Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Summer beer for sure. Not the best Bock beer I have had but, not as bad as the ratings. Nothing really special to talk about. Just know a head of time this one wonít knock your socks off and you will enjoy it.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at McNellies. Pours a clear gold with white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a lot of musty grains with a light wet grass and sweetness. Flavor has musty grain and wheat with a bit of earthy grass.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a large white head. Pretty aggressive pour. Aroma is minimal. Flavor is bready malt, some caramel, slight nuttiness and spiciness, mildly hopped and bitter. Starts moderately sweet, ends pretty dry. Lagery crispness. Medium mouthfeel.
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this brew three days after itís best by date. Still found it crisp and fresh tasting. I had this in a pint glass rather than the recommended stein or dimpled mug. Boss Tomís is on the job indeed. Good carbonation enlivens the citrus clover notes. Lots of complexity in a light gold package. The malts are grassy with a pleasant honey like sweetness. The hops are truly well integrated in this bock. Fresh. lemony and bright they coat the palate nicely. Very session-able this is a solid effort. I could do this with brats anytime but a lemon garlic pork also comes to mind. I tend to be skeptical of many American bocks..but this is good stuff.
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from unclemike. Pours gold with white head. Nose of cereal and light flower. Taste reminds me of unbaked pretzel dough. Body is light to medium. A solid drinkable lager.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark gold pour, white head, malty funk aroma, taste is a smooth some vanilla, with a bitter end, not bad, nothing to order again tho
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled in Exira, IA. Pours a clear golden orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors.
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz shorty bottle. Filtered tan-orange body, thin white head. A pretty well done Heller Bock, sweet and malty, with delicate yeast tones. Smooth and sweet, with perfect subtle nuances, this is really a great example of the style. Rich golden malt, pungent authentic yeast undertones, peppery noble hop bite. Right on, nails it.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color of this beer is a clear dark golden color with a medium white head that fades quickly, and the aroma combines hints of bread malts and sour dough yeast. The taste combines a mildly sour and a slightly sweet flavor, which, when paired with the light body, slick texture, average carbonation with a bite, and a slightly sour finish.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, full golden with a buoyant, thick eggshell head. Nose involves prominent doughy yeast, spicy hops, faint dust and cellar notes, soft citrus and evergreen. Quite sweet initially with a cleansing bitterness. Medium-full bodied, creamy, actively carbed, with a scrubbing dry bitter finish. I really enjoyed this. It isnít especially demonstrative, but the nuances of the nose in conjunction with how it presents on the palate impressed me. Simple yet complex at the same time. Cool brew.