RexTalionis (3453) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear golden in color, whitish head. Lots of grainy notes at first with some soft grassy and garden fruityness in aroma. Nice grainyness indeed. Malty sweetness and hints of garden fruits in taste. Good drinkability. Some light bitterness, green herbal notes and grassyness later on, but still there’s that nice malty and grainy crunchiness present in finish.
sturmthis (1081) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden color with one finger head. Grassy aroma, a little malt. Very smooth taste and easy to drink. Taste is sweet, a little grassy. Enjoyable.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Berlin Bar. High creamy lasting white head. Clear yellow body. Sweet herbal straw aroma. Sweet in fact very sweet malt flavor. Guess it was infected. Low carbonation. Short finish.
mjs (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Keg at Punavuoren Ahven, 20150513) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, honey and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, malts, honey, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was warming, sweet and bitter. A very good strong lager.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at Old New York this beer poured a bright golden color with a large fluffy white head that lingered and left exceptional lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweet and malty with a yeasty presence, golden fruits and perfume. The flavor was tangy sugar, was very sweet and had notes of candied golden fruits, yeast and a hint of perfume. Long finish with lingering yeast and golden fruits. Moderately full bodied. Excellent!
laiti (7910) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Viisi Penniä. Aroma has sweet malty tones and honey. Also some grass. Fizzy palate. Flavour has sweet honey, some malt, menthol, minerals and grass. Not as sweet as most maibocks but still too sweet for me.
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Konttori, Tampere. Deep golden color, small white head. Sweetish fruity and flowery aroma. Hints of honey and pear. Medium-bodied. Crisp. Fruity bitter, pear, apple flavor with light fruity hoppyness. Too sweet for me. Summer maibock!
kustie (739) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@gastropub praha. Golden color with a dense white head. Aroma has some citrus, hops and malt. Taste is bitter with long somewhat sweet and very malty finish. Flavors of malt, citrus, grass and some spiciness. Soft but some how full mouth feeling.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet maltiness, bread and grassy bitterness. Flavour of extremely smooth maltiness, grassy bitterness, some cream, herbs and mild citrusy notes. Alcohol warms a bit. Brilliant. One of the best heller bocks out there.
olio (8881) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (7%) @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear golden color with a medium sized head. Grainy and a bit sweet malty aroma, some hay and mild toffee notes too. Sweetish toffee on flavor too, grainy notes, some pale malts and subtle dried fruits. Slick palate with a bitter bite at the end. Lingering sweet aftertaste with subtle warming alcohol. Gets even sweeter towards the end. A very nice and clean Heller Bock.