kappldav123 (4960) - - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle looks good. Beer in the glass not too zippy, small head. Starts strong, spicy, grasy notes, a bit sourish. Finish unbalanced, a bit moldy and dry. Nothing special.
mjs (4586) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - 260715, from Alko, 20140905) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, honey and sweetness. Flavours were malts, honey, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste didn’t last long and had sweetness and bitterness. Poor Heller Bock.
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:rasberry and honey,light cooked vegetable..
Appearance:Clear orange,light head..
Flavor:fruit,raspeberry,honey, light alcohol
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow, hazy body. Minimal white head. Yeasty aroma with some hops in the background. Taste is somewhat neutral, typical lager but slightly stronger as one might expect. Hint of bitterness in the end. Soft mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Drinkable but not very interesting.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This simple but efficient Heller Bock delivers honey-laced bread dough, pear juice undertones and mild alcohol warmth in a comfortable mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty dark golden.
-Hops are there, but as an afterthought.
-This is like a Helles’s fatter brother.
-The soft, natural-feeling carbonation makes for a very enjoyable mouthfeel.
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orange beer with a beige head. Dried orange fruits on the nose with honey and raspberries. Full body. Quite sweet: honey, apricot, peach, alcohol. Soft carbonation. I think this beer would be great with a sweet dessert such as cheesecake. That would be a superb combination.
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of straw, grain. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma of yeast, straw, grain, a faint of fruit. Sweet. Dry palate, very flat carbon.
Toomio (195) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hieno pullo, ihan ilmeikäskin, mutta lopussa liikaa viinaa. En tiedä onko ruokaolut, mutta sen kanssa se meni.
Kavu (2233) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33l bottle from Alko, Graani. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts and some alcohol. Decent.
mtu71 (62) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No carbonates, no head. Golden yellow, looks like cider. Unfiltered hazyness. Melon, honey, oily, fruit medium hoppyness. Balanced strongness with some alcohole. Surprisingly good.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Juha (33) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is winey cidery, no head, piss colour, taste is a lot better, malty and drinkable, smooth and sweet.