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RATINGS: 216   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear amber with a rich white head and a bready citrus aroma. There is an earthy malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some slight hints of earth, spice, slight diacetyl notes, hints of fusel alcohol as well, off notes. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, bread, some slight corn, grainy notes, touch of fusels, hints of earth and spice, lots of grassy spice, finishing bitter, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6354) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"The description of this beer was intriguing. It was ok, but really didn’t live up to expectations. A good food beer, but there’s not enough to really catch my interest as a stand-alone. Light in color and body, and surprisingly light on the hops given the name. The slight spice from the rye and a light bready malt backbone put this just over average, but barely."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottled, clear golden with fluffy white foam, aroma is steely hops, great bitter marshmallow and lemon flavors, really nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....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?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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)


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