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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Heller Bock
St. Martin, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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common

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2011
500ml bottle, as fresh as we can possibly get it here in the States. The body is a clear, shining, almost metallic shade of gold. A small, smooth head of just barely off-white foam settles in as a thin, patchy layer, leaving sticky swaths of wavy ring lacing behind. Even at this relatively fresh juncture, the nose seems just a bit stale, showing notes of day-old sourdough, baked golden raisins, and sugar-heavy dessert bread yeast in the malt base. Despite all that sweetness, the hops do make a strong showing, touching on dried grasses, straw, and citrus blossoms. I venture to guess that I’d quite like this varietal in a pils or some other better attenuated beer. Flavors show more of the same, burdened by heavy golden raisin and blonde candy sugar, and touching heavily on super yeasty and sugary dough. Grassy, pithy hops do provide a nice bitterness on the back end, but it doesn’t cover for the gross under-attenuation that plagues this, and almost all other Heller Bocks. Predictably, the palate is sticky, laboring, and mouth coating. Moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation tries to cut through, but gets bogged down in the sugars. This beer is just a testament to the fact that you can’t take a poorly designed base product and load it with hops to save the day. Disappointing brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
500 ml bottle from EZ. Poured a hazy gold body underneath a smaller to average sized foamy white head. Aroma of wet bread and green grapes and slight plastic notes. Flavor is the exact same as the aroma. Body finishes slightly dry, medium to full mouthfeel and average to slightly strong carbonation. Meh, Mendocino Spring Bock which I started the night with was far better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
Pale golden pour white foamy head .... aroma is of sweet fruits and light grassy hops with sweet malt .... taste is of light floral grassy hops, little bready, sweet malts and a little fruity definitely can taste honey .... light bitter hop finish with some honey and malt lingering in that finish a pretty smooth brew not bad abv hidden well

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of lager malt and corn. Taste of light honey, lager malt and corn. Medium body. Crisp and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Blonde pour into a glass at Pepperland. Aroma is clean, bready - some herbal hop notes are very subtle and fresh. Flavor is clean, crisp. Breadiness is light, but present, and the herbal notes come into their own. very crisp and refreshing maibock with almost no alcohol presence. Very Drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours light amber with a creamy white head. Nice floral aroma above mild breadiness. Med body. Flavor is moderately bready, and the floral hoppiness is augmented by something just a little spicey. Drinks very nicely. Finishes bitter and somewhat astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hair-old (185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Very smooth mai-bock style beer.Alc/vol is well hidden for this style.Carbonated with micro-bubbles,so many they seem to clould the beer. Yummy brew I would be happy to purchase again.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WMitty (17) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This is a well-balanced beer, but there is not much to get excited about. A hint of sweetness up front leads to a grainy middle that drops off quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Dragy. Pours clear gold with a white head. Light bready malty aroma with earthy hops and light fruity notes. The flavor has bready and toasted malts, floral hops and a light sweetness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Clear golden with visible carbonation that sticks to the glass. A soapy white head. A malty aroma with some European hops. Unexpectedly bitter from the hops. Malt, biscuit, fruit flavors. There is light honey, soap, corn, and grain. It has a fizzy feel. Unfortunately the hop profile doesn’t work and is over done.


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