This beer has been rolling around the floor of my car for the past 2-3 weeks. I felt bad taking it away from its new group of friends, empty coffee cups and crumpled receipts, who seem to have now taken up about two-thirds of my car space.
Winner of the bronze award for “Belgian Style Double” at the 2008 World Beer Cup, Urthel’s Vlaemse Bock is a dark and fruity treat. It pours deep brown with tons of foam that quickly dissolves into a sticky, creamy surface. Deep layers of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, sweet malts, and dark fruits like prunes, figs and plums, suck you in. The aroma is just so ripe. I love it.
An alcoholic sweetness and a burst of fruits and raisins make this almost a mix between a bock and a belgian strong ale. It has a medium body, is very smooth & creamy, and its high carbonation make it quite effervescent. It’s a bummer that they stopped brewing this last year because it is such a full-flavored brew. Pick one up if you spot it somewhere!