but not as sweet as you might expect. The fine, light brown head holds for a long time while the dark, black-brown beer releases aromas of the roasted grains, a bit of coffee and dark fruit. The aftertaste is pleasantly dry.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
22.31%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark ruby pour, with a very small white head with no retention. Smells like bitter caralem and cold wort. Tastes bitter, but a kind of herbal/chemical/metallic bitter that I don't particularly enjoy.

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Photo of safaricook
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Dutch bokbier style is a big thing here in the Netherlands and though its best days seem to gone with so much more going on on the beer scene nowadays, it is still the number one of all seasonal beers. I myself have never established a real romantic relationship with this usually rather onedimensional style. caramelly sweetnes is in principle the dominating flavor and when the malts and the mash are somewhat off or fermentation is not drying it out enough this can some sweet mess. Not so the IJBok that is generally amongst the better offerings and with their new brewhouse they seem to be finally able to produce a clean bok with caramel malts in interplay with some roastier malts and a drier crisper finish. They made the second place this yesr in the Dutch bokbier festival in Amsterdam. I would say that this is well deserved. Anyway still not a fan of the stile

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Photo of jonb5
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half pint from JDW real ale festival. Dark amber colour, clear, one finger head, faded fast, kept tiny amount of lacing. Aroma was malt, caramel, rasperry with notes of Hallertau hop. Tasted brown suger, caramel, sweet rasperry, alcohol burns at the finish. Syrupy texture, minimal carbonation, booze gave it a coarse edge. Overall decent Bo(c)k but there are better examples around.

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Photo of mullenite
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with lighter brown highlights when held up to the light. Nice white head that settles to a cap which covers the entire beer.

Nice caramel aroma, lots of sweetness with a lot of sweet fruits. A little nutty but dominated by caramel.

Taste follows suit with the nose with the caramel dominating and a bit of a nutty flavor in the after taste. There is a detectable alcohol heat but it is not overpowering by any means. Just lets you know that the alcohol is there.

Body is a little thin and the carbonation is a little high for the sweetness of the beer.

Overall this is a pretty good beer, I've had better examples but this one is pleasant and even a little alt like.

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Photo of Zet
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015 Seasonal. A dark brown colour, almost black, with a cappuccino coloured head of foam that fades quite fast, leaving some lacing. Smell of roasteg grains and yeast. The roasted grains return in the taste, together with hints of caramel and raisin. It is not as bittersweet as i expected of a dutch 'herfstbock' though. The finish is actually very dry, with a bitterness from the hops that lingers quite well. Nice full body. If you don't want your bocks to be sweet, you might want to give this herstbock-dry stout hybrid a try.

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IJBok from Brouwerij 't IJ
3.63 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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