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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Heller Bock
Mechelen, Belgium
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ansjelaah (1617) - Westelbeers, - APR 19, 2013
Gedronken bij oud brabant, oranje en niet helder, stevige schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt beetje banaan en kruidig, ik mis smaak


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (220) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Honey color with large, stable foam head. Slightly murky. Aroma: fresh aroma of spring onion, cucumber, young cheese, soap, oily lacing (sardines?). Taste is a refreshing blend of grains, onion, hint of grass. A yeasty sweetness permeates. Bitter development. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1571) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Iets troebele gele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig kruiden, stro en beetje citrus. Smaakt fruitig, citrus, beetje zoetig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Top-fermented spring Bock with frothy, rocky, thickly lacing, snow white head towering over a slightly hazy, deep golden blonde, clear beer with slow sparkling. Very ’Belgian’ aroma of red apple, honey, soap, freshly cut grass, cheese spread, sweet white grapes, overripe peaches, candied apricot, banana, powder sugar, some iron, white bread. Tastes sweet and sugary at first, fortunately not cloying too much, with a moderate fruitiness of peaches, banana and overripe pears, medium carbo, smooth and lean body, bready malt sweetness, dried apricot, honeyish even; finishes in the same malty sweetness, with a subdued grassy hoppiness for balance, but the sweetness remains, without becoming too sticky. Pretty straightforward, but a nice Bock to celebrate spring. Okay for its style, sweet and soft as expected from a spring Bock, but the soapy aroma is a bit much and I did expect more from this brewery, considering the great pieces of work they have come up with so far.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1066) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg. Clear golden with a white head. Malty aroma with some fruitiness and some spice. Taste is sweet with some hopbitterness. Decent

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
Tap at Lemmy’s. Blonde, medium head. Sweet honey malt nose, biscuits, but of citrus, spices from the yeast. Sweet and rich, honey, bread, a bit spicy. rich full body. Decent but a bit sweet and simple.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJoer (903) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Medium white head, cheatnut coloured body, sour yeasts citrus lemon like malts smell, medium to high carbonation medium low bitter, citrus taste some metal taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10830) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
Tap @ het Uurwerk Hengelo. Served too cold. Golden color. Maltaroma. Bready, distant fruit. Malty sweetish, floral soft citric flavor with a hint of pineapple. Decent but lacks depth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
TAP at Zwevegem Beerfestival. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: grains, hoppy, fresh, florar. TASTE: grains, light hoppy, quite fruity, nice and fresh!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2782) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2014
Yesterday 14.08.2014 @ Zwevegem Beerfest. on tap. Light hazy yellowgolden color, with a small white head. Aroma: sweet, yeast, vanilla, citrus touch. Medium body. Taste: refreshing, sweet, some yeast, fruit touch. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5390) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 25, 2014
Tap at Rootz at the Harbour. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is big yeast, creamy caramel and zesty citrus. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a light smooth sweet malt, fruity, biscuit palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Served cool, it’s a decent refreshing beer but a little too light for me.


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