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Brewed by Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren
Style: Heller Bock
Kaufbeuren, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Ein starkes, helles, untergäriges Bier. Es ist weder süß noch wuchtig, sondern herb und frisch – wie das Allgäu im Frühjahr!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
carmel, lemon and grass, vanilla hints and viney rye tart german flavors. some hints of walnuts and almond.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle sampled on 12/2/06: Pours a pale clear golden with a wispy lacing white head. Aroma of sweet pale German malt with some caramel and light fruity notes. Starts sweet, fairly viscous, and German malty with some light fruity complexity for balance. A decent Heller Bock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
From a 500 ml. euro bottle with a date of 02.06 on the back label, I have no idea if this is the bottling or best before date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a pilsener glass. Poured a nice looking clear reddish golden color with a frothy, foamy white head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking. Aromas of honey and apples, sweet grainy malts, floral and spicy, and very subtle whiffs of alcohol. Good, even moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, honey with sugary, grainy malts, a light hint of a apple cider-like flavor, a soft spicy bitterness towards the end, the alcohol becomes noticeable at the end too, and a dry spicy, malty finish. This wasn’t a bad Maibock, I would like to try a fresh bottle of this, easy, smooth drinkability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle: Corny yellow, fairly clear, large frothy white head, splotchy lacing, no carbonation.   Grassy nose, hay, straw... barnish.   Seems a bit stale.   Grassy tongue, some hay or straw, sorta sticky sweet.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Fairly clean finish, but seem a bit stale.   Meh...


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Pee yellow color with small frothy head. Slightly bitter alcoholic flavor with a metallic/alcohol finish. Small bread complexity with an acidic, fruity vibe. Strong enough, but not "strong" enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Note: Drinking from a bottle of Atkien Maibock. This beer is being rated here because it’s the only Heller Bock listed on Atkien’s website. Both have an ABV of 6.9% Once I get a definitive answer from Atkienbrauerei or the importer, Wolfgang Morandell, I will either move this rating, enter a new beer, or delete this italicized note.

This pours a bright gold body with plenty of visible carbonation and a large white head. It smells of honey, grains, and a hint of apples. The flavor is very sweet and full of alcohol, honey and apples, with little trace of hops. It’s the alcohol that cuts the sweetness somewhat, finishing on a hot, sticky sweet note. Maibock it may be, but it fits right in with the frigid weather that we’ve been having.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Poured a clear yellow color with a small white head. Grainy and sweet aroma with notes of caramel and fruit. Malty and fruity flavor. Tasted like apple sauce.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2007
From the bottle. This bock really showed the alcohol content, not even trying to mask it, just fusel as can be. Muted gold color with a soft white head. Honey malt flavor up front, slightly bready with a fruity hop and alcohol finish. Medium body, but couldn’t taste smooth due to the amount of alcohol showing, had quite a bite to it. Not my kinda brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
This bock pours a light orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is cereal and grain, lots of fruitiness. A medium bodied bock. Malts are fruity and sweet, touch of corn maybe? Hops are slightly spicy. Kind of sweet and a touch watery, but a decent drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Draft at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA; Nose of sweet honey and wheat, hazy gold with a small white head; flavor is spicy with caramel and wheat in a medium light body that tingles your tongue!


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