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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The strongly spicy Bock with pleasant mildness. A full-bodied specialty for dark days and frosty nights. Seasonally available only in winter.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2294) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (949) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (8055) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2819) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13032) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3037) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
Clear deep golden body with a small white head. Malts, band aid, alcohol and hay on the nose. Full bodied. Sweet and alcoholic. Syrupy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, DMS and dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, DMS and dried fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3753) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt with caramel notes. Malty flavour with touches of caramel, hops and dried fruit. Miæd, sweetish aftertaste. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
White frothy head deep amber pour strong carbonation aromas mild fruit grain malt nut the flavours grainy corn cereal honey caramel mild hop fruit the finish some good aftertastes the best caramel honey comes up nicely in a stein not a bad heller bock


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