robinvboyer (3394) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour, frothy off white head. Biscuity, bread, cereal aroma. Solid fresh cut grass hops. Gorgeous aroma. SOlid carb, great clean, crisp Light bitter finish, with the hops topping it off. superb lager!
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
This perfectly authentic and deeply malty Heller Bock develops biscuity, honeyed depths in a crisp and highly drinkable vehicle.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slim veil of foam settles atop the amber-hued golden.
-The mouthfeel is fluffy, beautifully sharing the malts’ intricacies.
-Herbal hops balance out the honeyed malts.
-This ratings page is more of an indictment of the Heller Bock style than it is an appreciation of this spot-on example.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, golden yellow with a thin white head and very bubbly appearance. Muted aroma of sweet biscuit malts and lemony-herbal hops as well as yeast and a little alcohol. Tastes the same with sweetness more apparent at the start, fading into a refreshing off-dry, herbal-bitter finish The body is medium with plenty of lively carbonation.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C’est What? (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 29, 2012
Beer appears a translucent reddish-gold colour with a creamy tan head that laces well. Aroma is grass, caramel, and fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt, grain, fruit and hops. I felt it was more of an Marzen/Oktoberfest in flavour than a bock, but still quite good.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle. Pours an almost clear pale golden with a resilient white head. Smell is floral, lemon and yeast. Taste is yeast, vanilla cake, sweetbread. Finish is quite bitter, very herbal and floral. Sharp, with a lot of character. Some weak tartness in there, too. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, also very slightly creamy, too. A superb pale lager ; to me, this had everything that is required to please the German lager fan.
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to PaleAleRider for this one. Pours a slight hazy deep golden colour with a nice frothy warm head that is long lasting and creates thick foamy lace. Malty cereal grain nose with fruit and vinegar notes. Smooth medium-thick mouthfeel with some mild dryness and a bit of alcohol, but no burning. The taste reminds of me of malt liquor, but of much better quality. Good sweet malt in the finish all well-balanced with the hop, and hints of fruits. A pretty good, high quality, malt liquor.
cfrancis (2658) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favourite from the Oktoberfest 6. Pours an amber gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is sweet candy, caramel, with biscuit and toffee malts. Drank a LOT of this.
Gorbalev (2995) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Oktoberfest 2012 mix pack, thanks Kristi! Pours golden dark yellow, nice bubbly white head. Looks great . Grassy, yeasty, lemon aroma, some alcohol. Taste - pretty interesting! Strong alcohol , lots of lemon. Like a strong lemony golden ale. Lively mouthfeel . Rather bitter as well up front. Good! This whole pack has been terrific!
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle c/o "G" - yay G! Amber-tinged clear gold with a huge fluffy off-white lasting head. Floral and herbal slightly fruity malt aroma, not too sweet - bready. Taste - even more herbal, sharp green sour fruit character, alcohol emerges- spicy and I quite like it. light body, acidic/astringent, nice carbonation. Hoppier than most "bock" beers, which is a good thing, for me.
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper-gold with a very faint haze and a good sized white head. Aroma has a nice barley candy character - not as prominent as from a barley wine, but still noticeable - along with a balancing grassiness and a bit of orange oil. Flavour follows with sweet caramelized barley and candied orange up front, moving quickly into herbal dryness and a lingering bitter finish with orange rind and a slight boozy warmth. This bottle is more than a year old, but it’s held up well, and from what I can remember it doesn’t seem a lot different from the much fresher bottle I had last year. Very enjoyable.