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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagobears (430) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2558) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 oz bottle stamped best consumed before: 3/7/15. Pours clear amber with a modest off-white head that soon settles to a ring and partial film on top of the beer. Smell: has a strange, unappealing moldly-flowery aspect. Taste: some of the off-aroma carries over the flavor, but it is better than the smell suggests and carries some toast, caramel, and mild bitterness. Feel: Medium-low level of carbonation; too hot for 7% ABV. Overall: disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Not bad but lacks the complexity and balance of the best versions of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A sweet fruity nose. Caramel, toffee, vegetable sweetness, hmm. Decent drinkable beer. Comes in very sweet but mostly mellow. OK.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Meh. Light bodied and a little too carbonated. Grassy hops and bready malt. Just too light and prickly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from TJ’s. Medium golden/amber in color. Sweet malty nose with a bit of graininess. Sweet malts dominate. Some graininess like a cheap lager. Decent thickness on the mouthfeel. Sippable bock.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
1/19/2015. Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Golden with a white head. Herbal, grassy aromas. Acidic, bitter hops, malt, hay, light fruit with buttery notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, light quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma has some light molasses sweetness, a hint of cotton candy. Flavor has some light baked brown bread accents, a touch of molasses, and some brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (240) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
A light copper with a thin white head and no lacing. Very malty and a bit sweet. Grassy and grainy with a crisp finish. Nicely balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2828) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from Dan for Christmas. Aroma of light sweet malt. Amber with a nice white head. Mixture of sweet and bitter up front. Sweet malt doesn’t quite break through enough. Light roasted caramel flavor that is quickly washed with a bland bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (7799) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12oz bottle, thanks to Chris R. $1.09 sticker on the cap. Best by 1/18/15. Bready caramel malt, some mild fruitiness, and a round lagery mild must/funk to it. Pleasant flavor overall. Mild peppery spicy hop. Clear orange color. Thin white head, leaving good ridges of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, lightly slick finish. Pretty easy-drinking. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, very mild bite in the finish. Pretty solid heller bock, especially at the price. Went alright with my skyline chili.


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