Dinkel Bock | Apostelbräu

Dinkel BockDinkel Bock
BA SCORE
54.8%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 31 ratings
Dinkel BockDinkel Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Apostelbräu
Germany
apostelbraeu.de

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beergoot on 09-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,702
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
31
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
14.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very cloudy and very dark golden orange color with golden straw/banana yellow edges and a three finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap.  Retention is crazy, almost too good, taking forever to settle.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Spicy, slightly grainy aroma with peppery clove and earthy hops along with a weird spelt charater and some sweet malt.  Pepper, cinnamon and clove along with hints of apricot, orange and tangerine.  Carmel malt sweetness with toffee and biscuit.  Really odd combination of aromas.  Slightly herbal and medicinal with a metallic cough syrup presence.  Really hard to put my finger on what's going on in the nose.  

On the fuller end of medium body with tight carbonation and a slight creamy texture.  Surprisingly hop forward with a dry, resinous bitterness that compliments the spice and lingers throughout.  Peppery spice flavors, especially cinnamon and  clove followed by bready yeast, citrus peel, banana, sweet malt and light fruit.  Some tangerine and orange peel along with hints of apricot and apple.  Caramel malt backbone with some toffee and bread in there as well.  Just a bit too much going on wih all kinds of different style influences and different flavors competing with each other.   Also, the astringent, medicinal qulaity is a bit too strong overpowering the other flavors.   In addition, the hop profile is a bit strong for this style of beer and the malts become muted after a while.  

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brass color with a large very quick to fade head,very carbonated I see.I get some caramel,dough, and slight grass in the nose,not very assertive but decent.Sweet dough on the palate with some spice wich showed there is a decent hop presence here,toasted in the finish.The look and aroma is kinda average but I do like the nuances on the palate.Not top notch but drinkable.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BogAl
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a finger high head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose. Slight hints of orange zest are also noticeable.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of toasted malts and toasted malts and has notes of grassy and herbal hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem as malty compared to other bocks and has some interesting hop aromas and flavors. The citrus in the smell and taste is interesting.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kyleverson
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beaulabauve
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So this is an odd bock. Not really to standard definition, but not a bad beer.

A light golden, slightly hazy pour. Nice fluffy white head, some sticky lacing. Settles to a thin cap. Looks good, but a bit light in color.

The aroma is where the oddities start. A bit zesty and spicy, like a hefe. Citrus and zest, but a strong malt profile. This beer uses Spelt malt, Opal, Saaz and Saphir hops so the spice isn't a surprise when considering these.
Flavor is a bit spicy, too. Zingy up front, malt in the middle. Banana on the finish. Really different for a bock and I kinda like it. The sweetness and fullness are there. The lager-ish-ness is wiped away by the hops. It's growing on me.

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Photo of kgrichards
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JDavidRice
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Popped the bottle open and lost about a 1/3 of it to foaming. Availability is a guess as there is nothing on the brewery web site about its schedule. The bottle also states it is 'naturally cloudy'...

Pours a slightly hazy, golden (apricot yellow) body with a chunky, white head -- lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Bright, tart smell, kind of like green apples; a bit of bread-like aroma. Light malt flavor (somewhat biscuit-like) with a dominating bitterness throughout; a little spicy (cinnamon-like, perhaps a characteristic of the hops used). Medium bodied, fairly clean mouthfeel.

A strange yet not a totally unappealing bock from Bavaria. It was apparently brewed with spelt and barley malts (per the bottle), but the hop bitterness does overwhelm the malt flavors, and the green apple aroma certainly seemed out of place for a bock. Still, it has a certain appeal to me, but surely wouldn't be one of my first choices for a bock-styled beer.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +36.2%

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Dinkel Bock from Apostelbräu
Beer rating: 54.8% out of 100 with 31 ratings
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