Heineken Tarwebok | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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Photo of Zet
2.72/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had the 2016 edition. Orange colour and a very modest head of foam. Quite (too?) light for a bock. Smell is okay: cream and caramel. Not very complex or outspoken though. Taste is utterly terrible. A intensely sweet malty profile that dominates everything. No, strike that: not even malty, just sweet. Like drinking fondant. There is some salmiak way in the back, but that's it. Aftertaste is basically absent. Mouth feel is very watery as well. Judging from other ratings: could it be that 2016 is a very bad year for the Heineken Tarwebok?

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Photo of 54V4G3
2.76/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer. Head not very strong, creamy. Aroma: sweet and gentle coffee. The flavor is "thick", slightly bitter, caramel and a little coffee. Drink a light and pleasant

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Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Very solid beer. Clearly underrated.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Drunkenass
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Kinzei
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Douberd
3.45/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of lexpoot
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Glopez
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jose9e
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of harrymel
3.12/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ChrisPratz
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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3.63 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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