thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Golden with a medium, lively head. Sweet and grassy aroma, repeated in the flavours. Not very bitter, some hints of bread. A bit boring and too much like a dortmunder.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at keesman in bamberg. called heller bock. rich clear gold body with a fine off-white head. nose of candied sweet/crystalline hop resin and pale cracker/biscuit malts with a small note of honeysuckle and sweetened greens (sugar snap peas). full and hefty body, little bit of acidity and sharpness across the middle, a little lactic, more of this green bean/sugar snap pea character. minimal bitterness, honey sweet malts mainly, finished a little oily, a little syrupy. good but not great.
altonbrownd (4488) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Wildeman. Golden body with quick-receding head. Herbal nose. Spicy with taste of caramel and sweetbread. Has a nice bite to it. Prickly mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. A different type of Bock than I am used to.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 500ml One Pint Octoberfest 2008 shared with FatPhil & Anna golden yellow grainy tickling dash of fruity modest bitterness. Needs to re-rate
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Oktoberfest 2008)
Sweetish vanilla and mustard aroma. Initially a bit dishwatery, a touch of soap. Some butter in aroma too. Fair amount of malty body, some spicy ginger, decent hops. Pleasant full body. Good solid bock.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 500ml bottle tasted at One Pint Pub. Grassy nose. Pale golden yellow colour. Pale head. Slightly sweetish. At the end hoppiness.
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ BBF ’08. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is very pilsner-like, grainy and malty. Flavour is very malty and rather sweet with a bitterish finish. Medium bodied. Not my kind of beer.
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to Bochum! Clear golden yellow, large head. Full-bodied, very malty with aromatic hops blended in. Dry in the finish. Quite a spicy beer.
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass is okay - not much foam. Smells like a pilsner. Tastes very malty and sourish - not more than an average bock!
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a mid-sized, blond foamy head. Sweet, citrus-fruity and slightly grainy nose with herbal and slightly grassy hoppy notes. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a slightly crispy carbonation. Pale malt character, soft grainy and slightly chalky taste; almost dry, bitter-sweet finish with a good dash of herbal and slightly grassy hops. Quaffable pale Bock (21.02.08).