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Gänstaller Bräu Ocator

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Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Heller Bock
Hallerndorf, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new heller bock from Gänstaller for 2012, with a different grain bill (paler malt) than the 7.2% Bockbier from 2011.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Draught@HBF. Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity (pear, green apple), slightly diacetylic aroma. Medium-bodied. Wood, green apple flavor. Ciderish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013

Draught @ Zoiglstube Gänstaller Drei Kronen Straßgiech, Drosendorfer Straße 24, Schesslitz-Strassgiech, Bavaria Germany 96110.

[ As Ocator Mai Bock ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, pale malt, light caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary, dry, spicy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130510]

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft in Strassgiech (and again at the beer fest in Nuernberg). Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (sugar cookie), moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers, herbs), with strong notes of pineapple, honey, gum, banana, mango. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, silky texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Absolutely insane aroma that made my jaw drop every time I went back in for a sniff. And super succulent in the mouth. It’s almost unthinkable that a pale bock could ever get better than this, but I’ll leave a little room if only for one that’s slightly less sweet (or more bitter, whatever). At the fest in Nuernberg, it occurred to me that the Kellerbier would be a great blending beer with this, adding some earthy notes (and ruby tones) and helping to balance the sweetness for higher quaffability...so if you ever luck into having both available on tap, try a blend and see what you think. Just for fun, mind you...not for anything lacking in this one as-is. Untouchable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8927) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2013
Tapped(@Drei Kronen Straßgiech in the beergarden):Almost clear, golden to deep golden, herbal-hoppy nose, bready traces detectable in the solid bisquity-honeyish background; solid sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, almost full bodied; lingering herbal-hoppy and fruity finish with a bisquity counterpart. The right stuff…

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
draft at Zoiglstube Ganstaller in Strassgiech across multiple visits, and On tap at the Frankisch Bierfest Nurnberg 2013.
Hazy pale golden wheat body with a fine white head. Pineapple / banana / tropical fruit hop-focused aroma with malty accents of sweet honey-drizzled pillowy pastries. Yeast is subtly rich and provides good lushness and creaminess (along with the superbly soft carbonation). Sticky pale malt and yeast phenols combine to form a pineapple dandelion and lemon oil bouquet. Sweet but never overbearing. Exceptionally soft, rich and creamy malt texture with a satisfyingly sharp bounce in the finish - crisp, smacking, quenching. Overall a wonderful heller bock that is stacked with complexity. It was a joy to drink this again at the Zoiglstube and then again a week later in Nuremberg - for an entire day. Suits the Kellerbier well for blending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Had@Helsinki Beer Festival 2013 (thanks for sharing this one goes to Rauno!). Goldeny amber with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, some bread, mild spicyness as well as some slight grassy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some mild alcohol sweetness, mild spices, resin and some toasted and alcoholic notes as well. Balanced and pleasant doppelbock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9421) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
Tap (HBF2013, Saturday) - at 8.1%
Vanilla ice cream aroma, floral. Fruity body, nice bitterness. Super mellow. Beautifully attenuated. Crisp palate, sweetish, but not sticky. Quite heady retronasals. Very complex. There’s some scolded milk in the palate. Floral aspects grow as it warms in the aroma. Pungent whole-flower hops too - great. No sign of 8.1% at all. Late finish is dry and bitter, but soft. This is so freaking soft and mellow - wow!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Draught @ HBF 2013 Pours yellowish with foamy head. Aroma of farmyard, mild smoke and malts. Taste is fruity, mildly smoked and farmyardy. Finish is sweetish and fruity. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2945) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Draught at HBF 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear yellow with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness, honey and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of honey and sweet malts. Flavour of malts, caramel and hay. Too sweet.
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