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RATINGS: 213   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours clear light yellow with large white head. Minimal floral aroma. Hop taste with a semi full body. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Beer has a very nice pour, pale clear yellow; aroma centers on floral hops; taste is surprisingly bitter with smooth backbone but surprisingly thick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear light yellow pour. Aroma is grassy, grainy, spicy hops. Flavor has a hint of residual sweetnes, but is mostly grassy, crisp and clean. Hops shine through in herbal notes. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (135) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Great lacing. This is a little confusing, but still good. Not malty like a heller bock, but hoppy. Still tasty, but I prefer the dead guy ale. Worth trying

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1634) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours a clear golden with two fingers of head. Lots of citrus and grass. Very nice hop balance. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Vibrant golden, light carbonation, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Cereal nose, pale hops, stale bread.   Pale breadiness up front, malty, mealy, a little dank.   Hops aren’t hoppy or biting, they are rather dank and musty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit for not being somewhat light its pretty smooth.   As it warms the hops become more apparent, but not in bitterness.   Pale breadiness, dank hops, and a touch of sweet maltiness lingers.   Tiz okay.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6027) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden copper pour with a small khaki head. Plain malty aroma, bready, a touch of spice, light caramel. Light flavor, malty, some caramel and bread. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bomber. Clear gold color, good lacing, rocky head. Floral & hoppy aroma (go figure), gentle. Some biscuit & cracker--citrusy, grassy. Good balance, nice palate. Great medium-light lager.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with notes of lemon and grass. Malty flavor with grassy hop accents before a piney finish. Tasted more like an ale than a lager and didn’t resemble a bock in any way (not even a heller bock), but I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Aroma is hoppy and earthy. Pour is yellow to golden with a large fluffy white head that sticks to the glass. Small bubble are riseing from the bottom of the glass. Pretty lite beer over all but still has a nice flavor and good hop profile and dryness that I love.


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