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


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The strongly spicy Bock with pleasant mildness. A full-bodied specialty for dark days and frosty nights. Seasonally available only in winter.

   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 (7036) - 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 (2202) - 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 (1286) - 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 (2451) - Haugesund, 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 (1166) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Bright clear amber beer, little white head. Light smooth palate with modest fine carbonation. Light sweet malt, touch of cream. A little caraway nuttyness. Light dried fruits. Finishes semi dry. Overall a sweet bock, but fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, icing sugar, vanilla, light toast, caramel and honey. The taste is sweet dough, sugar, light toast, spice, earth, brioche, candy and dried fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Doesn’t do much for me. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Golden with white head. Spicy aroma with lots of caramel and toffee. Similar taste, vwry spicy and peppery. Clean. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. I got this one in Austria. Vintage 2011. Pours clear, deep gold with a fine, creamy white head. Sugary bread on the nose, some caramel, hints of tangerine. Medium sweet flavor, light dry bread and caramel, some semi-dry fruits, dates. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, further bready malts, hints of caramel, semi-ripe fruits. Very drinkable. Lovely.

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