cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a lightly hazed pale copper with a lot of tight off white head that lingers for quite some time. Nose has honey up front, a nice grain bill very lightly mixed in with some floral hops. Taste is similar, lots of honey, herbal tea, grain, a hint of spice, sweet maltiness. Body is medium to full with a very assertive carbona tion and smooth silky feel.
Prufrockstar (875) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with ample white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma: cherry, honey, toffee, sulfur. Taste: moderately sweet with moderately bitter, lasting finish. Toast and cereal. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Overall: I don’t really know much about this Heller Bock style, but yet again Heater Allen makes a darned fine beer I enjoy.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, picked up at Belmont Station in Portland. Pour is slightly hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head and great lacing. Big honey and melon characteristics - cracker malts, bread, doughy, and grassy aroma. Taste is clean and inviting - light citrus, dough, caramel, honey, grass, and melons with a crisp finish and lingering bready malt. Medium body with high carbonation. Really nice stuff.
Ernest (6185) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (April 14, 2014 bottling).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cracker), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Very little going on in the nose, and a bit too syrupy sweet for me. No flaws, but plain and simple.
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from ABV. Pours a clear and bright orange color with a small white head. A sweet fruity nose, yeast. The flavor is crisp malts, honey, bitter hops, green leaf, a refreshing brew, but pretty big. Lots of crisp hops here, smoky. Toffee. Nice brew.
pinkie (463) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fantastic amber gold, with orange, copper and honey colored hues. perfect clarity and a small stream of bubbles coming up from the center. A beautiful head tops this beer. Cream colored and lasts well. Soft pillowy foam. The nose is rich malt. No hop character on the nose at all. Malty, honey and a depth that seems to extoll the very idea of sunshine. The taste is absurdly good. The malt is endless and resilient. Rich and deep but not heavy. It has a lovely sweetness on it like a warm breeze after a cold winter. The beer has a soft peach stone fruit quality in the drink. It tastes floral like sweet flower petals with only a touch of something bitter to accent it. Has a body that is decadently soft and creamy. Dry finish. it’s like eating beer cake.
Believe everything you have heard about this style. it is something I would love to have a lot more.
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at City Beer Store. The aroma has a ton of sweet cereal like maltiness. A dead ringer for honey-nut cheerios. Light grass hints, but heavy on the cereal malts. Transparent golden-orange body with a medium, light yellow head present. Fairly strong and persistent. Starts rather spritzy with live carbonation. Has plenty of husky cereal malt early and in the middle. Light sweetness is present with some toffee. Finishes with a fairly sharp, somewhat bitter herbal grassy bitterness. This is hopped pretty handily, but unlike their pils, it is not overhopped to the point where it dominates the malt.
bvc (1152) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle Pours a clean honey tinted darker golden with great bright tall lasting head. Low malt, heavier on the honey and mineral notes and faint sulfur quality...in a good way. Honey maltiness up front, minerality notes come in and a lightly sweet noble hop bitter finish. I don’t have a ton of Heller Bocks under my belt, but as with just about all Heater Allen beers this is clean, well done and would happily drink more.
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured clear, pale yellow/golden with a thin head. Smooth, soft mouthfeel. Decent amount of malt sweetness with subtle earthy hop tones. Really easy drinking stuff.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Beer Mongers - Pours clear yellow / gold with a white head. The aroma has clean rich full bock lager malt, nice toastiness, rich, fresh undercooked bread, biscuit and granola - it smells nice, but can tell I’m going to like the aroma more than the taste. It has a medium / bull rich body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with lots of bread, heavy toasted malt and dryish caramel. The finish isn’t quite as rich, but still super malty. This is good for the style, but really isn’t my thing.