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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
JosephsBrau Heller Bock is a fine example of the regal brewing tradition still found in Germany today. This outstanding bock is golden in color, very rich,and moderately hopped. It is brewed with three types of imported malt, Hallertau aroma hops and lager yeast.

chicagobears' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagobears (442) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Golden pour into pint glass. Aroma is very yeasty and bread. Flavor is very malty but doesn’t offer a lot of complexity. Some spice notes and vanilla in the finish. Diffentley on the sweeter side but it is nothing offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1318) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. clear pale amber brew with white head, nice steady small head stays on top till the glass is drained. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, tart fruit, a little spice, some ethanol energizing the fruity notes. Taste is sweet malt up front with a little fruit and floral notes emerging in the middle of the swallow, stays sweet through the end with a slight rise in fruitiness and spice. Hints of honey in the end with a little ethanol as well. Not bad but the sweetness is too prominent and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour with a high, frothy head. Oxidized bready malts on the nose. Tastes of raw wet bread dough, some dried dark fruits, floral hops, honey, very sweet underneath. Boozy finish which doesn’t really dry out at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear golden orange color with a fizzy, orange head that disappears quickly. The aroma is minerals, light apple, pear, toast and honey. Maybe a hint of metal and flowery hops. The flavor has some honey, caramel and medium strong earthy, flowery bitterness. Oily body. Medium high carbonation. A little more of the apple and pear in the middle. Not super clean and a bit clumsy. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (4466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
bottle. Golden with one finger head. I’m not a big fan of the style, nor of this beer. Bready, dull, light hops. Drinkable, but not much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (2833) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
Purchased at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a clean golden-amber colour with a warm cap, average retention and some lacing. Aromas of cereal grain with some sweetness. The taste is sweet with some caramel malts and light hops. Refreshing for a higher alcohol content, but a little too sweet to have one more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Malty nose, but some malt in the taste quickly moves into some astringent character with a slightly bitter finish, almost a bit of citrus. Best thing about the beer is that its 7%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - NOV 18, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a golden color with a white head and little lacing. The aroma is bread, grassy, and funk. The taste is bread, funk, earth, and slight hops. There is decent carbonation. There’s some bitterness and some sweetness. This really hid the alcohol content. It was decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1894) - Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle - fair size foamy head, clear medium gold color, sweet fruity malty aroma and flavor, mild earthy hop balance, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
markas101 (2171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Clear medium gold. Sweet aroma, honey and some ginger. Thick, somewhat syrupy, not much flavor. Some pepper and more sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
From a bottle initially thought to be a little sweet. Even the aroma comes across a little swett like flowery perfume. Would not know this is 7% tho. Yes, hides the alky pretty well. A little cloying at times, but never over the top. Not bad considering how dreary it is today around the beaver valley beaver county PA, heheh.

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