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Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsbock

Brewed by Brauerei Penning-Zeissler
Style: Dunkler Bock
Pretzfeld-Hetzelsdorf, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle bought @ Landbierparadies. Labeled only with bockbier but I think this is the right one. Pours clear Amber with a very small frothy beige head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with dark bread, caramel, hay, moist soil, raisins and subtle hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, floral and tiny metallic. Mouthfeel is soft, round, very tiny watery and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with dark bread, caramel, toffee, hay, moist soil, minerals and hits of alcohol and iron. Solid malt backbone but a bit light and brought down with some iron in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25328) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet bready malts along with some toffee and mild wooden and herbal notes. Flavour is toffee, sweet ripe fruits, mild herbs, caramel malts as well as some mild toasted notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2014
bottle from landbierparadies, thanks mowbeer. not sure it’s dark enough to be a dunkelbock but anyway, clear amber with a thin head clinging to the edge of the glass; aroma of red berry, menthol and woodchips; modest bitterness, some alcohol showing; pretty drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, Karamell, würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 27, 2014
0.5l bottle. Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of grains, bread, toast and floral hops. Taste of grains and bread with a hint of toast and some fruity hops. It’s OK, but I think it could also have some caramel and dark fruit character to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2013
0,5 l bottle. BB Feb 13. From Landbierparadies Too watery / not enough aroma for a good Bockbier caramel, chocolate, herbs, leaves, woody, roasty, dark red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium-full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Hazy amber beer. tidy cream coloured head. Nutty and creamy malt with a trace of dried fruits. Semi dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours lightly hazy amber with a fine, white foam head. Sugary bread nose, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor with tons of sugary caramel. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary sweet finish with more caramel. Pretty one-dimensional, but I suppose that’s about all you can expect of most bocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear light to medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, toasted - caramel, oxidide, sugar. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11354) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Amber color with lasting colored foam head. Sweet fruity taste and good alcohol content. Nice lasting sweet palate.

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