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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6850) - 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 (5279) - 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. Itís a little thin for a heller bock, but there is some nice fullness under the surface of this beer. Itís very drinkable, and would almost make a really nice session ale if it werenít nearly 7% alcohol. Touch of rye spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3824) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma is pale malts, up front German hops and very slightly perfumed. The flavor is pale malts, citrus, tropical fruit and a mostly smooth/slightly tart finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
22 oz bottle, dated 6/16/13. Pours clear straw gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - sweet biscuity malts, spicy rye and some slightly metallic, grassy noble hops with some stinky musty yeast.

The flavor is sweet malts and a little rye with a decent sized grassy peppery hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thin.

Overall, a decent hoppy lager.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pleasant and tasty bock. Light bodied, but it has an underlying richness. Malt flavors are crackery, toasty, spicy and nutty, with a honey-like sweetness at the core. Hops are herbal, earthy and meadowy. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Tastes like spring in a glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7337) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pitting this against a Capital Jacked. It is a gorgeous-looking brew, but perhaps to perfect-looking. It is a clear, brilliant gold with a frohty white head that lingers forever. They went kind of off the beaten path with the malt bill which includes rye and the hops including fuggles. Hallertauer hops seem to dominate. You can tell from the orangey marmelade scent that is highest in this one. There is definitely some earthiness and sweet breadiness form the fuggles and rye that develops as it breathes and warms. The flavor is actually quite tasty. Very much like a euro-ipa. Hallertauer and perle seem to dominate with spiciness but also that delicate citrus aspect. it has a medium to low bitterness which is a pleasant noble type herbal bitterness. There is a bit of sweetness on the palate and it is a bit thin in mouthfeel but a delicious beer and relatively inexpensive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1087) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Nice golden color with a great head. Nice hoppy flavor thatís not overpowering. Light hoppy aroma. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
This was good. The hops are more in the body than in the aroma, but itís great in that they somewhat overpower the strong bock flavor I donít usually like in heller bocks. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
bomber: gold pour with a thin white head. aroma is grassy/herbal hop. light fruitiness and biscuity malt. flavour is very close to a pale bock. Biscuity malt. herbal hop. earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours light golden with a small white froth. Aroma is malty, biscuit, crackers, a crisp herbal hop character. Flavor has the same crisp hop character with the crackery malt backbone. Lots of the noble hop notes, spicy and clean with a dry finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.


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