Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Heller Bock
Munich, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
100% barley malts, and plentiful Hallertau hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1779) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Swing-top. Pours a pale, bright gold. Very good clarity, which is super important to me. Small to medium white head. Fades rather quickly, leaving just a bit of lacing. Aroma has some rich pilsner malt sweetness, mild grassy hops and some mineral character. Little bit of apple cider. Pears, very light lemons, mild floral note. It’s a clean bock with a bit more sweetness than appley sweetness than expected. The taste has more of the same sweet pilsner malt flavor with that sweet apple note. It finishes drier than I would have guessed based on the aroma. Simple sugar. Mild grass hops, again. Mild bitterness in the finish, which could stand to be a bit cleaner. Sweet and simple breadiness. Relatively low carbonation. Round mouthfeel, almost a bit much given the lack of complexity. Fun to see a one-off from Paulaner in the US, but it’s still just a decent bock. I can’t complain. I’d love to see more German specials around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4oz taster at Westover Beer Garden. Gold with foamy white head. Grassy, with grains and malt. Grassiness lends a somewhat bitter and offputting nature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle: The aroma has moderate grassy and straw notes with light dusty notes, honey, and apple. It pours a transparent gold with a three finger creamy white head that has good retention and leaves behind a lot of soapy webbing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of honey, bread, and a touch of apple. The finish has light-moderate grass, straw, and light dusty notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1489) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Red Rock. The pour is not what I was expecting for a bock at all! It's a nice golden color with a hint of amber and a nice white head with minimal lace. The aroma is surprisingly fruity. There is a good light crispness there and a nice malt profile. The flavor is just as the aroma smells. There is a distinct pilsner-ish character to it, but it's quite well received. The mouth feel is a little light, but the carbonation helps it stay nice and crisp. There is a short fruity aftertaste and this thing is just pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (6378) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Clear brilliant slightly darker golden under a generous foamy white head. Malty cereal nose with a grassy hop nose that transports me to a German hilltop. The flavor is a bit too "old" and grainy with toast and hay and loads of lagered cracker malt. Old world grassy earthy bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9442) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
9oz shorty on tap at Yard House. Clear golden color, slight orange hue. Thin off-white head. Couple splotches and bits of lace. Wow, really interesting aroma on this. What’s going on here? Is this what straight barley tastes like? Or is that the Hallertau? Aroma is like cornbread, honey, biscuits, and cookies. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of crisp. Good longer aftertaste, that holds that interesting biscuity cornbready aroma for a period, so I can contemplate and be perplexed by it. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. A light bit of spiciness to it, I’m thinking that’s from the hallertau. Get some of the pear and cream flavor. Very interesting Heller Bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Malty nose of pale malt, apple, pear and trace of banana, nose seems estery and a little dirty (metallic, chalk). Medium-full body, sweet, relatively low carbonation, bite of acid, silt / clay in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle (BB Aug 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium to full body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Just a tad husky but otherwise seems clean to me. Mild, straightforward nose (I like the Hallertauer of course, one of my favorite hops, but wish they were brighter/stronger here). Ok balance, though the syrupy sweetness is barely kept in check. A pretty standard, safe rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - MAY 10, 2014
Another really solid offering from Hacker Pschorr. I expected a darker beer considering it was a bock, but it turned out to be a thicker, stronger version of their Weiss. Not as good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SanfordBrewer (1422) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
translucent orange-gold with a creamy white head. medium body with high carbonation.

aroma: bready, salty, pilsner malt, herbal hops.

taste: pilsner malt, salty minerality, munich malt, herbal floral hops.
balanced and simple, very drinkable. great classic example.

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