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Brewed by King Brewery
Style: Heller Bock
Nobleton, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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One-of-a-kind Pilsner/Bock Hybrid 6.5% alc./vol. The first of its kind in the world, and King Breweryís newest addition, KING PILSBOCK is the unique hybrid creation of expert and award winning Brewmaster Phil DiFonzo. After years of homebrewing accolades, the nurturing of his very own craft brewery to fruition, two feature beers, and continuing acclaim and awards (including 3 consectutive Canadian Brewing Awards gold medals for King Pilsner), DiFonzo was destined to push the boundaries of brewing yet again, this time by blending two of his favourite recipes. This high-alcohol (6.5%), seasonal beer is a polished golden coloured lager that transcends beer styles, in effect defining a new one. Aromatic and crisp, with a hint of caramel, sturdy malt flavour compliments a definite hops presence, leading to a lingering and complex finish. In the works for the last few years now, KING PILSBOCK continues to solidify King Brewery as brewers of both world class lagers, and ultra-premium beer.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
on-tap at Volo. More head than body. Body light yellow. Very creamy head of lace. Sticky and tasty. Both sweet and Drying finish. Hops are there for some significant bitterness and then malted away. Interesting and worth trying again. Lagerish medium mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Bottle at Volo. Clear, bright gold with a small white head. Sharp herbal hops, sweet malt and mild alcohol on the nose. Flavour is quite fruity - some notes of sweet & tart orange, with good fresh hops to finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and a bit heavy, my least favourite thing about the beer. The alcohol comes through a bit strong in the finish, I think it would benefit from some aging.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours deep gold with a thin quickly disipating white head. Nice small ample beading. Nose of light alcohol, cereal malt and wheat grass. Flavour is laden with alcohol that never seems to blend in properly. Good amount of herbal hop with a bit of a cream and corn in the finish. Neither here nor there. Donít understand the bock. I think it would have been played better in the Imperial Pilsner category.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
On tap at Volo. Golden yellow, tight small white head. Looked very still. Some hops and alcohol in aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of sticky alcohol. Very easy to drink though. A little syrupy. Crisp pils like hops at the end. Pretty good overall, but Iím not sure where the Bock comes in - more like some Imperial Pils that I have tried

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Bottled, fresh from the brewer...this put a deep golden lager in my glass with a wonderful frothy 2 finger cap that retains well and laces the glass . Aroma punctuated by large sweet pale malts some floral hops and a whiff of alcohol. Full bodied....very smooth delivery. Big crystal malts up front...like biting a fresh baked biscuit, a little sweetness, hops sit in the background until the finish where they show up with some tartness. Aftertase is sweet and bready...warming. Not exactly a dry pilsner...and not intended to be as the finish is rather wet and sweet like a bock...but there is enough Pilzen character here to distinguish this as a pilsen bock and not a helles bock. A great effort by this brewer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
bottle. pours a golden body with a slight orange hue and a small white head. the aroma is very grainy and sweet. I suppose flavour-wise itís better than the aroma with some sweet cookies and graininess. ethanol sweetness in the finish is mostly distracting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2006
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours a very bubbly clear gold with an average size diminishing foamy white head. Mild and sweet aroma of malt, sugar, some grain and maybe a touch of fruit. Flavourís quite sweet as well, in fact itís too sweet in my opinion -- itís sugary and grainy and not much else. Palateís a tad harsh and the alcohol is too prominent. This is unbalanced and way too sweet for me, glad I only got a half-pint.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Draught. at Volo. Poured clear gold with a decent lasting foamy white head. Aroma of grain, slightly sugary malt and a hint of alcohol. Taste was a bit harsh, grainy, with lots of sugary-sweet malt, hops and alcohol bitterness in an uneven finish. Mouthfeel was a little weak-bodied, harshly fizzy and a touch alcoholic. Not horrid, too sweet and harshly uneven though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
Corn and grass flavour, amber, pours a tiny cream head. Sweet malt, old fashioned lagery taste. Medium bodied, sweet, nice mouthfeel, the alcohol is very subtle. Average. Courtesy of the Brewer Phil Di Fonzo.


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