oh6gdx (23671) - 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.
Travlr (17657) - 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.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Large off-white head, hazy apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, bread, some grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some grape, grass, bread. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
FatPhil (11818) - 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.
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thewolf (11643) - 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.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 3/24/11. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malts, leafy hops and caramel. The taste is sweet malts, some bready notes, bitter leafy hops, caramel and faint nutty notes. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Bock Saphir
Date: May 04, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, lots of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a slightly hazed gold with a thick, frothy white head that recedes to some nice lacing.
The smell is pleasant. It is very much hinged on a honey meadlike scent that melts with some caramally malt. Te hops lend a big orangey citrus scent. This beer isn’t optimally fresh but still smells pleasant. Like an orange blossom honey cake.
The flavor is really nice. Not like most heller bocks. This one isn’t as sweet and the flavor and body both feel lighter and crisper than the typical helles bock. It has a nice honeylike flavor with a big malty punch, but the hops are still noticeable with some grassy bite, a mild bitterness, and some orange.
Overall not a bad one, it probably would be fantastic fresh.