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RATINGS: 214   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Golden-bronze body with silky, foamy head. Nose is pert, crisp, and balanced between Euro-hop and maltyness. The body starts of malty, then some Euro-hoppyness unfurls, and then the grainy backbone rises again. Rye vein throughout. Nicely melded medley of hop and grain ingredients.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Nice strong noble hop aroma with some earthy, straw also in the aroma. Hop forward flavor, with notes of grassy, hoppy, earthy, grainy flavors. Nice hoppy lager, you don’t typically get hoppy beers with noble hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Nice, bright golden pour, crystal clear and still, yet presenting a bountiful head of pure-white foam. The aroma is sharp and seductive, hinting at a nicely hopped brew. Indeed, this drinks like a super-powered version of the best, hoppiest pilsners of southern Germany and the Czech republic, but with an added plus of a big heavy mouthfeel. Good, good stuff, an excellent lager made for the hop-snobs. (#5067, 6/23/2013)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, grain, earth, bread, and citrus. Flavor of grain, citrus, rye, honey, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (642) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
on draft at O’Niell’s. Yellow in color with small frothy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is heavily lemon and citrus. Medium bodied with slick texture and soft carbonation. Light sweet and moderately bitter, mostly bitter in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (678) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Golden appearance with a terrific, fluffy, tightly-bubbled head that lingers for quite some time. Crisp, light, hoppy, bready, and slightly peppery aroma - very inviting. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel; a light hoppiness and fresh bread taste with just a hint of spiciness. This is really, really good - flavorful and exceptionally refreshing. New Belgium can really be all over the place, but this is truly a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (568) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours bright lemonade yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is light honey, citrus, and an earthy hop. The taste is light and crisp with a great hop flavor and decent sweetness. Finish is ever so slightly bitter. This is a lager??? It’s light a really good light IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
There are some great hops finely matched in this delicious lager. Clearly a homerun, this brew is subtle and sufficiently bitter. Blends great with mustard roasted potatoes and chicken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (907) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
Clear golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy with a slightly musty hayloft scent. Flavor is hoppy with a clean but slightly sweet finish. Nice malt body, very tasty twist on the German lager. Very drinkable while remaining rather tasty. Wife: 3.6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3323) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22oz bottle 6/16/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Mug-Pours a clear medium golden with a big white head. Aroma of spices, earthy, malt, and hops. Taste of the same with more malt and sweetness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and is not bad.


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