Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of grain, white rice and honey. Mild soapy citrus as well. Hazy yellow, looks like a flat hefe. Taste. however, swings from a very bitter start to a dry starchy middle and finally a bitter and starched finish. Astringent to say the least. Really not like any style of bock I have had...it is well hopped. Hops win points here at RB, making this the 5th best heller bock currently produced per the site’s raters.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate honey, light grain/cereal, grass, and a touch of orange. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) golden-orange with a good amount of sediment and a small soapy white head that quickly fades to a thing film outlined by a soapy ring. There is some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of honey with some light orange notes. The finish has light-moderate citrus, grain/cereal, light grass, and a touch of floral notes. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge sweet malty aroma. Hazy orange with an off white head. Flavor is predominately malt, but not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe. Well balanced though not complex.
beersorcerer (44) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this won my heart over with the first whiff of malt hinted with a spicy/pepper like aroma. And this character is also found in the taste.
Light yellow very light brown color and a fairly moderate carbonation pour a nice combination of fine all the way to large bubbles in the small foam.
A small amount of hop taste and dry palate with touch of sweet malt found in the aroma with a bit of alcohol towards the end.
Lovely - now where can I try this on tap?
Cuso (7632) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Geiserich. Hazy golden color with small white head.Biscuity malt, grapes, oranges, orange zest. Malty taste with orange, orange zest, aromatic hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice, refreshing beer.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good for style. Blonde with decent head and lacing. I was going to say it tastes like saffron because I mixed up the words - shows how much my tongue really knows. Nice florals and spice here though. Candied malt. Average carbonation. Tap at Novare Res.
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of meadow, seven grain bread baking. Taste is malty with some floral notes. Nice.
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Golden yellow lacy white head pretty light carbonation bubbling up. Nose of malt and just a touch of citrus hops. Fault malty in the mouth but nicely balanced by grapefruit buyers. Finishes a touch sticky and heavy. Suspect this would go great with food. Excellent autumn beer.
Nickls (2357) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This is good beer, light cookie mom mom wig some hops overall. Non Jim non. Tasty
superspak (4578) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apple, pear, pepper, floral, grass, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, pepper, floral, grass, bread, cracker, honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, grass, pepper, bread, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very wel lhidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy Helles bock style. All around good balance and robustness of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.