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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2002
i looked up ’decoction’--a brewing process some ace testers have alluded to in connection with this one, and find it no more illuminating in terms of flavor (to me) than what color socks the brewer was wearing (dark grey, moderate talcum powder). and more dissent among tasters on this page than what is usual. the freshness date is unmarked, but this bright fawn colored brew poured with a modest head. a scent for sore noses, it offers up an amiable mixed bouquet of flowery hops and caramel straight from a whitman sampler; and no apparent skunks in the vecinity. the palatte was smooth, flavor dryish, malty alcohol effect present but not boorish, and a surprising twang in the finish. a complicated rate: at 11 oz., too small for me to be decisive. what box do i check to abstain? no abstain box?! i’ll have to do the best i can... it seemed quite good, but what do i know?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Best before 03.05.00 drank on 04.19.02, 11.2 OZ bottle: For a beer that is 2 years past its drink by date and in a green bottle, it is really good. I’ll try this one fresh some time. Hazy copper color, (very) slight skunk nose with Euro-hops, smooth mouthfeel and finishes dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2002
Bronze-coloured, big bitterness, some coriander-flavour and a warming alcohol-sweetness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Bronze body with a thick head and emanating a bottled malt aroma. Mellow malty flavor with tinny edges on the palate. A solid, standard bock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2002
Delicate beers don’t travel well!! Decoction beers seem even more delicate than most. That said this was oxidized enough to mask what I’m sure was a pleasent malty aroma. Oddly I think many people perceive this AS the decoction aroma. Well enough of that.. lets see. It had a dry finish and a lingering bitterness, possibly astringency. I’m sure fresh this is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of peach and honey. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A little too unbalanced/sweet for my liking, but a superb mouthfeel and pleasant clean aroma make up for that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2002
There is something out decoction made beers that really bring out the malt and add caramel flavors. Very nice balance of hops and malt. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Better than the Dunkel. Nice sweet malty flavor. Excellent finish. More hoppy than the dunkel. Man, I love bock beers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2002
Fairly balanced bock with a weird kind of lingering bitterness. Has a lightly hazy appearance that is almost slightly green - and that was in a glass! Very light sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2002
Thick, creamy head. Hoparoma, bit ’soapy’. Hopbitter taste, dry bitter finish. Good beer, but lacks a bit of fruitiness.


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