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Big Rock Helles Bock

Big Rock Helles Bock
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Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Heller Bock
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
With its malty flavour balanced by Hallertau hops, the smooth golden texture of Helles Bock is Brewmaster Paul’s interpretation of the bock, a strong German beer first brewed in the 14th century. Whereas bocks are typically dark in colour, Helles Bock is a light coloured, full-bodied lager brewed to bock strength. Crafted from a complex blend of three malts, Helles Bock pours deep gold with a rich white head. And at 6.66%, it has a devilish kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
golden brown color. Sharp hallertau Hops, with pale Malts in the background. Malty rounded mouth, moderately dry. Smooth. Rounded finish. Not great depth, but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft. Orange gold pour with a thin white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is grainy malt with some fruit and hops. Taste is some light caramel, and again some light fruitness and bit of hop bitterness (too light for the style).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUN 30, 2013
341ml bottle. Medium orange/yellow body with next to no head. Cereal malts, apple cider, brown sugar, honey. Candy sweet. Medium carbonation. Light and oily. Verdict: meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5177-20130328] 341mL bottle. Light apply yeast grain aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy white head. Fruity yeast and fresh grassy corn flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/5/2/10) 2.6
(c/o GregClow)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a clear deep golden colour with a small spotty white top. Aroma is grainy, biscuits, and soft alcohol. Flavor is spicy hops, grainy, earthy, alcohol after an initial bit of sweetness. Easy drinking for a bigger beer though not very exciting surprise, surprise big rock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Robeerto #079. Clear pale blonde, feeble foam fades fast. Aroma of grain alcohol and biscuit malt. Oily sweet, grainy fruity malty liquor-ish taste. Softly carbed, light bodied, low hopped. Cartman would describe it as ’Hella lame’. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
341 mL bottle. Pours a golden copper colour with a frothy white head that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is rich in malts, but smells of grain alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied, and the alcohol is masked slightly with the earthy Hallertau hop,but certainly brings a heavy warmth. Not sure it evokes satanic ritual, but certainly for those who appreciate the lighter side of bocks at 6.66%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Served in a 341 mL bottle. Pours light clear gold-amber. Head fades quickly with no lacing. Pleasant sweet malt aroma. Flavour is simple and clean sweet malts with just a hint of the German Hallertau hops. This is an inoffensive blonde lager that goes down nicely on a summer patio but there isn't much here beyond that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
gold with white head. aroma is sweet and a bit grainy. Definite biscuit character. Taste is simple and slightly sweet. Little to no hope presence and not enough biterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle [341ml] shared with jerc & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a clear deep orange-gold with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, paper, bread and light grassy hops. Flavour of biscuity caramel malt, grain, apple juice and fruit. Average bodied. Quite average.

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