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Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: Heller Bock
Bamberg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1044) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2012
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet style glass to drink. The beer had a fairly cloudy light and faint amber-brown color with an average-sized foamy white head that had low retention, but average cling and lacing. The aroma featured a fruit and floral blend with light notes of raisin and fig, along with touches of malt, earth, and pine, and a bit of yeast. It had a sour-sweet blended fruity taste with touches of raisin and notes of caramel, along with a light yeast component. The beer was fairly creamy and wet with low-to-average carbonation, and was a touch on the thin side, with a lighter, slightly watery, mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
16.9oz bottle, shared with my sister. An "07" is stamped on the back of the bottle... I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means. Mildly hazy yellow orange color. Thin white head. Decent lace. Medium body. Smooth lighter carbonation. Really malty aroma, light on the spice. Kinda musty, but not bad after you get accustomed to it a bit (I’ve never had a "Christmas bock", I wasn’t sure what to expect here). Texture is almost kind of creamy after a bit, it’s pretty nice. Savory taste, light bitter. My sister said she wished it was a little richer. But this is it’s own type of thing, I enjoyed my portion

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1492) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Shared on birthday with Ralf the German. .5L bottle. We began by singing the German National Anthem (all verses). Malt forward and sweet, this beer provided the baseline feeling for the imperial stout brew session. Warming the beer nose became increasingly nutty. Splendid gentle sweet earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2564) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Originally rated February 2005. Poured a cloudy beige-orange colour with a bubbly foam white head. The lacing was very good. Aromas were of sweet malt and grain. Taste started very sharp and strong, then went to a fruity middle with pears, and then finished in a weird smooth and bitter aftertaste. Not really impressed with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4454) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
Aroma is malty and very nutty. The flavor is almost a mix of an altbier and a heller bock, being very nutty, malty and having a noticeable fruit flavor. It was interesting but the nuttiness was a bit overpowering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2908) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a big foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and had some notes of toffee. Flavor was lightly sweet and malty with grains, caramel, bread, toffee and a touch of honey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2012
02/09 Pours lighter honey brown with off white head. Aromas of toasted grain with a light sweetness. Taste is musty and on the bitter pale side with a lingering dryness. It is like a lighter Bock mixed with a pale ale. Enjoyable, simple, and more dry and lighter that expected.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
A somewhat cloudy golden color with a white head. Intense aroma of cider, apple juice, and cardboard. There is a touch of spice to it and a strong sweetness. The flavor is no better. Lots of cardboard and paper with a green apple flavor, a touch of cider, and sugar. Not really even much in the way of malt flavor to be found here. Thin and watery to boot.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Ar: Sweet floral malt, some crackers and wet dough. Ap: Clear golden-orange - small white head with moderate-low retention and a touch of lacing. T: Rich and sweet crackers - honey and perfume - low bitterness - moderately long malty-clean finish. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Solid pale bock - nice honey and pils malt flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1669) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on January 27th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a light opaque orange.
Aroma: Aroma is bready, with some doughy yeast.
Taste: Light bitterness, some sweetness on the back end, lightly sour.
Palate:Medium light body, slick, lively carbonation.

Summary: Decent german beer to stay warm in the winter, but something with the yeast is bothering me.


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