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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2014
Served in a pint glass: pours a very light copper(was expecting something darker then found out it is a heller bock) with a fluffy head of creamy white foam - really fatastic head retention & lacing The bouquet gives off a floral midly citrusy scent while the aroma adds biscuit & bread notes. Light slightly slick body, clean hop earthy herbal bitterness with a subtly nutty or biscuit malt kick. The finish cleans your palate leaving you with a puckering sensation and lingering hop notes. Interesting stuff, not really my thing but I can see the appeal. This would go great as an afterwork beer or on a hot day outside. The style is supposedly a bock brewed for spring and I can totally see that. Nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JAN 10, 2014
Yellow golden hazy pour. Fluffy bright white head. Aroma is very floral. Lemony. Flavor is bready malt. Hop profile is earthy and herbal. Great aroma. Weaker flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (135) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pleasant, hoppy and sweet aroma. Pours a golden orange with a thick head. Fairly smooth if a bit flat. Slightly sweet finish. A nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
The aroma is of wheat and dry hops. The hops, as I sip the beer, take on a character of grass and some citrus. The taste is very balanced between sourness and biterness. The palate is mostly strong, albeit with an unimpressive finish. That said, quite a good beer. (Note: after drinking, I checked and saw that this bottle was a bit past the due date... and its still quite good, so that says something. Now I just need to try it fresh!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle: Slightly hazy gold, white head. Fruity, light pine....hop aroma. Orange malt, pine taste. Rather more like an APA than a bock.... Pretty nice, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Musty barley malt aroma. Slightly hazy honey gold with a small white heat. Sweet brown bread / barley malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle pours a yellowish copper color with a lacy off white head. Notes of caramel, earth, toffee, ammonia, fresh "green" hops, and spicy grains. Balanced malt profile with a great hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Orange/lemon and barley malt aroma. Medium yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice beer but not very bock-like though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1399) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
650ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a bit of head. Prominent single hop flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Best by 16JUN13 Honey with a finger of light cream, loose foam. Initial smell is lemongrass, vitamin, lemongrass again, shortbread, more lemon - my wife would love the nose here. Flavor is biscuit, butter, hints of hibiscus and a little bit of cornbread. Medium bodied and low carb with a dry finish. Im really surprised by this beer, not really like a bock to me, not really hoppy to me - but punches most keys for me. Really a nice, pleasant beer.

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