FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (HBF2015, Helsinki)
Nice malty aroma. Nice malty body too. Fairly textbook simple bock, not grabbing me as much as I like to be grabbed by a bock. Where’s the almond? Alcohol kinda covered, I can round up my score for that.
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@HBF2015. Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, hrbal and quite grainy and malty. Flavour is quite similar, and the mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side of things. Nice herbal and bready aftertaste though.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a mug.
Appearance: The body is a pale yellow color with an average white head. The head fades slowly and makes a little spoty lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a deep bready quality with notes of clover honey and a touch of hops.
Taste / Palate: The base is bready and sweet. The hop balance is light but it does add some grassy and earthy notes to the finish.
Saeglopur (1046) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Orange, hazy body, with a big, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of honey, ripe fruits, some spice, overall a bit flat.
Tastes of sweet honey, ripe fruits, citrus, grass, some spices.
Light, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, fruity, sweet malty, a bit zesty.
Good, although I was expecting a bit more maybe. The nose is quite boring, while the taste offers some variety, with nice fruity notes. Still quite far behind my favourite Heller Bock with Saphir hops, which is Schnaitl Maibock.
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home. BB 25.09.2015. orange, hazy color. small white head. smells a bit strange, grainy, candy, sweetness, light honey, overall smell not so great a bit stale maybe. full body, medium carbonation. full mouthfeel, rather sweet, honey, citric, oranges, plums, pines, candy. bitter / sweet, a bit medical finish. ok, was expecting a lot more. in general I dont like bitter sweet beers so much, this one was rather underwhelming.
Marduk (3976) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @HBF2015. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, malty, fruity, citrus in aroma. Malty, grainy, sweet, mashy, citrus in taste. Grainy with a touch of citrus in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Sweet mouthfeel.
Bill Becker (548) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A pale gold brew with more than enough foam and lots of flakes. Best after 2014 on the label.
Smell is sweet ish, vegetal, earthy.
Tastes like the above only with more of a vegetal almost rotten vegetable flavour. Has some semblance to a helles Bock but imho, the glory days, if it had one, are long gone.
Not something I would ever drink again. Enough said
Hermod (4355) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle. Golden color, thin white head. Grainy, quite sweet, wort aroma. Flavor has sweetness, grain, flour . Light bitterness.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of honey, light grass, with a sweet malt complexion. It is hazy light golden in color with some lacing and a medium bubbled head. It has a honey and orange peel taste with a finish of grass with floral touches. It is a complex combination of flavors that complement each other.
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours almost clear golden with a slight haze. Fine, staying, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet, pear wine gums, crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel with light dryness. Flavour has sweet malts, doughy, hay, light apple. Fine lingering bitter finish.