omhper (20553) - 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.
MartinT (8328) - 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!
KyotoLefty (7112) - 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.
mkel07 (3957) - 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.
TimE (3767) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - 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.
maekchu (2528) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tadg’s Gastro Pub. Light sugary sweet nose with some yeast. Medium gold/amber color and a creamy soft head. Sweet/bitter mix in initial, overripe apples, fairly rich malty finish. Medium-heavy body. A bit thin but some decent flavors poke through.
jonno (2345) - 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.
Capa (2203) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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.
jbeatty (1130) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 04/07/2015. Copper pour, white fluffy head with nice retention. Sweet malty aroma, fruitcake, honeyed floral notes, doughy finish. Taste is honey and biscuit, sweet toasted malt, bitter hoppy finish. Medium body. Tasty enough.