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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A traditional german helles bock, golden in color and brewed with only the finest imported malt and hops. The distinct malty sweetness is balanced by a pronounced hop finish. Brewed to Welcome the Spring Season.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (785) - - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Grassy malt aroma with notes of caramel malt. Pours golden colored with a decent off white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with grassy malt flavors with a hint of caramel sweetness. Finishes dry with a good malty, but with a slight hop bitterness hop bite that makes it a nice bock. I liked it!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Very sweet and citrus/bannana tastes. The taste was overbearing and unenjoyable. Disapointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled in 2/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pear/apricot, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light pear/apricot, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with not too much yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good maibock. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle: Clear amber body with a fuzzy light-beige head that settles to a sudsy collar. Aroma is... weird? Notes of gravy (yes), black peppercorns, toasted cereal grain, heavy flowers & honeycomb, & an overly syrupy sweetness flowing from start to finish... What is going on? Flavor includes excessively sweet & heavy caramel malt, honey, grains, bitter earth, mild florals, & some stale off-notes in the finish, reminding me a bit of wet cardboard. Oxidation maybe? Heavily grainy & dirty finish with an overly sweet honey & caramel thing happening. Strangely fizzy mouth feel. Not good. Surprise, surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-15-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a medium golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam atop. The head has a good level of retention, fading over a moderate time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a biscuit smell along with lots of toffee sweetness. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of a more light fruit nature with some pear and apricot mixed within. A little bit of a grassy smell is there as well creating a rather easy going aroma. Taste – The taste begins as the nose suggested it would with a big biscuit malt taste along with some sweetness of a caramel nature. As the taste advances the caramel transitions more to a toffee like flavor picking up a more buttery taste as it moves on. Along with the toffee comes flavors of fruit of apricot and peach with a little bit of a grainy flavor coming to the tongue as well. With these flavors so too comes some grassy and lightly boozy tastes, which in the end leave a rather malty and big, lightly boozy flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather nice for the big malty flavors of the brew making for a rather nice sipping maibock. Overall – A decent maibock. Nothing too exceptional, but a nice go to when looking for something malty and chewy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of grass, pale malt, and light garbage. Falvor was similar, light diacytl but still better than the average atwater.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1558) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow with a light head. Corn and sweet floral aromas. Mild upfront, quickly changing to a boozy/sticky mess.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
draft, definite sweet aroma, but not in taste. Typical German tasting brew, great flavors of pale malt, hop and spices. Well balanced, medium body, sweet, smooth hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Kind of bitter and doesn’t have a pleasant aftertaste. Some bread notes. Pours a rich amber/gold with a huge, foamy head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear active orange with white head. Biscuit and honey nose, some faint grass. Taste is crisp malty and abv hidden. Finish is slight astringent


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