JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is quite malty with pils malt making up the majority of it. A little bit of soft pepper along with a bit of noble hop aroma. A hoppier aroma that is more notable than the majority of heller bocks I’ve had but this still isn’t my favorite style. I like this one better than most though.
Glouglouburp (6007) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
In short: A fruity blonde lager of some kind. A total mess
How: Bottle 341ml. Consumed fresh the day after a local left it at my place
The look: Almost clear dark blonde body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Off-putting nose of weird scented flowers that don’t want in a session beer like this. Taste of pop-corn, light butter notes, apricots, red grapes and other inappropriate lightly sour fruits, cookies, some cherries, a bit of honey and caramel. Some other stuff. Annoying floral finish that is neither bitter not dry. This beer is a totally mess. Another shitty beer from Ontario. The beer scene over there is so behind the rest of the planet that they are actually thinking of developing a web presence by promoting their beer through MySpace.
Spab (2362) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a deep, rich gold with small white cap. Mild aroma of sweet fruit and herbal hops. Flavour is big on the sweet fruit, some breadiness and some light herbal hops. Alcohol is quite well-masked. Finish is fairly sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Didn’t love it but liked it and respected it.
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on November 5, 2008 at Bar Volo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a beautiful translucent dark gold (with reddish hues) in a tulip glass with almost no head. The aroma was bready malt, some maple notes, and yeast. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is malty, some yeasty notes, some caramel, and a little hops.
mnurda (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample via Piscator. A bit fruity for my liking, but quite enjoyable. Thanks to Piscator for this Heller Bock (never hear of it before).
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via lubiere. Dark gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aroma of sourdough bread, pitted fruit, and a hint of caramel. More sourdough in the mouth along with some lemony acidity. There is a bit of light apricot going on, as well as some diacetyl. Medium bodied. Medium bodied and fairly clean finishing. Not too shabby overall.
KyotoLefty (6354) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo.
Medium amber color with lots of orange. bohemian pils aroma: buttery, malty, decent hops, rich cereals, honey, some fruit. Big malt flavor with honey, butter, muscat grapes, cherry, alcohol. Strong alcohol finish with hops and fruity malts. A very interesting bock. Very complex, with nice hops and balance. The muscat flavor got on my nerves halfway through the pint, though.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden-amber. Fully malty, bready...nice nose. Kind of tart on the palate, with diacetyl. Whoa. At least it smelled good. Oh, and strong pilsner has been done before (see Europe, Eastern).
MrManning (2006) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap-Golden pour with a foamy white head that laces and lasts. Leaves good lace. Heavy on the grass and lemon in the nose. Floral and also quite fruity with a good malt presence. Tastes are full on fruity caramel malts with floral bittering hops and some almost roast like qualities. Creamy int he finish. Pretty good.
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden beer with a thick creany white head. A clean malt aroma with crisp hops, very german, and nice fruity notes. In mouth, a rather good biscuitty malt, grassy, with notes of roastiness, a good german crisp hops, some light nuttyness. For the cold fermented beers, this is spot on. Bottle from Probstk.