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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, - DEC 31, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, pineapple and powdered sugar, with a hint of straw and bubble gum. flavour is heavy herbal hops and bay leaves, slightly perfumed, with a light to medium sweetness, some physalis, roasted malts and a rather bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.


4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
It’s my 2nd beer from Rothenbach Brauerei, a Aufsesser Heller Bock (Lighter Bock). It’s 6.5% and hard to find in an internet search. I often find the regular, darker Bock, but not this one. I’ll translate a sentence from the back label: "A strong beer from the good old time, spicy/full-flavored and stout/bold in taste. A long maturation in a cold and dark Lagerkeller guarantees the balanced and excellent taste, guaranteed by the Braumeister of Ausesser Brauerei." Aroma is weak, maybe a little München malts, but not much else. Color is deep golden with a bright white crown of foam sitting on top even a few minutes after the pour. So far, it could pass for a Pils, though a rich, dark golden one. The taste is... wow... very malty, - sweet and decent amount of smoke for a backbone. It’s thick, feels like dreaming of a warm blanket wrapping around your tongue. It also has a decent amount of Noble bittering hops to go with the smoke. Overall, it’s a wonderful balance of sweet maltiness of a Märzen with a bitter and smokey front and after taste, though neither of these flavors overwhelms. The aftertaste, though, is a really rich, sweet Münchener malt, really prominent. I have to say, I’m usually not fond of smoke nor German bitter noble hops, but this a great beer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013

Bottle 500ml.w. swing top @ home.

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity hops, metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, sweet malt, dry, sugary, light hoppy, initial flavor has some ash and smoked bitterness. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20130322]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2013
(swing top bottle) Clear, golden colour with a big and slightly off-white foamy head. Strawy malty aroma with traces of draff, honey and a touch of herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Pale and cara-malt upfront with a present herbal hops profile drying the taste towards the moderately bitter hoppy finish. Not overly complex but more-ish pale Bock. 22.II.13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8857) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bügelverschlußflasche (ivory label!): Golden, fluffy white head, deceptive honeyish and hoppy nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, pretty soft; herbal hops and sweet pale malt in the finish. Extremely well drinkable Franconian Bock…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
(Flasche) Es hat eine sonnengelbe Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist süß, hopfig würzig mit einer Honignote. Der Geschmack ist sehr bitter und leicht süßlich.


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