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


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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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, some alcohol and nice grassyness. Flavourwise it’s quite the same, which makes a very drinkable bockbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottled, Privatbrauerei Schuhmann Bischberg Sonnen Bock, alc. 6.8 %
Golden color, steady white head. Nicely hoppy, grassy aroma. Sweetish, malty, some grassy hops. Quite tasty. Grassy, bitterish finish. After sampling some 15 German bocks in two days, this one is quite good one among them. Very balanced.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki). Unsophisticated sticky rubbish which doesn’t hide the alcohol. Yuk. Didn’t want a second sip. (Given that I normally agree with oh6gdx and tbone_, I can only assume I had a duff bottle.)

   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..........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2007
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a beautiful, slowly lacing blond foamy head. Citrus-fruity and slightly herbal hoppy nose with moderately sweet strawy malt and a tinge of honey. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Solid, a bit honey-fruity malty base with a balanced bitter hoppy and herbal touch from the beginning; well-rounded sweet-bitter and quite lasting finish with aromatic herbal hoppy accents. Quaffable pale Bock.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8159) - 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 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.

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