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Hirter Festbock

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Brewed by Brauerei Hirt
Style: Heller Bock
Hirt, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Hirter Festbock is a specialty beer that goes back several centuries. It is different from other beers not just due to its higher alcohol content, but also its prolonged maturation period of at least five months.

GMO-free, non-pasteurized and entirely natural, the Hirter Festbock goes back to the soft mountain spring water of the Hanslbauer spring opposite the brewery. With its particularly clear color and pure fragrance, the beer is extremely mellow, almost sweet on the palate. Despite its high original gravity, the Festbock has a harmonious, bittersweet finish. Another characteristic of the beer is its mild carbonic acid structure, which guarantees a perfect drinking experience. 16°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7355) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
*Old rating. best before 11.06.2012. Rund und malzig, frisch mit moderater Herbe. Süßlich, Honig. Rund und weich mit leicht alkoholischer Schärfe.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
Clear straw colored with a thin white head. Sweet bock with not such a good palate. Backlog from 2014/03/25.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 14, 2015
330ml bottle at home. orange clear color. small white head. smells malty sweet, light citric, very light pines notes. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, malty sweet, honey, rather bitter sweet. finishes bitter sweet and with some grass notes. kinda boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sebilinz (1650) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle 1 year after BB. Golden body white head. Aroma is grains and honey. Taste is also grains with alcohol and some bread. Aftertaste is bitter with alcohol and honey.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (2068) - CROATIA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml at Tolkiens House, Zagreb. Pours golden with short lasting white head. Sweet malty, bit fruity and pretty strong alcohol note which is a dealbreaker for me.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
16erBlech (386) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - JAN 17, 2015
0,33l bottle out of Bockbeer Box. Too sweet. Should be better balanced...... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (7454) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle fro Billa. Golden color with small white head. Sweet malty aroma with honey. Taste, sweet malt, red fruit syrup, honey, alcohol. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (3106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
Clear straw with small white head. Yeast, rabbit droppings, malt, light fruitiness. Quite sweet. Medium bodied. Not very good...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrildance (2) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Unusally fresh approach for a traditional Bock beer. Cystal clear, fine peony hops,visually impressive crown with limited stability. a good start for Advent.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cristobal37 (709) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2013
After sampling a few good Austrian bocks this one is the weakest, blandest, most forgettable of the bunch. I’ve heard good things about Hirter, but their festbock is flat, empty, and abandons your palate faster than a bat outta hell. Pass!


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