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Big Rock Helles Bock
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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Heller Bock
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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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.


NeuroPliny's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LarryBeast (454) - - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5371) - 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)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrewturba (920) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lagerboy (1070) - 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)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1028) - 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%.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1301) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5798) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2013-03-28. Crisp orange body with a very small off white head. Cereally pale malt has an Odd quality to it that seems to be common to many Helles bocks, possible light oxidation? Flavour is similar, very sweet pale malt, light biscuity notes, muted alcohol under currents. Average body lightly carbonated. Meh. An average example of a style I don’t particularly care for. Bottle shared by GregClow.

"When you start molesting the cat I know you’re drunk."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Poured from a 32oz Howler a golden color with a finger of white head with decent retention settling down to leave no lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with notes of apple cider. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with an apple cider fruity sweetness. Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation. Overall, below average for the style as this is a little too fruity for the style.


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