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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This “shining example” of our spring seasonal has a complex malty body enhanced with traditional spicy noble hops. This Bock is a medium body lager with a smooth, crisp finish. A creamy head tops this fine Bock with the usual Highland twist on style.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark copper pour, almost brown. Off white that quickly dissipates to one little "island" in the middle of the glass. Loads of toasted caramel malts on the nose. Drinking this cold was not enjoyable as once it warmed. Caramel malts up front and not as cloying once it had some time to breathe. Hints of wood and slightly roasty flavor. Slight hop spice on the finish. Overall a unique attempt, it is indeed a shame this replaced the tasgall ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3774) - - MAY 23, 2008
a cloudy brown/caramel colored beer with no head. aroma of sour apples, butter, toffee, peanut brittle. flavor is similar. not a bad bock but its a little thin and the appearance losses some points.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (2771) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a crystalline dark copper with a small head. The aroma is a little gummy with hints of butter, caramel, some wooden hops, maybe apples. Ample bock character is noted in the flavor, not my favorite thing. I found the finish to be a bit sticky. HInts of fig, apple, butter, light earth are present. Not really interesting. It’s a shame they sacrificed Tasgall for this.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle from Brawleys. Pours out a dark brown color with a white head on it. Smell is sweet and fruity, with not much else going on. The taste is really similar, with nothing much going on. Sure its drinkable, but I kind of expected more from this one. Not much to say for a beer that really doesnt offer alot.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
pours out a nice light bright color with a medium tan head. aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a lightly dry finish. over all not bad, but not something ill go for again

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Red color, White head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Smooth taste with a creamy feel that dose the taste buds right. Woody taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2008
on tap at Flying Saucer (Charlotte). above average rocky off-white head into clear brown body. great lacing present. aromas of moderate malts and some oatmeal and light hops. flavor is moderately sweet and bitter throughout. watery texture. long finish duration. pretty decent to good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2008
pours a dark copper with mild fluffy head. Good light mouthfeel with a malty dry finish. Like to see Higland jump on the seasonal band wagon, personally just not a huge fan of bocks. This one had a dry biter finish that was hard for me to get past, still not bad by any means.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
draft. golden amber with a medium frothy head. sweet malty aroma. falvor was malty, nutty and a hint of bitter. nicely carbonated .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008 does not count
Very nice spring seasonal. Was not expecting much when I saw "Lager". But this is a very tasty Heller Bock. Nice creamy white head. Spicy, slightly nutty with just right hop flavor. This is a great spring, cool weather treat from one of the best breweries in the south.


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