Fort Collins Hellesbock
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Straw-blonde in color, squeaky clean on the pallate and with the fortitude of all your favorite FCB bocks. This Quaffable Helles is a traditional German celebration of Summer right here at home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale gold with a sticky white head. Nose is vanilla with some big pilsner malt notes. Very low hops. On tasting, very sweet and nearly cloying. Poorly made and way out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7654) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber to oversized snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). I was told this beer is aged. Looks solid; a transparent burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells bitter and a little doughy and malty. Tastes like it smells with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Decent, especially for being aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - After the disappointing Edgar Amber Lager came a taster of the uplifting Hellesbock. It pours a light-gold, borderline yellow color, with a subtle aroma of straw but an intensely sweet flavor of honey and a long, mellow and dry malty aftermath. There’s a good alcohol burn here, providing for a full bodied and engaging heller bock. A much better beer than it’s predecessor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. Pours a golden color with a very small head. Some sweet and floral notes to the nose. Has an odd sweetness to the brew, almost like it was brewed with rock candy. Interesting flavor palate...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with 3 friends. Thin to minimal white head. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Clear amber color. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Sweet malty taste... Definitely probably has a bit of age on it. Light oily texture in the finish. Mostly caramel aroma. Maybe a hint of maltified hops. Interesting... But definitely passed it’s prime. My friend Adam liked it, though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stugazi66 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
Great nose, decent appearance, delicious beer from start to finish. I have had their doppelbock and maibock (last years vintage) and I love all three. For some reason i got a bit of vanilla in the taste which i thought was peculiar but impressive none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, some spice. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-caramel, 2nd spice hops with some bite. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, then cut by the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1446) - Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Medium gold color nice head good lacing. Aroma strait off is very grainy malty, with light sweetness, kinda toasty bready with a distinct malt character, not shure if its the hops but has a unique strange earthiness could be the grain though. This taste is very malt distinct with a smooth sweetness finish has a very mild citrus note. Taste is pretty chewy and creamy sweet , grainy. I guess helles can have a distinct grain flavor but this is something ive never encountered,maybe it has a herbal hop flavor but with the malt its hard to tell if its that. I would say im enjoying this and wouldnt drink it alot,its sweet, probably to its style,but am enjoying this break of ipa’s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(draft at Another Pint 7/31/11). Clear gold color. Small off white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light sweetness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at Oskar Blues in Longmont. Pours darker gold without much head. Nose and taste are mostly bread and honey, but also a decent among of grassy and slightly floral hops, surprising for the style. Not bad.

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