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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Pours medium dark coppery, forming small whitish foamy head. Aroma of malts, hops. Flavour is of creamy, yet malty beer, laced with some coriander and other spices. Surprisingly, do have a small impression here, giving this a rather unique tasting beer. Smooth, yet complex. Would like to try the on tap version.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2008
The color was brownish/yellow. The head was creamy, thin, and off-white. The aroma was somewhat hoppy and light spice. The flavor was burnt, corn, and light hops. The palate was lightly carbonated. The finish was slightly hoppy.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Thanks ucusty, bottle: Amber-orange pour. Aroma is caramelized malts and a bit biscuity. Flavor, not surprisingly, is lightly toasted caramel malts, medium-bodied, with a little bit of spicy hops lingering on the palate.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle, pours a hazy orange red with a big orange head. Aroma is nutty with strong notes of malt. Flavor is also nutty, reminds me of a CBC pale. Pretty good for a highland beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Tasted 7/8. Looks: Amber Body, small head clings to the glass. Aroma: Grain, pine,hay, roast. Hard water. Taste: Very malt and grain. Quite spicy. Not sticky sweet. a little peat in there. Moderate chew.Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Poured light amber, white head. Has some "stick" to it. Has some Christmas ale spiciness to it, pretty malty, very good for a spring lager. In fact better than most I’ve had. It’s NOT a light beer, though it appears like one. HBC if definetely the best large craft brewery in NC.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottled: Pours a copper color with tan lacing. Smells of sweet malts and has a bitter hoppy taste. Good summer beer!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2008
damn good lager. Very refreshing to drink. Well balanced with a nice creamy texture. High recomendation.


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