NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GarrettB (920) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
stugazi66 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jmohno (1021) - Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.