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RATINGS: 209   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (5999) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5953) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5928) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....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?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nice spicy rye element. Good hop bite. Not a ton of depth, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bready citrus grass and floral hops. A little earthy and some residual sweetness. Pours golden orange amber nice white head. Flavors of bready sweet.citrus and grass some bitter earth. Ligjt sweet finish. Good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Golden with a white head. Aroma is rye and biscuit malt with some orange citrus notes. Flavor is similar. I get some light spice, as well as some grass and light citrus from the hops. The biscuit malt keeps the beer from being bitter, but is balanced enough so that it doesn’t make things too sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Sampled on 3/19/2013. This heller bock pours a light yellow orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with some grain and some spiciness. A light to medium bodied heller bock. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. Decent carbonation. It’s a little thin for a heller bock, but there is some nice fullness under the surface of this beer. It’s very drinkable, and would almost make a really nice session ale if it weren’t nearly 7% alcohol. Touch of rye spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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