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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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True Story! Running a brewery can be "bock" breaking. It’s all worthwhile when you have the opportunity to share beer like this. Our Maibock/Helles Bock is deep golden in color with an intense malty almost grape like aroma and flavor. A light noble hop character balances the smooth sweet finish. A long lagering time makes this beer exceptionally drinkable for its strength. Don’t be fooled by its light color. OG 16.2 Plato. April release.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
In short: A clean and somewhat hoppy golden lager boosting freshness qualities. Simplicity done perfectly.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed super-fresh the day I received it, a few days after purchase, bottle from Loineshawn but it tasted as good as if the bottle was from someone nice.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose has that true classic lager smell pushing forward bready cereals freshness surrounded by a hefty amount of leafy hops. I can never properly word that nice lager smell other than to say it is free of fruity esters and it is just plain pure basic freshness. Mouthfeel is spot-on, full body with plenty of soft bubbles, comfortable pillowy texture. In mouth the beer is even more expressive. A superb malt extraction that is bready, chewy, cookie dough and with an overall very fresh character. A solid leafy hopping that adds a dryness and a certain spiciness without a lot of bitterness. A superb execution of simplicity, great beer, underrated. .And what about that name, Maibock Hurts Like Helles, repeat after me, Maibock Hurts Like Helles, at this point I’d be happy if Jack’s Abby stopped making beer and they would just work for other companies full time naming things.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is incredibly fresh and inviting. Lots of bright grassy hops over a clean, crisp Pilsner malt base. Has a fresh grassiness and a well- lagered finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This authentic Heller Bock is all about its chewy malt bread flavors, leading to orangey accents and smiles of nourishment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty golden shine.
-Alcohol is not present at all, which I appreciate.
-Herbal hop bitterness is moderate. The finish is a beautiful malty horizon.
-This is a superb example of quality malts and their expertly deployment.
-This pint is a trip to Germany, nothing less.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1822) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2012
A deep piss yellow brew. Good carbonation. Light biscuit aromas and flavors. Very nice hop balance. A very drinkable and tasty lager! Medium body and satisfying. Good job with this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3706) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a super light carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dieing white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a rich sweet malts, somewhat like sticky bready candy and a light crisp spicy edge to it. The taste was mainly the sweet malts through a sweet crisp biscuit-like edge. There’s a nice light sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. There’s a nice soft creamy texture rolling over my tongue. Overall, this was a wonderful take on a Maibock Lager. I would definitely do this again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden appearance with a medium head. Sweetness is the first flavour that hits you and it remains the dominant flavour. This is an your face beer. I can understand people not liking it but I was very impressed. Its my kind of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle in NYC. Pours clear, muted gold with a small, white cream head. Pale, doughy malts on the nose. Medium sweet flavor with further doughy, bredy malts, light grains and hay, faint herbal notes. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet but not cloying finish with rich bread, hints of alcohol, mild cereal, touhes of bitter straw. Nicely balanced heller bock - which is an accomplishment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3009) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a clean pale golden color with three fingers of sticky white foam. Bright focused Helles with nice honey kissed doughy malt to round out the noble hops crisp bitterness. Smooth flavorful and highly chuggable. Well done !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5967) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Jack’s Abby. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, floral, citrus. Tastes of malt, floral, citrus, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2012
Immensely enjoyable and drinkable. Not malty-sweet like many american heller bocks. This has nice hop underlining and a beautiful hazy unfiltered yellow color. This brewery is to watch.


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