Brewed by Flensburger Brauerei
Style: Heller Bock
Flensburg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The strongly spicy Bock with pleasant mildness. A full-bodied specialty for dark days and frosty nights. Seasonally available only in winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1564) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Pours an amber colour, taste is malty and sweet, palate is oily and cloying, not my kind of thing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3564) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Pale brown colour. Strong malty, caramel taste. Quite thick and syrupy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
580 yen bottle from Umeda’s Oktoberfest(2012), 7% but it didn’t taste that strong. A mellow dark gold color with an interesting malty taste. Not bad plus I love the little sing-top bottles. A bit medicinal in flavor...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonb5 (403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Pale amber, small fast disappearing head, minimal lacing, clear. S: Clove, banana, quite agreeable. T: Molasses, clove, banana, notes of hay,wheaty finish. M: Low carbonation, chewy texture, smooth. O: Initially I was slightly concerned by the absence of the trademark Flensburger "plop" (no sniggering) but this was pretty decent, although lacking multiple layers. Seemed more Bavarian than far northern German, I should have picked up a few more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Honey pour with fizzy head. Vegetal corn aroma with a bit of spice. Metallic, sweet taste with the corn ctill coming thru. Unpleasant metallic finish. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Malt and metal aromas, light spice. Taste has malt caramel sweetness, something astringent. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grima (2154) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from Bierpost.com!
Pours strong golden yellow, clear, with flat head. Smells malty-sweet, spicy and floral hoppy. Starts with pale sweet malts, floral hops and some cereals. Goes into a musty-hoppy and sweet grainy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OllieBBommel (1162) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: delicate white foam. Colour: clear, golden. Aroma: spicy hops. Taste: bitter-sour, grain, Palate: bitter-sour finish, medium CO2. Overall: disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2282) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
21.08.2013. Scandinavian Park. Golden amber colour with white head. Aroma of malt with rather good malt sweetness. Strong and rich with medium bitterness and rich malty aftertaste. Very soft and good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (931) - HONG KONG - SEP 9, 2013

330ml flip-top bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear light amber colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small lacing and notable carbonation; Very sweet aroma of full malt which can be smelt half a foot away, plus caramel, very light toffee, raisin, molasses, sweet bread, faint hint of citrus and very light grass; Medium sweet taste of thin lager-ale malt hybrid, with light cherry / red fruit, biscuits, thick white loaf, fairly light alcohol, faint citrus and grass; Mid to light body, close to watery palate; Mouth feel is more of English ale than a German lager, with sweet, ESA-like red fruit character dominates. Bready taste also quite strong despite watery body. Weird; The 7% booze can be felt but pretty lightweight, quite well expressed and managed; Hoppiness is hint of citrus and grass in nose and taste. No bitterness for finish; Fairly dry after taste, quite sweet to mouth.

Comments: So I thought I was done with the lowly Flens and, lo and behold, I saw this not-so-badly-rated bock and I went for it! I must say this is by far the most decent Flens beer I’ve had with no foul taste to pick on. As a maibock? Well, it taste a little over-sweet, too watery, and too ESA-ish for its own good. It’s on the decent mark, but it can do better than this.

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