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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a clear bright yellow/golden with a big thick white head. Plenty of lace. Aroma is pine and dandelions. Taste is smooth sweet pale malt, biscuits and some piney hop bitterness, that seems less bitter than the 70 IBU would imply. A really good hellerbock (though more hoppy than most of the style) and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Clear light gold - soapy head - moderately honey sweet nose, with fairly potent fruity and floral hallertauer - some spicy and slightly husky rye kind of muddle things - light to medium body - moderate carbonation - medium sweet, but quite hoppy and spicy, especially in the finish, so it is easy to forget this is supposed to be a Maibock - quite a peppery bite to the hops, which I am digging - to some degree this tastes like an amped up version of Shift - however, that rye comes in near the finish - it is spicy and mildly husky, just like in the nose - it really does lessen the enjoyment - should have left the rye out and produced a cleaner product - still, it’s a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Aggie Liquor in Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a white head that doesn’t have the best retention. Fairly earthy, floral hoppy aroma with a bit of spice and grains. The rye comes through with a fair amount of spiciness in the flavor. Fairly grainy, herbal, moderately fruity flavor with a dry, herbal, earthy finish. Ehhh ok. New Belgium just hasn’t been able to come through with a great lager yet, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a crystal clear, pale golden colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy, citrus-lemon, herbal hops with a slight graininess. A touch of rye spice, some dry spent grains, and bread. Flavor is lemon-candy hops, grain, spicy herbs, and a bit of a bready sweetness. Touches of rye spice, toast, and resins. Finishes dry, citrusy, and somewhat bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Fairly hop forward with a clean, lightly sweetened, grainy malt backing. Somewhat spicy with a nice citrus and light rye note while staying well balanced throughout. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. (6.5%/70 IBU) Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity hop. Med body. Flavor is bready and very hoppy. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3617) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Rich golden color with a white head. Rich malty nose with a hint of bitterness. Strong malt backbone. Heavy and filling beer. Rich, malty bock. The color is deceiving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1199) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Fresh bomber. Pours hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus and cereal. Taste is the same with some fresh grass. Crisp but sweet, slightly apple champagne finish. Very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
22 oz bottle shared. Pale golden and cloudy with a frothy white head. Nice retention and lacing. The aroma is fresh herbs, earthy hops, spices, light malts. Light to medium body with a dry feel. Toasted caramel malts and lingering spicy hop flavor. Finishes bitter and dry. Pretty tasty and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 96. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy and herbal hops, caramel malts. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a two finger thick off white head which lasts. Light carbonation and lacing. Aroma is light toasted malt, esters, and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt and herbal hops. The hops linger in the finish a bit. Medium body. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was a toned down Fat Tire. A nice beer.

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