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New Belgium Hop Kitchen #1 - Hoppy Bock Lager

 
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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 (8539) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
well bocks are never something i go after, but this i quite enjoyed .. . pours a deep tan .. . good solid foam .. . caramel, bread, cereal, and peanut skin .. . pretty nice all around .. . . Fan of gruesome hand burn photos?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle with a best before of 16 June 13.pours with a filtered, crystal yellow hued body with a rotund and lasting white head with good lace. Malty and biscuity aroma with huge noble hop spicy, earthy and subtle fruity qualities. Hay, fresh cut grass. Fresh smelling overall. Flavors are bitter, clean, crisp an hoppy, spicy, herbal, noble, mild peanut butter, quenching, spicy. A pretty solid lager, but not very heller bock like in any traditional sense (Strong Lager). Floral, medium-low bitter, clean, crisp, dry, low body, medium carb. Solid

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Tap at sb. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Nitrogenous nose with bread crusts and dark caramel as.well. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Caramel and a whiff of nitrogen on the mid palate. Mildly malty rye finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear, bright golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up fresh grapefruit and juicy floral notes over sweet, toasted bread and a little vanilla supported.. clean and well-balanced. The flavor found chewy bready notes and a kiss of honey at the core, with fresh citrus and grassy bitterness around.. peppery warmth rolled in toward and through the finish.. very tasty stuff! Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. loved the balance.. I could drink a lot of this!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7317) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grass, resin, herbs). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A very Americanized (and simple) hop nose, but thankfully no off notes. Good balance in the mouth too. Overall much better than anyone could expect...it isn’t husky, soapy, or loaded with DMS.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Clear golden with a thin foamy head. Nose is floral and herbal with nice perfumey hop tones. Flavor is biscuity and malty but with a huge herbal and leafy hop flavor and bitterness. Ends with toffee and herbal hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7013) - Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of straw, fruity, oranges and earthy. Flavors of wheat, herbal and lemon peel
Ok

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6976) - 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.


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