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Brauerei zur Sonne Sonnen Bock

Brauerei zur Sonne Sonnen Bock
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Brewed by Brauerei zur Sonne
Style: Heller Bock
Bischberg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonb5 (395) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Pale colour, hazy with a medium head. Hoppy grassy smell. Bittersweet taste with strong hints of hops and notes of flowers. Nice mouthfull, not too boozy. Overall nice subtle balanced hoppy Bock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Rated at the brewery/restaurant Nov 2011. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (grain, husks, bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of paint, concrete, bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, unclean, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Among the worst brews I had in the Bamberg region on this trip. Really clunky with a poor aftertaste. Very sad, just because I expect this place can do better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Pale with a thick head. The aroma is somewhat bready. Firm and dry with some vaguely doughy pale malt character. Good bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (922) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 From tap at Zur Sonne. Pale clear body and a nice rocky head. Aroma of bread, caramel and hay. Thin oily texture and a well balanced taste. Medium sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
[ As Brauerei zur Sonne Sonnen Bockbier ]. Clear medium to dark yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, light moderate hoppy, herbs - spicy, citrus notes, sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091221]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
bottle at du sonne in bischberg. rich medium-dark caramel colored body with an off-white head. rich texture, sharp and oily. toasted chestnuts, oily piune tar, toffee, cocoa, rich almond syrup, caramelized maple-coated nuts... the descriptors just keep coming. exceptionally crisp and biting, evidence of perfect lagering time and temperature. nutty, sharp toffee presented in the finish with a medium-to-full body. wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at One Pint Pub. Pale head. Pale golden yellow colour. Malty and fruity taste with hints of onion. Also light lemon aroma. Slightly alcoholic taste. Average hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8188) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 8, 2008
bottle, thanks to Bochum! Clear golden yellow, big and creamy head. Ful-bodied, sweet and malty with an aromatic and lingering hoppy finish. Bitter-sweet, well-rounded! Superb brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 Bottle, thanks a lot pivnizub! Golden, big eggshell creamy head. Light aromatic hops in the nose. Spicy bread base, light spice, citrussy and grassy hop aromatics in the finish and retronasal. Mellow mouthfeel, slightly resiny hops in the aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9036) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle (purchased at the Brauereigasthof): Big creamy, lasting white head, lively carbonation, golden coloured, malty-bisquity nose with a firm hayish-hoppy background; solid sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, medium bodied; robust, lingering hoppy-bisquity finish with a tinge of alcohol in the bitter aftertaste. Good, hoppy franconian stuff..........

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