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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
100% barley malts, and plentiful Hallertau hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 8/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of honey, cracker, bread, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Maibock style. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2014
500ml bottle shared. Poured a deep golden yellow color with white frothy head. Aroma malt aplenty yet mild in nature. The flavor is very good for style. Nicely carbonated, nice malty backbone with the hops coming out on the end. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
500ml. Most of the time I spent in Europe was in the springs months, so I feel like I have a good grasp on Maibock, Lentebock, Heller Bock ect. This one pours a filtered copper tan. Classic, with carbonation bubbles risings in the hyper-transparent body. Foamy, frothy white head...fades away after a while but leaves some bubbly remnants. A pretty respectable Bock, sort of middle of the road, not really leaning too much into the deep sugary or pungent lager tone side of the equation. The aroma is sort of macro, factory, but not off or bad. Noble hop zestiness up front quickly leads to a sweet finish. Somewhat underwhelming and pedestrian, but still better than most American examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap labeled as maibock. Low carbonation. Dark gold and clear appearance. Light aroma of caramel and grain. Sweeter than many of this style with good hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
500ml swingtop - clear gold - nose of honeyed maltiness, fruity and floral hallertauer, light mineral - creamy texture - clean and crisp, with a nice balance of sweet, lean maltiness, light esters, fruity and grassy hops - nothing knock your socks off, just clean, simple, and balanced - not the best in the style, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Swing-top bottle. Honey, barley malt and light alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Honey, light lemon, barley malt and moderately bitter herbal and astringent flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1684) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold-amber with a high, fine-grained, ivory head. Lots of visible carbonation. Nose is bread, stone fruit, apples, a touch of acetic acid, and a bit of caramel. Sweet on the front of the tongue, then shading into slight bitterness and spiciness. Heavier than it looks, which mutes its ability to be refreshing; caramel stays all the way through the mouth and is a little cloying. Finish is long and sweet. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Swingtop: Pours clear, medium gold with a huge ivory head. Light fruit, barley malt, honey aroma. Taste is sweet grain, barley malt, light caramel... Hay, grassy hops. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5343) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 50cl ($4.25): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is ripe fruit, pale malt, and a pretty moderate amount of German hops. Taste is sweet at first, but then gets to be quite bitter around the finish. Moderate lingering hop and heller bock tastes. Feels just a bit off. Not the most pleasant beer. Something about heller bocks...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
I love that good ole smell of this beer, nice sweet malts with some hops to finish a decent brew, it came in a cool bottle too!

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