KansaiBeerLvrs (1342) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
7% as part of a tasting set at Dig Bar. A light copper color with a thick filmy head that clings to the glass. A fruity grainy malt aroma. Very smooth full bodied beer. The taste is creamy graham & biscuit, lots of malt character. Pretty good stuff.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
there’s nothing particularly standout about this but it all ties together really well. malty and golden
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
630ml bottle. Pours with a big head of small compact bubbles. Golden amber colour and very clear. Grassy malt aroma with a clean fresh mouthfeel that leaves a soapy aftertaste.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty sweet brew. Lots of cereal, cookie dough, grain. A bit too rich for me and not as balanced as I would like.Good solid body. Decent.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Naka-Meguro Taproom. Clear amber with thick foamy head. Nose hit me from accross the room, sweet, floral hops and faint spices. Quite sweet, with some tart fruit notes, not entirely soft on the palate. Couldnt quite seem to make sense as I rated this one, but I really enjoyed it. Perhaps not malted and marshmellowy enough, as I listened to others.
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Clear deep golden. Sweet and honeyish with clean, hard bold mouthfeel. Fruity with flavour of grains, honey and, well... that’s all. Finishes with low bitterness. Lacks the central part of a bock: malt softness and depth. This is just a strong, bold end edgy lager.
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Bottle. Made with wheat malt, unmalted barley and sugar. Reasonably malty, sweet, fruit, honey and caramel aroma, though fainter than expected. Deep amber color with a tall white head. Rich, sweet malt flavor, grains, biscuits, caramel, honey, fruit. Bitter finish of hops and alcohol. Rather hoppy, and enjoyable, with nice malt character.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with an impressive head. Sweet lightly toasted malts, pine, and some fruity citrus. The flavor is much more impressive than the aroma. Strong bitterness, malty, sorta fruity, and pine. Dry, carbonated body. Nice, full of malty charecter with maybe a little too many hops.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden amber color. Apricots, peaches and piney nose. Full body with peaches, oranges and pineapples. Hoppy for the style. Finihes like a malty fruit cup with some lingering hop bitterness.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy fruitiness and a long herbal hop finish meld for a quenching, well-built glass of Heller Bock.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the orangey golden.
-Carbonation is rather low, and combined with the lean body makes big gulps very satisfying.
-The maltiness supports the spicy hop flavors while adding a honeyed touch of its own.
-This is another Baird beer which doesn’t taste very strong alcohol wise. Makes for some pleasant sessioning!
Bottle; thx Tim!