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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Meet the first in our new Hop Kitchen series: A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character perfect for your spring hop-fling.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is spicy with sweet malt, soft floral hops and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, earthy hops, soft floral notes, fruit notes and softer rye notes. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends slightly bitter with more caramel, malt notes, soft earthiness, light floral notes, hints of fruit and light spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber. Nondescript lager aroma. Crystal clear gold with a thick frothy mostly white head. Flavor is much more interesting than the aroma would suggest. Peppery and moderately hoppy. Quite lovely.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jrob21 (2463) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
The spice of the hops and the spice of he rye fight each other here and mess it all up. In fact every beer I have had from new Belgium since the early years of la folie has been messed up. I swore them off a while ago and this beer is reminding me to abandon them again. Do not spend money here it sucks and every new beer they come out with will suck as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (426) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber. Clear golden pour with a two finger, foamy white head. Subtle aromas of citrus, yeast and rye. Initial sweet flavor with light spices turned to a sharp, soapy finish. Well carbonated with a dry texture. Refreshing but wasn’t crazy about how these ingredients blended together.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5934) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nice spicy rye element. Good hop bite. Not a ton of depth, but good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1146) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Clear, gold pour with a frothy white head. The aroma is a little spicey with some earthy hops. It has a light body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter and little bland with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyvolz (12) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2013
pours a golden yellow color. decent lacing. smells of citrus hops and sweetness. good amount of sweetness on the palate as well. finishes very crisp and clean with earthy and spicy tones. i could drink this very quickly and easily, not to mention it is very affordable

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nikiel (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours light gold with white foam. Smells very sweet with hints of citrus. Tastes sweet and lightly bitter with the mild caramel flavor i expect of a bock. Nice springy, mild, drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Mineral and light spice aroma with light grain. Mineral and bready malt flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Mineral and bready malts linger with citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Sampled on 3/19/2013. This heller bock pours a light yellow orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with some grain and some spiciness. A light to medium bodied heller bock. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. Decent carbonation. It’s a little thin for a heller bock, but there is some nice fullness under the surface of this beer. It’s very drinkable, and would almost make a really nice session ale if it weren’t nearly 7% alcohol. Touch of rye spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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