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Brewed by Einbecker Brauhaus
Style: Heller Bock
Einbeck, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This famous specialty beer with its refreshing taste is produced every Spring.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2003
Medium head, disappearing fast, reddish orange color. Complex aroma of honey, raisins, apples, a little "skunk" also. Flavor is similar to aromas, beginning sweet and finishing just a little more bitter. I haven't had many bocks, and can't compare this too well to others, but its a good beer for a cool night.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Orange color with a thin but sturdy head. The aroma is strong malt, grain and nuts. The initial flavor is malty sweetness, followed by a earthy, crunchy dry finish. Not really very "bocky", but I think that is a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1295) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Nice deep amber hue to liquid. Small thin head. Good flavor, slightly sweet. Tart hops in the end of the mouth. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2003
Pleasant malt nose, deep amber-gold color, compact tight-bubble head. Warm, round malt tastes that are honey-like at times. Very sharp, crisp hop bitterness in the finish - great! Slight metallic aftertaste. Impeccible balance - simply classic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Grass, horseblanket nose. Medium frothy head, pale amber, soft carbonation. Light bitter kick, medium short bitter aftertaste, dry finish. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Nice head that actually has a little holding power to it.nice color,aroma was malty sweet same as the flavor with a very slight hint of alcohol mixed with a hopp bitterness finish was long lasting and a somewhat pleasant bitterness to it.A nice bock that was well worth the money

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 REMEMBER PASTEURIZED. I hear alot of let down in the comments rating this beer. This is one of the few GOOD beers that is still pasteurized. It loses taste in this process but is stabilized for travel. Check the bottling date or expires date and if you get it hot refrigirate for a couple of days, for travel shock. If this beer is cold then gets hot it destroys what taste is left. Probably best to look for shipments coming in late spring, summer and early fall. A TRUE CLASSIC. I miss it, Hofbrau Dark & Oktoberfest and Carlsberg Special because they were about the only GREAT BEERS that could be shipped to Texas in the summer and taste fresh. DONT compare this with other unpasteurized bocks until you visit Einbeck and discover true bliss. THE PILSNER URQUELL OF BOCKS!!! and there are 3 great versions!!! PROST-HEADS!!! LAGERS FOR MEN, ALES FOR COKSAKUERS.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - FEB 21, 2003
Starts out with a nice amount of sweetness, but has a challengingly bitter aftertaste with a hint of cheerios. Honey colored with a tan head. Not as good as the dunkel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Pours a copper brown with a light tan head. The head is somewhat generous and lasts longer than most. The aroma is overwhlemingly malt. This is not a bad thing. The taste is also strong malt with slight hoppiness. Sweet but dry finish. Pretty good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2003
This orangey beer with golden glints has rich, thick head. The nose has a light caramely maltiness and a very light nuance of hops. The palate is medium-bodied, sweet and malty with a slightly astringent (hoppy) finish.


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